Do You Need an Accountant If You've Got the Latest Software?

A decade or so ago online systems started to sprout up everywhere, dedicated to making your life easier as a small business owner. These systems became known as "software as a service" or SAAS and there are now a number of sophisticated options to help you with your accounting. So as far as those records are concerned, is this all you need or should you really consider getting an accountant, as well? [Read More]

Easy Ways To Get Out Of Debt

In the wake of several years of financial uncertainty, many self-employed people have struggled and are now picking up the financial pieces.  In order to avoid the attentions of a commercial debt collection company, you'll need to work closely with your company accountant to get your financial house in order.  Luckily, now that interest rates have finally fallen, you can regain control of the purse strings relatively cheaply.  Here's a quick guide to give you some pointers: [Read More]

Business Accounting | 3 Actions To Take When Your Café Is Losing Money

Running a café requires talent and hard work, but sometimes these are simply not enough when you notice your bottom line starting to sink deeper into despair. Go back to the drawing board and sneak a detailed peek at your business numbers because you're probably making avoidable mistakes. Here are some actions to take when your café is losing money. Re-Look At Your Daily Sales Report A re-look at your daily sales report will give you an indication of what your customers are buying and what they aren't. [Read More]

Shake-Up Your Finances This New Year

Now that 2017 is just around the corner, it's a good time to review your financial situation and give things a good shake-up.  Your accountant will be able to help you with financial planning, but here are some tips and ideas to get you started.  Remember to make notes as you go along, and prioritise those items which are costing you the most money each month.    Clearing debts Credit card debt is never a good thing. [Read More]