You may also be in the market for a loan, either from the bank or from private investors. As soon as you think you might be talking to other people about money, get an accountant. Accountants can help you organize your financial thoughts, explain the logic of your business in the terms of finance, and just generally help you make the right choices for your future.
If you don’t know whether to rent or lease, to hire contractors or new staff, or to take a loan or issue equity, you can get a huge boost from hiring an accountant.
In short, accountants are your friends whenever there’s stress in the business. If things are going really well or really poorly, accountants can help you through the weeds – or the carrot patch, whatever the nice version of weeds is.
Mike McVay, Accountant