The Benefits of Outsourcing

by | May 30, 2023 | Outsourcing, Process | 0 comments

Doing the bookkeeping for your landscaping company yourself is a little bit like the head of an accounting company spending a portion of their workday doing their own office’s lawn care. Both of these jobs are necessary for both companies to thrive, but that doesn’t mean that the owner should be the one to do it. 

Rather, having an outsourced bookkeeper for your landscaping business will provide the services you need without putting more stress on yourself, or requiring you to commit to hiring in-house. 

Here are some benefits that outsourcing your landscaping bookkeeping could provide: 

Cost Savings

It’s an adjustment to move from in-house or DIY bookkeeping to paying an outsourced bookkeeper. The upfront cost may actually be more than you’re used to paying, but the savings that result from hiring a professional become clear quickly. 

It goes without saying, but if you own a landscaping company…you’re not a bookkeeper. This means that every minute you dedicate to DIYing your bookkeeping is a minute that you’re not putting your expertise to good use. 

You will spend so much more time doing your own bookkeeping than a professional bookkeeper would spend to complete the same task. When every professional can stick to their expertise, work is more productive and cost-effective all around.

Expertise and Accuracy

Hiring a bookkeeper means that they get to use their expertise for your good. Bookkeeping for landscapers is a meticulous job, and no matter how careful you are, there is still plenty of room for error when dealing with payroll and all of your company’s numbers. You can actually end up losing money by doing your own bookkeeping because you are more likely to make mistakes than a professional bookkeeper would. 


Outsourcing a bookkeeper or accountant will also help you scale your business more effectively. Maybe you have dreams of expanding your team, offering new off-season services, or serving a wider location. You think you can make it happen, but you need confirmation before you take the leap, and you’re not sure how to determine whether your business is healthy enough to sustain that growth. 

A bookkeeper will be able to provide clarity and support as you explore these growth opportunities, as well as handle all of your finances while you focus on your new business ventures. 

In conclusion, a bookkeeper will provide the support that is necessary for your business to thrive. It isn’t a weakness to outsource for help, but rather a sign that you’re taking your business seriously and admitting that you can’t do it all!

Outsourcing is one of the best things you can do for your business, and we’re here to help. If you have questions about hiring a bookkeeper or you’re ready to get started, give us a call today!



Lori Peterson


Lori Petersen

Lori Petersen has seen the frustration and loss that landscape business owners experience when they don’t have command of their finances. Growing up, she watched her father work incredibly hard as a contractor. He’d come home late, eat the dinner kept warm in the oven, and do it all over again the next day. But it all came crashing down when he had to close the business and Lori’s family applied for food stamps. The business had failed and all of his hard work was for nothing. 

Today, Lori views every one of her clients as an opportunity to make this right. She firmly believes no one should work as hard as her dad did and not have a profitable business. No family should suffer because business finances were poorly managed. 

Lori has helped hundreds of landscape business owners make sense of their finances, implement proven money management systems and create unimagined profitability for their business. She ensures they experience the return they deserve for their hard labor.

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