From time to time your business may not be as shipshape as you want and need it to be. But just because it isn’t in the condition you want it to be in right now, it doesn’t mean it can’t be in that desired condition in the future.
There are a number of ways to get your business in shipshape condition — one way is to ask for help.
The first person you should ask to help you is an accountant. You could bring in an in-house accountant that will help you not only in the present but also continually in the future. Or you could use the services of a professional accountants company in order to steady your ship in the present.
Whatever direction is is that you take, you should task the accountant you bring in with making sure your finances are shipshape straight away. Your business’s finances truly are its backbone. If it can’t pay its necessary outgoings, such as its bills and its payroll, it will collapse.
The accountant you bring in should put their training and qualifications to the test right off the bat by first ensuring all of your outgoings are going out as and when they should. And they should then turn their attentions to making sure your other financial matters are as shipshape as possible. They should deal with your VAT. They should focus on the successful continuation of your PAYE procedures. And they should ensure all is as it should be regarding your tax. A business can only be in a shipshape condition if all of its financial matters are in order, which is why asking for help from an accountant in regards to them is pivotal.
Once everything is as it should be in the office with your finances, you should turn your attention to the customer facing areas of your business. Specifically, your employees. They are the foot soldiers. They are the men and woman ‘on the ground’ that are selling your business and its products for you.
Because of this, you should ensure that all your employees are as shipshape as possible and promote your business in the right ways. Pivotally, they should be well versed in the art of deal sealing. Your employees should also know how to sell. Negotiating should come as second nature to them. And they should know the importance of presentation. To ensure they know what they're doing, you will need to invest in your staff and provide them with training, either internally or externally.
Your employees are generally the point of contact for a customer. And if a customer thinks your business is shipshape, due to the fact that your employees seemingly are, then that’s half the battle won.
Keep it Up
Once your business is shipshape (have I said that word enough? lol), it’s imperative that you don’t allow it to de-shipshape itself again anytime soon. You must stay on track with the progress that you have made. Don't get lax! If you don’t, well you’ll have to go through the struggle of making your business right all over again.