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Cost Savings in the Cloud

By Sue Hirst An issue facing business owners is the management of costs – especially labour. Labour efficiency is a vital necessity for some to stay in business.  Anything you can do to help staff be more efficient, will have a big impact on profit and sustainability. Systems are the key to efficiency.  Systems aren’t […]

Why keep it in the Cloud?

By Sue Hirst, Director of CFO On-Call The ‘Cloud’ is a term for describing online software delivery and data housing. Until recent years, most business owners have used software and kept data on their computer hard disk. Software updates had to be downloaded and data had to be backed up and a copy kept off-site […]

Is your accounting slowing your business growth?

Your business accounts may not be a very sexy subject … at least when you are up to your ears in running, managing and problem-solving … but a poor set of out-dated accounts will really hold you back, when you need to borrow, and the bank manager is asking for current accounts, cash-flows and projections. […]

13 Reasons To Tune Up Your Accounting System

By Sue Hirst – Director, CFO On-Call The reports that come out of your accounting system tell the final story about how successful your business operations were.  It makes sense to ensure it’s set up as well as possible, to give  the best opportunity to learn how well you’ve done and how you can do […]

Your Grey Hair Is An Asset To Us!

by Sue Hirst – Director, CFO On-Call I recently met with an accountant in his early 50s who said he felt like he was ‘over the hill’ for many people looking to recruit an accountant. I’m sure this isn’t news to you if you’re in this age bracket and job searching. It made me think […]

How to Package your Knowledge as a CFO Consultant

Are you thinking of offering a CFO Consulting service to SMEs? If your answer is yes – have you thought about how to deliver your knowledge gained over many years to your clients?  Most SMEs don’t know what a CFO is and if you’re thinking of calling what you offer Accounting, you will probably be […]

12 Ways To Collect Unpaid Business Bills

By Sue Hirst – Director of CFO On-Call Doesn’t it just give you the @?%&s when you’ve delivered a great job or product and customers don’t pay you on time? Unfortunately customers don’t always do the right thing, so you need to factor this into your business management. One of the most important factors relating […]