We’ve all heard the saying, “There is nothing to fear but fear itself,” except we’re wondering if those same people have ever tried to do their own bookkeeping. As small business owners and Founding Moms, there’s nothing that scares us more than the prospect of keeping timely books, mostly because it’s so time-consuming. “I’ll do it later” becomes your bookkeeping mantra, because there’s always time, right?
As the months creep by, your panic creeps up. You might have those receipts, but where? The back of the car? Under the couch cushions? Did you save them at all? You’re also doing a million other things at home: driving your kids to and from endless practices and figuring out what to do for dinner tonight, all while thinking of how to follow up on your new lead. Before you know it, it’s tax time, and you’re scrambling with piles of paperwork, missed entries or double entries, and a terrible categorizing system. It’s right around this time that you’re promising yourself that next year will be different.
Bench does the bookkeeping work for you.
Thanks to the folks at Bench, it can be. Bench is the online bookkeeping service for small business owners. They give you a team of bookkeepers to do your books for you along with simple, elegant software to track your finances.
Before you groan at the thought of learning yet another software platform, this one’s fairly easy to follow. You’ll get visual reports where you can get an instant snapshot of your business’s financial health (no more middle-of-the-night dread!). If you ever have a question or concern, you’ll have direct access to your bookkeeper for support and clarification. Plus, you get unlimited access and support with Bench’s messaging feature, where you can see the latest updates from your bookkeeper. If you’re someone who likes to talk on the phone, you can use the platform to book a call whenever you like.
Looking at your financial dashboard
Your financial dashboard allows you to see all your transactions, accounts, and financial trends all in one place. No clicking around endlessly. They make it really simple. You just have to connect your accounts, and in an instant, you’ll see your account balances from your financial institutions.
If you’re worried about cash flow (and what small business owner isn’t?), Bench makes it easy to see exactly where your money is going, and what your net cash is on a weekly basis.
Checking your books
But if it’s tax time specifically that really stresses you out, Bench has got you covered there too. Click on Bookkeeping Status, and the status bar shows you what your bookkeeper is currently working on and links to reports from past months, including Year-End Financial packages containing key financial info you’ll need to file taxes.
Once your books are done, you can head over to see reports, including a profit and loss summary, an income statement, and a balance sheet. This happens every month, so you can stay on top of your financials with less stress.
Bench makes piles of paperwork and random receipts a thing of the past. You can easily upload any documents or receipts for your bookkeeper to review and track.
Wondering how safe all that data is? Bench users enjoy bank-grade security, meaning that your data is protected behind 256-bit encrypted secure storage.
Benefits of Bench
If you’re tired of the stress and worry associated with bookkeeping – you have mouths to feed and a business to run, after all – Bench can take care of it for you. With Bench, you’ll get:
- Peace of mind—your books are on-time and tax-ready, every single month
- Your time back—entrepreneurs who use Bench save an average of 8+ hours each month
- Less administrative stress—no more dealing with DIY bookkeeping or piles of paperwork
- No difficult software to learn—your Bench bookkeeper does your books for you
Cross bookkeeping off your to-do list, forever. Wanna get started with Bench right now? Sign up for a free trial and get 20% off your first six months of bookkeeping.