5 Xero add-ons that make your rostering, timesheets & payroll problems go away

Still using spreadsheets for rosters, timesheets, and payroll? The administrative load involved in efficiently rostering staff, preparing accurate timesheets, and ensuring that everyone is paid correctly can be a huge burden on a small business – especially if you are doing it all manually. If your business involves shift work or hourly work in hospitality, retail, healthcare, construction, security, or … Read More

Password manager apps: Why you could be a “hacker’s dream” without one

Cloud computing and web-based apps have undoubtedly improved business efficiency. But once you and your team start using various online apps, one aspect quickly becomes inefficient (not to mention downright annoying): having to repeatedly enter usernames and passwords to log in. It’s bad enough having to enter a multitude of login credentials when you first open the apps each morning. … Read More

Small business owners: How valuable is your business?

Thinking of selling? Or just curious to know the value of your business in case you do decide to put it on the market at some point? Many business owners are well-wide of the mark when placing a value on their prized asset. They overvalue it and under-prepare for their exit, believing in a huge potential for their business that … Read More

Managing receipts: How small businesses are banishing bookkeeping boredom

They say only two things are certain in life: death and taxes. For a lot of people, there’s also a third certainty in life: the pain of keeping track of every receipt when it’s time to do the taxes. How many times has your bookkeeper or finance manager asked you for a receipt (that you swore you stuffed somewhere in … Read More

Digital signatures: 5 good reasons to use them in your business

“Signing on the dotted line.” It wasn’t all that long ago that phrase meant signing pen-on-paper. Increasingly these days it can also mean signing on-screen with a stylus—or even with your finger tip!—or by using your computer and keyboard. So why have many businesses moved to using electronic signatures? What are the advantages over using pen-on-paper for signatures on agreements? … Read More

Wishin’ and hopin’? 3 secrets of goal-setting for success

A: “My goal is for my business to win more new clients.”  B: “My goal is for my business to take on 12 new clients by June 30th next year.”  Which of the above goals is more likely to be achieved? If you chose B, you’d be right. It shows serious intent about achieving a goal by placing numbers and … Read More

Your 9-step client referral system to boost growth in your business

How highly do you value leads in your business? For any small or medium business, leads should be the most highly prized currency — to be consistently sought and converted. Without a steady flow of new opportunities, how do you grow? How do you take things to the next level? How do you prepare for the future? There is one … Read More

10 team communication tools to boost productivity

The world has changed. Work has changed. The possibilities provided by cloud and mobile technologies are beyond what most people would even have considered possible just a decade ago. But have you adapted and updated your systems to keep up with — and take advantage of — these exciting and fast-moving changes? Or are you still determined to drive the … Read More