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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.

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…

12 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.

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.

How To Stop Customers Using You As A Bank

By Sue Hirst – Director of CFO On-Call   Some customers will use you as a bank if they can. Better to use your goods and/or services and not pay until they have to.

Little Leaks That Keep Business Owners Poor

by Sue Hirst – CFO On-Call ‘Overheads’ will not be a new term to most Business Owners.  You see them each month or year when you print out a Profit and Loss report from your accounting system.

Your net income should exceed your gross habits!

… or Why separate your cash-flow from the Business When asked the key to financial happiness one business owner said –  ‘Your net income should exceed your gross habits!’ Jokes aside, I urge business owners to keep their own finances…