A 2 minute video that shows you how to create and save a useful aged debtors report in QuickBooks 2013. Improve your credit control now!
Cashflow – do not think you are richer than you are!
In businesses where you get paid upfront you have to be so careful to remember that costs and cash outflows will follow the cash inflows – so do not spend all the money!
Excel spreadsheets – a couple of practical tips
When using Excel, always assume someone else will want to use and rely on the spreadsheet. Build your workbook in a simple, transparent way that gets the right answers and is easy on the eye – both on screen and on paper.
Profit is your first cost
If you are writing a budget or a business plan and you want to achieve a profit target – make profit your first cost!
Back up your computer files and restore peace of mind
The CFO of a business told me how they had suffered a software glitch and the accounting software had locked so that no one could open the file and do any accounting work.
Batch enter transactions in QuickBooks
A 2 minute video showing you how to use the batch enter transactions function in QuickBooks.
NED 2 – never enter data twice
Duplicating data entry is both a waste of time and a source of errors – so how can you avoid it, how can you never enter data twice?
Cloud computing or server – how do you choose?
the cloud is perceived to be where the future is, office-based servers are less interesting and the skills required to set up and run a server environment are required less frequently.
Cold calling – a disruptive technology
When the phone rings in our open-plan office it interrupts everyone, which is fine if it’s a client, a prospect or someone else that we need to speak to. But a substantial minority of incoming calls are people trying to sell to us and those calls are a real pain.
Audited accounts – and the procurement manager
In most owner-managed businesses this will mean that the accounts do not need to be audited and in practice it is very rare to see a company being audited when it does not need to be.