Of course, money spent on a designer will buy you peace of mind because you can leave the designer to it, but you'll have to wait for a space in their (possibly busy) schedule to get the job done. A template, on the other hand, is ready when you are. All you need to do is add your words and images, and customise the site to suit your business's identity. In fact, a template excels here because you can fuse your expert knowledge of your business with the template's professional design.
I never have to reinvent the wheel. And as a professional accountant, you can imagine how many different "wheels" I use every day! Profit & Loss statements, Balance Sheets, Cash Flow Forecasts, Time Sheets, Break_Even Analyses, Margin Calculations, Business Plans, etc, etc. When using your own prior work as a financial template, you get another benefit _ you are so familiar with the template that it takes you no time to figure out how to use it. And each time you refine it just a little bit more. So pretty soon your templates run like a Swiss watch! All the bugs have been worked out, you have tested it with many different clients and many different business scenarios and you know you have something you can depend on. Financial Templates as Tools _ For someone who is not a finance professional, financial templates serve a slightly different purpose. They still save time, of course, but they also provide a tool that person would have to pay someone else to develop.