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Basic Bookkeeping

Friday, 20 April 2018

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Keeping on track

For many small business owners just the thought of anything to do with accounts or finance fills them with dread.  It really shouldn’t and particularly if you’re fairly new to business you...

Managing Payroll

Friday, 6 April 2018

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Sharing the Load

Hopefully at some point there will come a time where you are no longer just a one person show and you’ve got some help on board.  There are many ways in which you can employ people these days....

Systems and Record Keeping

Friday, 6 April 2018

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Having it all close to hand

I recently talked about your need for keeping records for the tax department (Blog No 131 - Keeping Financial Records) but besides your legal requirements it is worth considering...

Cyber Security for Your Business

Sunday, 18 March 2018

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Protecting yourself Online

Protecting your business online is not always one of the first things you think about but you definitely should.  If like me, you spend at least some of each day online then, you...

Deductions for Home based Businesses

Sunday, 18 March 2018

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Staking Your Claim

We’ve just been informed that the tax man will be taking a good look at people who make claims for tax concessions for home-based businesses.  I don’t get alarmed at these sort of reminders...

Why You Need a Financial Calender

Thursday, 8 March 2018

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Save the Date

When you’re the one running the show there’s always something else to do.  That’s why I keep a lot of lists and a big calendar.  Otherwise I know there are things that get missed.  Having to...

Manufacturing New Products and Content

Monday, 5 March 2018

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Trying to Pick a Winner

Theres a fine line between making sure you have something fresh and new to offer your customers and spinning out endless new releases that don’t result in sales.  How do you decide...

Automation

Saturday, 24 February 2018

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Time is Money

At the risk of sounding like your grandma, things have sure changed since I first started a business! When we first started I used to do the typing on a machine with a one page memory. We received...

Finding Funding

Friday, 16 February 2018

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Show Me the Money

It can be no small thing to find a source of funding to help finance your business until it gets off the ground.  While over 30% of small businesses are owned by women less than 3% of venture...

Keeping Financial Records

Friday, 9 February 2018

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Why it matters

Along with running your business day to day comes the added responsibility of having to keep your financial records.  Legal requirements vary from country and to country so it’s worthwhile getting...

Time Management

Friday, 2 February 2018

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Finding the time

Theres a lot said these days about time management and productivity but at the end of the day to me it comes down to two things. One is eliminating all the unnecessary crap we do and, two,...

Organisation and Structure

Thursday, 25 January 2018

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Picking the right kind of business

So you’ve decided to start a business.  Great! What kind of business are you going to be? A sole proprieter? A partnership? A company? A limited company? Each one of these...

Easy Finance for Small Business

Monday, 22 January 2018

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What Every Business owner should know

The subject of finance is one of the biggest headaches for many small business people.  I think many people feel that they just don’t have the knowledge they should when...

Setting Financial Goals

Monday, 15 January 2018

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Setting the tone

The New Year is here and I am already running late  Never mind, better late than never. This year I want to talk a little more about finance, especially business finance.

 I think...

Big Breath Out

Friday, 29 December 2017

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Finding the Good

The year is about to end.  As you get older the rate at which they fly by becomes exponentially faster.  I feel like I’m only just accustomed to writing 2017 and already it’s about to change! 

It's Not About the Money

Monday, 18 December 2017

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Finding the reasons why

When you start up a business it can be a struggle financially to get things going. When an established business tells you it’s not about the money it can be easy to snigger with “Well...