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Xero Expenses – beautifully reimagined

23 July 2018 / By Xero
Expense claims are an administration burden for all businesses. What should be a simple task of reimbursing employees can quickly slide into a paper-filled back-office nightmare.
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AIM - the new method for calculating provisional tax

12 April 2018 / By Desley Grant
Managing the finances of a small business is hard work. So if you've ever felt the pain of paying lump sum taxes in advance, we have good news. AIM landed on 1 April 2018. It's pay-as-you-go for small business. It will make provisional tax payments easier on the cash flow of your small business. ...
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What KPIs should your business use?

11 January 2018 / By Desley Grant
One of the most important buzzword acronyms thrown around the business world is “KPI”, or key performance indicator. Yes, you’re likely to have heard of KPIs. But, are you crystal clear about what they are? In this blog post we clarify what exactly a KPI is, and even more importantly, help you work ...
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6 all-important factors when prepping your business for sale

20 December 2017 / By Desley Grant
The decision to sell your business is a big one. If you’re considering putting your business on the market rather than passing it onto the next generation, it requires careful thought and preparation. After all, you’ve put countless hours of hard work into growing your company and selling it should ...
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Ways to get your invoices paid on time

14 December 2017 / By Desley Grant
Invoices – they’re a part of everyday life for small business owners.  In our last blog post, “Demystifying your invoicing terms (Part 1 of 2)” we helped define some of the most common invoicing terms, that quite often confuse new business owners. Now that you have this understanding under your ...
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Busted! 10 myths about startup success

30 November 2017 / By Desley Grant
While most entrepreneurs are great at what they do, they very rarely start out as experts in running a business. So, when starting out in your business it’s a smart idea to seek advice from people who know what they’re talking about, and know the world of business ownership that you live in.
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7 things business owners should be outsourcing in 2018

23 November 2017 / By Desley Grant
When you’re a business owner it’s tempting to do everything yourself – it saves you money right? Well no, more often than not, it doesn’t.
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5 cash flow errors to avoid at all costs

16 November 2017 / By Desley Grant
Learning to manage cash flow is part science, part art form, and when done effectively can power you towards your goals while enhancing your business growth. On the flip side of the coin, failing to manage cash flow efficiently can see your business pay the ultimate price – a study done by the ...
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Business benchmarking: what is it and why should you be doing it?

9 November 2017 / By Desley Grant
Your business is underway and things are progressing, but how do you know if you are going about things in the right way? How are you doing in comparison to other businesses out there? Are other companies doing things that you could apply to your business to reach and exceed your goals, faster?
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6 essential roles you need in your startup dream team

2 November 2017 / By Desley Grant
You want your startup to be a roaring success, and we want to put you in the best place to ensure that happens. Particularly in the early days of your business when you’re getting established, it’s important to make sure you surround yourself with the right people and expertise, to give you and ...
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6 signs you need a business coach

26 October 2017 / By Desley Grant
Similarly to the sporting world, where we are most familiar with the use of the term “coach”, in the business world having a coach isn't just for inexperienced players. Identifying the need for regular advice and coaching doesn't equate to incompetence or weakness. Regardless of where you’re at in ...
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The dangers of undercutting and racing to the bottom

19 October 2017 / By Isaac Gommers
Imagine this scenario - a potential customer calls you and asks for a quote.  They call back later claiming they have found a competitor who can do the job for 10% less.  They explain they like your vibe more and would rather have you do the job, so could you please match that price?  What do you ...
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The importance of business planning and strategy from a bankers’ perspective

16 October 2017 / By Jaron van de Waardt
'If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’ When you are a bank considering an application for lending this statement rings true. A prospective client without a business plan isn’t very attractive as it is difficult to quantify how you intend on achieving your goals and ultimately repaying the bank. 
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Nom nom nom...

11 October 2017 / By Sally Newcombe
I love working with hospo businesses. It probably has something to do with the fact that eating is one of my favourite activities. Particularly when it’s set in a cool atmosphere and washed down by a yummy vino.  But also, because most hospo business owners are in the trade because they’re so ...
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How a trusted sounding board can set you up for success

24 August 2017 / By RightWay
Are you a small business owner wearing every hat in the business? If so, we’re picking there are times when you don't have the guidance, support or information you need to implement an idea or strategy?   You’re not alone.
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How to take control of your cash flow (and your life)

17 August 2017 / By RightWay
Are you concerned about business cash flow? Do you often catch yourself wondering about who has paid you, how much money is in the bank and how you’ll pay your creditors? 
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