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Maintenance is the key to organised numbers


First published on the ABN Her Business Blog In order to keep on top of your business paperwork, you need a system for keeping it organised all of the time; a maintenance program. Maintenance must occur regularly, preferably weekly, regardless of who is doing it. Schedule a regular appointment with yourself (or your bookkeeper) to get it all sorted. Read More »

The Business of Busyness


First published on the ABN Her Business Blog How do you keep track of your projects and tasks? How do you get to the end of your day and make sure that you have accomplished your goals for the day? How do you make sure you haven’t been fluffing around being busy but not accomplishing anything? It’s so easy to get stuck in the business of busyness, doing those tasks that are ultimately not important. Read More »

What can you achieve in 90 days?


First published on the ABN Her Business Blog How’s business? Travelling along okay? Or are you busily focused on end of financial year, just trying to make it so you can start fresh again on July 1? Forget the End of Financial year guff going on; forget tax planning; and get back to what’s real – your business. Read More »

Time Billing vs Value Billing


First published on the ABN Her Business Blog As service professionals, most of us are tracking our time, whether that is for the purpose of charging clients per billable hour or measuring our time spent on projects for which a client is paying. How can we satisfy our need to track our time for “billable” purposes with the requirement to satisfy the needs of our clients? Read More »

I don’t know enough.


First published on the ABN Her Business Blog You’ve said this before, right? I used to think the same. I spent a long time studying part time for my accountancy degree – started, but never completed an e-commerce masters and started, but never completed my CPA. I’m grateful now that I didn’t complete them; I don’t need them. Read More »

Kick start your budget


First published on the ABN Her Business Blog So it’s nearly end of financial year and you start to think, goodness I need to set a budget for next year. But, where to start? It’s quite easy really. The basic template you start with is your current year results. Simply, run a current year profit and loss by month report, export to Excel and you have the beginnings of a new relationship with a budget. Read More »

Freshbooks, fantastic billing system; Accounting system not so much.


I love Freshbooks. I use it in my own business. It’s a fantastic billing system. It has been responsible for reducing my accounts overdue by as much as 30%. But I was a little disturbed when I received an email from the head of Freshbooks announcing that from this day forward Freshbooks would be known as “Cloud Accounting". What? I kept reading, quite puzzled. Read More »

Are you sabotaging your business decisions?


Business is all about decisions. And the speed at which you can make them effectively has a direct impact on the growth and stability of your business. So let me ask you this? Are you sabotaging the big decisions in your business by not having all the relevant information at your fingertips? Read More »

Success is Predictable


The workshop was a great refresher on the model, and its components. But it also cemented the concepts further through examples and attendee discussion. I was in mind heaven working through the concepts! The link between the personality styles - visionary, operator, processor and synergist - and the stages on the Predictable Success growth model were covered at length. Read More »