Being a self-employed plumber can be tough. The work is physically demanding, and you’re usually in wet, often smelly working conditions. Then there are the long, unpredictable hours because it’s not like plumbing emergencies only happen from 9 to 5, right?
Plus, there’s the travel time between job sites, hours spent constantly training to meet strict regulations and coordinating with new and existing clients for job quotes. With all that on your plate, is there enough room for keeping up with your bookwork?
Think about it. After spending a day unclogging drains and toilets and fixing broken pipes, do you still have the time (and the energy) to deal with administrative matters? Probably not, but this seemingly trivial inconvenience can bite you in the @$$ when you least expect it.
For example, you’ve got your tax, GST, and BAS payments to stay on top off, lest you end up paying more than you should. On the other hand, non-compliance or delays in settling your obligations can mean big fines too. Of course, this is fine if you want to donate much of your hard-earned money to the government, but why do that when you can just hire a bookkeeper to keep everything in order and deal with the compliance for you?
Hiring a bookkeeper can spell the difference between merely surviving and growing your business. One who understands the complexities that self-employed plumbers face can cut through all the crap and make it so much easier to keep your business on the right track.
Here at Tradies Books, we are straight talkers who are dedicated to growing your business alongside ours. We won’t just take your mind off compliance issues. We’ll also assist you in managing your cash flow and helping you choose the best software for your business. We’ll even set up the software for you so you can easily do your invoices and quotes and the staff on your payroll.
With such a set-up in place, you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips. Thanks to your cloud access, you can send quotes to your clients while taking to them or present an invoice once you finish a job. This way, you can get paid before you leave, sparing you the need to chase down late payments later on.
Not just any Bookkeeper
You wouldn’t assign a complex job to an inexperienced apprentice now, would you? Well, the same goes for bookkeepers and for the same reason. Professionals without experience in their field can cost you a lot of money. You would simply have to hire another one to undo all the damage they’ve done and finish the job that you needed them to do in the first place.
The team at Tradies Books work with plumbers regularly, so we understand your business’ unique needs. Do you charge a flat rate? By the hour? With material costs included? It doesn’t matter. Whatever your method, we can generate your books and reports for you.
Our mission is to make running your business a lot simpler and more convenient. When your books are in order, you’ll have a deeper understanding of your finances and thus make good business decisions. Talk to us today to find out how we can help you achieve this.