With the Christmas season almost upon us, now is the time to consider and prepare for the inevitable disruptions that go with this time of year. By planning ahead, it is possible to minimise any negative impacts on orders, cashflow, customer support and marketing efforts. And it may make sense… read more →
Let’s face it, there are few of us who really enjoy sorting out our finances. But for most businesses, sound finances are key to ensuring cashflow remains positive, and profits are actually achieved and banked.
Many of us work for ourselves, growing our own businesses. Whether that’s as a start-up, or as a contractor, it is a fact that often such people find themselves in a situation where work takes over.
With summer holidays a fading memory, attention for many of us now turns to autumn events, and planning for Christmas. Perhaps you have a Beaujolais event to plan, fireworks party to arrange or need to start thinking about a staff Christmas party. Whether the events are for your company, or… read more →
There are a growing number of online accounting and bookkeeping systems available today, but at Timewise VA we are particular fans of Xero. Developed in Australia, Xero already has around three quarters of a million users, and is predicted to soon grow that number to one million.
If you are the sort of person who never seems to have enough time in the working week, to get all your work done, then maybe it’s time to start considering a new approach.
Most of us learn to drive, and like to think we’re pretty good drivers. And a very similar scenario occurs at our desk, where most of us can manage word processing, so we think we’re fine at it.
We’ve all probably received those emails or Facebook posts, encouraging us to take a look at the latest productivity hacks, or new systems for handling email, document storage or contact records.
Whether you work on your own or as part of a small team, you are likely to encounter times of the year when your workload increases, leading to a stressful situation.
We all love spreadsheets, and most of us use Microsoft’s globally famous Excel programme. But the curious thing is, too few of us actually know much about the software’s phenomenal built-in tools, that can be seriously helpful in improving business efficiency.