Why We Don’t (Necessarily) Want to Be Your First Bookkeeper

Moving out, working at your first job, getting married: It’s those times when we pinch pennies and always look to pay less for anything we possibly can. I remember those days. Then, any and every bargain I could find was worth it.

Why We Don’t (Necessarily) Want to Be Your First Bookkeeper
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August 25th, 2019
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Moving out, working at your first job, getting married: It’s those times when we pinch pennies and always look to pay less for anything we possibly can. I remember those days. Then, any and every bargain I could find was worth it.

Later on, we can afford more, however, we’re still reluctant and would just rather not spend more. Then, it happens. One major, big-ticket purchase changes everything.

The Car-owning Rite of Passage: Valuing Quality Over Price

Owning a cheap car is like a rite of passage. You know that vehicle—it shows up as a supporting player in every famous teen movie, right? But the truth is, low-end cars come with low-end parts. Those parts don’t last, the car becomes uncomfortable to drive, and you spend more money and time repairing it just to get a little more life out of it.

After going through that experience, you’ve decided that next time, you are willing to spend more to get more, and voilà, the frustrations are eliminated: the drive is way more comfortable. The bells and whistles aren’t an extravagance because they make long commutes bearable. The greater fuel economy is adding up over time. The better quality is allowing you to go into the shop just for routine maintenance rather than routine breakdowns. And most of all, the better-made car is a safer vehicle.

It’s the Same with Professional Services

I would hope that your choice in professional services is influenced by that same quality over price lesson you learned after your first “affordable” car. If mistakes are made, you’re provided with routine services that don’t result in cost savings, and your work together feels more transactional and less relationship-oriented, is it all that “affordable?”

I’ll be frank: I know for a fact that the services provided by Brigade Bookkeeping aren’t your least expensive option. I would respect you for working with a lower-cost provider. See if they fit your needs. And if they do, that’s fantastic.

But if you find you’re ready for a team that goes beyond the transactional aspects of bookkeeping, one that understands how businesses depend on their financial stability and growth to remain competitive, consider Brigade Bookkeeping. We offer creative solutions to grow your business, and we are proud to maintain the highest level of integrity and ethical standards. We have experienced bookkeepers, accountants and CPAs who are flexible, friendly, cost-effective, and ready to get started on the road map to your business’ success!

Contact us today, so we can get started!

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