The true cost of a new employee

News Article: August 15, 2019 by Oaktree Accounting

Bringing on another pair of hands? It can be a big decision to commit to having a new member on the team but the right person will bring in the skills you need to grow the business and give you more time to achieve your goals, even if that is to spend more time with … Continue reading “The true cost of a new employee”

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Professional networking 10-step checklist

News Article: August 6, 2019 by Oaktree Accounting

Networking can get your business noticed. It can lead to referrals, valuable business opportunities and increased sales. But it can be daunting to put yourself out there, and tricky to get right. Remember that professional networking is a social activity. It’s about building relationships – so leave the hard sell behind. Instead, be open and … Continue reading “Professional networking 10-step checklist”

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Keeping your tax and expenses in check when you are self-employed

News Article: July 24, 2019 by Oaktree Accounting

Contracting or freelancing requires you to wear a lot of hats. Relationship-building, keeping track of your time, marketing your skills and actually doing the work. But one of your priorities should also be establishing how you handle your money and setting the groundwork for good habits. Understand your deductions Before you start, it’s essential to … Continue reading “Keeping your tax and expenses in check when you are self-employed”

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The third cause of poor cashflow – Your stock turn

News Article: June 11, 2019 by Oaktree Accounting

Carrying stock for too long means full shelves but an empty bank account. Similarly, if you’re a service provider and are taking forever to bill for your services, then you’re carrying too much stock in the form of work in progress. Consider that work in progress as a form of virtual stock. You can calculate … Continue reading “The third cause of poor cashflow – Your stock turn”

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Getting the work–life balance right

News Article: February 23, 2018 by dwaoaktree

As a small business owner it’s hard to juggle your work and outside responsibilities. It’s important to run your business effectively and still have a life outside the office. You need a good balance between work and play for your health and well-being. Small business owners often fall into the trap of working too hard, … Continue reading “Getting the work–life balance right”

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Improving your business with better time management

News Article: by dwaoaktree

When things are hectic, most small business owners wish they could find a way to get more than 24 hours into a day. Often, your ‘to-do’ list can get so long that you feel you never get to put as much attention into every task as you would like. It can also mean more time … Continue reading “Improving your business with better time management”

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