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When to Hire an Accountant?

The article linked here is specific to qualified Accountants – knowing when NOT hiring an Accountant will cause more time and money than doing so! I encourage all my clients to have a great Accountant and keep them close. As for when to hire a bookkeeper? Well, any task no matter how small can be delegated […]

More on Cloud Storage

Another great article on moving to online storage systems. If you are weighing things up, or well over paper filing, read on! Ask me more if you are still unsure…http://www.securestorageservices.co.uk/article/11/pros-and-cons-of-cloud-storage

How to Manage Change

This is a post from Receipt Bank, a Xero Add On partner that I use with some of my clients. Fantastic article for all businesses to think through – how can you thrive in these rapidly changing times? Read it here: How To Manage Change

Small Business Checklist

An Article from Xero: Time flies when you’re running your own business. Days can quickly turn into weeks as you focus on the day-to-day work. And sometimes you can work so hard it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. Our monthly checklist will ensure you keep your business on track.   10 tasks to […]

Those Pesky Invoices

All refreshed and holidayed and ready for the new year at work? (I hear a few ‘yeah, right!’s) I have been doing some big thinking over the summer break, mostly about getting my own business right, but that involves researching some ways to improve all businesses. Some of the non-negotiables we are hearing is that […]

Why Use a Bookkeeper

This article from Xero is a quick and easy read that will answer most questions around what does a bookkeeper do, and why and when would you consider one? From my point of view, it is worth having someone onboard who specialises in understanding accounting so that all your daily, weekly, and monthly operations are […]

Cloud Security

In my last post I outlined some of the larger e-file storing companies. Regardless of what system you go for, there are things you need to consider to address your concerns about security. What I have done here is reproduce a few excerpts from articles about cloud file security from trustworthy sources (down below) but in summary they all say […]

Cloud Filing

Hello again. I’ve talked a little about going paperless in my last post, so this time I want to give you some ideas on resources when it comes to shifting your filing system online. No more file boxes, ringbinders, Codex files, shelves, filing cabinets, you name it! Seem like an impossible dream? A little scary? […]

Mastering a More Paperless Life

I could spend a lot of time saying why aiming for a more paperless life is a good thing but instead I’m going to assume a high level of intellect here and just launch into some practical steps every home and business can take. Our technology addicted society has paved the way here which at […]

The Three Tier System

Organising at Home Series 2: Here’s a tip that may work for you. I have a three tier tray system sitting in our hallway. The top layer is for all the short term paperwork that family members may need ‘on hand’ – the latest newsletter from work, school or church, the latest takeaways, food or […]