Posts Tagged "Christmas"

7 Ways to Relieve Stress Over the Holiday Season

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in Blog

7 Ways to Relieve Stress Over the Holiday Season

Often the stress of the holiday season and the end of the year workload can build up causing lack of sleep and excessive tension in our bodies. Here are seven ways to help you relieve some of the stress so you can return to work feeling fresh and rejuvenated after your break and even more creative than ever. Spend time alone During the Christmas and New Year period, we spend a lot of time catching up with friends and family to celebrate the holiday festivities and the year ahead. Try to plan for times each day when it is just you, focusing on something that you love to do. A little bit of time can go a long way to relieving stress and increasing happiness. Read a book, go for a walk, nap or prepare yourself a little snack and enjoy the moment. Once you get in the habit of doing this without guilt, you will find it easier to continue with the practice in the future. Exercise to decrease stress levels We all need a bit of exercise to feel healthy and happy. It is great for your self-esteem and self-image and a wonderful mood enhancer. Whether you...

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Merry Christmas From The Accounts Studio

Posted by on Dec 23, 2016 in Blog

Merry Christmas From The Accounts Studio

The team at The Accounts Studio would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our clients and friends for their continued support over the last twelve months. We look forward to being able to assist you in 2017. May your Christmas be merry and your new year happy and...

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Your 2016 Christmas Business Checklist

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 in Blog

Your 2016 Christmas Business Checklist

Most businesses are closing up on Friday to take some much-needed time off over the holiday season. Some businesses will remain closed until after the New Year, while others will operate with a skeleton staff over Christmas to monitor the phones and answer any queries. Before you leave the office on Christmas Eve, you may want to run through this checklist to ensure that you have dotted the I’s and crossed the T’s. Confirm that everyone knows what shifts they will be working from the 23 December until the 2 January (or whatever date full staff resumes). Is there enough staff to deal with any issues if there is a problem? Look at the worst case scenario and work from there. Are the relevant telephone numbers clearly available if there happens to be a work emergency? Check to see if they are up to date and accessible. Are the times and dates of your opening hours clearly marked on your website to avoid any unnecessary confusion? This is important for both online and brick and mortar businesses. Have you updated your website to reflect the end of year holiday season? Up to date content is always welcomed by search engines. Have...

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Preparing For The Christmas Rush

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015 in Blog

Preparing For The Christmas Rush

As we head into the holiday season, you’ve likely already been hiring and training extra staff to help you deal with the influx of shoppers. In addition to these preparations, try some of these tips to help reduce stress and increase your level of success this Christmas season! Resolve to NOT Compete on Price Don’t count on being able to go head to head with larger retailers based on price this season. Due to having far greater sales volumes, these retailers often have greater bargaining power with suppliers, which lower their cost. To compete as a small business owner, focus on finding ways to offer exclusive, value-added services or products that can be customised and tailored to the needs and specifications of individual clients. Before the season gets into full swing, and as part of offering great service, conduct a “walk-through” of your sales space, whether you have a physical location or a virtual website. Take steps to ensure that it’s quick and simple for customers to select their items and check out. During the hectic holidays, no one wants to stand in a long line or otherwise wait, to be able to give you their money and finalise their...

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A Christmas Carol In Progress

Posted by on Dec 18, 2013 in Blog

A Christmas Carol In Progress

It’s almost Christmas so it is time for something a little more light-hearted.  Recently I came across a Christmas carol which is perfect for accountants and bookkeepers so I thought I would share it with you. The carol is still evolving and there are more verses to come so keep your eye on The Summa where you will gradually find the rest of the verses. Here you have “An Accounting Song for Christmas” by David Albrecht.  I will bet that you can’t read this through without singing it in your head.   On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, A debit where a credit ought to be.   On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Two much expense, And a debit where a credit ought to be.   On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Three cups of coffee, Two much expense, And a debit where a credit ought to be.   On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me, Four accounting giants, Three cups of coffee, Two much expense, And a debit where a credit ought to be.  ...

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