When you start a bookmaking operation, your mission is to do as much as possible to cut corners, and that is comprehensible because you are likely low on resources.
At first, many bookie entrepreneurs try to assume most of the key positions related to their bookie businesses, including acting as the CEO, the marketing director, the salesman and even the accountant.
Indeed, at this point, a bookie probably believes that the more positions he assumes, the more cash he can save, but this is a misconception.
The reason is because to try to do all things by yourself will drive you crazy in no time at all, and keeping an eye on the finances of your sports betting operation is truly a heavy task that you don’t want to carry on your shoulders.
In fact, if you are not good with numbers, to act as your own accountant is not really worth your time.
Although the services of an accountant may seem costly, they can help you get on the right track and it will allow you to know exactly where you are spending the most, and what your exact profits are.
With that said, there are many good accountants out there, so you don’t necessarily need to start working with the first one that comes your way.
Instead, ask people that you know and trust about possible candidates for the position. If they got positive results with a given accountant, chances are that such an individual can also provide your bookie business with the same kind of outcome.
Try to pick an accountant that is not only good at what he does, but that is also affordable for your current possibilities.
Also, you really don’t need to hire a full-time accountant. Your best bet is to hire a freelance professional that can provide your bookmaking operation with his services from time to time, as you consider it necessary.
Since this is a person that is going to be aware of your monetary situation, you want this relationship to be built on mutual trust.
So, once you have chosen the right candidate, make sure to establish a good, long-term business exchange with him, and avoid switching accountants.
Remember, to work with an accountant not only can save you cash, but it can also help you with another invaluable resource: your time.
If you really want you bookie business to become profitable and to have a good understanding of your cash flow, make sure to work with an account since day one.