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  • Protect your Reputation: Plan for Big Sales
    A business plan is essential for business development. But even with a solid plan there is some aspect of unpredictability. There are a multitude of variables to take into account, any of which could have great impact on the prosperity of a small business. Sales forecasting is probably the most difficult and complicated of all areas … Continued The post Protect your Reputation: Plan for Big Sales ...
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  • Why Your Business Might Look Unattractive to Investors
    Have you had a potential investor turn away from your business for seemingly no reason? Investors don’t usually turn away from good opportunities so was there something that made your company or business plan unappealing? Here are six reason businesses makes themselves unattractive to investors. 1. There’s No Proof of Concept You can find good ideas … Continued The post Why Your Business Might Loo...
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  • 3 Advantages of Digital Signing for Businesses
    Digital signing, versus the traditional “wet” signature, has become increasingly popular in recent years.  More and more countries across the globe have endorsed the legal validity of digital signing, enabling businesses to digitise entire workflows and further optimise management processes. Whether you’re preparing an employee work agreement, finalising a new client contract, or submitting an … C...
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  • How to Attract and Retain Top Talent
    The best companies attract and retain top talent. Finding the best people takes time, but it is an investment that can save you money over the long haul. The more effort you put into finding the right people, the less likely that they will move on when another opportunity arises. Here are some strategies for … Continued The post How to Attract and Retain Top Talent appeared first on Astrolabe Acco...
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  • Tips for proofreading your business writing
    For small businesses, nothing reduces credibility faster than careless typos and sloppy spelling. The trouble is, business owners are often so busy they neglect to notice the errors that can creep into their work, in spite of the latest word processing spelling and grammar tools. Taking the time to carefully edit your newsletters, reports, emails, … Continued The post Tips for proofreading your bu...
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  • How Crowdfunding Can Help your Business
    If you haven’t been in business long, it can be tough to qualify for a loan. Lenders want to see a detailed business plan, backed by financial statements that prove you are a good risk. Often strict lending requirements can freeze out new businesses when they need funding the most. Crowdfunding offers an exciting funding alternative … Continued The post How Crowdfunding Can Help your Business appe...
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  • What to Look For in a Payment Management System
    Quick and efficient payment options benefit both small business owners and their customers. Consumers are used to flexibility – cash, cheque or charge? – when buying from large retailers. If you’re a cash-or-cheque only operation, consider how many sales you may be losing. How much would your business grow if your customers could pay with … Continued The post What to Look For in a Payment Manageme...
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  • Tips for Managing Remote Teams
    So many business employees are now telecommuting, that companies around the world are restructuring their management practices to meet the challenges of remote collaboration. Because they tend to be more agile and open to change, small businesses are particularly well positioned to adapt to telecommuting. Increased productivity and happier employees who appreciate the added flexibility … Continued...
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  • 6 Ways to Improve Your Content Writing
    When it comes to writing for blogs, not all content is created equal. Many articles are rushed, poorly written, and lack the research to back them up. All of these can drive away traffic and leave visitors with a negative first impression. The good news is that with the right know-how and a bit of effort, … Continued The post 6 Ways to Improve Your Content Writing appeared first on Astrolabe Accou...
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  • Bookkeeping Basics for Small Business Owners
    On average, small business owners spend 10 hours each week recording, organising, and processing financial transactions – everything from accounts receivable and payable, to employee payments, expense receipts and supplier invoices. While the process may be time-consuming (and tedious!), effective bookkeeping is the foundation of sound financial management – which in turn, is the lifeblood … Conti...
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  • Protect Your Small Business from Cyber Attack
    Many small business owners assume that cyber attacks only happen to big companies, banks or governments. But the truth is, limited knowledge of digital security and how to protect from cyber attack make small businesses particularly vulnerable. Research shows that 71% of all cyber attacks happen to businesses with less than 100 employees. Yet many business owners … Continued The post Protect Your ...
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  • The importance of documenting processes and systems
    Many entrepreneurs operate with their business processes and systems in their heads. They know what they need to do each day and the way they want to get things done. Unfortunately when a business grows and staff need to be hired – or the owner needs to take time away from the business – it’s … Continued The post The importance of documenting processes and systems appeared first on Astrolabe Accou...
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  • Five Undesirable Customer Types
    Every business owner knows that not all customers are created equal. Some customers are loyal, while others will stray if they’re offered a slightly lower price elsewhere. Some clients are demanding, while others only call when they wish to place an order. Every business must deal with a variety of customers. But there are certain … Continued The post Five Undesirable Customer Types appeared first...
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  • 3 Alternatives to Microsoft Office
    Many of us think of MS Office Suite as the only option for word processing, spreadsheets and presentations. However, open source software is changing that assumption for a growing number of small business owners. Some are looking for a free alternative to paid software products. Others prefer the idea that code should be shared, adapted and … Continued The post 3 Alternatives to Microsoft Office a...
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  • Baby boomers and millennials in business
    These days, it’s inevitable that a diverse group of older and younger workers cross paths in business. After all, the demographic known as Gen Y are currently the largest living generation. These young, tech-savvy, socially conscious persons are navigating the work force in record numbers. And the boomers may be retirement age, but that doesn’t mean … Continued The post Baby boomers and millennial...
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  • Update your business plan for a new year
    As another year winds down, it’s a good time to reflect on your recent business successes – and consider what you’d like to achieve in the coming twelve months. These tips can help you with the process of making plans to help guide your business to greater success. Set priorities Entrepreneurs are typically highly creative … Continued The post Update your business plan for a new year appeared firs...
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  • Tips for more productive meetings
    Increasing efficiency and minimising costs are essential to running a profitable business. Yet many small business owners waste countless hours on meetings that lack focus, run on too long, and pull staff away from more productive tasks. Follow these seven tips to make your meetings more efficient and cost-effective. What’s your goal? Every meeting should … Continued The post Tips for more product...
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  • Prepare for End of Financial Year 2016-2017
    It is time to get ready for the end of the financial year. This is your chance to take action to reduce your taxable income for financial year 2016-2017. If you can defer taxable income to the next year you delay having to pay the tax for twelve months. Tips for Deferring Tax Delay receipts If … Continued The post Prepare for End of Financial Year 2016-2017 appeared first on Astrolabe Accountancy ...
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  • Budget 2017-18 Changes for Investors
    The 2017-18 Budget contains a number of changes for investors in superannuation and owners of investment properties. Property travel expenses to be disallowed From 1 July 2017 travel expenses related to a residential rental property will not be tax deductible. This is because of concerns that many taxpayers have been claiming travel deductions without correctly apportioning costs related to … Cont...
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  • The advantages of a business dashboard
    A business dashboard is a valuable business intelligence tool, offering an “at-a-glance” big picture view of a company’s performance. Some business owners use a dashboard to track KPIs relevant to just one aspect of their business, such as sales growth, marketing, or financial data. Others rely on an executive dashboard for an overview of data culled … Continued The post The advantages of a busine...
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  • Budget 2017-18 Changes for Small Business
    The Treasurer handed down the Australian Government Budget at 7.30pm on Tuesday 9 May 2017. This Budget does not contain many new provisions for small businesses. However parliament has now provided some certainty regarding the small business announcements made in the previous budget. Immediate deductibility threshold extended Budget 2017-18 has extended the popular immediate deduction for depreci...
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  • Preparing an exit strategy
    Research has repeatedly shown that businesses that have been prepared for the owner’s exit are significantly more likely to endure than unprepared businesses. These guidelines around an exit strategy can help your business legacy live on – and get you a satisfactory result. Preparation delivers the best results The key message to take away is … Continued The post Preparing an exit strategy appeare...
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  • Boost Revenue with Mobile Solutions
    Could you improve your closing rate with a mobile app? If you own a tablet or mobile phone but aren’t taking advantage of mobile sales tools, you’re missing out on the opportunity to shorten your sales cycle and boost your bottom line. From CRM apps to invoicing and payment technology, there’s a mobile solution for … Continued The post Boost Revenue with Mobile Solutions appeared first on Astrolab...
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  • 5 Reasons Your Business Needs Facebook Ads
    Facebook ads are a great way for small business owners to get involved in online advertising. Compared to competitors like Google AdWords, they are easier for beginners. Here are five reasons to consider using Facebook ads. Targeting Facebook ads allow you to target specific demographics. You can target campaigns based on age, sex and location … Continued The post 5 Reasons Your Business Needs Fac...
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  • 3 Reasons Recurring Revenue is a Good Idea
    What is recurring revenue? It’s the revenue you can depend on generating, year after year, with a high degree of certainty. It’s the repeat business or long-term contracts you’ve established with clients who know and trust your business. For example, you might bundle offers into a monthly subscription, or launch a points system that rewards loyalty … Continued The post 3 Reasons Recurring Revenue ...
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  • Becoming a Better Leader by Developing Humility
    When you are a leader, it is obvious to you that the success of your team can increase your own success. People often confuse having a sense of humility with being insecure. But in truth, being a humble person is simply about considering others more and thinking of yourself less. By being humble and thinking … Continued The post Becoming a Better Leader by Developing Humility    appeared first on ...
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  • How your small business can attract top talent
    Often small business owners worry unnecessarily when it’s time to hire employees. They fear because they can’t offer the same high salaries and impressive benefits of a large company, they won’t be able to attract skilled workers. Fortunately, for many young workers these days, the ideal job doesn’t necessarily come with a big salary. Often … Continued The post How your small business can attract ...
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  • Strengthening your balance sheet
    Your balance sheet (also called a Statement of Financial Position) reveals a great deal about your business, including the total value of your assets – the things you own; how much you owe to others – your liabilities; and the level of your solvency. These three aspects will be studied carefully by lenders and investors − … Continued The post Strengthening your balance sheet appeared first on Astr...

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