Posts Tagged "systems"

Embrace Technology To Stay Ahead Of Your Competitors

Posted by on Jan 4, 2017 in Blog

Embrace Technology To Stay Ahead Of Your Competitors

Whether you are a fan of technology or choose to fight it at every turn, there is no denying that it can be useful for your business. And if last year was anything to go by, this year is going to show that SMEs are relying on technology more than ever to stay ahead of their competitors. More Reliance on the Cloud A greater number of applications will continue to move towards the cloud and businesses will store more information in the cloud services reducing the need to spend as much on storage and backups. From Xero to DropBox, many companies are adopting more apps and services which take advantage of the convenient storage the cloud has to offer. Office applications such as Google Docs and Microsoft Office 365 are making the switch to the cloud easier than ever. An Increase in Apps for Smartphones While businesses are resorting to the usage of apps on their Smartphones to conduct business faster and more efficiently, this year will see many more organisations designing their own apps to take advantage of the billion dollar industry. Competitiveness, better customer experience and an increase in sales are the main reason for the growth...

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Conquer Your Bookkeeping In 2016

Posted by on Jan 26, 2016 in Blog

Conquer Your Bookkeeping In 2016

For many of us, the task of bookkeeping is way down the priority list, constantly being put off until we, begrudgingly, have to sit and focus on it. It happens for any number of reasons; there are more important things to do, it’s time-consuming, it’s frustrating, it’s annoying, it’s confusing, and it’s just not much fun at all. As a result, the bookkeeping builds up, and we find ourselves more frustrated, confused, and overwhelmed. Worse, the task is now going to take hours up hours, possibly an entire day or more, to complete. It gets to the point where it becomes urgent, and you become grumpy and not very pleasant to be around. You vow never to let it get this big or bad again. So how do you manage this? First and foremost, you have to make it a priority. No, it’s not fun, yes there are probably more exciting things you could be doing. Think of it this way; that day you’re inevitably going to have to spend doing it, couldn’t that day be spent being more productive and enjoyable? Schedule It Right now, decide that it’s going to be one of this year’s business priorities. Grab your...

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Should your SME be using Xero Accounting software?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2015 in Blog

Should your SME be using Xero Accounting software?

Deciding on whether to change the accounting software for your small business can be a difficult decision. As you know, we use and recommend Xero but perhaps you don’t really know why. In this post we will give you an overview of the advantages and disadvantages of this top selling program to help you make a more informed choice based on what’s best for your specific situation. Advantages of Xero Intuitive dashboard. The dashboard where you will control your Xero software is laid out in an intuitive manner; this means that there is a short learning curve to master this software, even if you have not used it previously. Easy Importation and compatible with earlier forms of most other major accounting software. One of the main reasons why users choose to stick with an accounting software brand that they don’t enjoy using is that they worry about having trouble importing their sales and other figures that they tracked with another brand of software. Xero is specifically designed to make it easy to import your old bookkeeping records, even if you used another accounting software program. It’s all in the Cloud. Xero operates entirely in the cloud. This means that...

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5 Simple And Quick Shortcuts In Xero To Make Your Life Easier

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Blog

5 Simple And Quick Shortcuts In Xero To Make Your Life Easier

Xero is known for its ease of use and fast processing times, two benefits which make keeping up with the books less difficult for most small business owners.  Despite these features, it’s likely that there are times that you long for a simpler way to complete some common tasks. The following five Xero shortcuts make using your accounting system even easier! 1. Dates and More Dates! Whether you are adding a date to manual transactions, entering your payables or creating invoices, there are a lot of dates to keep up with. Xero knows how frustrating this task can be, and so provides a host of date shortcuts that let you quickly enter a specific date without having to type out the full 10 digits. For example, if you don’t want to have to enter the 10 digit number for a specific date, just hit the tab key or enter the letter t in the date field to populate it with today’s date. Entering the “tom” in the same field will automatically populate it with tomorrow’s date, and “+[number]” will enter the date that is [number] from today’s date. Read Xero’s helpful guide on Date Entry Shortcuts to learn more...

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3 Tips For Systemising Your Business

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Blog

3 Tips For Systemising Your Business

When you first start your business, everything rests upon you; you can achieve sales and growth, based almost entirely on your ability to outwork your competition. If you have just a few clients and only 1 or 2 products or services, this may work in the beginning. What happens though when more and more people discover your product or service and want to buy in? What happens when existing clients want more of your product or service and thus your time and energy? Over time, attempting to “do it all” and outwork your competition simply won’t work as a business strategy. Continuing on this path puts an outer limit on your growth potential and you will simply burn out. In order to survive and grow, you have to mix things up a bit and find a way to restructure your business practices and processes into a systemised model. When you have a systemised business model in place, your plans, practices and procedures are written down and shared so it’s no longer trapped in your mind. As you share your procedures and plans with your team and develop systems for every aspect of your operation, you will finally get the predictive...

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