Checklist for the Financial Year End!

One of the most common mistakes business owners make is thinking about the financial year end when it is upon them and time is against them. I’ll let you in on a little secret, the financial year end is the same day each year! Therefore, the key to a seamless and stress free financial year end is in the preparation. What better time to start than NOW! To help you along, I’ve put together a […]

Strategic Planning … make it count!

Often, we associate strategic planning with big business, and complicated scenarios that we forget that strategic planning can be applied to varying situations including and especially small business. Strategic planning doesn’t have to be this all-encompassing complicated process … it can be a multitude of strategic plans based on various areas of business and driven by where you want your business to go. What I mean by this, for example, is you may find yourself […]

Understanding the Impact of Payment Terms on Small Business

It goes without saying that cash flow is a big thing in any business! But what’s important to understand about cash flow is, that whilst a lot of businesses believe that most of the time they can’t control the flow of cash and that it’s a guessing game for the most part, you actually are in complete control of as and when cash comes and goes in your business. What do I mean by this? […]

Finding the right Business Coach

I want to talk about Business Coaches. We hear this term thrown around a lot and often it seems quite saturated in the marketplace. However, finding the right Business Coach or somebody who can really be in your corner as a support system for your business, is invaluable.. Outsourcing is one of those things that we often do for all the obvious stuff. I need a HR expert so I’ll get a HR expert in […]

How to get your costings right the first time!

Often, I find when I am working with a client, they have queries about why their cash doesn’t match their productivity levels and they struggle from day to day to actually even pay bills. One of the biggest killers I find in this situation is that people haven’t really examined what pricing strategies they have adopted in line with the way in which they operate their business. It’s quite easy for us as business owners […]