Assessing the Health of Your Business: The Truth Behind Shopping Around

by | Feb 21, 2023 | Outsourcing, Process | 0 comments

It’s 2023, and shopping decisions are rarely made in a vacuum anymore. Gone are the days of wandering into the mall and buying the first pair of shoes you admire. We now approach purchasing decisions with a slew of perspectives and comparisons to back them up. Before we walk into a store (or more likely, open an e-commerce site), we already know our favorite brands. Plus, influencers introduce us to new ideas all the time. We have endless Google, Yelp, and Amazon reviews to pore over, and YouTube product comparisons often add to the information overload.

As our culture of capitalism becomes more steeped in consumerism, it only gets harder to make a decision without all of that extra input. 

This method of decision-making isn’t limited to material, one-time purchases either. Making decisions about doctors, mechanics, lawyers, and accountants also can become an all-out deep dive as you try to find the very best one for your situation. 

But at what point do we cross the line into too much “shopping around” for a product or service? In particular, how does it impact decision-making when you’re trying to find an accountant for your company? 

Here at AccountSolve, we love opinions to weigh and choose from as much as the next person. But too many opinions can also become paralyzing and overwhelming. 

A simple Google search of “accountants in my area” yields dozens of results – not to mention word-of-mouth recommendations. The initial leanings you had toward a particular accountant may become more blurry over time as you explore dozens of opinions you hadn’t thought of before.

Shopping around for an accountant is weighty because they’re ultimately going to be helping you make significant decisions about your interior design company’s finances, and therefore your company at large. So you should be thoughtful, and careful in your choice. But you can’t be so careful that you never come to an actual decision. 

Rather than stay in analysis paralysis from too much accountant shopping around, here are some ways you can narrow your search. 

  • Search for “interior design accountants” rather than simply “accountants.” Find someone who specializes in interior design accounting and understands your industry is extremely valuable and will narrow your search significantly.
  • Don’t just take advice from any friend or family member. Talk to other interior designers in your industry who understand where you’re coming from and can provide sound advice.
  • Search for a particular style of interior design accounting – i.e. “Profit First accountants near me” so that you can know your preferred method of accounting lines up with what they practice. 
  • Make a decision – this is probably the hardest piece of advice we can give, and one of the most important. At the end of the day, you need an accountant sooner rather than later. Spending weeks, months, or even years searching for an accountant who will be a perfect fit can set you up for failure because your business could be losing money in the absence of a professional. 

If you’re an interior designer looking for Profit First accounting services, we truly hope your search will connect you with us at AccountSolve – your industry and needs are our specialty! 

Schedule a call today with our Profit First professionals so that you can quit shopping around and start making great decisions for your business.



Lori Peterson


Lori Petersen

Lori Petersen has seen the frustration and loss that 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 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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