How You Can Be As Smart As The CEO Of Any Multinational Corporation
7 September 2012
What is the difference between most small business owners and the CEO of any given multinational corporation?
Ever Wondered Why Your Accountant Cost So Much?
4 May 2012
Business owners often complain about the cost of getting their year end tax work done. Here is how you can save on these costs!
Why Daily Cashflow Forecasting is a Must
27 February 2012
For big businesses with lots of money cashflow forecasting is not such an issue. But for smaller businesses cashflow can be, and often is, a daily battle. Here is how...
Marketing Tips to Defy the Quiet New Year Period
20 January 2012
We often see business miss their target with their advertising spend. Why? Here are some key tips.
Year End Business Financial Management Tips
11 November 2011
Cashflow is notoriously bad at Christmas time. Here are some tips to help your business through the calendar year end.
Defy the Gloom - Tips to Sell More
31 October 2011
Even during tough times some businesses grow. Some businesses are doing very well indeed. But how? Here are some tips to grow sales even during these tough times.
Your Five Minute Business Financial Management Checklist
10 October 2011
The quick and easy guide to dashboard KPI's for all business owners. You should know these numbers for your business intimately. Do you?
Is Your Marketing Really Working? Here Are Some Free Tips.
9 September 2011
Like most business owners or managers you are very busy trying to save money in your business. But we also need to ensure we are connecting to our potential customers as well. Is your business doing this well? Here are some free tips that might help.
Managing The Family Business, Harder Than It looks!
19 August 2011
If you are already in business with family then you are possibly experiencing frustrations with people not doing their jobs or not doing them properly or professionally, but what can you do? Here are some tips.
Start The New Financial year With A New Financial System
4 July 2011
If you are stuck in the good ol' MYOB system, here are some very good reasons why you should change now!
Do Your Business a Favour, Get a Business Plan Update
9 June 2011
Your business plan doesn't have to be long, it doesn't have to be complex but you do need one. Business plans are easy, here is how.
Some Quick Tips to Get Your Customers to Pay You Faster!
9 May 2011
Most businesses are finding it hard to collect money from their customers. Here are some "quick win" tips to improve help your business cash collections.
How To Get The Most From Your Accountant
29 April 2011
Smart business owners know the key financial indicators and ratios of their business intimately. Do you? Here is how you can make a real improvement in your business financial management.
Simple Rules to Improve Your Business
31 March 2011
Stop and think about your business for a moment. One definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Is this you?
Free Big Business Tools That Work for Your Business
22 February 2011
Are you buried in the detail of running your business and not looking at the big picture? Careful, you might miss the signs of failure (or an opportunity) if you don't follow some simple tools and reports.
New Year - Time for a New Business Plan
31 January 2011
The New Year - A great time to take a breath, step back and look at the big picture of your business before you dive headlong into the detail of another year. But how easy is it? Very easy - here's how...
End of Year Tips to Maximise Your Profits this Festive Season
30 November 2010
Christmas brings business overload. It comes and goes before we really even have a chance to take a breath and then the quiet January arrives. Here's what you can do in your business to manage your business efficiently and effectively this Christmas.
Free Daily Cashflow Forecasting Template For Your Business
30 September 2010
Do you find you have cash shortages at certain times during the month? For example around payroll or bill payment time at month end? Do you use a cashflow forecast model? Even a simple spreadsheet can help project where you may have extra cash or have a cashflow problem before it arises. Here is our free model for you to use.
Free Tips On How To Improve Your Business Using Your Current Financial System
14 September 2010
Many business owners see their financial system (MYOB, Quickbooks etc) as simply a method to keep track of their GST. But these systems can also easily help you grow your business. Here's some tips on how.
Your Business Financial Management Checklist
31 August 2010
Day to day Business Financial Management doesn't need to be a detailed, complex function in your business. Here are easy to use key tools successful businesses use. Do you use them?
Free Marketing Tips From Top Agencies
3 August 2010
Everywhere you look businesses are doing it tough. So what can you do to sell more? We have seen some businesses who don't help themselves by not even using the marketing basics correctly. Are you?
If You Use MYOB, Here Is Why It's Time to Change
27 July 2010
MYOB is widely used by many businesses. But here is why you need to change.
Free Tips to Increase Sales Without Discounting
15 July 2010
Believe it or not price is not everything to your potential customers. Here are some tips on how to sell more without cutting the price (and your profits) all the time.
Overspend at Tax Year End? Here's Some Quick Cashflow Management Tips for July Onwards
30 June 2010
With the end of the financial year upon us some business owners have taken advantage of great year end deals to buy new equipment. But how are you going to manage the cashflow shortage in July? Here are some free tips.
Your Ten Minute Business Plan That Really Works
23 June 2010
Now is a great time to review your business plan. But it doesn't have to be boring or complicated. Here are some simple tips and a free template to make it easy and a document you will use.
Sharemarkets Plummeting, Here's What Can You Do to Protect Your Business
9 June 2010
As the worlds sharemarkets are in turmoil again and fears grow of drawn out global economic pain, what can you do to protect and grow your business? Here are some tips on things to help your business succeed even during tough times.
Want Your Business Accountant to Help You Look Forward?
1 June 2010
During our recent seminar several attendees commented they wished their accountant could assist them with forward looking financial management rather than concentrating on last year's tax bill. Do you want this too? Here's how you can achieve this regularly at a cost that suits your budget.
How Bookkeeping Can Help You Grow Your Sales and Decrease Your Costs
19 May 2010
You will be surprised to see how much easier it is to grow your sales and decrease your costs if you keep your bookkeeping up to date. What do we mean?
Free Seminar - Practical Financial Controls For Your Business - June 2010
11 May 2010
Do you want to take more control of your business finances?
Are you busy invoicing but have no cash?
Not sure how much money you are really making?
This free seminar shows you the tools big businesses use and how you can use them in your business.
The Latest Trends in Business Marketing? Are You At The Cutting Edge?
4 May 2010
Marketing is often viewed as requiring expensive advertising campaigns on TV, radio or in the newspaper. But these quite often miss your intended target customer. Here are some tips on free and cheap marketing tools you can use in your business.
Stressed About Your Business Financial Management? Here Are Some Possible Solutions.
28 April 2010
Got an accounts person looking after your books? Great! But do you personally still have the worry about where the money is coming from or going to? Ever wondered how you could take some of that stress off your shoulders?
Tips to Help Improve Your Cashflow and Business Financial Management
20 April 2010
As economies around the world continue to improve very slowly, cashflow is still a key concern for businesses. Here are some free tips on how you can improve your business cashflow.
Free Government Grants For Your Business You Might Not Know About
13 April 2010
With everything that has occurred over the last two years you might be forgiven for thinking the Government stimulus spending has now finished. Not true! Here are some of the new grants recently announced but not widely publicised. Get in quick!
The Quick Wins For Your Business Financial Management
6 April 2010
Business Financial Management is often about how much money you have in the bank. Sound familiar? Smart Business Financial Management involves a lot more than this but is easier to achieve than you think. Here are our tips you can quickly and easily apply to your business.
How to Save Money on Your Accounting Fees
23 March 2010
One of the biggest complaints businesses have about accountants is that they cost too much to process year end work. Sound familiar? Here's why they are so high and a few tips to save money on your accounting fees.
Free Daily Cashflow Forecasting Spreadsheet Template
17 March 2010
We have compiled an easy to use free cashflow forecast spreadsheet template that forecasts everyday where your cash is or isn’t. It is a simple model that can be used by anyone who is familiar with MS Excel.
Avegna’s Five Steps To Get Your Customers To Pay Faster
16 March 2010
As predicted the first quarter of 2010 has been difficult for a lot of small businesses. Cashflow management has been particularly tough and collecting money from clients is a key part of this. Here are five things you can do to improve your collections.
SME Business Management Tips: What Small Businesses do better than Big Businesses
2 March 2010
Often we talk about how small busineses become big businesses by using big business tools. However, small businesses often have a big advantage over big businesses. Here's what you can take advantage of.
Why Bookkeeping Is So Important
11 February 2010
Most business people find bookkeeping boring. In fact most of them tend to avoid it as much as they can. Here is why you shouldn't avoid it any longer!
Financial Management is Key
2 February 2010
In uncertain times the only thing you can control is your business. Even during the good times you should never take your eyes off the financial ball. Do you know the keys to good business financial management?
Good Business Management starts with a Good Business Plan
12 January 2010
With the new year comes new optimism. Whilst Fund Managers and those with vested interests try to convince everyone the worst is over, independant market commentators are bracing themselves for further tough years ahead. Either way what can you do to ensure your business is ready and protected?
Help Give Your Business A Kick Start in the New Year with these Financial Control Tips
1 December 2009
From what we can see a large proportion of businesses are still struggling as the public and other businesses keep their spending down due to lasting effects of the GFC. What should you do? We have compiled a list of a few key things you may be able to do to kick start your business into the New Year.
Strategic CFO and Financial Control Issues Often Overlooked
10 November 2009
With Christmas fast approaching and all the associated frivolity this entails now is a good time to keep your head and carefully position your business for the next stage in our economic recovery. Here are four key things you need to watch closely whilst others may not.
Free Seminar - Financial Controls For Your Business
22 October 2009
It is a well known principle that more businesses go into administration and liquidation in the time after a recession than in the recession itself. To this end we thought it no better time than to assist businesses with the financial control tools large corporates use to survive and grow.
Now that the GFC is all over, what next?
8 October 2009
As many market commentators say we are through the end of the GFC and with central banks around the world starting to change their interest rate thinking, now is the time to concentrate on positioning your business for the new challenges ahead.
The CFO, Financial Controller and Business Financial Management Reports that can ensure your business survives and grows.
10 September 2009
These basic businesss financial management reports are the building blocks for your business as far as everyday financial management of the business is concerned. If you don’t use them or something similar then you should!
Your Business Exit Strategy – Will it be enough? Keep an eye on the 'End Game'.
4 August 2009
Most business owners are aware of the term 'exit strategy' and a lot are working towards theirs, but what does this really mean and is it really going to give you what you want? What do we mean? Well, what do you want to do after you 'exit' your business? Some owners haven't given this much thought, if any. Others think they will be able retire and have the lifestyle they have worked so hard for. But is this reality achievable?
The CFO, Financial Controller And Business Financial Management Issues Many Businesses Are Still Not Addressing
6 July 2009
We still see businesses struggling everyday with the most basic financial and commercial management issues when they don’t need to! With the start of the new financial year we thought it would be a good opportunity to review the main issues we still see businesses struggling to deal with every day and what to do about it.
Sales Performance Management – How Does Your Business Stack Up?
2 June 2009
Businesses paying commissions, bonuses, rebates or incentives may be paying up to 10% too much. On average payment errors exceed 5%.You may also be losing up to 10% of potential sales due to inaccurate sales systems. Are you aware commissions, bonuses, rebates and incentives can be up to 12% of a company’s expenses.
Small businesses to hire fewer permanent staff
1 June 2009
This is from an article published today regarding small business hiring expectations over the coming year. Only about one in three small businesses expect to hire more permanent staff in the next 12 months as a result of the economic downturn, a new survey has found. A year ago the figure was two in three.
Stress Test Your Business Plan
28 May 2009
There are some excellent words of wisdom included from several business leaders. We believe this reinforces our view of the need for SMEs to ensure their business plans and financial controls are in place.
Why every pay day costs your business 29% more than you think!
4 May 2009
What does a full time permanent employee really cost you per hour? Their base salary plus super? Really? Are you sure?
Are you mad?! Pay $52,000 for a $30,000 vehicle? But some people do. Here's why.
4 April 2009
Are you mad?! Pay $52,000 for a $30,000 vehicle? But some people do. Here's why.
How smart is your business management?
12 March 2009
How smart is your business management? This quick guide provides some useful business management tips as used by the worlds largest and most successful businesses.
Help Yourself to the Government Handouts!
19 February 2009
Help Yourself To The Government Handouts! To stimulate the economy the various governements are spending big. What does that mean for you and your business? This newsletter shows you where you can get your hands on some of the money being spent by the governments.
New Australian bankruptcy statistics show need for businesses to review finances.
28 January 2009
New Australian bankruptcy statistics show need for businesses to review finances.
MIS Reporting for your Business
19 January 2009
The new year holds some interesting challenges for you and your business. Get a head start with this often overlooked business tool.
Avegna Survey Results on the Financial Crisis
17 December 2008
A summary commentary on the results of a survey of the impact of the current Global Financial Crisis on Gold Coast businesses.
Avegna's Guerilla Tips to Survive the Slowdown
14 November 2008
Spend money to make money the old adage says, well not necessarily. During tough times, such as we are experiencing at present, there are some “guerrilla tactics” you can use in your business to make the most of your current situation and perhaps help get you through a tough patch.
Five Steps to Improving your Debtor Management
15 October 2008
A simple guide to improving your debtor management.