If you own a small business and you don t know what Xero is, you need to get yourself familiar with it. Xero, a cloud-based accounting software company, is potentially the greatest thing to happen to small to medium business owners since the launch of the world wide web.
When all your time is taken up with the day-to-day running of your tradie business, keeping up with the latest technology might not be your number one priority. You have probably heard about cloud technology but you might not be aware of the different ways that getting your business in the cloud can benefit you. (more…)
As a tradie you work hard during the day, and when you re running your own business you probably find yourself working hard in the evenings and on weekends too. Along with meeting your clients needs, running a business also involves a lot of admin, from invoicing to preparing quotes, keeping your books up to date and more.
Many tradies feel like they are running themselves into the ground trying to do everything at once and this can impact their family life and health. If you can t keep up with the admin demands of the job, things can also get missed. Invoices that go out late or don t go out at all can seriously affect your cash flow, and quotes that take too long to prepare could see your potential customers going to your competitors. (more…)