online invoicing

Using online invoicing to improve cashflow

Invoicing, by it’s very nature is one of the most important elements of any successful business. No matter how good your products or services, no matter how strong your sales team, if your invoices aren’t issued timeously and accurately, as well as being paid on time, all your efforts could be wasted. Invoicing, by it’s…


10 great reasons to choose Xero

An online accounting software solution that brands itself simply as “Beautiful accounting software”, Xero is currently taking the market by storm. Offering pretty much the full gambit of solutions required by any small or medium sized business, it’s easy to see what makes Xero so attractive. When it comes to accounting software, Xero software has…

outsourced accounting

Why SMEs are choosing outsourced accounting

Irrespective of whether you run a one-man, or one-woman band, or a medium sized enterprise, accounting is a fact of life and outsourced accounting needs to be seriously considered. No matter whether you do your accounts through obligation, or because you want to keep your finger firmly on the financial pulse of your business, having…

online accounts

Moving to online accounts

At The Smart Accountants, we understand that online accounts may seem like a completely alien idea at first. However, like everything else you now take for granted online, it will soon become one of your normal business activities once you decide to give it a go. 24/7 access to all your accounting information With more…


Budgeting – managing various parts of the business

Business budgeting has long been acknowledged as one of the fundamental keys to sound financial management. Granted, some very small businesses may only ever produce a budget under pressure, or to obtain funding from a bank, but as businesses grow then accurate and up to date budgets become extremely useful indicators of how well (or…

online accounting

Setting your payment terms

There’s no getting away from the fact that getting paid on time is an essential part of any successful and smooth-running business. In the current economic climate, keeping cashflow in order and following up religiously on late payments, for many businesses is proving to be a big part of their day-to-day responsibilities. That said, during…

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