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Bookkeeping Services for the Retail Industry

When you first opened your retail store, you could probably handle your own books. But as the business grew, these administrative demands pulled your attention away from the activities that helped you generate revenue.

Hiring a professional team like The Bookkeeper can help you stay on top of your bookkeeping needs and help you adapt to a changing industry.

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The Challenges of Modern Retail

Roughly one in five small businesses fails during their first year, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. But only one in three businesses survive to see their tenth birthday, and the reason businesses fail is often due to a lack of funds.

To survive in the retail industry, you’ll need to pay careful attention to your income and expenses. For retailers, bookkeeping practices focus on items such as:

  • Tracking sales and classifying specific entries for each vertical/category
  • Accurately recording accounts payable and accounts receivables
  • Accurately recording payroll entries, including wages and sales commissions
  • Recording precise credit card processing fees
  • Recording in-store and eCommerce income and fees

It’s important that retail store operators have a clear understanding of their cash flow. Your working capital is necessary not only for paying the bills but also for launching new initiatives such as fresh marketing efforts, expanding your inventory, or purchasing new equipment.

Bookkeeping that Fits Your Business

Managing these demands can be a challenge for retailers, which is why it’s helpful to partner with a professional team. The Bookkeeper provides valuable assistance that can help you make sense of these administrative details with services that include:

Ongoing Bookkeeping Services

Accurate Classification & Recording of Expenditures

Work with Your Accountant

Fast, Accurate Financial Reports

In the retail industry keeping accurate books is essential, but it shouldn’t be a business owner's job. Remaining focused on sales, customer service, customer support, and managing your employees are the primary focuses of a successful retail store. At The Bookkeeper, we take that stress off your shelf and work directly with your accounting team to ensure that you have the most accurate reports and financial books to make the best decisions possible. With these pressures off your shoulders, you’ll be free to focus on the revenue-generating activities that make your business thrive.

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company’s books done right?