As the year progresses, thoughts turn to the time when people like to take summer holidays. For many businesses, holiday season can be a time when there’s a struggle to ensure work is covered, while staff are absent.
If you run a small business, how can you expand your operations easily? Taking on a first member of staff, moving from a one man band to a larger organisation can be a massive step – but there’s a much easier alternative you could consider.
Is it time you transformed your bookkeeping? The days of the carrier bag stuffed with receipts and invoices should be over – though a few of us are still sticking to those traditional routes.
If you have ever struggled getting your expenses in order, don’t despair – it happens to the best of us! But there are also plenty of smart solutions, to make sorting out your expenses and invoicing easier.
For any business, staff sickness can be a problem. For a small business, it can often be a major headache, as there are few additional team members available to take on extra work.
Have you ever thought of using a virtual assistant to make phone calls for you? They are ideal for organising hotel, flight and other travel bookings, even bookings of tickets for the cinema or theatre. While some of these tasks can be easily carried out online, there are times when they need a call to …
One area where many businesses, small or large, can improve their efficiency is in their bookkeeping and accounting. Often, old and established ways of doing things become outdated, as a business develops and grows, and as tax and accounting changes come into play.
We all love email, right? It’s an efficient, quick way of communicating with other people, right? Yes, but…. for too many of us, our email inbox can become ever larger, as it fills with emails, many of which are simply unnecessary.
When you’re busy at work, and need to keep updating your contacts list, let’s be honest – you often don’t! And as a result, many of us have a pile of business cards on our desk, from people we have met recently and mean to follow up.
Are you the sort of person who is inclined to spend far too long preparing presentations? Perhaps you keep amending and fiddling with them until the last minute, in an attempt to improve what you want to say, and how you express it. The process can often lead to stress and heartache, as you rush …