During my time as a contributor to ExtremeJohn.com I’ve wrote about social media and other small business tips, this time I thought I’d go a little bit more extreme. Who’s heard of extreme accounting?
Don’t worry, I didn’t expect any of you to actually have but I have seen a few people discussing the possibility of extreme accounting online. The first thing you need to do is ask yourself, where do you do your small business accounting?
Small Business Extreme Accounting
If you haven’t got the luxury of your own accountant then you might reply with the study, office or bedroom, somewhere where you can concentrate right? Wrong!
I heard about the “extreme” craze when I watched a TV show about extreme ironing. Extreme ironing is an extreme sport where people take an ironing board to a remote location and basically do their ironing.
Extreme ironing has been said to have taken place on a cliff, in a forest, in a canoe or whilst snowboarding or skiing, you get the idea right?
So who thinks they could go all extreme with their small business accounting? I personally couldn’t imagine reading my credit cards bill while snowboarding, but hey you only live once.
Now I’m obviously not advising anyone to go out and do their small business accounting in a forest or on a cliff, but if you really wanted to then you probably could.
All you need to do your extreme accounting is a laptop or web enabled device and somewhere where you can get a signal, then you’re free to account in the most extreme of places.
If you do decide to do some extreme accounting, then make sure you take a picture and let Extreme John know about it!
A spokesman for the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting said: “It’s a phenomenon that pushes accountants to their limits – and beyond.”