Benefits of inventory systems for small business

Excel spreadsheets or non-integrated inventory systems are a thing of the past.  Today software provides strong reporting, stock management and cost controls which can be a game changer for small businesses running products, components/items for manufacturing and direct sales to

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2020 Annual ICNZB Conference

I was excited to attend the ICBNZ Annual Bookkeeping Conference in Napier last weekend and it was terrific connecting with fellow Bookies for a couple of days for intensive learning, networking, and of course, socialising!  Congratulations to everyone who has

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The “Blacker” Cat

Over Christmas lunch I was lucky enough to have a much loved family member share the ‘blacker cat’ philosophy and it has really stuck with me. Basically… Someone always has something better, something brighter, something which ‘out-trumps’ your “thing” and

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The Busy Christmas “Juggle Bells”

Busy business owners with little school aged kiddies will completely understand my mild panic attack when it dawned on me this morning my kids have one week of school left this year! As I write this, my ‘brain-dump’ board of

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When efficiency gives you more freedom

This week I had the pleasure of chatting with an entrepreneur in the starting blocks for phase two of his business.  The passion and drive he had when he spoke was infectious! He appreciated the fact that he could not

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Give… Give… Give… then you will GET!

When I first started out self-employed in business, I had no idea how much I relied on others to support, mentor and nurture my ideas and concepts into a reality. The support networks were everywhere, coffee groups, friends and family

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What to consider when hiring a VA

There are a number of factors to consider when hiring a VA and one thing I have noticed lately is that it is similar to a job interview however, the interview actually goes both ways! Remember that they are business

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