2014 has been a great for Simply Balanced Solutions and I am proud of what I have achieved in my first year of business. I started the year with a fledgling bookkeeping business; I wanted to grow my business organically allowing me to deliver great customer service focused on what my clients want, while still being able to spend time with my family. As the year progressed I added services,namely payroll and VAT, in response to client requests. I also discovered that many small start-ups don’t have the budget to pay for ongoing support; they just need advice on how to keep their bookkeeping records and get their systems set up so I now offer a start-up package. Another achievement was becoming Xero Certified as the cloud is where many people want to do their bookkeeping and offering this alongside Quickbooks, Excel and other packages means I can find the best solution to fit a client’s software needs.
I am pleased to say my first year in business has surpassed my expectations, I love what I do. I have been privileged to work with some really exciting businesses and look forward to continuing to work with them in 2015 and see them grow and achieve even greater success. I enjoy the variety of working with different clients – either remotely or at their offices - it means no 2 weeks are the same. It's fun to be challenged and to have to learn new skills to help a client solve an issue. It's partly why I set up Simply Balanced Solutions; the variety is exciting and rewarding. Whilst no 2 clients are the same they all want the same thing, accurate, up to date financial information to inform business decisions and allow them to focus on what they do best.
My goals for 2015 are simple, I want to keep growing Simply Balanced Solutions and continue to help my existing clients achieve their goals. Rather than setting goals for the whole year, I am setting short achievable goals to help me achieve my plan for 2015. By breaking things down into quarterly targets it allows me to focus and adapt as the year progresses, maybe adding new services or changing the way I use social media in response to Facebook changing its rules again. I have 1 other target I am setting myself this year - I want to blog more. I am going to aim to blog at least twice a month - so if you have any ideas for blog posts let me know. This is the first post so I am going to start end 2014 as I mean to go on in 2015!
What are your goals for 2015? I would love to hear them. Maybe you want to increase your client base by 50%, your double your turnover or reduce the time it takes your clients to pay. Whatever they are you will need good solid financial information to base them on and to check whether you are achieving them. The basis of this is financial information. If you would like help with where to start or just want to chat to see if you are on the right track email or call me now firstname.lastname@example.org 02392006466
Wishing you a very Happy New Year and I hope you achieve everything you set out to! I'll let you know how I get on.