Benefits of time tracking and project management software for professional services businesses

As a small business owner it’s easy to get caught up in the day to day running of your business and have little time for the bigger picture. After all, time is money and every minute counts. This is particularly true in an industry where you are either billing by the hour, or employ freelancers and contractors, and tracking every minute (or at least every 15 minutes) can play a…  Read more

Simplify collection of payments: GoCardless

Want a better way to collect and manage recurring payments from customers? GoCardless is a payment processing app that allows users to set up and manage recurring payments online. The app is designed to simplify the process of collecting payments, especially for small and medium-sized businesses. If you have repeating invoices, then GoCardless is the system for you! Although there are a few ways to manage payments, a simple direct…  Read more

Guide to end of financial year payroll for 2023

This content was originally created by Smartly Payroll. The end of financial year (EOFY) is an important time to be on top of all things payroll, and we know it can be a stressful time for Kiwi business owners. To help you feel confident with the upcoming changes and requirements, Smartly have pulled together everything you need to know including: An overview of changes to legislation Processing your final pay…  Read more

5 steps to streamlining your payroll

  Payroll is one of those things that starts out simply enough. You start your business, hire a few employees, and things tick along pretty well. It’s straightforward enough to keep everything in line at first, but what happens to most companies is… they grow! This is a great thing, but it also means that payroll becomes more complicated. As such an important aspect of your business, it’s important that…  Read more

Optimising your health care practice accounting systems

Here at The Accounting Hub we have our fingers on the pulse of accounting systems for health care professionals. We work with doctors, health specialists and clinic administrators to help health care centres operate smoothly behind the scenes. Running a medical centre, and taking care of patients, can mean long, demanding days that are filled to the brim with action. The professionals we work with want to focus on their…  Read more

Avoid these 5 costly accounting mistakes

A Canadian bank recently surveyed over 500 small business owners about what they love and hate most about owning their own business. Unsurprisingly, flexibility and feeling in control ranked first in the “love” category. Meanwhile, almost 60% said bookkeeping was hands-down their most hated task. Most business owners understand that effective financial management is key to their success. But lack of knowledge, frustration, and even avoidance can add up to accounting…  Read more

3 tech savvy Kiwi business we think you should know about

Here at the Accounting Hub we love innovation and cutting edge ideas. We are very lucky to work with some super cool businesses. We love business owners who think differently and find smart ideas on the edge of what is possible. Here are a few other businesses we have been reading about who are using technology to its best advantage. SwiftMed SwiftMed, quite simply, is an online doctor. This Kiwi…  Read more

Useful financial tools for creative agencies

Creatives inspire. The people who throw passion and colour into the world are often the ones with an incredible interest in many things… except numbers. So it is no surprise at all that finance and accounting are often two things listed by creative agencies as being the biggest challenge of running a business. When all you want to do is share your creative passion with the world, there is nothing…  Read more

3 of the best time tracking apps for your small business

Time tracking can be a challenge for any business, and when the efficiency of your small business relies on it, finding the right time tracking app can be more difficult than it needs to be. To help you find the perfect tool for your business, here’s a quick breakdown of three time tracking apps that we recommend, and a few key factors to consider. Why use time tracking? As a…  Read more

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