Author: Financio

Is Cloud Accounting Software Right for Your Business

Breakfast in bed at an English cottage? How about coffee at a Spanish courtyard patio? Nah, that’s a dream especially for business owners like you. You don’t have time, and you need to eyeball on every detail. Yes, we get it: in every detail. But hey, before you pack your dreams and not your bag, think of the possibility of seeing your company’s data, wherever and whenever with the Internet connec...

How to Begin Scaling Your Company

The day that your company becomes profitable and daily operations are comfortable for everyone may seem like a pipe dream, but it’s also a day that you need to be prepared to tackle. Because once your company has made it past the will-we-make-it-or-won’t-we stage, it’s time to start thinking about how to scale your company. Though the way you scale your business entirely depends on your goals and ...

How to Be an Effective, Future-Focused Leader

When we speak of leaders, we imagine an authoritative figure that gives commands and represents his or her entire community. Unlike the movies, being a leader in the real world is a lot more complicated than it seems. Read on to see what sort of qualities you can cultivate to be an effective, future-focused leader. 1. Cultivate A Vision That Others Can Share In As Jack Welch once said, “good busin...

How to Make Your Morning Commute More Productive

Whether you commute on the train, on the bus, in a car, or on your own two legs, it’s likely that you spend your time scrolling social media, listening to media, or daydreaming before you get to the office and get down to business. Though there’s nothing wrong with taking a mental time-out during your commute, you could instead harness that time and make it more productive. Here are a few ways to ...

Corporate Holiday Gifting Ideas

With the holidays right around the corner, you’re probably tossing up what gifts to get your clients. As a startup, you want to make your budget for presents stretch as far possible, which means splurging on splashy gifts for your clients just isn’t reasonable. But a gift doesn’t need to be expensive to be appreciated – after all, it’s the thought that counts, right? If you’re unsure of where to s...

How to Create Company Handbooks that Aren’t Boring

Every company needs a handbook – yes, even a startup. Company handbooks provide employees with the necessary guidelines, rules and regulations they need to follow, provide important information about the business, and are a handy reference tool for staff members to turn to when they’re unsure of a corporate policy. As such, creating company handbook is an absolute must – but that doesn’t mean your...

Determining if Crowdfunding Is Right for You

When it comes time to raise capital to turn your grand idea into a viable business, crowdfunding may seem like an easy and appealing way to go about it. After all, it takes the pressure off of having to wow venture capitalists, can be done from your living room and can connect you directly with your audience and potential customers. But crowdfunding isn’t a magic money machine – to have a successf...

The Four Basics of Bookkeeping

Though technology has revolutionised the way bookkeeping is done, that doesn’t necessarily mean that technology and software do all the work for you – someone still has to organise, input, track and check the data to make sure that everything is correct. Even if your startup doesn’t have the budget currently to hire a full-time or outsourced accountant or bookkeeping person, that doesn’t mean book...

Accounting for Your Business: Freelancer Edition

Being your own employer is the dream for a lot of folks. But as much freedom as the freelance life brings, it also can bring on headaches – especially when it comes to managing your business’s finances on your own. The sheer amount of paperwork and record-keeping can be overwhelming, and putting your finances off until another day is likely an attractive thought. That is, until the day you realise...

5 Reasons Why You Should Hire Interns for Your Business

Ahhhh, the interns. One of the greatest wild cards in the business community. While some frown upon interns joining the company, there are some upsides to having these millenials run around the office. Here are 5 reasons why you should hire interns for your business! Cheaper alternative As a former intern, I would like to declare that smart interns are not looking for the highest pay. It would be ...

The Benefits of SaaS for SMEs by Financio

For the unfamiliar, SaaS (software as a service) is a software distribution model in which a third-party providers hosts applications and makes it available to customers over the internet. Popular examples of SaaS products include Slack, Calendy, MoneyPenny, and Financio, amongst others. Small and mid-sized companies are increasingly turning to cloud-based software to help run their businesses smo...

Is a Coworking Space Right for You?

If you’ve been looking for an office for your startup, you’ve undoubtedly been shocked by rental prices, overwhelmed by the idea of furnishing the place, and have likely considered just working out of your house or a coffeeshop until the business makes some money. With co-working spaces – fully equipped, beautifully designed, furnished offices that are devoted to providing desk space and flexible ...

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