I am curious... How closely do you watch your numbers? How do you all handle your all of your finances? Do you hire a CPA and if so what do you pay him/her to do? Do you really know what you are making? Tax returns don't count! If you don't pay a CPA or bookkeeper why not? I know I can't ask these questions without answering them myself. I watch my numbers too closely...I use quickbooks...I do not hire out the financials....and I don't pay a professional because I have an accounting background and hold a bachelors degree in accounting. I have watched three of my competitors fall around here in the last year mainly because they didn't know the numbers. They thought they were making money until they woke up one day and couldn't pay their employees. Two of the three didn't track anything except their bank account and credit card statements. They would put down whatever they thought on their taxes. The third would separate the receipts at the end of each year to do taxes, but besides the tax return had no clue where his business was until way after the fact. Is this common? How many of you honestly operate this way? What would it take for you to turn over the financial end of your business to a pro?