What does December 2017 look like for you?

Riann Umaga-Marshall Business Strategy & Planning, Increasing Profit, Time Saving & Processes

2016 finished just a few weeks ago, but already businesses are planning one year, two years, even five years ahead. When you sit down and start mapping out the year’s events and activities on a big annual calendar, you suddenly realise – a year isn’t a very long time. A one-year business plan is integral to your success in the …

 Top 5 best practice things people should have in their Business systems

Hamish Mexted Odds & Ends, Time Saving & Processes

  If you’re going to run a top-notch business, you need the right tools the get the job done. Here are the top 5 tools that play a vital role in running an efficient business. These tools range from basic to the technologically advanced. Paperless Document Management System If you’re still running a business with all paper files, you’re behind …

TIP: Using Xero and have an iPhone?

Hamish Mexted Time Saving & Processes, Xero & Addons

If you’re using Xero and have an iPhone here’s a tip – you can now setup notifications to be alerted whenever you have new transactions to reconcile in your Xero account. This will save you constantly logging into Xero to see if the transactions for the day are there or not. It’ll also stop you forgetting to reconcile your transactions, …

Post-it notes: Surprisingly Persuasive

Hamish Mexted Odds & Ends, Time Saving & Processes

Convincing someone to do a simple task can be tricky at times. Research shows the best way to get them to do what you’ve asked them to do is to use the humble Post-it note. Experiments carried out by the Sam Houston State University discovered impressive results when it came to getting things done. The first experiment looked at long …

Throw away that paper

Hamish Mexted Accounting & Compliance, Time Saving & Processes, Xero & Addons

Want to throw away all of your Paper Receipts and Invoices? Here’s how. It’s frustrating to get to the end of the month and have a bunch of paper receipts floating around that you never quite know where to file. It’s even more frustrating when you need to find one particular receipt to keep the accountants happy (sorry!). Receipt Bank …

Charging time for contactors

Hamish Mexted Increasing Profit, Time Saving & Processes

Charging for work when you’re a contractor Working as a contractor can give you great flexibility. This includes not only when you work, but how you charge your customers for that work. There’s a bunch of different options for how you charge your customers, so it’s important to look at what you do and whether it’s the best option for …