Fear busted!!!


Technology can be daunting sometimes, and so can the thought of being on camera! For such a long time I have wanted to get over my fear of being on camera.  And yesterday I had the perfect opportunity.  I was part of a public Google Hangout with Marc Lehmann of Saasu. It was an absolute hoot! I was lucky as ... Read More »

These business owners need not apply…


We have an ideal client profile and one of the chief characteristics of that profile is that the client is focused on making a profit. Yes, making a profit. It seems like a no-brainer right? But it’s not always so. You see, there are business owners who are focused on profit, and there are those that are focused on not ... Read More »

Are you avoiding your paperwork?


First published on the ABN Her Business Blog Have you buried your head in the sand when it comes to your business financials? Do you know where your money is being spent and how much money you have earned? Or do you simply get your books done (or not – shriek!) to get your BAS out of the way, pray that you don’t owe any money and get back to being busy? Are you afraid of knowing exactly how your business is going? I love that saying “feel the fear and do it anyway”, because at least if you do know the hard facts, you’ll be able to make changes. And you never know, your business might be doing better than you thought! Read More »

What You Should Look For In A Bookkeeper – It’s Not Just About Skill Set!


First published on the ABN Her Business Blog Have you resolved to improve the management of your business this year? Perhaps you’ve realised that you can’t be responsible for everything? Bookkeeping is often one of the first tasks that business owners outsource. Unless you’re a bookkeeper, it’s most probably something that nags at the back of your head all the time, stopping you from focusing on what you do best. Read More »

Are you leaving money on the table?


First published on the ABN Her Business Blog You meet people at an event, you swap details. You get back to your office and the ‘busy’ work takes over. Most of us don’t have assistants to delegate work to and even if we do, our client work always comes first . Read More »

Thoughts of an Entrepreneur


First published on the ABN Her Business Blog You started a business because you found something you were passionate about and wanted to create something meaningful around that work. I’ve been thinking about what makes up the heart of a business a lot recently, and thought I could share my thoughts with you, both as a business owner and as someone who spends a lot of time turning businesses upside-down and inside-out to see into all the crevices, making tweaks here and there. Read More »

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 »