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5 things you need to do this month if your business year end is 31/12/13

Most businesses have a 31 Dec year-end, which is fast approaching. Here is a list of 5 important things you need to do to make sure you are ready for your year end and to make a great start to 2014. 1. Creditors. You need to make sure your list of creditors at year end […]

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The importance of a budget

Over 5 years of austerity in Ireland has almost made the term “budget” a dirty word in this country. It is synonymous with cutting back on spending and raising tax but, if used correctly, a budget for your business can be a powerful tool to motivate you, control your costs and channel your energy into […]

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Bills, bills, bills.

Recording expenses efficiently

Business is not all about sales, unfortunately costs are just as important. I often find that clients put great systems in place to record and analyse sales but treat their costs as the poor relation. This is understandable as all business owners love making sales and hate paying bills! I have some tips to help […]

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Online Business Banking

At first glance this tip may seem like stating the obvious but you would be surprised at just how many business owners either don’t use online banking or just can’t be bothered with the long winded log-in security procedures. Also, many online banking users don’t use all the features available to them like BACS payments […]

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Look familiar?

Cloud Bookkeeping / Accounting Systems

I find that successful Irish small business owners view bookkeeping as a core part of their business and not a boring task that’s put off until a tax return is due. Business owners no longer have the luxury of analysing their financials once a year when they meet their accountant, it is essential to have […]

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Dont underestimate the power of MS Outlook

Dont underestimate the power of MS Outlook

Microsoft Outlook & Exchange Server (SaaS): I’m going to start with the easy one as we all understand the benefits of e-mail in business. I know that anyone reading this will already have an email address (Gmail, Hotmail, eircom.net etc) so why change? Here’s why. For approx €6 per month, you can purchase a cloud […]

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An Introduction

As this is my first blog post I’m going to start with my background and interests, then go into the objectives I have for my blog. I completed my Leaving Cert in 2006 in the ISK Killorglin, Co. Kerry and from there attended the University of Limerick where I graduated with a Business Studies Degree […]

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