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Outsmarting Cash Flow Problems in 2019

So, you’ve decided that 2019 is going to be your year. Business growth is your objective and you plan on turning your small startup into a business big shot. But, all your ambition can come crumbling down if you do not realise this one simple fact: no capital, no growth. The hard truth is that […]

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5 Steps To Successfully Close Your Office In The Holidays

Can you feel it? The festive season is upon us and businesses are starting to wind down for a well deserved break. While employees are looking forward to lazy days with family and friends, business owners are working overtime to ensure the needs of their business are still met. The thought of closing up shop […]

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Planning & Budgeting For Your Company’s Year End Function

And that’s a wrap…nearly. As your company starts winding down for the year, there is one last event that needs your attention: the Year-End Party Extravaganza!   Employees look forward to this auspicious time, and it is a great way to build employee morale. But, depending on the size of your company, year-end functions can […]

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Tax Refunds: Everything You Need To Know

Tax season has a bad rap. It is often recognised as a stressful, obligatory time that rears its ugly head once a year. But, up until that point, we don’t properly educate ourselves on the subject and the details. As a result, individuals and small businesses are often unaware of the requirements for a tax […]

5 Risks Threatening Your Small Business

A good attitude is a fuel that drives most entrepreneurs. So, it should come as no surprise that many business owners see themselves as risk takers. But taking too many risks can be costly. If you are a small business owner positioning yourself for growth, it is important to be aware of the common risks […]

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Then & Now: How Accounting Has Changed & Will Continue to Change

Considered one of the oldest professions, accounting dates back to the days when Luca Pacioli described the system of debits, credits, journals and ledgers in 1494. In fact, accounting finds its origins in ancient Babylon, Mesopotamia, Sumeria, and Assyria. Fast forward to today, and accounting is a necessity in all businesses. It helps to record […]

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Hiring an Accountant? 5 Important Considerations

Handling the finances is stressful and downright exhausting for a small business owner. You have a million tasks acquiring your attention, but accounting shouldn’t be one of them. Accounting is best left to the professionals, as it requires a keen eye. A seemingly small oversight may set your small business back quite a few financial […]

5 Signs Your Business Needs An Accountant

Starting a new business is no walk in the park. Unless that park is riddled with narrow pathways and thorny bushes. One of the early lessons entrepreneurs learn is how time consuming the other stuff is. By that we’re talking paperwork, forecasting, managing, etc, etc! Just when you think you have a handle on your […]

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Actionable Plan To Scaling Your Small Business

Starting a business is one of the hardest parts of business success. Growing that business, however, is a close second. Scaling requires investment in human resources, inventory, distribution, and marketing. All things that, as a small business owner, you feel you do not have the time and money for. How then can your business, with […]

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5 Smart Ways Businesses Can Pay Less Tax

Your business is finally starting to get off the ground. You’re making some great strides in the right direction. You’ve met your 6-month objectives and the sky’s the limit. You’re looking at finding bigger premises for your business. Then you check your calendar. It’s time to put your big office dreams on the backburner – […]