Goal setting for 2022

At the beginning of each new year, I like to set realistic and achievable, yet stretching, targets. They are broken down by quarter then I monitor and tweak them throughout the year. At the end of each quarter, I reassess my progress and adjust the targets as necessary. This is an important strategy to put […]

Are you a natural born entrepreneur?

Do you think entrepreneurs are natural born or is it a skill that can be learnt? I was lucky enough to hear Deborah Meaden speak at an event recently. It was clear that from a young age she was a natural born entrepreneur. She didn’t know what she wanted to do with her life for […]

Do you know how profitable your Landscape Gardening business is?

Recently, a landscape gardening client informed us that they will be closing their business and taking an employed position with another company. I was sad to see them go but not surprised because their business had been making a loss for the last couple of years. They had made a couple of small tweaks to […]

5 Accounting Terms Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know

There’s a lot to think about when starting a small business and learning basic accounting terms may not be a top priority. However, it is incredibly important to familiarise yourself with accounting basics in order to get a grip on your finances and build a thriving business. Even if you outsource your accounting, it’s important […]

5 Essential Cash Flow Management Tips Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know

If you want to have the best chance at success as a small business owner, then it’s imperative to take good care of your finances. This doesn’t just mean profit – you need to make it a priority to keep cash in the bank. It’s difficult to grow your small business when you’re continually running […]

4 Essential Money Management Tips for First Time Business Owners

There’s a lot to think about when starting a business for the first time and prudent money management should be at the very top of that list. It’s important to put financial best practices into place so that you can manage your money well and create good habits going forward. Let’s take a look at […]

6 Accounting Mistakes that Can Really Damage Your Small Business

If we’re being honest, accounting is no small business owner’s favourite task. It is, however, vital that you keep on top of your accounts in order to prevent money leaking out of your company. The following accounting mistakes could mean that your small business is bleeding money and losing profits, without you even knowing about […]

How to Prepare Your Small Business for Sustainable Growth

Business growth presents a huge challenge for small business owners. Sustainable growth requires careful forethought and preparation; you can’t build a solid house on shaky foundations. It’s easy to get swept up in all the excitement that accompanies business growth, but remember to take the time to prepare and organise your business to ensure that […]

4 Basic Bookkeeping Tips to Save Time and Money for Your Business

As a small business owner, the likelihood is that bookkeeping isn’t your favourite task. It is, however, extremely important in order to establish a profitable and financially healthy business that will be around for years to come. Compiling accurate financial data allows you to make informed decisions about the future of your business, whether that’s […]