While owning your own business should have its challenges, it should not be a constant grind on your mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Between a never-ending list of obligations and becoming more and more isolated it’s not surprising that there is a trending increase in reported stress levels and a decline in mental health for business owners in Brisbane and across Australia.
At Alexilum Bookkeeping our service philosophy is to provide a holistic service with mental health in mind through Bookkeeping to Free Your Mind.
Providing a holistic service is about the services we provide for the good of the organisation and keeping mental health in mind is how we interact with business owners like you and those that support them.
It may seem unusual for a bookkeeper to even be talking about mental health instead of accounting. There is however, a direct link between stress levels and not having the right information to make decisions.
One client has joked we could reduce their stress levels by adding a couple of zeros to their bank balance on their reports. While we all wish it were that simple quality bookkeeping and accounting should give you a clear understanding of your business. Good information tells it how it is, and while it may not be what you want to see it tells you exactly where you are so you can take that first step to get your business back on the right path.
“Even if you know where you need to go, it’s more stressful to be lost in the woods than to know where you are to begin with.”
We believe that when a bookkeeper supports their clients through well structured and consistent information, business owners will be well on their way to managing their businesses with confidence and resolve.
While we service clients along the entire East Australian coast, Alexilum has called Brisbane home since 2017, and I have always wanted to be more than just a ‘bookkeeper’ only doing data entry services. I always had a vision that our services would extend to supporting business owners beyond their bookkeeping.