Finding the Low Hanging Fruit in Your Business

When you know some key pieces of information about your business you can make much better strategic decisions – such as knowing how your different options will impact your bank account. Make sure you implement the best strategy for your business, and save time and money in the process.

What’s Coming with Xero

Xero just keeps innovating their product, which is great for … Continued

365 Shades of White

How do you lead 18 people through an Antarctic Winter? Explore leadership concepts from Rachael Robertson

Unearthing Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence comes about as machines learn how to do repetitive tasks better over time, this is referred to as ‘artificial narrow intelligence’ and encompasses what is becoming normal to us through the use of algorithms on Facebook, google, Spotify and amazon.  However, with the development of more sophisticated forms of AI such as IBM’s Watson and the integration of AI into ordinary objects (IoT) the impact of AI on our lives is only going to get greater.

Think You Can’t Afford Xero? Think Again

Confused about Xero and think you need $50/mth to start?

We’ve had quite a few small business owners tell us recently they can’t get started with Xero as they can’t afford $50/mth from their business yet, and they are probably right.  But you don’t need $50/mth to get started. That’s what we love about Xero.

Building Your Software Ecosystem

With so many business applications available to subscribe to it’s important to ensure that where possible they work together.  In doing so, apps talk to and with each other providing an ecosystem for your business to grow within whilst also delivering efficiencies to your everyday tasks.

How to Select Apps for Your Business

We love cloud computing (not just accounting) and the rise of SaaS means that you can build solutions for your business as the need arises. 

Selecting applications can be a never-ending task, ask your friends in business what they use and you will likely get a myriad of recommendations, all coming with free trial periods.  It can be tempting to try out all of them.  Here are our tips to get on with the job and get the most out of your apps

Life in The Clouds

‘The Cloud’ is what we call software and data that lives on the servers external to your computer.  These servers are generally in large dedicated warehouses around the world and you generally access the data by logging in over the internet.

Don’t be the smartest person in the room

As the saying goes ‘If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room”.  So with this in mind we’ve been out-n-about the last month at various business events, learning from others.    

So what have we gleaned from others this past month?

Fostering The Entrepreneurial Spirit

If we don’t actively encourage true problem solving and endless opportunities to try and fail until they succeed so they learn how each feels and to get up and try again our children will have a hard time as adults in the future job market.