“How do you find the time to manage all of this social media stuff?” That’s one of the most common questions I’m asked whenever I present. And sometimes, I get the sense that people are hoping that it’s so complicated and time-consuming that they’ll have a great excuse NOT to do it. Not to learn [...]
Minding Your Own Business
Running a small business often means finding ways to cut costs, minimise administration time and create procedures that allow your business to run smoothly so that you can focus on generating business and servicing your clients!
Mind Your Own Business or MYOB as it is commonly called allows you to do just that! The software package is simple to learn (although if you've never touched accounting software before, a few lessons are a great investment), inexpensive and is ideal for small to medium sized businesses.
MYOB is much more than a system to record Receivables and Payables. For example, did you know that you can create Job Budgets for each new project you take on?
You can post expenses such as cab fares, couriers and staff wages to a job so that you can report on what the job actually costs you to perform. Not only does this keep track of project related expenses but it is invaluable information for estimating similar jobs in the future to make sure that will have a healthy profit margin.
You can pay your debtors and staff electronically from MYOB reducing bank transaction fees from 45c to 15c! And believe it or not it is EASY!
The latest version of MYOB (Version 8) can act as a simple Contact Management System as well, it allows you to record notes regarding contact with your clients, create mail merges into standard templates or your own templates. You can print Group Certificates, Financial reports, full colour sales graphs all at the press of a button!
To learn more about Mind Your Own Business or other ways to make your office procedures more efficient, call Kim Kyle or Lianne Connor on (02) 9247 2555 for advice or to arrange a free consultation.