If you have your own business then you know that running you business involves some checks. There are operating expenses that have to be covered as well as vendors and employees that need money from you as well. This is where the business checks comes into play. You cannot go around and disperse cash for every bill due. You would never be able to keep track of it, most companies won’t take it, and it is a huge security risk.
You need to have business checks and they come in two types. You have the traditional ones. These are printed by a company that specializes in them and can offer you a near endless variety of options. Then there are the ones you can print yourself. More and more small and medium sized businesses are deciding to go with the latter option.
At first thought the idea of printing your own checks might seem a bit scary. You might have visions of the entire office printing up checks and heading to Las Vegas or the Bahamas. Thankfully only the person that is suppose to write the check would have access to the right program, the right paper, and the right printer though the last one is a little hard to control.
One of the big advantages of doing it yourself is, of course, that you will not be paying someone else to do it for you and have to worry about their security. You also don’t need to worry about having extra checks lying around.
The biggest advantage of printing your business checks come when you are using the check writing program that is in your accounting software. By using its software it is automatically logged by your account and you can put the check in the account it belongs in. There will be no more forgetting to log checks.
If you are still worried about security then there are steps you can take that would be a deterrent; you could print your checks only on watermarked paper. You could even have the paper done with custom watermarks but then you start losing the cost benefits of printing your own checks to begin with. Most companies just stick with the check paper they choose for the checks.
Finally, there is the intangible value of the self printed checks. It just looks good to have a check that has been printed with the recipient’s name already printed on them. It looks very professional. Hopefully that will be a signal to the person that got it that you are a professional that has professional standards and expect to be treated that way in business.
Everyone needs business checks. Right now it seems that the self printed checks are the new wave and here to stay. more about the Efficiency of Business Checks.