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What accounting software package should a small business use?

For me Phil, i think it all depends on the type of business they run, what flexibility they need and they may be small now but what happens as they grow. One solution doesnt fit all. Will they need to start upgrading or needing expensive add ons etc which for a small business could mean they are spending $$$ a year on accounting software. Yes, it makes sense to find a solution that is cloud based as getting access to your critical data from anywhare at anytime is vitally important, i just recommend that business owners (and advisor) do there due dilengence so it's doesnt become a mistake down the track.

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Starting a Business

3 common problems faced by start-up businesses

Starting and managing a new business is said to be one of the hardest things you can do—what with the tons of financial, managerial, technological, and marketing challenges that arise every day. But true-blooded entrepreneurs do not cringe in the face of these challenges for one important reason: They know they are not alone and their problems have plagued others before them. Overwhelmed by...

Accounting

5 ways to save time and money with accounting software

One effective way businesses can save time and money is by finding the right accounting software that meets your needs and your business will not out grow your systems. Combining this with best practice bookkeeping, businesses can streamline and fast-track many processes while ensuring accuracy and efficiency. As the business owner, you must lead change in your business. But in case you are unaw...

Business Management

5 tips to help keep your business out of the dark

Running a business successfully for does not guarantee that the good times continue in the future. It is important for business owners to have a checklist of regular must-dos in order to keep mistakes at bay. No matter how you try to remember important tasks, the reality is that time may be insufficient to accomplish them—and worse, you may have inexperienced people doing them that leads to m...

Outsourcing

To outsource your bookkeeping or diy

Starting, running and growing a business is definitely more challenging than being an employee without all the stress. As the business owner, you wear many hats at the same time: complying with ATO, sales and marketing, responding to suppliers and clients, handling and paying employees, and analysing financial information, among many others.  No matter how skilled and hardworking you are, ther...

Bookkeeping

Tips to dramatically reduce overhead costs in your business

Overhead or indirect costs are part of running a business—these cannot be eliminated in the process of providing services or creating products. However, there are many ways overhead costs can be minimised, especially in the accounting or bookkeeping aspect of the business. The Internet age has allowed business owners to move their systems into the cloud, allowing them to reach more customers...

Social Media

5 steps in building your social media strategy

The internet has redefined how people do business. Efforts for traditional marketing have been replaced with modern ones that drive better results in shorter amount of time. Then followed the marketing shift to social media platforms which allow business owners to target customers more precisely and communicate with them to build their brand and trust. Social media marketing is beneficial to al...

Sales and Marketing

5 tips to implement a mobile strategy for your business

In this day and age when everything is accessible using a smartphone (my 2 year old is now swiping the ipad and wanting to download apps), it is important to develop a strong and stable mobile strategy for your business. In a July 2013 survey conducted by IDG Global Solutions, 41% of people used their personal smartphone for business and 37% used their tablet. An infographic from SlickText.com s...

Business Growth

4 big trends to stay ahead of your competitors in 2014

If 2013 has been a not-so-good year for some businesses, 2014 is a spark of new hope for business owners. It is the best time to start over and learn from the difficulties experienced last year. Business owners need to take stock of what is happening in the industry, competitors’ tactics, and customers’ needs. They also need to focus on new strategies to stay ahead of the game.  Here are s...

Business Growth

7 cloud apps that will make our business more productive in 2014?

What's Going to Make You More Productive In 2014? Being in the business of helping SME's connect their data and access their Important financial information with our cloud accounting software, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the cloud apps I use to help stay focused and productive. 7 cloud apps that keep me on track each day. Buffer –We all now that social media is an imp...

Customer Retention

6 tips to retain and attract customers in 2014!

Like most businesses, we are facing more and more competition and threats to our core business. So to help stay ahead of the game and maximise the retention rate of your existing customers, and continue to attract new customers, below are 6 tips to get you started. 6 tips to retain and attract customers in 2014 Tip 1 - Tell your target audience how you can solve their problems using email cam...

Budgeting and Forecasting

5 Tips To Help Get The Most Out Of Your Budgeting

It's staggering that we are at the half way mark of another financial year. Where did that time go? As well has a hard earned break, like most business owners you may (or may be scared too) look at the performance of your business against the goals or the budget you set back in May / June, if you actually set one. Developing and using budgets should become a daily and weekly management tool. ...

Business Planning

3 steps to uncovering your big priorities for 2014

Coming to the close of 2013, like most of us, it’s a time for some downtime, fun with family and friends and a chance to reflect what was good, bad and the ugly of your businesses performance over the past year. For some of you, this may actually be the busiest time of the year! It’s also a great time to start thinking about what will be install for you, your team and your business in 2014....

Cashflow Management

Increase your cashflow by automating 3 simple daily tasks

Daily administrative tasks like creating and sending out invoices, and chasing customers that have conveniently forgotten to pay you, can take up an enormous amount of time and resources in your business. They can also become very mundane and placed at the bottom of the to do list or too hard basket. These daily tasks may not seem a big deal but can lead to bigger issues down the track, for ex...

Sales and Marketing

12 great leading sales questions to ask clients & prospects

As fast growing business owners, we are always looking at ways to find new business or add greater value to our existing customers. The sales landscape is changing and the way we interact with potential customers and even existing ones has changed. With people wanting access to information with a click of a button and on their own terms, means that the challenge now is the lack of opportunity t...

Accounting

5 Tips To Get Your Bookkeeping Right From Day One

For entrepreneurs, coming up with an idea and starting a new business can happen with a blink of an eye. The challenge comes when money starts heading out the door for expenses such as office rent, internet costs, paying employees or contractors, when revenue starts coming in the door and staying up to date and compliant with the ATO. A very small business may get away with living off spreadsh...

Bookkeeping

5 common mistakes business owners make when using accounting software

Having experienced running multiple business myself and now helping business owners get more from the accounting software, I thought it would be good to share some of my own mistakes as well as some of the common mistakes business owners continue to make when using accounting software. 1. It’s the wrong platform to start with! Marketing is a very powerful thing. So is listening to people who t...

Accounting

The challenges of record keeping as businesses owner

This week at the National Franchise Convention on the Gold Coast, we were fortunate enough to facilitate a session with a group of franchisor, financial advisors and business owners and thought, it was worth sharing some of the insights, challenges and tips business owners are facing with their record keeping.   Here’s is a quick summary of the challenges that was shared this morning:   ...

Cashflow Management

Is Your Cash Flow Keeping You Awake At Night?

Christmas is only 10 weeks away! Will you have enough cash in the bank to get you through? Like most businesses, Christmas time is not always about laughter and celebration. For business owners, the harsh reality of your business closing down for 2 weeks (unless you’re your in the retail, hospitality or online space), means that there is limited contact with customers, no work going out the do...

Accounting

Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Cloud Accounting Software?

Gone are the days that your accounting software is just a means to an end for sending invoices, preparing your BAS/IAS or giving your accountant the data they need to prepare your end of year financials and tax returns. As a business owner myself, I too saw our accounting software more as a “painful” part of my business to deal but thankfully, my eyes were opened to new ways of managing my bu...

Andrew Oldham answered this question

Are you interested in building a strategic alliance?

Hi Mahua,

We are looking at new strategic alliances at the moment in the recruitment space, providing HR consultants and recruitment businesses valued added solutions like packaging up payroll processing and payroll software. 

If this is something you are looking for, I'm happy to have a chat offline.

Starting a Business

3 common problems faced by start-up businesses

Starting and managing a new business is said to be one of the hardest things you can do—what with the tons of financial, managerial, technological, and marketing challenges that arise every day. But true-blooded entrepreneurs do not cringe in the face of these challenges for one important reason: They know they are not alone and their problems have plagued others before them. Overwhelmed by...

Accounting

5 ways to save time and money with accounting software

One effective way businesses can save time and money is by finding the right accounting software that meets your needs and your business will not out grow your systems. Combining this with best practice bookkeeping, businesses can streamline and fast-track many processes while ensuring accuracy and efficiency. As the business owner, you must lead change in your business. But in case you are unaw...

Business Management

5 tips to help keep your business out of the dark

Running a business successfully for does not guarantee that the good times continue in the future. It is important for business owners to have a checklist of regular must-dos in order to keep mistakes at bay. No matter how you try to remember important tasks, the reality is that time may be insufficient to accomplish them—and worse, you may have inexperienced people doing them that leads to m...

Outsourcing

To outsource your bookkeeping or diy

Starting, running and growing a business is definitely more challenging than being an employee without all the stress. As the business owner, you wear many hats at the same time: complying with ATO, sales and marketing, responding to suppliers and clients, handling and paying employees, and analysing financial information, among many others.  No matter how skilled and hardworking you are, ther...

Bookkeeping

Tips to dramatically reduce overhead costs in your business

Overhead or indirect costs are part of running a business—these cannot be eliminated in the process of providing services or creating products. However, there are many ways overhead costs can be minimised, especially in the accounting or bookkeeping aspect of the business. The Internet age has allowed business owners to move their systems into the cloud, allowing them to reach more customers...

Social Media

5 steps in building your social media strategy

The internet has redefined how people do business. Efforts for traditional marketing have been replaced with modern ones that drive better results in shorter amount of time. Then followed the marketing shift to social media platforms which allow business owners to target customers more precisely and communicate with them to build their brand and trust. Social media marketing is beneficial to al...

Sales and Marketing

5 tips to implement a mobile strategy for your business

In this day and age when everything is accessible using a smartphone (my 2 year old is now swiping the ipad and wanting to download apps), it is important to develop a strong and stable mobile strategy for your business. In a July 2013 survey conducted by IDG Global Solutions, 41% of people used their personal smartphone for business and 37% used their tablet. An infographic from SlickText.com s...

Business Growth

4 big trends to stay ahead of your competitors in 2014

If 2013 has been a not-so-good year for some businesses, 2014 is a spark of new hope for business owners. It is the best time to start over and learn from the difficulties experienced last year. Business owners need to take stock of what is happening in the industry, competitors’ tactics, and customers’ needs. They also need to focus on new strategies to stay ahead of the game.  Here are s...

Business Growth

7 cloud apps that will make our business more productive in 2014?

What's Going to Make You More Productive In 2014? Being in the business of helping SME's connect their data and access their Important financial information with our cloud accounting software, I thought it would be a good idea to share some of the cloud apps I use to help stay focused and productive. 7 cloud apps that keep me on track each day. Buffer –We all now that social media is an imp...

Customer Retention

6 tips to retain and attract customers in 2014!

Like most businesses, we are facing more and more competition and threats to our core business. So to help stay ahead of the game and maximise the retention rate of your existing customers, and continue to attract new customers, below are 6 tips to get you started. 6 tips to retain and attract customers in 2014 Tip 1 - Tell your target audience how you can solve their problems using email cam...

Budgeting and Forecasting

5 Tips To Help Get The Most Out Of Your Budgeting

It's staggering that we are at the half way mark of another financial year. Where did that time go? As well has a hard earned break, like most business owners you may (or may be scared too) look at the performance of your business against the goals or the budget you set back in May / June, if you actually set one. Developing and using budgets should become a daily and weekly management tool. ...

Business Planning

3 steps to uncovering your big priorities for 2014

Coming to the close of 2013, like most of us, it’s a time for some downtime, fun with family and friends and a chance to reflect what was good, bad and the ugly of your businesses performance over the past year. For some of you, this may actually be the busiest time of the year! It’s also a great time to start thinking about what will be install for you, your team and your business in 2014....

Cashflow Management

Increase your cashflow by automating 3 simple daily tasks

Daily administrative tasks like creating and sending out invoices, and chasing customers that have conveniently forgotten to pay you, can take up an enormous amount of time and resources in your business. They can also become very mundane and placed at the bottom of the to do list or too hard basket. These daily tasks may not seem a big deal but can lead to bigger issues down the track, for ex...

Sales and Marketing

12 great leading sales questions to ask clients & prospects

As fast growing business owners, we are always looking at ways to find new business or add greater value to our existing customers. The sales landscape is changing and the way we interact with potential customers and even existing ones has changed. With people wanting access to information with a click of a button and on their own terms, means that the challenge now is the lack of opportunity t...

Accounting

5 Tips To Get Your Bookkeeping Right From Day One

For entrepreneurs, coming up with an idea and starting a new business can happen with a blink of an eye. The challenge comes when money starts heading out the door for expenses such as office rent, internet costs, paying employees or contractors, when revenue starts coming in the door and staying up to date and compliant with the ATO. A very small business may get away with living off spreadsh...

Bookkeeping

5 common mistakes business owners make when using accounting software

Having experienced running multiple business myself and now helping business owners get more from the accounting software, I thought it would be good to share some of my own mistakes as well as some of the common mistakes business owners continue to make when using accounting software. 1. It’s the wrong platform to start with! Marketing is a very powerful thing. So is listening to people who t...

Accounting

The challenges of record keeping as businesses owner

This week at the National Franchise Convention on the Gold Coast, we were fortunate enough to facilitate a session with a group of franchisor, financial advisors and business owners and thought, it was worth sharing some of the insights, challenges and tips business owners are facing with their record keeping.   Here’s is a quick summary of the challenges that was shared this morning:   ...

Cashflow Management

Is Your Cash Flow Keeping You Awake At Night?

Christmas is only 10 weeks away! Will you have enough cash in the bank to get you through? Like most businesses, Christmas time is not always about laughter and celebration. For business owners, the harsh reality of your business closing down for 2 weeks (unless you’re your in the retail, hospitality or online space), means that there is limited contact with customers, no work going out the do...

Accounting

Are You Getting The Most Out of Your Cloud Accounting Software?

Gone are the days that your accounting software is just a means to an end for sending invoices, preparing your BAS/IAS or giving your accountant the data they need to prepare your end of year financials and tax returns. As a business owner myself, I too saw our accounting software more as a “painful” part of my business to deal but thankfully, my eyes were opened to new ways of managing my bu...

Andrew Oldham answered this question

What accounting software package should a small business use?

For me Phil, i think it all depends on the type of business they run, what flexibility they need and they may be small now but what happens as they grow. One solution doesnt fit all. Will they need to start upgrading or needing expensive add ons etc which for a small business could mean they are spending $$$ a year on accounting software. Yes, it makes sense to find a solution that is cloud based as getting access to your critical data from anywhare at anytime is vitally important, i just recommend that business owners (and advisor) do there due dilengence so it's doesnt become a mistake down the track.

Andrew Oldham answered this question

Andrew Oldham answered this question

Are you interested in building a strategic alliance?

Hi Mahua,

We are looking at new strategic alliances at the moment in the recruitment space, providing HR consultants and recruitment businesses valued added solutions like packaging up payroll processing and payroll software. 

If this is something you are looking for, I'm happy to have a chat offline.

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