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Securing finance to get your small business off the ground

Posted by Edwina Fairley on Jan 30, 2018 10:37:05 AM

 

“It takes money to make money” is one of those maxims that are touted about in business circles, mostly because it’s true. An idea usually won’t create a business – not without the funds to create a product, start marketing, or reach those first customers.

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Tips for protecting your small business from a natural disaster

Posted by Edwina Fairley on Jan 18, 2018 1:26:13 PM

 

New Zealand has seen our share of natural disasters over the last ten years. The devastating Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes saw hundreds of casualties, condemned buildings, and thriving cities and towns brought to a standstill.

Of course, you don’t get an advance warning of a natural disaster, but you can prepare and put plans in place in case such a thing occurs. Here are some of the things we’ve done – and encourage our clients to do – to ensure that if disaster strikes, your business will survive.

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Three ways to reinvigorate life in your small business in 2018

Posted by Edwina Fairley on Dec 15, 2017 10:04:41 AM

 

Often, we enter into business for ourselves because we’re looking for a change from the mundane, everyday life. We want to shake up the routine, get out of the nine-to-five, and pursue our dreams.

After a few years of slogging away getting the business up-and-running, it can really start to feel as if you’re back in the mundane again. You’re working nine-to-five (probably eight-to-six, if you’re like most of my clients!), following a routine, and it can all start to feel a little too much like … work.

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Why this professional bookkeeper recommends Xero Projects for small businesses

Posted by Edwina Fairley on Dec 8, 2017 3:31:20 PM

 

Back in September, Xero announced the launch of Xero Projects, it’s super simple job costing and management tool designed with small service businesses in mind. We’ve been giving Projects a bit of a whirl here in the office, and we reckon it’s a pretty awesome tool if you have simple job costing needs and you want to get more organised in 2018.

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5 New Year's Resolutions for NZ Small Businesses

Posted by Edwina Fairley on Nov 30, 2017 9:23:07 AM

 

I won’t terrify you by mentioning how many days left until Christmas, but I wanted to note that with only a month until we ring in a new year, it’s a good time to start thinking about what 2018 will mean for your business. Do you have big plans to grow and build on your success in 2017, or are you looking to maintain the success you already have and do great work for your clients and customers?

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Financial year end doesn’t have to be stressful: here’s four ways to make your year-end a breeze

Posted by Edwina Fairley on Nov 23, 2017 10:43:05 AM

 

It may be only four weeks until Christmas holidays and fun days at the beach, but here in the office I’m starting to feel the rising heart rate and panicked fluttering that can only signal one thing: financial year-end is only a few months away.

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5 Reasons why Xero + Bookkeeper = a win for your small business

Posted by Edwina Fairley on Nov 17, 2017 10:18:45 AM
 
You may be wondering what all the Xero hype is about? Surely, a piece of software isn't worth all the hoopla associated with Xero?

You don't know what you're missing. Allow me to enlighten you.

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Thinking of selling your business? You need a professional bookkeeper

Posted by Edwina Fairley on Nov 9, 2017 9:25:05 AM
New Zealand is a nation of small business owners. Many of us start a company in the hopes we can make enough money to retire early and spend our days on the boat.
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The 10 commandments for successful bookkeeping for entrepreneurs

Posted by Edwina Fairley on Oct 26, 2017 4:53:48 PM

Here at Change, we’re all about successful bookkeeping for entrepreneurs. But what does that mean, really? We’ve gone all biblical to bring you our ten commandments for bookkeeping success. Disobey them at your peril.

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7 ways businesses have benefitted from employing our professional bookkeepers

Posted by Edwina Fairley on Oct 12, 2017 9:56:16 AM

Just the other week I was speaking with a new client, who was gushing with relief over being able to hand over her books to us. She’d been doing her own books for so long, she thought the stress and worry about the numbers was totally normal. Now, she’s more relaxed and enjoying her business without the financial stress hanging over her head.

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