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Crowdfunding: New Ways To Fund Business Startups

So, you’ve got a great idea for your business, but you don’t have the funds right now to get it off the ground. You could try applying for a government grant, but it’s often a long and arduous bureaucratic process of form filling and there are of course no guarantees you’ll get the money. Some […]

Is Your Business Drifting Along, or Sailing its Charted Course? 3 Compelling Reasons Your Business Needs A Budget Now …

3 Reasons Your Business Needs A Budget. Now! For many, the word “budget” is about as appealing as that dreaded word “diet”. Many people seem to think it means what you will go without, rather than what you’ll achieve. However, for a successful business owner, the word “budget” has a very different meaning! It’s more […]

Video – A Few Apps That Will Streamline Your Business

  Today, I go through a few apps free and low-cost apps that will streamline your business. Click on the video to have a look!        

Business Owners: Ready to ride the SuperStream?

If you’re still paying your employees’ super with bank transfers (or worse still, cheques), then you need to change the way you do things–and fast. From 1 July 2014, if you make super contributions for 20 or more employees you’ll have to make those payments online. (Those of you with fewer than 20 employees have […]

A Trap That Causes Many Businesses To Go Broke, While They’re Making a Profit

There’s a saying in business, “You can go broke making a profit.” And another, “Cash is king. Profit is theory.” As you know only too well, you don’t pay rent, meet payroll or pay your bills with profit. You pay them with cash. A business can make a lot of sales, have a book full […]

Handy New Updates From Xero

Along with a few other new features, Xero has released a handy new update with a new look header and adding files to Purchase Orders. For those users loving Files in Xero, it is now much easier to access your files folders. Simply click on the files icon in the right of the header to […]

3 Reasons Personal Budgeting Is Brilliant, Not Boring!

If a business owner said to you that they run their business without a budget, what would you think? You’d think they were incompetent. Or perhaps lazy? Or both? But what do most families do? When you think about it, a family is actually a mini business. There is income, there are expenses and there […]

Big New Features from Xero

For our clients who use Xero, if you have logged in this morning, you may have noticed some fantastic new features. Here’s a quick summary of what’s new: Email Templates – You can now setup as many customised templates for invoices, statements, remittance advices and credit notes as you need. This is great news for […]

Blue Emerald is now a Xero Silver Partner!

Moving along our Xero journey, we have recently moved up to being a Xero Silver Partner and now have even more experience to help our clients in their own Xero journey. Our Director, Elizabeth Salter, is also a Xero Certified Advisor and Payroll Specialist.   Blue Emerald has been doing a growing number of conversions […]

A Cashflow Strategy On Steroids

We’re all aware that businesses are paying particular attention to cashflow in current times. In the majority of industries, there have been a growing number of challenges that are affecting cashflow. And every other business article I am reading is talking about yet another large company collapsing. Tough times are certainly upon most businesses.   […]