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5 Things to Help You Focus on Business Management

Posted by Edward - CEO on 18/09/2019

 

The best time is now!

 

You’ll be hard put to find a news site today that doesn’t have a bad forecast for the global economy. There’s plenty of talk about with Brexit, and the US/China trade war. Even locally we read that the majority of people in our lovely lands are inexorably falling behind economically. “The decline of the middle classes.” Indeed we probably all know people who are struggling right now, trying to keep up, trying to live within tight financial constraints.

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Topics: In the workplace, Money Management, Staff Management

Why Xero Users Love Abtrac

Posted by Edward - CEO on 18/09/2019

 

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Topics: In the workplace, Money Management, Staff Management, Xero, Accounting Software, MYOB, Project Management, Job Management

The most important things in business management

Posted by Edward - CEO on 07/06/2019

Everybody knows where you’re most likely to be told “Say ahhhhh”. For a routine medical check-up you go to the doctor. They’ll use tools to measure your temperature, check blood pressure, listen to your heart and check your lungs. The big ice-cream stick comes out and you’ll be told “Say ahhhhh”. Doctors always start by properly checking out our body’s vital signs. Everything else depends on them working properly.


They actively go through a standard series of measurements and observations. Only then can they give feedback and advise on any actions that need to be taken.

Businesses are in need of routine check-ups just as people are. It’s part of business management. And whatever the scale of your business, getting the right stuff, the stuff your business needs to have working properly, comes down to one thing, understanding the current condition.

This means business information systems to help you measure, and thus manage, the business. So what to measure.

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Topics: In the workplace, All, Money Management, Staff Management

Time Management  -  Is Your Business Losing Time?

Posted by Edward - CEO on 20/05/2019

Talking with a prospective client, a director’s big concern was they were writing off too much each month. Their initial email said “Our business is leaking time”. After some discussion I suggested they meet routinely and have staff agree on expectations of how long each piece of work should take. Things will then more likely be done within agreed times and thus agreed client budgets. This could plug the leaks and reduce their write offs.

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Topics: Insider, In the workplace, Money Management

Maybe The Best Management Advice You’ll Ever Receive

Posted by Edward - CEO on 16/04/2019

Managing Your Business

Running a business can be hard. You always have to remember it’s your business. If you’re taking advice from anyone else, take it with a healthy bit of scepticism even if they’re a ‘Trusted Advisor’.

 

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Topics: In the workplace, Money Management