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You all know we love the cloud, with Xero, FathomHQ, workflowmax (our practice management system) and enableHR to name a few we run our business entirely from the cloud.Every now and then we come across a fabulous product that we want to share with you. Right now, that's workable. You've probably seen that we are hiring, so we have been on the search for apps to help us do this as quickly but professionally as possible.So here is our review of workable (www.workable.com)What is it?“The easie... More...
Written by Courtney Marsh. I love it when things can be simple and easy to understand. This is something Xero does extremely well. Xero have listened to customer feedback and made some changes that might seem minor, but will simplify the book keeping process.Xero have simplified the bank reconciliation process by replacing the “unreconcile” and “delete” buttons with a simple “remove and redo” button. This small change will help reduce confusion when a mistake has been made reconciling the ba... More...
Written by Adele Wardley. 2013 has arrived and with it the excitement, newness and positivity of a new beginning.If you're anything like me it only takes a few days re-charging over the Christmas/New Year to be raring to go again. If you are making new year resolutions, make sure they are sustainable and add to the bottom line. Remember, any initiatives need to be assessed on both profitability and cash flow (they are not the same thing) as well as weighing up the short term versus long term... More...
Written by Adele Wardley. It seems an unlikely choice – between a book keeper or a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – one reduces the daily drudgery of invoices, bank reconciliations and administration – the other is a high level executive charged with providing strategic advice.When a small business owner is pressed for time (and frankly, who isn’t), a book keeper seems like the logical port of call to ‘gain back some time’, find that ‘work-life balance’, ‘free yourself up’, and allow yourself... More...
Written by Adele Wardley. Today’s smartcompany article reveals that the average cost to a business of tax compliance is $28,000 and 493 hours per year.Ouch! Imagine what could you do with an extra 500 hours per year.Are you spending your money wisely? Are you getting value for money?Are you leveraging your tax records to help your business make more money?Are you waiting for the government to simplify tax regime or are you going to do something about it? You might be waiting a while! we are... More...
Written by Adele Wardley. Time. It’s probably a small business owner’s most valuable asset and simultaneously their scarcest resource. Being a small business owner myself I understand the list of ideas, tasks and possibilities is almost always bigger than the time I have available. There is nothing quite so motivating as building and maintaining a successful business, yet nothing as frustrating as having more ideas than you have time to implement them.One of the first things many business ow... More...