Cloud programs

Why Xero shouldn’t be the most important program in your business

Let me get this off to the right start, Yes I am an accountant and Yes I do recommend that my clients use Xero because I believe that it is currently the best accounting product on the market. But what I want to emphasize today is that businesses sign up to Xero, and because it has so many features and provides so many options it becomes their sole focus for all their processes and reporting. Because of the way the world has gone with automation and technology, business was sure to follow. Xero has generously provided its […]

Happy New Year!!

As the year has now come to a close it is time to draw in a big breath and prepare our resolutions. We’ve put together a list of 5 items that you should be looking at in your business to prepare for the next 12 months. We’ll flesh out each of them in the coming weeks. Finalise your 30 June 20XX accounts as soon as possible in the new year. By getting your accounts up to date early in the new year you will have a better understanding of how your business performed in 20XX […]

Number, Numbers, Numbers

With the use of technology today, there are no excuses for not knowing every single bit of information about how your business functions. But it is true that some numbers are greater than others. Let’s have a look at some of the business numbers that every business should have at hand: Bank Account Balance It is no wonder that the saying “Cash is King” is so common amongst small business literature. This is because it is true. Having cash in the bank can provide for so many things like growth, new assets, keeping creditors at […]

Creating Military Standards

From my time in the military there is one thing that has stuck with me that many small businesses can implement to become more efficient and that isn’t the ability to do a bunch of push-ups. This key ingredient is knowing (and all your team knowing) your processes and standards. Over the last 100 years the military has developed and refined their SOP’s or standard operating procedures so that there is clear guidance on exactly what is expected of each and every soldier right from their job description, weapons, and formations all the way to […]