My name is Sheri Harter, I am the CEO and founder of Virtual Consulting Group, Inc. I have been assisting companies for over 25 years. Many years ago I discovered my passion for numbers and everything accounting related. Being an entrepreneur myself, I realize the importance of having someone on your team to guide you through the process beginning with making sure you choose the right entity type for your business. It's so important from the start to make sure your business is set up correctly so that you can get the most benefit at tax time. I have the expertise to make sure all of your accounting is handled correctly so you can concentrate on "YOUR BUSINESS".
Many clients automatically think they can't afford to hire someone to handle their books. What they often don't realize is that they can't afford not to hire the right person. By hiring us to handle your everyday bookkeeping, you are only paying for the services we provide. You will be saving a substantial amount of money by not having a full-time bookkeeper as an employee. We do not offer a one size fits all model. We will customize our services specifically for your business with a monthly package price so that you can budget accordingly. All of our monthly plans include unlimited support 24/7 via email or telephone.
We will guarantee that you will be so happy with our services that you will wish you would have hired us years ago. If you want to spend your time running your business and not being stressed about your accounting, then we are your "Solution".
With the help of our services, we will put you on the "Road to Success".
Why Should You Hire a Professional Bookkeeper?
As a business owner, time is one of your most valuable assets, and if you’re currently managing your own bookkeeping, chances are you’re wasting way too much of your precious time on it.
According to surveys, when you outsource your bookkeeping, you can expect to save a minimum of 4-20 hours per month. That’s because a professional bookkeeper with years of experience and training can get the job done in a fraction of the time it would take you to do it yourself.
Imagine for a moment what you could do with an extra 10 hours per month. Would you reallocate that time and put it towards marketing? Would you focus more on product development? Or perhaps you would spend more time with your family. Think of all the possibilities!
Believe it or not, paying for a professional bookkeeping service like ours ends up saving you money in the long-run. Here’s why.
For starters, if you don’t have a background in accounting, you’re probably making a lot of costly mistakes, one of the most common of which is miscategorizing expenses.
When you miscategorize expenses, you lose out on tax breaks—and we’re not talking nickels and dimes here!
We’ve seen business owners lose out on hundreds (sometimes thousands!) of dollars in tax deductions simply because they didn’t know how to categorize expenses.
Another costly mistake is falling behind. While it may seem harmless, it’s anything but. Falling behind on your bookkeeping prevents you from spotting and fixing discrepancies as they occur. You also risk running into cash flow issues.
Let’s say, for example, that you’re losing money on a product to the tune of -$1.00 per item sold.
If you sold 200 of these items per month, you lost $200. If you do your bookkeeping on a monthly basis, you can quickly spot this issue and fix it.
On the other hand, if you’ve fallen behind on your bookkeeping, chances are you won’t even notice such a nominal loss. Let’s say you’ve got a six month backlog and sold 1,200 of these items during that time frame. Now you’re out $1,200.
And then there’s the time = money factor. As we mentioned previously, most business owners spend way too much time on their bookkeeping, which makes for an inefficient use of resources. If your time as the CEO of your company is worth $75 per hour and you’re spending 10 hours a month on bookkeeping, that equates to $750 per month. Remember, your time is worth money!
Did you know that attempting to do your own bookkeeping without the proper knowledge or experience leads to anxiety, migraines, and increased blood pressure?
This isn’t an official study, by the way. We’re just going off of what our clients have told us.
No, but seriously: if you want complete peace of mind, hire a bookkeeper. You’ll thank us later.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a financial guru at your side to help guide you along your entrepreneurial journey? Well, that’s kind of what your bookkeeper is like.
Having been trained in business finance, your bookkeeper can help you identify the factors that drive company growth (key performance indicators) and set up ways to measure and monitor those elements. And that’s not all. Your bookkeeper can also help you address recurring financial issues, like mounting debt or poor cash flow.