Anybody who has ever started a business in San Francisco will tell you that it is both exciting and scary. Exciting because suddenly you are your own boss. Exciting because there is a lot of money to be made. Scary because you are out there on your own. Suddenly you are the boss. There is nobody to turn to if you have a problem. You have to sort it out yourself. Sink or swim.
Of course, not all new businesses succeed, especially not in the high-tax San Francisco Bay Area, but that is the way things are. If you are a gardener, you will know that not every seed you sow will grow. But hopefully, your business will get off the ground and up and running.
Then there comes the point where you need an employee because you cannot do everything yourself. That’s a good sign. You are away, and up and running. Then you need another employee. Great! So, it goes on.
However, while you have been paying total attention to getting your business running successfully, there are other things that you have to do that have probably not yet even crossed your mind. Why should they? You have been totally concentrating on getting the business going. And quite right too.
However, there is the little matter of taxes. Oh, and bookkeeping. And a few hundred other laws and regulations, both state and federal. But, of course, you haven’t given all that “stuff” any thought yet. But it all comes as part and parcel of running a business, and you are going to have to get stuck into it.
Yet perhaps you don’t have to deal with all this yourself. What you need is an accountant for your San Francisco business. Yes. Accounts. Bookkeeping. Math. Taxes! And all that “stuff”!
There is an old saying “start as you mean to go on”. If you keep your books in pristine condition you won’t get to the end of the year and begin to tear your hair out because you have to do tax returns etc. This is why you need us at Safe Harbor as an accountant for your San Francisco business because we take all that hassle off your hands.
No, our services are not free. We do like to get paid! But it makes total sense to use us as an accountant for your San Francisco business because it gets rid of what is only going to be a great big headache. You concentrate on what you do best, which is running and expanding your business, while we take care of all the “paperwork”.
You will also save money at the end of the financial year because your books are all in pristine condition, so you don’t have to pay someone to spend days sorting through everything and trying to make sense of it all! Your books are perfect, so tax returns are as simple as they could be.