Keeping on top of small business cash flow

Why are people losing sight of cash flow? Everyone knows a business needs to stay in the black. It’s not a new idea. So it can be hard to imagine why a business would lose sight of cash flow. Until you’re in business yourself and you realise tracking small business cash flow isn’t as easy … Read more

6 ways to measure the health of your business


When you’re running a business, it’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day activity and lose sight of the big picture. Taking stock of the health of your business is important. Knowing where you allow for more effective planning, early warning about any issues, and the chance to better chart a course for success. Attending … Read more

It’s time to Review, NOT Renew!


Overheads, let’s start the beginning, in accounting jargon, to define ‘overhead’ is to refer to ongoing business expenses that aren’t related to labour costs, materials costs, or third-party expenses billed directly to customers like shipping or freight. Overheads can is also sometimes known as ‘operating expenses’, but we’re not here to try an confuse you. … Read more

Customise your Xero chart to improve your accounting


Your Chart of Accounts sits at the heart of your accounting system, providing a list of codes against which you and your accountant can code your financial transactions. That may sound dull, but in fact, it’s a hugely powerful tool for understanding your finances – and giving you the most detailed view of your income … Read more

Thinking investment property, what do you consider?


Keen to get into the property market as an investor? Before you start looking, you need to understand that what you’re looking for in a house, that you would occupy, might be different from an investment property. When you’re hunting for an investment property, rather than looking for features specific to your needs; like commute … Read more

Are you directing or leading…


Did you know that every business has one thing in common? There are 10 departments in every business, no matter how small. These are: Shareholder. Director. Leadership. Product / Service Development. Operations. Marketing. Sales. Finance. Admin / IT. HR. Many business owners control multiple departments and where many if not all of them. Now imagine … Read more

When you want to simplify payroll, the simple choice is Xero


If it’s time to (start using/switch to more powerful) online payroll software, I recommend Xero payroll for many reasons. We have listed a few of the reasons below on why Xero Payroll makes for one of the best choices for running payroll in your business. Simplicity – With just a few clicks you can choose how … Read more

What is SEO and how you should empower your business with it


SEO or Search Engine Optimisation is the term used to describe a number techniques you can use to increase the visibility of your company online. SEO may involve some time invested, but it is worthwhile to increase traffic and enquiries through your website Why is SEO so important? The internet is now the first port … Read more

Avoid the scammers


You’ve been scammed, hacked or breached! Another year, another scam. While data-driven crime is more sophisticated and difficult to address than ever, human error and judgement remain one of the major problems. The latest data breach report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is surprising for the simplicity of the problems – … Read more