I understand how you may feel reluctant to allow an external advisor to delve into the detail of your business. I have had other clients who felt the same way. But all of my other clients found the investment they made was repaid many times over both in their business and their own work life balance. To help you we have produced a free spreadsheet which will allow you to reflect on what you would like to achieve with your business and where you are at present. If you use the spreadsheet it will help you to identify if it would be beneficial to get an external advisor or if you are proceeding in the direction you want. Once you have completed the spreadsheet we will review the results with you if you want at no cost to you.
Bookkeeping software produced on spreadsheets would normally be a series of spreadsheets with the columns preset and titled and formulae written into the sheet to automatically add up each column. In addition the columns used would normally be restricted to general headings to include a full analysis of all items. Small businesses that might produce their own spreadsheet would often do this on an annual basis. Bookkeeping software is much more likely to provide these bookkeeping spreadsheet templates on a monthly basis to enable a degree of financial control to be exercised by the small business. That is the second real value of bookkeeping spreadsheets, the ability to provide the business with financial information and through that data financial control over the business activities. The first value is of course the simplicity of listing with automated summation of the figures.