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The small business owner’s holiday survival guide

3 December 2018 / By Desley Grant
It’s the end of another calendar year, let’s celebrate our successes! There were moments when it felt shaky, but you persevered. Congratulations to small businesses who’ve made it through. 
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Why you should be thinking about your exit strategy now

8 November 2018 / By Desley Grant
Planning for the future allows you to communicate your goals and build value into your organisation. But when you're just starting your business, you're not exactly thinking about the end game.
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Quick success tips for start-up business owners

31 October 2018 / By Desley Grant
Success! When you're starting a business, that's all you can think about - the light at the end of the tunnel. But how are you going to get through that tunnel?
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The quickest way to set your business' goals

20 October 2018 / By Desley Grant
You’ve been trying to determine the path your business should take, but it’s more difficult than you expected.
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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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7 issues that keep businesses from reaching the next level

21 June 2018 / By Desley Grant
Boosting your business to the next level can sometimes feel like mission impossible. Just when you think success is coming your way, it slips between your fingers. Even more frustrating is that all this hard work is starting to seep into your personal life, hurting your ever-important work/life ...
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How can I improve the cash flow of my business?

18 June 2018 / By Desley Grant
Business health is all about your cash flow. If you don’t have a healthy cash flow, you’re not going to be able to run your business smoothly or invest in business growth.
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Ten free tools to simplify business tasks

8 June 2018 / By Desley Grant
When you started your business, you're likely to have had ideals in mind: financial goals, lifestyle goals. You’ve probably noticed that small things often get in the way - and before you know it, your goals can seem pretty distant.
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Hire the right people to attain business success

25 May 2018 / By Desley Grant
Building a business isn’t a 9 to 5 and sometimes it pushes you to your limits – and further. And ultimately you keep going because it’s so rewarding - after all, you see the success every day in the team, the profits and the influence your business extends.
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How to set SMART business goals and succeed

17 May 2018 / By Desley Grant
Who knew that sticking to business goals could be so tough? Things get in the way and the money stretches thin. Before you know it, things are slipping through the cracks. If you lose sight of the long-term business plan and adopt a reactive, day-to-day approach, you're setting your small business ...
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Are you keeping track of these business performance metrics?

10 May 2018 / By Desley Grant
You shouldn't judge a book by its cover - or a business by the number of customers coming through the door. That's because the health of a business is not always obvious at first glance. There's action behind the scenes, so there's always more to tracking business performance than meets the eye.
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Goals for new businesses - the five factors of success

26 April 2018 / By Desley Grant
It's tough enough to get a new business off the ground, let alone make it successful. Small business owners and entrepreneurs are some of the hardest workers around.
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Get certainty over your cash flow with AIM

19 April 2018 / By Desley Grant
 If you've ever felt the pain of paying tax on predicted profits, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Pay-as-you-go for small business landed on 1 April 2018, and it'll save you a headache. It's called AIM, short for the Accounting Income Method, and it's a good thing for small businesses, sole ...
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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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Change focus and watch your business grow

14 February 2018 / By Desley Grant
Building a thriving business doesn’t have to depend on the owner working longer and longer hours themself. In fact, to reach that elusive ‘next level’ everyone’s always talking about and start achieving your personal financial goals as a business owner, it’s essential to move away from your daily ...
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How to maintain focus on the 'big picture' of business ownership

8 February 2018 / By Desley Grant
It’s easy to get lost in your work. When your day-to-day job takes up all of your time however, you’re not seeing new opportunities, considering growth strategies or asking yourself the difficult questions. Put simply, you’re missing the all-important big picture for your business.
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How to work 'on', rather than 'in' your business [Infographic]

1 February 2018 / By Desley Grant
The first in a six-part blog series about how to work 'on' your business rather than 'in' your business, this post shows you how to create a thriving business while achieving your personal financial goals. Instead of working harder, we'll show you how to ask yourself the right questions and put ...
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The top 4 reasons you need a business advisor

25 January 2018 / By Desley Grant
Behind every successful athlete is a great coach, and success in business is no different. Analyse any top business around the world and you’ll find they have one thing in common: their success is a collaborative effort which relies on getting the best advice and guidance in key areas of their ...
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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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