Xero News – Quotes now available

Xero have released a long awaited feature in the past week – the ability to produce quotes. Many Xero users have been providing quotes by creating a draft invoice but now that quotes are available it offers a much better way of providing and managing quotes to help you improve your sales results. To read more click here for Xero’s blog post You access quotes by going to Sales and…  Read more

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The last few years have seen a new wave breaking in the marketing world. You may be aware of it under different labels, but ‘inbound marketing’ is an umbrella term for the change. The bedrock of marketing was always outbound strategy: the print advertisement the billboard the commercial on TV or in the cinema (remember going out to the movies?) Market share used to be heavily influenced by how much…  Read more

Avoiding the January Blues

Avoiding the January blues Many people kick start the New Year with a myriad of resolutions, from keeping fit to losing weight or achieving financial goals. However, many of those resolutions fail to embody anything remotely close to working life. The first week back is usually a slow one; clearing out the inbox (usually spam as most other people were also on break) dusting off the keyboard and restocking the…  Read more

Xero Tips & Tricks – including setting a budget in Xero

  Xero Tips & Tricks One of the things that we have learned with Xero is that many of our clients needs are different and that knowing how to use Xero properly is an important part of the picture and that is why we have been investing in our own training and in developing ways to get more education around Xero to our clients. We have found that the best…  Read more

Mark’s musing – How to make your business really fly

As part of our continuing education, recently myself and Paul Dawson our Business Development Manager, attended a 4 day workshop in Sydney called ‘The Experts Academy’. It was an amazing 4 days, with over 350 business owners attending the workshop from all different industries. The purpose of the workshop was to learn how we as business owners could better serve our clients through adding greater value. Following the workshop, as…  Read more

Xero Tip – Creating a quick budget in Xero

Xero Tips and Trick Video Based on the feedback we have received the most common area that Xero users want assistance in is Reporting and Budgets. So this is the first of a series of tips we will be creating to help out in this area. One easy way to quickly get a budget in Xero and start using a budget to analyse the performance of your business is to load…  Read more

If you can measure it, you can manage it!

What you can measure you can manage Most small business operators are lazy about keeping records to help them improve their business. They’d say they are too busy. If you provide services, you need good time recording to measure your performance. It’s very onerous keeping time records, but if you’re prepared to do it well, it will add thousands of dollars to your profit. You must keep a record of…  Read more

7 Ways to Improve Workplace Productivity

The success of any business, large or small, depends largely on nurturing an efficient, productive workplace. While improving employee productivity should always be a priority when the ultimate goal is a sustainable and profitable business, the process is easier said than done. Below are some of the most effective methods of managing a productive, happy workplace while increasing output: Establish Accountability Productivity depends on every employee understanding that the jobs…  Read more

Your feedback matters – how can we serve you better?

The Proactive Accountants Network (to which we belong) is conducting a global survey on what businesses really want from their accountant in order to help the profession offer more tailored services to help you run your business better. This survey is being sent to businesses by accountants globally.We would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to tell us about your experience with us. Your feedback will not…  Read more

Use email signature as a marketing tool

An email signature can be a useful marketing tool. A signature can automatically go on the end of every email you send. It should at the very least include your contact details, company name and your designation (i.e. sales manager).  It can also include the company logo and, if relevant, your website and social media addresses (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). However, you can use the signature to market yourself, your company…  Read more

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