Tradies: How to Market Your Business

You can be great in your job but the hard truth is that without customers there won’t be any work. Many tradie businesses experience hard times or fail before they even start not because there is a lack of clients looking for the service, but simply because clients do not even know the business exists. In this blog, we look at simple marketing strategies to get more tradie jobs. 1.…  Read more

Keeping Your Team Working Together

Team alignment – one aspect of running a successful business that keeps all its moving parts working together. Aligning every member of your team to a common cause keeps everyone in stride together, motivated by each other and working towards the same goal, confident in how their day-to-day impacts the big picture. And this alignment doesn’t happen by accident. The magic lies in rallying your team around a common cause…  Read more

How to Start a Business in Australia

Venturing into a new business is both exciting and terrifying in equal measure. On one hand, you’ll finally be the boss, the master of your own destiny who’s pursuing success in something that you’re truly passionate about. On the other hand, you now have a laundry list of things that you need to tick off before you even start to ensure everything kicks off smoothly. Whereas working for someone else…  Read more

The Basics of Managing Cash in Your Business

When it comes to the financial management of any business, it’s often said that Cash Is King! Whether your business is growing or struggling, managing the flow of cash in your business effectively is absolutely essential, and for many, it’s the key to business survival. You’ve probably heard the statistic that over 60% of businesses that fair is still profitable, but just ran out of cash. If you’ve used a…  Read more

Five Ways to Manage a Healthy Cash Flow

We cannot stress further the importance of properly managing your cash flow to ensure the smooth running of your business. However, in times of crisis such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, this becomes more than important– managing your cash becomes a necessity for survival. If you are experiencing cash flow troubles, here are five things you can do to manage your cash flow better. Check your expenses. Now is the…  Read more

Tips for Keeping Your Business Data Secure

It’s no secret that data loss can be a costly nightmare for a small business, with recent estimates citing the total cost of data breaches exceeding $2.1 trillion by 2019. Unfortunately, cyber attackers increasingly target small businesses because they are less likely to have security protection in place. Accidental loss or loss due to a natural disaster can be just as harmful to a business, with recovery efforts and delays…  Read more

Why Bookkeeping is Crucial to Your Success

Keeping track of sales, earnings, expenses, and purchases is fundamental to the overall health and sustainability of your business. Effective bookkeeping produces the data you need to evaluate your current practices, anticipate challenges, and set attainable future goals. But despite their proven importance, many business owners dread and avoid accounting tasks. In fact, 40% of surveyed entrepreneurs claim that bookkeeping is one the worst parts of running a business! Wondering…  Read more

Why Keep Your Data in the Cloud?

Cloud computing is quickly moving from an obscure concept to an everyday reality for small businesses all over the world. A 2015 survey of small business owners found that 52% had already adopted some form of cloud-based data storage; however, a general lack of awareness regarding the logistics and advantages of cloud computing has made others a bit more resistant. The truth is, there are several very practical benefits to…  Read more

Bookkeeping Basics for Small Business Owners

On average, small business owners spend 10 hours each week recording, organizing, and processing financial transactions – everything from accounts receivable and payable, to employee payments, expense receipts and supplier invoices. While the process may be time-consuming (and tedious!), effective bookkeeping is the foundation of sound financial management – which in turn, is the lifeblood of your business. Feeling overwhelmed by mountains of paperwork and complex calculations? Here are three…  Read more

3 Easy and Inexpensive Ways to Look More Professional When You’re Starting Out

For bootstrapping young businesses, making a professional first impression as you build your brand is key. Although hiring a branding expert may be too large an expense in the early days, you can still help your business stand out in the best possible way without breaking the bank. Just follow these simple marketing moves that will help people to know, like, and trust you. 1. Build credibility with your own…  Read more

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