When a small business hires a bookkeeper, take advantage of the knowledge they bring. There are four basic questions that need to be asked. Number three of these questions is asking how to increase your customer base. The bookkeeper may have information that is vital to know in order for this to happen. Also, you need to ask the bookkeeper how to improve your financial literacy. Ask questions if you are unsure of what certain of things. You can learn a lot on how to run your business more effectively if you just ask.