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If you have a spare hour, try to spend it working on some quick business wins that really make a difference. There are two schools of thought when it comes to a small business owner’s spare time. You can either get stuck into some well-earned indulgences, or use the spare time to fine tune your business operations. If you have a spare hour in your day, there are small yet particularly meaningful objectives you can achieve that have measurable operational … Continue reading “Have more time? Quick business wins you can achieve”
What’s the role of an advisor in 2021? The scenery has certainly changed, even before the pandemic, and the role of an advisor must evolve with it. Basic tax advice and routine compliance now only represents a portion of the essential functions of an advisor. It’s time to expand into alternative services that add extra value to clients and consultancy avenues. Navigating the storm At least in Australia and New Zealand, the COVID-19 storm may seem to have passed overhead, … Continue reading “How advisors can help clients through 2021”
The last year has been incredibly tough for small businesses, but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Sectors that have been hardest hit – like retail and hospitality – have started cautiously reopening. It’s been great to see businesses open their doors and our high streets starting to come back to life. For some time now the narrative has been about what small businesses can’t do. It’s still a challenging environment, but instead we need to be … Continue reading “Back to business: Capitalising on the post-pandemic spending boom”
Today, in conjunction with Accenture, Xero launched a new Small Business Index providing a single composite figure that indicates how small businesses are faring across Australia, New Zealand and the UK. The index is based on the four key measures of jobs, sales, time to be paid and wages and shows performance changes in the short and long term across the three countries currently in the program. This index, which is part of Xero’s Small Business Insights program, is a … Continue reading “Supporting small business recovery with the launch of Xero’s Small Business Index”
Professional services firms aim to implement a hybrid office space as restrictions ease this spring but adopting this new working space will require a combination of client and employee needs, according to market participants. “There’s a real desire for hybrid,” says John Taylor, chief operating officer at RSM. “I don’t think most people want to go back travelling daily into offices on a five day a week basis. That’s what we’re working towards. We’ve got new leases that we will … Continue reading “Accounting heads confirm hybrid working adoption”