For most small business owners, you would have to be absolutely crazy to employ your own accountants and book keepers when you can outsource all of that work to professionals and save money at the same time. It would be completely realistic to reduce your costs by 50% when you factor in salary, leave, down time and other inefficiencies. Outsourcers can achieve economies of scale with things like payroll because it is what they specialise in, they are more efficient at it and they do it well and consistently day in, day out. This results in direct savings for you the business owner. Bookkeepers Melbourne are a good example of the right kind of company to outsource your accounting, payroll and other financial management needs to. Leave all the nitty gritty number crunching to professionals so you can free your time up to concentrate on other areas of your business where you are most effective, whether that be sales, marketing, people management, product development, relationship building or whatever your speciality is. Adam Smith was right – focus on your areas of competitive advantage and everyone wins – especially your bottom line!
Well it’s nearly that time of year again, stores will be putting up decorations, people will be buying trees, carols will be sung. That’s right… Christmas shopping time is upon us! I’ve started looking for gifts early, and given that I blog about environmental issues it is always nice to find related products I can give as gifts. I found these little retro-styled christmas labels at http://www.brightstarkids.com.au/Vintage-Christmas-Labels.aspx?p774 and bought a bunch. What I love about them is they add a nice stylish finish to your gift wrapping (and look awesome on green wrapping paper). You could also put them on home made Christmas cards, on the christmas card envelopes – be creative and think of other ideas for how you could use these on your own gifts and cards. From the same site you could also take a look at their name labels perfect for kids clothes, school bags, shoes – make sure you dont lose any of your kid’s clothing again. You can even get laundry ones so you don’t mix up which clothes belong to who! Your kids will love some of the colorful labels with cartoon animals and other cool pictures on them, and you will probably love the convenience.