Finding and retaining the key talent for your business

The job market has been through plenty of ups and downs in recent years. But in 2024, the real challenge is attracting and retaining the top talent you need to grow your business. Finding the skilled employees, you need, and keeping them in the business, is vital for driving innovation and growth over the coming […]

Review your expenses – and save yourself money!

Running a business will always mean incurring certain expenses, or ‘spend’. Whether you’re a large family business or a small fledgling startup, there will be costs, overheads and supplier bills that mount up – and these expenses will gradually chip away at your cash position, making it more difficult to grow and make a profit. […]

How does an accountant save you money?

Turning a profit will be high on your list of goals as a business owner. And if you want to generate the best margins, that means keeping an eye on the money that’s going out of the business, as well as what’s coming in. So, how can your accountant help with this? The days when […]

Meeting the environmental expectations of your customers

As environmental consciousness rises, small businesses in 2024 face increasing pressure to adopt sustainable practices and reduce their carbon footprint. But going green means being able to balance your desire to run a sustainable, environmentally conscious business with the pressing need to remain economically and strategically viable. Meeting the environmental expectations of your core customer […]

Setting goals for you and your business in 2024

The new year is a new beginning. If you are a business owner, this is often the time of year when you reflect on where you are at and think about your business goals for the year ahead. Setting goals is an essential part of personal and professional growth. These could be lofty goals, or […]

Five steps to better cash flow

Need a hand managing cash flow? You’re not alone. The key is getting your invoicing right, by invoicing customers as soon as possible and using tools like Xero’s invoice reminders to move payments along. That said, there are a few other simple rules you can apply to manage your cash flow and get your invoices […]

Knowing the difference between ‘responding’ and ‘reacting’ in marketing

Marketing moves fast, especially in the digital arena, where the latest trend, app or meme can suddenly become the flavour of the day. But is it always best to jump on the latest bandwagon? When you’re coming up with strategies and tactics for marketing your business, it’s important to know the difference between responding to […]

What are your business goals for the year ahead?

The beginning of a new calendar year is an excellent time to review the year just finished and reflect on what worked, what didn’t, what you’d like to change and new things you’d like to implement. Take the time to review the year and acknowledge all that has happened, good, bad, or indifferent. Examining the […]

Can an AI assistant streamline your business?

A business AI assistant is an artificial intelligence-powered software tool that’s designed to support and enhance different areas of your business administration and management. These AI assistants (sometimes known as virtual assistants or chatbots) use natural language processing (NLP), machine learning and automation to interact with you, your team, and your customers. They can give […]

Holiday cash flow for your small business

Are you heading away for a break from the business this year? This time of year can be hard on small business. Your expenses continue and your cashflow can suffer when your debtors go on holiday. Leading up to the holiday period, is your business cash flow in good health to carry you through? With […]