Are you helping your business thrive or are you helping it survive? If you are a business owner you may be spending too much time focusing on how to keep the ship afloat and not focusing enough on the opportunity to shift your time and attention to helping your business thrive. One option to assist you is outsourcing business functions to professionals. Look outside your company for consultants, for example a CPA firm that provides bookkeeping or outsourced accounting services. This can save you time and money, as the fee will likely be less than hiring a full time accountant on your staff.