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'Tis the season to be... on call

Monday, December 08, 2014 Jade Love

Do you have situations where some employees will be on call during a public holiday?   Read more

Claiming expenses on your Christmas fun

Wednesday, December 03, 2014 Jade Love

With the silly season approaching at lightning speed, we thought it a good idea to remind for longstanding business owners, and enlighten those new into business where the line is drawn for claiming expenses for your holiday cheer in the office.  Read more

Risk and Reward: A way to solve Christmas cashflow issues

Monday, December 01, 2014 Jade Love

The period after Christmas can be tough for many small and medium sized businesses. Read more

New Digital Education Hub: Xero U

Monday, November 24, 2014 Jade Love

It’s not uncommon for business owners to use their accounting software on limited occasions throughout the year or perhaps even not at all. This is fine if you are looking for a full service from your accountant, however if you are looking to take a more active role in your financials, or have someone who's role entails part of a financial process and you need to refresh on how to complete tasks in your accounting software this can become an issue.  Read more

Overseas Pension Fund Transfers

Monday, November 17, 2014 Philippa O'Mara

Xero Update - New User Rights Permissions

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 Margaret Holmes

Xero have updated the user permissions this month to now separate a “Contact Bank Account Admin” function. If this permission is enabled then the user will be able to edit and add customer/supplier bank details to contact information. Read more

Cash is King

Friday, October 03, 2014 Margaret Holmes

Most businesses that fail in the first five years do so because they run out of cash!  Read more

XERO Add-on: Thank you payroll

Monday, July 21, 2014 Margaret Holmes

A weekly blog on the add-ons we have come to know and love. Read more

XERO Add-on: Fergus

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Margaret Holmes

A weekly blog on the add-ons we have come to know and love. Read more

Funding Growth in your Business

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Margaret Holmes

One of the biggest problems for small businesses is funding growth – as businesses grow it is very easy for the business owner to get caught up with growing sales and take their eye off the ball when it comes to managing cash-flow.  As they grow both income and expenses increase – for service business the biggest increase can be in wages, often paid before a job is completed, and well before the money is collected. Read more