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Money resolutions for the New Year

Posted on Jan 11, 2018 by admin

Many start the New Year with an optimistic list of resolutions. Not meeting those resolutions many months later is all so familiar too, especially when it comes to financial goals. Setting unrealistic goals is a surefire way to halter your progress. Instead, focus on creating an achievable plan to tackle your goals with small steps along the way. Here are three ways to achieve your money resolutions this year: Focus on ridding debt Prioritising removing debt is first and foremost. Look at your collective debts and make a plan to start paying off one of those debts first. This may […]

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Fast track your business growth

Posted on Jan 11, 2018 by admin

Business growth is an essential component of owning a successful and profitable business. To fast-track your business and to watch it grow quickly throughout 2018, consider the following tips: Target audience Focusing in on the right types of clientele and targeting your marketing towards these individuals or groups of people will see you use your resources including time and money in an efficient fashion. Research the best ways to reach your target audience, particularly in relation to the social media channels and advertising avenues you will use, i.e. radio, Facebook, newspaper, flier drop etc. Resilience Strong and successful brands have […]

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Staying focused and reaching your goals

Posted on Jan 11, 2018 by admin

For any business owner and their staff, in order to achieve greatness, reaching goals and staying focused is important. Consider the following tips for your business in 2018: Understand your purpose Staying focused is easiest when you narrow down and understand what your focus is. Rather than to set one large goal of being successful in 2018, break it down into smaller goals that address different areas not only of your business but of your life outside of work too. Afterall, a well-rounded well-being will allow you to be more focused in your professional life. Set SMART goals Goal setting […]

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How to avoid the holiday slump

Posted on Dec 21, 2017 by admin

The summer holidays may be a period of increased sales for some businesses, but for many, it can be a quiet time with a heavily reduced cash flow. Staying ahead financially, if you are the latter, can be difficult which is why you should consider the following: Use it to your advantage A lull in sales does not have to be a negative, you can use it to your advantage. You can use the quiet time to organise your administration and get everything in order for the New Year. Revising the books and taking care of any financial obligations that […]

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Tips for a successful New Year

Posted on Dec 21, 2017 by admin

Cultivating the right skills, practices and mindsets are pivotal to success as an entrepreneur. Consider these three tips for becoming more successful in 2018: Network right Successful entrepreneurs cannot deny the importance of networking. Networking helps to establish more connections, build and strengthen your business, and find new opportunities. The advantage of networking is that is only as difficult as you make it. Attending every networking event in your industry is not feasible, but sending a cold email or reaching out to someone via LinkedIn is. The more you familiarise yourself with the world of networking, the easier it becomes. […]

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Claiming expenses on work-related trips

Posted on Dec 21, 2017 by admin

When travelling for business or paying for employee travel there are many daily expenses that can be claimed. Generally, you can claim for flights, taxis (or mileage if you use your own car), accommodation, meals and snacks when you are away from home on business travel. For work-related meetings, conferences or training courses that require an overnight stay, employers can claim the cost of accommodation. If an employee is working away from home for an extended period, you can claim for accommodation or any accommodation allowance paid providing it is for a period of no more than two years (or […]

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Getting out of small business debt

Posted on Dec 15, 2017 by admin

Managing debt in your small business is essential to maintaining the financial health of your business as well as preventing bankruptcy. Consider the following tips to ensure your small business debts do not spiral out of control: Reshuffle or remove expenses Reviewing your expenses is one of the first steps to take when tackling debt. Look at the costs you can cut out and find alternative solutions. Whether this means cancelling unnecessary subscriptions, getting rid of expensive systems or selling assets such as a company car. If you cannot completely cut out costs plan to delay them. For example, take […]

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Managing work-life balance

Posted on Dec 15, 2017 by admin

Maintaining a healthy work-life balance may seem impossible as a business owner, but it is achievable, if not, necessary in running a successful business. Not carving out time and space to enjoy your personal life, such as spending time with loved ones, exercising, travelling or enjoying your hobbies, can have a negative impact on your stress levels, ability to concentrate, and may even damage your relationships. Consider the following tips to achieve a better work-life balance: Delegate Overcommitting is a surefire way to add unnecessary pressure. Overscheduling your day, saying ‘yes’ to everything, and fearing delegation will see you lose […]

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Using technology in your small business

Posted on Dec 15, 2017 by admin

If you haven’t already been sold by the benefits of using technology to assist your small business, it’s time to seriously consider the negative impact this could be having on your bottom line. Consider the following: Marketing Online marketing is a major component of business marketing today. Through using technology to enhance your marketing, you can drive profit. Technology allows you to market on social media and interact directly with potentially millions of clients at once while applying minimal time and effort. It also provides the business with exposure that on a greater scale than possible if technology were not […]

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Celebrating Christmas in your office

Posted on Dec 7, 2017 by admin

Christmas can be a very exciting time for many, and it can also be the dreaded season for others. Consider the following tips for celebrating Christmas in style, to ensure that all your staff get the most out of this period. Office Christmas party Holding a work Christmas party can be risky, particularly if alcohol is provided. People can take advantage of this and can see you and the business liable should something go wrong. For many employees, attending a Christmas party, especially one outside of business hours, can be quite a hassle. The safest and easiest option to have […]

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