We asked business owners their top fears and heard the ways to minimise that risk. Getting too much work and not coping with it. While it sounds like the nice problem to have, how do you handle it. If you are fully book out or can’t meet your purchases it is time to consider raising…

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Balancing business growth and keeping work quality with staff A growing business may feel that as the business grows with it comes challenges in keeping staff output as high. The quandary is a good sole operator eventually hits the ceiling in output, but done poorly growth with staff can lead to poorer business work quality.…

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How to have successful meetings with potential referral partners How to have successful meetings with potential referral partners Perhaps you have identified you want to get more effective with your meetings with potential referral partners. Here are some tips to fine tune your effectiveness in extracting more from referral partners in terms of how you…

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ways to look after yourself when in business It may be easy to forget about looking after your health in this busy modern world, but we need our healthy body to do everything. So it makes sense to look after it, as it is a conduit to all our successes in life. Here are some…

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Tips to getting more success Here are some sure fire ways to improve your success in any aspect of your life. Work on yourself, take steps to improve and commit to great results Define what you want as success. Fix your weaknesses Set goals in your own words Have a mission statement Have a life…

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What business owners say is their best advice When we asked business owners their greatest lessons learned or best business advice they said:   Stick to running one business in the early days Get your price right, not too low and not too high Make the hard decisions early Surround yourself with the right people,…

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A simple lesson if new to employing staff Many of you may be thinking about employing staff and not sure what it entails. There are many good things to make staff work well. Here are some of the main aspects of your payroll and accounting. To start with you need to choose and engage people.…

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Learn more about Xero’s accounting software system and its features with their official video learning channel, Xero TV.

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Running a business can be time consuming and if you are like most business owners, you want to spend your time improving sales and looking at the big picture. Your relationship with your accountant should provide you with clarity and satisfaction that you are structured in a way that best suits your circumstances and sheds…

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