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Hamish Mexted Odds & Ends

A little bit about us iif Chartered Accountants are a tight team focused on challenging ourselves and our customers to try new things. We are: Paperless and (more-or-less) 100% Xero Constantly improving our products and how we deliver them Aware of and open about our shortcomings Fast paced and probably a bit OCD about some things Focused on who our …

Measure your marketing

Hamish Mexted Business Strategy & Planning, Increasing Profit, Odds & Ends

Time and again you’ll hear “You need to have goals that can be measured.” This is true for overall business planning (we’re working with people all the time on accounting and business growth KPI targets). All too often people don’t apply the same philosophy to their marketing strategies. Most business plans involve writing down the goals that you want to …

Six tips for successful referrals

Hamish Mexted Increasing Profit, Odds & Ends

We all know how important referrals, and the all-important ‘word of mouth’ marketing, is to any business. It can make or break you at times! Here’s six essential points you need to know: 1. Don’t just demand referrals People refer to people they like. Make friends, demonstrate to your ‘new’ friend that you can help, offer them free advice, then explain …

Your customers & late payments

Hamish Mexted Accounting & Compliance, Managing Cash, Xero & Addons

Everybody (including Chartered Accountants!) has a small handful of customers who pay late. How quickly you eventually get paid by these customers depends on how you chase them for payment. Here’s a few tips on coping with late-paying customers. Payment details There are always customers who have lost your bank details when it is time to pay. To minimise the …