How in the heck do I categorize my service business expenses?
Well, we can show you — here’s a free template that’s valued at $350!
The hardest part about bookkeeping is just getting started, so let’s get you a Chart of Accounts template to help frame some possible categories for your business’s expenses.
If you’re comfortable using it yourself, that’s great! But if you’ve been wanting to start getting your books setup but have trouble getting started, we’re here for you.
Why we’re here
Welcome to Blue Skies Admin Services! You may have heard of our very own window washing and cleaning business, Blue Skies Services, which has four locations in three states. We are still operating those businesses today through an efficient administrative team and sound operations.
Let us quickly explain how we can provide solid administrative services so you can focus on your operations. From our window washing and maid service success, we organically grew this administrative business to help other cleaning companies with their recruiting, bookkeeping and marketing.
Why we started bookkeeping services specifically for service companies
So you know we owned our own cleaning businesses, but why do we start bookkeeping service specifically for other service-based companies?
Because the CEO of our cleaning companies, Dan Platta, was a finance triple-major in college who became an accountant after graduation, then he was promoted to risk management while studying for and then passing the CFA exams (not a simple feat). When he left the corporate world, he applied all of that financial gusto as CEO of Blue Skies Services, a $3 million cleaning company in four locations.
These experiences were the perfect mix to create a bookkeeping system specifically geared toward service businesses who serve clients in their homes or offices.
Here’s why we say our admin business was “organically grown”
After years in the service industry, we have come to know several other cleaning business like ours. We started helping each other out in various ways. One way we helped was with recruiting. And, it worked for them!
“That’s great,” We’d say after helping another company find some reliable employees. “Thanks for your help, fellow cleaner, on finding the right equipment to clean those slippery cedar roofs.”
(I mean, this was not verbatim, just an example of how companies help each other out — you know how it goes!)
Well, pretty soon, our friends told their friends about our recruiting assistance. Soon, other companies who we didn’t know were trying to get ahold of us. Before we knew it, the demand for recruiting, well — demanded that we start a new business!
We love doing this stuff – we had a recruiting system that took years to develop, and other companies found it helpful for themselves, too. What more could you ask from life than finding something you enjoy doing that happens to benefit other people? We consider ourselves lucky, and that’s why we love helping other companies grow.