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Help Your Reports Help YOU!

What would happen if your Reports Helped you more? Simple: - you would never make bad decisions! Your reports are decision-making tools, rather than data summaries. Do you regularly receive reports, or have you given up entirely and instead make decisions on the fly? Most business reports simply provide numbers, [...]

2016-12-20T13:08:51+11:00February 17th, 2015|Blog, Budgets, Profit|

6 things to ask your bookkeeper

Your Bookkeeper probably knows a couple of things that can improve your profit, Did you ever think to ask? You have an amazing resource at your fingertips, - are you tapping into all the benefits? Most bookkeepers will have good experience across a variety of businesses, especially the ones working [...]

2016-12-20T13:08:51+11:00February 4th, 2015|Blog, Profit|

9 ways to Avoid Spreadsheet Errors

BEWARE - spreadsheets underpinning many reports are chock-full of errors! Spreadsheets are great, they are my favourite go-to way of dealing with data - BUT there are drawbacks; well actually ONE major drawback - spreadsheets are created by humans - and humans are prone to errors! There are plenty of [...]

2016-12-20T13:08:52+11:00January 28th, 2015|Blog, Profit|

Quick – Dump your New Years Resolutions

sometimes admitting defeat is a good thing We all know we are supposed to set goals, work towards them diligently, and thereby achieve them But have you set yourself up to fail? But what happens when circumstances change along the way? Do you carry on regardless? Do you Drop your [...]

2016-12-20T13:08:52+11:00January 21st, 2015|Blog, Profit|

11 Business Sale Quick Tips

Are you fed up to the Back Teeth with your Business? Make sure you get the price of your Dreams!   Is your New Year's Resolution to "get out"? Then optimise your sale price using these tips. Firstly, don't rush into this - a good sale price needs a bit [...]

2016-12-20T13:08:52+11:00January 6th, 2015|Blog, Selling Support|

Prevent Internal Theft

At least 5% of your Profit is being stolen every day! Definitions: * Theft - the action of stealing; taking something without permission * Fraud - wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain Both these crimes are based on a violation of trust, and the [...]

2016-12-20T13:08:52+11:00December 22nd, 2014|Blog, Cashflow, Profit|

Worst Bookkeeper Errors

And How to Protect Your Business Bookkeeping is roughly 90% repetitive and 10% complex transactions And it is this 10% complexity where most of the errors occur and unfortunately this has two major impacts on your accounts: * Usually these complex transactions are also the larger financial ones - so [...]

2016-12-20T13:08:53+11:00December 8th, 2014|Blog, Profit|

2 ways to Goof your Budget

Goofing your Budget can lead to Business Failure! Are we the biggest threat to our own budgeting success? Budgets often flop because of structural faults such as missing information and spreadsheet errors - however, it is also quite possible to build a very sound budget then unwittingly goof it up. [...]

2016-12-20T13:08:53+11:00December 1st, 2014|Blog, Profit|

Plug Cash Flow Leaks

Find and Plug any Cash Flow Leaks in 6 Quick Steps Cash flow has almost nothing to do with Profit! A business can be profitable and still go bankrupt because of cash flow problems. Profit is not the amount of money you have available in cash - your cash-flows, and [...]

2016-12-20T13:08:53+11:00November 24th, 2014|Blog, Cashflow|

SME Dashboard – Free Ingredients plus Download

Simple Business Dashboard - Free Ingredients plus Download Make really Profitable decisions use these 8 Key Business Indicators Imagine if you had two pages with graphs and charts of your SME information and insights, in front of you right now... How much difference could that make to your profit this [...]

2016-12-20T13:08:53+11:00November 17th, 2014|Blog, Cashflow, Profit|

Budget Sabotage – 2 Ways to Hijack your Budget

2 Ways to Hijack your Budget Are you committing budget sabotage? Budgets often flop because of structural faults such as missing information, as discussed in last week's post, 3 Ways to Avoid Budget Flops. Aside from poor construction we can also be the biggest threat to our own budgeting success! [...]

2016-12-20T13:08:53+11:00November 10th, 2014|Blog, Profit|

3 Ways to Avoid Budget Flops

3 Ways to Avoid Budget Flops Don't let your Budget turn into a Fiasco Fix it Quick! The fact is sometimes (no matter how hard we try) budgets turn against us, they become unhelpful burdens; - we spent hours getting a budget together, only to then have them fail us! [...]

2016-12-20T13:08:54+11:00November 5th, 2014|Blog, Budgets|

4 tips for raising your prices now

4 Cs to help Raise Your Prices Right Now! Without Losing Customers Pricing in many ways is the easiest method of increasing your profits, and yet many of us find it the hardest to address. A great way to maintain profits is by raising your prices at least once a [...]

2016-12-20T13:08:54+11:00October 27th, 2014|Blog, Budgets, Profit|

Great tip to uncover more profit in your SME

A big mistake that steals profits in your SME Take a closer look at your Profit and Loss Report It may well reveal easy ways to uncover more profit in your SME. Understanding your markup and margins then setting your prices well are as critical as the number of sales [...]

2016-12-20T13:08:54+11:00October 20th, 2014|Blog, Profit|

How to NEVER take breaks – it’s easy

Top 4 Vacation Obstructors! These Guarantee you will NEVER take breaks from your SME! Longing for some time off? Dreaming of a Rest, or an Adventure? Start by removing these Top 4 Vacation Blockers! 1. Make every Decision If every tiny detail relating to your business needs to be overseen [...]

2016-12-20T13:08:54+11:00October 6th, 2014|Blog, Selling Support|

Sexy Wages – 4 reasons to Pay yourself well

4 reasons to Pay yourself really Sexy Wages* We Own our Businesses to Prosper - yet so often we underpay ourselves. How many times have you been advised by your Accountant to reduce your profit or takings? Something along the lines of: - "Don't make too much profit; keep [...]

2016-12-20T13:08:55+11:00August 25th, 2014|Blog, Profit, Selling Support|

6 Steps to Choosing Effective KPIs

Choosing Effective KPIs isn't easy Use these 6 steps, to get the best out of your Business KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS - exist to direct decisions and actions; effective KPIs motivate profitable, and successful, business decisions. It seems most people forget to think about the name itself 'Key performance Indicators' when [...]

2016-12-20T13:08:56+11:00July 28th, 2014|Blog, Budgets, Cashflow, Profit, Selling Support|