Starting and Running a Small Business – Hire a Bookkeeper


Keeping track of your small business’s finances is a task that you may dread even thinking about. Most small business owners like you don’t have a background in accounting or finance, so keeping an accurate set of books may seem impossible. Fortunately, there are low cost solutions to this problem.

Starting and Running a Small Business - Hire a Bookkeeper

If you are operating a small business that does not send out a lot of invoices, you may be able to benefit from the solution offered by Bench, an incredibly affordable bookkeeping service that combines the power of modern technology with teams of experienced bookkeepers.

Note: For an alternative solution for small businesses that do a lot of invoicing, check out this post.

In this post, I show you how easy it is to get up and running with Bench.

What is Bench?

In a nutshell, Bench is a bookkeeping service that marries advanced technology with a group of experienced bookkeepers to make the task of keeping track of your business’s finances a breeze.

Their service makes tax time each year much less stressful.

And it is incredibly affordable, currently starting at $125/month.

Bench is not a fit for every small business, especially if your accounting systems are more advanced or if you need a solution that requires a lot of invoicing, but you can take advantage of a free trial, get 20% off your first six months of service and speak with an on-boarding specialist to answer any questions you may have by clicking here.

Following is an example of how easy it is to get started with Bench using Embarkment Salon, the subject of The Embarkments Guide to Creating a LivePlan and Guide to Starting and Running a Business, as an example.

Embarkment Salon is a perfect candidate for Bench’s service.

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Signing Up

Getting started with Bench to see if it is a good fit for your business is a really quick and easy process.

Just click on the link above and you’ll be taken to a landing page where you can take advantage of your free trial, 20% off discount and connect with your personal Bench team.

After clicking the “Start Your Free Trial” button, simply type in your email address and a password and you’ll be able to get started.

On the next page, you’ll immediately be introduced to some of the members of your bookkeeping team.

Embarkment Salon is introduced to Lars and Kaitlyn.

They seem pleasant.

Lars likes food and Kaitlyn likes fitness and traveling, so I have something in common with both of them!

Next, you’ll provide some very basic information about you and your business.

Then, you’ll indicate what Bench package makes the most sense for your business based on the amount of expenses you anticipate incurring.

Embarkment Salon expects expenses to be around $40,000/month for the first year.

Finally, you’ll provide payment information to get started with the next step of the on-boarding process.

But remember, you have 30 days to try out the service for free, so you’ll only be charged if you don’t decide to cancel in the first 30 days.

Once you provide your payment information, you will receive a confirmation message indicating that the first step of the getting started process is complete.

Your on-boarding specialist will reach out to you within one business day to walk you through the next step of getting set up.

Have a question about Bench?

Feel free to ask below or reach out to me on social media and I’ll do my best to help.

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