If you are a business owner in need of an accountant, or maybe you just feel that you might have a need for someone to oversee your personal finances, you will quickly realized that you will not have a shortage of options. With over 30,000 accounting firms in the united states with a variety of specialties firm sizes, choosing an accountant can be an overwhelming task. You can choose a large firm located far away in a different time zone, or you could stay a little closer to home. In this article we want to address the benefits of staying local with your accounting needs.
Person-to-person interaction – Our primary focus at Barton, Walter, & Krier P.C. is providing our services to small to medium sized businesses, and as a small business ourselves, we understand the value of face-to-face, person-to-person interactions with our clients. These interactions that we can provide are one of the main benefits of staying local. You can communicate with someone in real time, without the delay of waiting for an email, and you can see the face of the person you are talking to.
According to an article titled “The Benefits of Face-to-Face Communication” by Verginette Acacio, meetings are more effective when getting together face to face. One 5 minute conversation can eliminate as many as 15 back and forth emails. There is also a lot of non-verbal communication that can be beneficial. We pride ourselves on providing big firm knowledge and expertise, while delivering unparalleled service and results with close personal attention.
Keeping the local economy strong – It is important to build into your community, and keeping business local is the primary way to do that. Now we don’t suggest compromising on results in order keep things local. We believe that you should pursue the option that will do an exceptional job, but we are confident in our skills and experience and we know that we will be able to serve your business in a way that exceeds the service of a firm located elsewhere.
The choice to keep business local is always an appreciated one. You, as the client can feel that you are more invested into your community which builds the sense of community around you. You are also increasing job opportunities whenever you choose to keep you business local, which boosts the local economy.
As you can see, there are a few very strong arguments to be made to keep business local. If this article has done anything for you, we hope that it has at its very least sparked the thought of searching out your local business options before making a decision in order to be as educated as possible.