How do I boost my sales after a slow month in January?

2:01PM | Tuesday, 7 February 2012 | Paul Clements and Travis Eldridge

While slow sales periods are a fact of life in business, there are ways to overcome them.

I severely overstocked my business. What should I do?

12:00AM | Friday, 7 December 2012 | Paul Clements

This existing stock that you have not been able to shift needs to be cleared to maximise your shop's profit performance.

I doubt that my turnover will initially be more than $75,000. Should I register for GST?

10:39AM | Wednesday, 20 October 2010 | Paul Clements

If you do not exceed the thresholds, you can voluntarily register for GST provided that the consultancy is a bona fide commercial operation.

How can I minimise my risk with the banks?

11:32PM | Thursday, 11 November 2010 | Paul Clements

There are some critical risk management questions you must carefully consider before mortgaging your home.

Can accountancy software replace an accountant?

3:50PM | Monday, 26 March 2012 | Paul Clements and Travis Eldridge

Owning a cordless drill does not magically make you an experienced carpenter. The same goes for accounting software.

How should I frame payment terms for my clients?

11:19PM | Wednesday, 2 November 2011 | Paul Clements

It is one of the most important aspects of running a small business to ensure that debtors’ management is controlled and you remain cashflow positive.

Our account keeping is in a bit of a mess. What do we do?

2:45PM | Monday, 21 February 2011 | Paul Clements

Given that your accounts are in a bit of a state, it may certainly be a red flag for anyone performing due diligence.

How can I plan ahead to ensure the business thrives all year round?

10:08PM | Tuesday, 5 October 2010 | Paul Clements

There are various things to consider here, including budgets, research and marketing.