I am starting up a small business here in the Southeast part of the country and I am thinking about whether or not I can manage to farm out some of the aspects of the job where I do not really have any experience. In essence I am going to need about half a dozen trucks, some equipment and a dozen guys, half of whom shall need to have a certain level of skill and experience. I am looking to farm out some of the administrative and payroll in Bristol to manage that part of it. For instance I think I can easily hire a lady to answer the phones for me and handle stuff like that. It could be a mother staying home with her baby honestly, that does not require a lot of training or experience. However the rest of it obviously is not something that you can hand off to just any person.
Obviously you need an accountant to handle that part of things, but then you need to have another accountant to watch the first one. That is really required, because the average person is not going to be able to tell if they are being robbed with a fountain pen. If some street thug comes up with a knife and robs you, that is very clear to every person who is involved. However if a CPA takes a little money from you it could take years for you to figure it out. In fact they could steal from you by not paying your debts, for instance by taking money that you owe the government. In that case you could never figure it out, because the government is not all knowing and it does not audit every person to make sure that they are paying all that they owe.