Blog Inception

If you run a small business, chances are you are thinking if blogging is worth the time and effort around your busy schedule. The short answer is a profound YES! Blogging on a regular basis is an easy, cheap way to emphasize your inbound marketing efforts, increase traffic to your site, and attract more paying [...]

By | April 28th, 2015|Creative, Finance, News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Receipt Bank Update 2015

The ever time-saving app has released a new array of updated features, and if you’re anything like us here at Abacus, you love a good update! So here we’ll give a rundown of all the latest additions for you to feast your eyes on… Editing From The Inside Out It’s now possible to edit your [...]

By | April 24th, 2015|Finance|0 Comments

Power Networking & How to do it!

Knowing how to network efficiently is one of the most powerful tools an individual can use to advance their personal and professional life; But what does the best strategy for networking come down to? Building real relationships, actively maintaining them, and giving as much as you take. Of course, there's a lot more to it [...]

By | April 23rd, 2015|Creative, Finance, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Life After Debt

It can’t be denied that falling into the hands of debt has a crippling effect on your finances and your confidence, but it doesn't mean you have to give up your entrepreneurial endeavours. In fact your knowledge of how your finances can easily go haywire could be seen as the perfect basis from which to [...]

By | April 17th, 2015|Creative, Finance, Uncategorized|0 Comments

All Publicity, Is Good Publicity

Media coverage is a somewhat blessing for small businesses — as your profile goes up, so will your sales. However, marketing campaigns can be pricey. Free publicity is a great way to increase the profile of your small business and get your name out there. While traditional print media still has clout, in a world [...]

By | April 16th, 2015|Creative, Finance, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Search Engine Magic!

You've heard the phrase "Location, location, location!" when it comes to property. The same applies to your website on search engine result pages — the higher your site is listed, the more traffic you're going to get; and by adding the right keywords to your site, you can increase qualified traffic, which means more website [...]

By | April 15th, 2015|Creative, Finance|0 Comments

Why Online Accounting Is The Future

New technology has brought an exciting new twist to the work place- within the last thirty years, we’ve seen computers become a dominant body in the modern office, the internet change the business game and the invention of the smart phone grace everyone’s pocket. Online Accounting however, a relatively new thing, should definitely be on [...]

By | April 9th, 2015|Creative, Finance, News, Xero|0 Comments

Credit Control- The Vital Step

The Missing Link Following on from our earlier post ‘8 Ways to Get Paid Quicker’, we reveal our eighth vital tip in credit control and keeping that cashflow steady and strong within your business. Our Secret? Cloud accounting software. We at Abacus use this hidden gem in the form of Xero, and have not only [...]

By | April 6th, 2015|Finance, Xero|0 Comments

Salon Tax Tips- Part Two

Carrying on from our previous post, here are a few more tips to help Salon owners pay less tax (In case you missed it, here is a link to this post..) Marketing and Advertising In a world where so much business is done online, it is very likely that you will want to have some [...]

By | April 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

8 Ways To Get Paid Quicker

It’s the one thing every small business owner wants, and the one thing every small business owner needs- Cash. And lots of it, at that. They say its king; despite the flow of it being a huge issue for many. It’s no secret that if you don’t collect payment for your sales, you’re going to [...]

By | April 3rd, 2015|Finance, Uncategorized|0 Comments