It’s reported that more than half of small businesses fail within the first five years. What many small business owners fail to take into account when starting their businesses are their payment terms. These are the conditions in which payments are to be expected and the conditions on the payments. Many small businesses use a cash basis of accounting as their terms of payment because it’s easy to use and understand.
However, this could be the deciding factor on whether your small business will flourish or crumble. Instead, an accrual basis of accounting will allow small businesses to get a better understanding of their finances to make more accurate financial decisions. Here’s why switching to accrual basis accounting can help your company succeed.