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6 Tips For Getting Your Business Systems In Order

So, you are ready to get your systems sorted and your business running smoothly? Excellent news! Great systems are the…

How Your Business Imagery Communicates A Story To Your Customers – Guest Blog By Kate Ryan, Ryan’s Daughter Photography

We live in a visual world – every day we are bombarded with hundreds of images almost from the moment…

Why We Love Xero, And You Should Too

Have you ever discovered a tool in your business that makes you smile every time you use it? Something that…

How To Know When It Is Time To Start Outsourcing

When was the last time you had an evening off? Can you remember what your friends look like any more?…

GST: Eight Things You Need To Know

GST is undoubtedly a bit of a minefield for a number of small business owners. The biggest concern we hear…

How To Effectively Delegate Tasks To Your Virtual Assistant

It is exciting to get to a point in your business where you can outsource. Hiring a virtual assistant (VA)…

Why Your Business Needs a Budget

You have your own business, you consider yourself to be financially savvy, and don’t like to be bound by boring…

How A Bookkeeper Can Help You Save Money And Time

Running a business can feel exhausting at times! There is the endless task of trying to be more productive, more…

How Much Time Are You Wasting Every Week?

Time is money. It is an old fashioned cliché, but there is a reason that sayings become so popular in…

10 Tips For Making Your Business Finances Easier

The financials are a necessary part of any successful business. Unless you are a numbers whizz, they can be a…

Are You Holding Your Own Small Business Back?

Running a small business could be compared to juggling, while balancing on a Swiss ball and successfully keeping a hula…

Xero Tips – Dashboard

Did you know that your Xero dashboard has customisable features? Many Xero subscribers simply ‘plug and play’ when they set…

What Is Payday Filing?

The noise about payday filing is starting to get louder. But what exactly is it and how does it impact…

Why Working With A New Zealand VA Is Best

Have you told people that you are thinking of hiring a VA? It is safe to say that you have…

Why Your Accountant Loves Your Bookkeeper – Guest Blog By Chris Mercer, MBP Advisors + Accountants

Many business owners assume that their accountant won’t like them hiring a third-party bookkeeper. This couldn’t be further from the…

Xero Tips – Invoicing

Are you keeping on top of your client invoicing in Xero? Invoicing is a vital component of your small business…

Small Business Bookkeeping: 17 Things You Need To Know

Why did you get into business? For 90% of you reading this blog, we can almost guarantee it wasn’t because…

What Is The Difference Between A Bookkeeper And An Accountant?

Numbers. Love them or hate them, they are an essential part of your business success and something you really have…

The Year In Review, What Worked And What Didn’t

You might have mixed feelings about how things went as the year comes to a close. It could be time…

How To Hand Email Management Over To A Virtual Assistant

Do you feel like you’re a slave to your email inbox? Perhaps its time to hand over your email management…

Xero Tips – Accounts Receivable

Are you following accounts receivable best practice in Xero? For many small businesses, accounts receivable is the key component to their…

Why Operating In The Cloud Makes Business Better

There is nothing more swear-inducing than losing hours of work. Painstakingly created formatting, pages of data entry and complicated formulas…

20 Tips For Running Your Small Business

How do you rate yourself when it comes to operating your small business? Operating your small business is a massive…

Xero Tips – Reporting

How well are you using the reporting functionality of your Xero subscription? One of the keys to business success is…

What Not To Do When You Hire A Virtual Personal Assistant

There are plenty of great articles out there about how to find a virtual personal assistant and what to look for…

Which Accounting Software Is Right For You?

It’s wrong to assume that there is a right ‘one size fits all’ approach when it comes to choosing what…

21 Actionable Small Business Tips For Starting Up

Are you thinking of starting a small business and looking for some tips to help get started? Starting and maintaining…

Xero Tips – Bank Reconciliation

Are you getting the most out of your Xero subscription? We want to help make sure you are using the…

Get To Know Our Managing Director, Irene | Admin Army

Are you interested in learning more about the story behind Admin Army? Hannah, one of the Virtual Assistant’s on the…

Accountant + Bookkeeper = Better Business

What’s the difference between an accountant and a bookkeeper? Do you really need both? If you’re like many small businesses,…

15 Basic HR & Payroll Functions for SMEs – Guest Blog by Carlene Campbell, Navigate HR

You want me to think about HR and payroll stuff?!! As a small business owner myself I am well aware…

7 Ways To Optimise Your MailChimp E-Newsletters

Do you use MailChimp to send your e-newsletters? While there are plenty of excellent email marketing systems out there, MailChimp…

Better Manage Your Business’ Accounts Receivable

Do you have a documented accounts receivable process in your business? Or more important than documenting it, do you use…

What My Website Build Taught Me About Outsourcing

Are you finding outsourcing difficult? Outsourcing: sometimes it’s a dirty word.  Do you find it hard to let go and…

How To Choose The Right Virtual Assistant

How do you choose the right Virtual Assistant?  Google ‘Virtual Assistant NZ’ and over 800,000 hits come up.  It can be…

11 Tips To Declutter Your Digital Life

Are you feeling overwhelmed?  You may be crazy busy in your business and the state of your computer, your emails…

How To Improve Your Business Admin Processes With Automation

Work smarter, not harder Outsourcing your business admin isn’t the only way to reduce your workload – automation of simple…

How to document your business processes

Congratulations!  You’re looking to outsource one (or more) of your business tasks.  The next step is to ensure the person…

101 things you can outsource

Want to reduce your admin burden by outsourcing some tasks in your business, but just not sure where to start?…

Four lessons from my first year in business

Running a business is hard work. Many small business owners I talk to have started their business with the intention…

Staying safe in an internet connected world

A week doesn’t go by without the publication of another virus/ransomware/hacking story. Unfortunately, people still are getting caught out and…

Why you should hire a bookkeeper

Bookkeeping is one of those unavoidable tasks in any business – whether you’re new to business or you’ve been operating…

Why I switched to using Asana as my project management tool

What made Asana stand out above the others? As a small business owner, how many balls do you currently juggling…

How to implement a simple Accounts Payable process

Do you have an accounts payable process?  You know, a systematic approach to handling bills once you’ve received them into…

What should you outsource?

From time to time we all have things that get in the way of getting our business moving. You know,…

Bookkeeping tips for small businesses

Want to ensure your small business bookkeeping is correct?  Here are Irene’s top bookkeeping tips for small businesses: Keep clear…

Six tips to help you deal with your procrastination

Want to avoid procrastination?  Here are 6 tips that have helped me in the last month as I’ve struggled with…

Xero tips: get the most out of your subscription

For most small businesses, your monthly Xero subscription is a deliberate investment into your business. There are other accounting software packages out…

10 Best Online Tools for Small Business – 2017

Now that I’ve been in business for over six months, I thought it would be worthwhile sharing what I consider…

How can a virtual assistant help your business?

The best way to begin looking at how a virtual assistant can help your business is to figure out exactly…

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