Do Relationships Matter In Business?

By Tim Corfield


I’d say so. Again, I know I’m biased but I’d say the most important relationship a business owner has is with his accountant. Most successful businesses have an accountant or a ‘beanie’ very close – and a successful relationship will last for years and help the business evolve.

A business owner should use his accountant as a sounding board as he will get to know the business inside out and often offer a different perspective to a situation.

I’ve been dealing with a company recently where the director has injected around £500,000 into his business over the last few years and it’s now all lost. He didn’t have any faith in the company accountant and certainly didn’t have a close relationship. The accounts weren’t up to date and nobody really knew how the company was performing…other than badly! Now, if he’d trusted and had worked closely with his accountant ……..? I think things would have been different.


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