4 Key Areas to Evaluate in Your Business Budget

With the potential for business life to return to something resembling normal, it’s a good idea to take a look at your budget and see where you may need to shift some of your priorities. Pay attention to how your spending over the past few years affected your business and either helped you achieve, or took you away from, your overall goals. Considering how your business and your employees functioned…  Read more

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

How to Keep All Parts of 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

What is E-invoicing and How Can Australian Businesses Benefit From It?

The Australian government has made some important announcements over the past few months with regards to e-invoicing. In the 2021-22 Budget, the government committed $15.3 million to increase the adoption of e-invoicing, which guarantees accelerated payment terms. In this article, we will look deeper into what e-invoicing is and how any type of business can benefit from it. What is e-invoicing? Over 1.2 billion Business to Business (B2B) and Business…  Read more

How to Reduce Debtor Days for Construction Business Owners

Steady, reliable cash flow is crucial for the survival of your construction business – so taking steps to ensure your customers pay promptly is a key priority. Debtor days refers to the length of time it takes clients, on average, to pay you for the work you’ve done. A higher number of debtor days means clients are taking longer to pay you. A lower number of debtor days means clients…  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

4 Benefits of Hiring A Bookkeeper For Your Business

Bookkeepers can be highly beneficial for businesses of any size. They offer expertise and insight into areas that you may not have experience in. They can also take some tasks off your to-do list, freeing up your time and energy to focus on other matters. Before you read further, Click HERE to understand why is Bookkeeping important in building your business especially if you are a startup. Here are 4…  Read more

How to Win Your Customers Back in 2022

Whether your small business is business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-consumer (B2C), you likely deal with some level of customer churn, especially given the COVID-19 pandemic. Even customers who love your business and your products may have lapsed for a variety of reasons. Whatever their reasons for leaving, it’s still a great idea to try to win them back. Why? Mainly because winning back a lost customer still has a higher success…  Read more

Secrets to Keeping Your Employees Happy

Traditionally, employers have relied on giving employees raises as a way to retain their staff and reward them for being hard-working and loyal. Raises can get expensive, and there is often an upper limit for what you can offer when it comes to increasing salaries and wages. Keeping your employees happy makes business sense. You want to keep your good employees, and it costs money to find, hire and train…  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

Succession Planning: A Will For Your Business

The unfortunate reality is most business owners don’t take proper holidays. Usually, this is because their business relies on them and they don’t have the support to keep the business running without them. As a business owner, have you ever considered what would happen to the business if you had to take a six months break because of a serious illness or injury? Would the business survive? How would the…  Read more

5 Funding Options for Start-ups

Starting your own business requires enough capital to ensure you can pay your bills until your company turns a profit. Depending on the type and size of your business, you may need thousands of dollars monthly to cover overhead. If you’re wondering where to find business start-up funding, there are a variety of options available to you. Each of these options has its advantages and disadvantages, and it’s important to…  Read more

5 Tips to Take Control of Your Finances in Your 30s

Are you in your 30s and looking to determine the type of life you want to live in the future? Your 30s are an exciting time! You’re typically making more money than you were in your 20s. Your 30s are also a great time to take control of your finances, so you have more security and flexibility in the coming years. Here are 5 financial tips to follow in your…  Read more

3 Ways You Can Motivate Your Employees

The question of motivating employees is often on a business owner’s mind. It can be difficult to find ways to genuinely motivate employees at work, and often the old standards—performance-based bonuses, increased rewards and commissions—only work in the short-term, if they work at all. In fact, some tests have shown that the usual motivational tactics aren’t always effective. So how can you authentically motivate workers? 1. Share positive feedback Too…  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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