Social Media: Should your business take it seriously?

Isn’t Twitter a waste of time? Isn’t Facebook for the kids? Not anymore. It’s true that Twitter and Facebook started out with very ‘non-business’ objectives. The founder of Twitter actually did invent it so you could tell everyone you were going to the shop to get some milk; and anyone who has seen the movie The Social Network knows about … Read More

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9 ways you can pay less tax (but you need to act quickly)

Time is running out. If you want to take a few simple preventative measures to minimise or defer how much tax you will pay for this Financial Year, you need to do two things: Read the following 9 point checklist, then Call or email us as soon as possible so we can make a time to sit do with you … Read More

Where did it go?: Taking the mystery (and pain) out of managing your money

Most people will quite literally earn millions of dollars in their lifetime. Yet many people struggle financially and live from one pay period to the next. With the ageing population and many Baby Boomers now continuing to work—at least on a part-time basis—past the traditional retirement age, people are working more years than ever. Even if a person works only … Read More

3 reasons personal budgeting is brilliant, not boring!

If a business owner said to you that they run their business without a budget, what would you think? You’d think they were incompetent. Or perhaps lazy? Or both? But what do most families do? When you think about it, a family is actually a mini business. There is income, there are expenses and there is, hopefully, something left over … Read More

Why modern business means cloud-based business

“The cloud” is a phrase that means something very different these days, due to the increasing use of cloud computing. But what exactly is cloud computing? And is it a good option for small businesses? First, a quick definition. Without getting lost in ‘geekspeak’, cloud computing simply means both the software apps you use and your data are stored on … Read More

ON versus IN: Why you should work on your business instead of just in it

“You need to work on your business, not just in your business.” Let’s look at a common scenario. Bill is into making things out of wood. He loved woodwork at high school, and was pretty good at it too. And while Bill has a ‘regular’ job during the week, he also does quite well selling his wares at the weekend … Read More

The trap that can send your highly profitable business broke

There’s a saying in business, “You can go broke making a profit.” And another, “Cash is king. Profit is theory.” As you know only too well, you don’t pay rent, meet payroll or pay your bills with profit. You pay them with cash. A business can make a lot of sales, have a book full of orders, have delighted customers … Read More

Is Your Business Sailing Along Without A Map, Drifting?

For many, the word ‘budget’ is about as appealing as the word ‘diet’. It seems to imply what you will go without, rather than what you will achieve. To a successful business owner, however, the word ‘budget’ has a very different meaning. It’s more like a map than a diet. It’s an outline of where you want to take the … Read More