Australians love to kick back, chill, and take a holiday or two (or five). Unfortunately, some small business owners don’t feel they can risk that luxury. They fear their business could crumble and their customers could take their business elsewhere. But we are here to tell you that unless your service is one-star and you’re leaking money like a rusty tap, neither of these things will happen. Here’s what you can do for a low-fuss Easter/Christmas/long-weekend break. [Read more…] about Having a holiday from your small business, without the stress
It’s okay to dream and have stars in your eyes about the benefits of owning a small business, so long as you are more aware of the realities. Underestimation of expenses, lack of discipline, and not having some expert backing are only a few of the reasons the businesses fail to launch. So what can you do?
Some people were taught to save since the cradle and passing over their credit card is painful. Others have no trouble spending their paycheck. Small business owners commonly fit in the former group. However, maximising savings doesn’t necessarily equal success. The term ‘you need to spend money to make money’ is true to life, and we have a few suggestions on what to spend your on to help your business grow.
Running a business doesn’t mean sacrificing your holidays. Yes, you’re terrified everything is going to crash and burn while you’re away. But in reality? This isn’t going to happen if you’re prepared. So put your apron on and bake those Christmas treats with abandon, because you’ve done these things before taking some leave.
Xero is the biggest name in accounting and bookkeeping software. It’s easy enough to work the basics. You create a profile with your personal or business details and from there you can make invoices, pay accounts plus more. Tax agencies would normally take on this work and they still do, with a few “added features” to keep up with change. Enter the Xero Advisor.