Legal Matters: Tips for Keeping Your Business in Order

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By Dischell Bartle Dooley

Spring is officially here and that means tax time is around the corner. Are you prepared? Maintaining accurate financial records is crucial for any business, as it helps to monitor cash flow, prepare tax returns, and make informed financial decisions.

Here are some tips for maintaining accurate financial records for your business:

1. Keep track of all expenses and income

Ensure that all business transactions are recorded accurately and in a timely manner. Keep receipts, invoices, and other financial documents organized and easily accessible.

2. Use accounting software

Invest in accounting software that can help you automate financial record-keeping tasks, such as tracking expenses and generating financial reports.

3. Separate personal and business finances

Keep personal and business finances separate to avoid confusion and ensure that your financial records are accurate.

4. Reconcile accounts regularly

Regularly reconcile bank accounts, credit cards, and other financial accounts to ensure that your records match the actual balances.

5. Monitor cash flow

Keep a close eye on your cash flow to ensure that your business has enough funds to cover expenses and avoid financial problems.

6. Hire professionals

Consider hiring a professional accountant or an attorney to help you manage your financial records and ensure accuracy.

7. Back up your data

Regularly back up your financial data to prevent loss in case of a computer crash or other technical issues.

We spring clean our homes and our yards — it’s a good time of year to make sure your business affairs are orderly and in a good place too. By following these tips, you can maintain accurate financial records for your business and make informed financial decisions.

If you are in need of legal assistance for your business, contact a Dischell Bartle Dooley attorney today.

Dischell Bartle Dooley

For over 45 years, the attorneys at Dischell Bartle Dooley have been providing excellent legal counsel across Southeastern Pennsylvania. With offices in Lansdale, Pottstown, and Boyertown, clients can access downtown-caliber attorneys close to home. DBD’s attorneys have an intimate knowledge of the region and the residents and are each well-recognized and respected in their practice areas. DBD represents all types of clients, including individuals, businesses, and government entities, in various legal areas — including personal injury litigation, family law, tax and business law, real estate law, estate planning, and more. Around the corner, in your corner — Dischell Bartle Dooley can support all your legal needs.

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