Most business owners know how they want to run their business. To a large extent this is based on the business owner‘s personal values, ethics and interests. Sometimes the day to day problems pile up at such a rate the owner loses sight of what they wanted to achieve as they get buried under layers of demands on their time. Most people would not consider carrying out a health check on themselves. Instead they consult an external expert who will take an objective look at them and provide impartial advice. In business a similar route should be followed as anyone involved in the day to day running of a business may not notice a significant problem due to familiarity. The old adage about the value of a fresh pair of eyes is true in business as it is elsewhere.
Keeping control of your personal finances is, in theory, a fairly simple process. It is only human nature that makes home budgeting and financial control so difficult for many people. However, for the sake of this article, we will consider the simple side of the household budget equation, which is making a budget in the first place.