Having a successful 4th quarter means heading into quarter 1 next year on a good note. So many opportunities are available in the 4th quater. As we gear up for the holidays, it’s time to really think about how this quarter will impact us not only as the year comes to an end but at the start of next year as well. Let’s jump right into How to Have a Successful 4th Quarter.

It’s time to use up all that marketing budget, gather your records, receipts and paperwork for tax purposes and it would be a great time to start to plan ahead.

Of course, it wouldn’t be Tuedays without some tips to get you started!

Tip Tuesday!

As we enter the last quarter of the year here are some tips to put or keep you on track:

Keep Daily Records and Reconcile Bank Accounts Monthly
Double check your bank accounts and daily records at least once a month. Reconcile your withdrawals and deposits in your account so that discrepancies can be spotted more easily.

Set Up a Specific Time Each Week to Go Over Your Books
Giving yourself at least a half an hour every week to go over your finances and make sure everything is in order. This way you will have a broad overview of your business every week and everything will be organized when tax time rolls around.

 Check-In Monthly On Your Accounts Receivable
Having a client owe you money for services, especially at the end of the year, isn’t the same as having that money in your business account. Make sure you stay on top of your accounts receivable so that you are getting all the monthly payments you are owed. Without receivables, income dwindles.  Regularly running an accounts receivable report will help you stay on top of past due payments that you are owed.

If you keep your records in check using these bookkeeping tips, you will be able to spend less time on business finances and more time on growing your business.

Want more?

Looking for more tax tips? Check out our post on Trimming Expenses.