#37 What Happens When You Don’t Keep Accurate Records

Keeping accurate records is essential for your business. Without proper records, businesses will find themselves facing problem after problem and can even lead to legal issues. In this episode, we’ll dive into what can happen when you don’t keep accurate records in your business.

The first thing we’ll look at is how inaccurate bookkeeping records can lead to financial issues. When you’re not keeping track of your income and expenses, it can be difficult to understand your business’s cash flow. Don’t run your business by your bank balance! This can lead to cash flow issues and missed payments. Without accurate records, you may also miss out on potential tax deductions and end up paying more tax than necessary.

Inaccurate bookkeeping records can also lead to legal problems. In the event of an audit by the ATO, you may not have the receipts and documentation necessary to defend yourself. This can result in costly settlements or judgments against your business.

Another issue that can arise from poor record keeping is missed opportunities. Without a clear understanding of your business’s financial situation, you may be unable to identify areas for growth or investment. You may also miss out on potential investments or further education chances that could propel your business to the next level.

So, how can you avoid these problems? It’s simple: keep accurate bookkeeping records. Consider using accounting software and hiring a professional bookkeeper to ensure that your records are up-to-date and accurate. And finally, be proactive!

Listen in to this snackable episode to fill you in on how essential accurate record keeping is for success, sustainability and longevity in your business. Take a moment right now to review your current record keeping strategy and you’ll be setting yourself up for long term growth and success.

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