Episode 384: Bookkeeping Made Simple – Tanya Hirschy

Does the day-to-day task of managing your bookkeeping feel overwhelming as a photography business owner?

In episode 384 of the Bokeh Podcast, Tanya Hirschy of Tidy Books Boutique offers three steps to organize and simplify your bookkeeping. If you’re ready to maintain your books, learn the responsibilities of a bookkeeper and an accountant, and prepare your finances for the rest of the year, listen in to this episode!

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Show Notes

Customer Experience: Show empathy with your clients. (2:46)

Brand Position: Bookkeeping for the profitable photographer, because you have better things to do. (5:32)

Technique for Time: When I’m working, I’m working. When I’m not, I’m not. Plan out all of the work you’ll be doing. (9:43)

Technique for Time Book: Deep Work by Cal Newport


Book Recommendations: (13:07)
Margin by Richard Swenson – bit.ly/bp-margin
The Business Boutique by Christy Wright – bit.ly/bp-businessboutique

Outsourcing/Delegation: Has a team of bookkeepers and a virtual assistant. (14:40)

Bookkeeping vs Accounting (23:42)

Three Steps to Simplify Bookkeeping: (34:06)
1. Know the goals of bookkeeping (tax ready, strategy, and growth) (34:13)
2. Research & get organized (35:41)
3. Develop a workflow and stick to it. (42:31)

The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufmanpersonalmba.com

How Tidy Books Helps Businesses

Quickbooks – quickbooks.intuit.com