If you’re looking for bookkeeping services for doctors, you have a couple of options.
You could try to do it all yourself. Track and organize all the numbers. Study all the financial terms. Become a QuickBooks wizard or start carrying a calculator around like it’s your new best friend.
But chances are you don’t want to do that. I don’t recommend it. It’s simply too taxing. It eats up a lot of your time and, unless you get really good at it really quickly, it’s also going to eat up some of your money. And if you own your own practice, your time, money, and brain space are too valuable. Your resources should be devoted to your patients, not spent nursing an accounting headache.
That’s why most business people (especially specialized individuals like doctors) work with a financial professional. They get a little help and delegate bookkeeping to someone else.
But who should that someone else be? You can’t hire just anyone.
At Every Single Bean, we don’t want to be just anyone. We’re not your average bookkeeper. We work really hard to set ourselves apart from the crowd. We work really hard to be different.
In this article, we explain how. Read on as we explain 4 major things that make Every Single Bean different.
We Know Naturopathic Medicine
Many bookkeepers know bookkeeping. They’re pretty good at the numbers stuff.
The problem is, most bookkeepers are generalists. They’ll help any client and work in any industry. That means a medical practice gets treated the same as a pet boutique.
Some skills do transfer, but this arrangement is incredibly limiting. A general bookkeeper won’t understand your field enough to make informed recommendations. You may find yourself having to explain your niche over and over again. And because they don’t fully get what you do, your finances will never be fully in tune with your work.
At Every Single Bean we only work with cash-based medical practices.
We only provide bookkeeping services for doctors. That may seem like a narrow focus, but we love it.
We know this world. We understand how naturopathic physicians work, we respect their medicine, and we know their strengths and weaknesses when it comes to business.
Doctors have unique concerns, and we’re uniquely prepared to help. We’ve worked in this special field for decades and in fact, we’ve been personally impacted by naturopathic medicine.
Because we understand cash-based medical practices, we can go far beyond the spreadsheets. We have the insight of an experienced CFO — ready to advise you on technology needs, office space, staffing decisions, and even marketing efforts.
Read our other blog articles if you want a little extra proof. We only offer our CFO and bookkeeping services to doctors. That makes us different right out of the gate.
We Help You Live Your Values and Reach Your Financial Goals
Chances are you didn’t stumble into running your medical practice. People don’t really become doctors by accident.
Instead, this is the culmination of years of hard work. You chose this path because it represented things you believe in — beliefs you have about the medical model, about patient care, even about how people are treated. It likely also represents desires you had for your own life — financial freedom, flexible work hours, the chance to shape your own career.
You shouldn’t have to check those things at the door when you work with a bookkeeper.
The right professional should help you live your values and reach your financial goals.
At Every Single Bean, we care about more than the numbers. We want to see you succeed.
Yes, we want to systematize your books and streamline your cash flow. But we also want to support your goals. We want you to be able to work part time or retire early. We want you to hire new staff or double the number of patients you help. And of course we want you to turn an amazing profit.
What’s more, we want to help you do all that in a way that works for you. That means you don’t have to work insane hours or cut corners with the quality of your work. It means you’re not dealing with less-than-ideal patients or compromising your own salary just to keep the business profitable.
We’re different because we support and encourage you. We make recommendations and handle your finances in a way that furthers your goals, not competes with and takes away from them.
We Connect You with New Growth Opportunities
And because we care about more than the numbers, we’re constantly helping you find ways you can grow.
That may be something simple, like recommending books and podcasts that will help make you a savvy business owner. It might also mean connecting you with other doctors and professionals you can learn from or partner with. We’ve walked alongside doctors as they’ve grown from startup to multi-doctor clinic and we want to help you learn from their wisdom.
At Every Single Bean, we meet you where you are and bring options to help you get where you want to be.
We are problem solvers, so when you face a challenge we’ll be there to support you. But we don’t just tell you what to do, we bring multiple options and help you decide which one would be best for your practice. That way you’re continually growing your knowledge base and your business.
We Don’t Just Do the Numbers, We Help You Understand Them
As we’ve suggested above, many people that offer bookkeeping services for doctors can be pretty matter of fact. They say “these are the numbers” and leave you to figure them out. While it’s helpful to have the data, that still puts the burden on you to learn how to understand and interpret your finances.
Let’s be honest, that doesn’t get you far.
That information isn’t very usable. Without a little more help, you’ll be on your own to come up with action steps and make good decisions for your practice.
At Every Single Bean, we help you understand why the numbers are that way and develop an actionable plan you can use to improve them.
Isn’t that the whole point of working on your books? Not just to know what’s there, but to know how to increase your profits, minimize your expenses, and grow your business?
We sure think so.
That’s why we help make concepts simple and usable. We believe understanding is worth a lot more than just information. And if you’ve shopped around for bookkeepers at all, you’ll see that makes us pretty different.
What Does All of This Mean for You?
In this article, we’ve shared four things that set Every Single Bean apart from your typical bookkeeper.
You might find yourself asking, “okay, what does this mean for me?”
These differences matter because it means Every Single Bean can make a difference in your practice.
And in our experience, different is what most people are after. Nobody comes to a bookkeeper hoping to keep things just the way they are. No, they’re looking for ways to grow and improve. They’re hoping for chances to simplify their processes and increase their profits. They want to be able to serve more patients and work fewer hours. They don’t want the same old, same old. They’re ready for a change.
If that’s you, give Every Single Bean a call. We’d love to help you earn healthy profits from your practice.