This past weekend I hurt my back. “A strained lower back muscle” the doctor said. Needless to say, I couldn’t do anything for the rest of the weekend. I couldn’t go to the gym, had to cancel golf on Sunday, and even had trouble walking around my house. Thankfully, my back is feeling better and I have been able to resume my normal activities.
This injury, however, led me to start thinking about what would happen if I couldn’t return to my normal routine. What would happen if I couldn’t resume my normal daily activities? The question then arose: Do I really take for granted such simple things as walking, sitting upright and going through normal daily activities? The answer, in short, is YES. We all do.
Nobody appreciates their back, yet it is one of the most vital parts of the body.
Translate this scenario to business. Your financial software is the “backbone” of your business. When running smoothly, your company is able to operate like a well-oiled machine. When it isn’t running smoothly, everything is affected.
The point here is that you can’t take things for granted when running a business. Just because a certain problem hasn’t happened yet doesn’t mean it never will. You have to be prepared for everything, especially, the most basic operations such as internal accounting and financial operations.