All steps lead to this. To do everything in steps 1-8 (and do them well) means that either YOU or someone highly skilled is doing your bookkeeping on a very regular basis.
If this isn't the case, do yourself a HUGE favor and hire a bookkeeper who is knowledgeable with your business model. Luckily, here at The CV Ledger, this is our bread and butter ;-)
If you are properly maintaining your own business' books, great job! If you're planning tp grow your business, you'll soon need to reallocate your energy and expertise. Enlisting select professionals to manage those ongoing tasks, such as financial record keeping, effectively frees up your time to be better spent on greater business goals and their imminent challenges.
Whether The CV Ledger fits the bill for your business' daily financial needs or not, the most important thing is to get your books in order ASAP!