Five ways to increase your profit

Business Development Specialist - Ceebeks Business Solutions for GOOD

For many small businesses, the best way to improve profitability is to increase turnover, as there’s no limit to sales but there is a limit to how much you can reduce your costs. Let’s look at how you can focus on each of the five ways in our profit increase calculator to achieve your goal…

Cashflow – The lifeblood of any business

Business Development Specialist - Ceebeks Business Solutions for GOOD

Cashflow (or lack of it) is a constant challenge for all business owners. I often refer to ‘cash’ as the oxygen a business needs to survive day to day. It is a critical factor which leads to the success or demise of your business. If it’s this important, why don’t we have better tools and…

Time is your most valuable commodity, are you using it wisely?

Business Development Specialist - Ceebeks Business Solutions for GOOD

Have you often found yourself trying to save a few dollars by doing a routine job (or so you thought!) yourself but found that it has cost you more time, and therefore money, than you could have made in that time? We often spend hours or even weeks of time on things that aren’t really…

5 essentials that small business owners should factor into their business plan

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Here are 5 essentials that every small business owner should factor into their business plan. 1.  Give it structure. Make sure you structure your finances so your personal assets and business assets are kept separate. As a minimum, you should have a separate business bank account and credit card, and pay yourself a salary. By untangling your…

As a small business owner can you take time off over the Christmas break?

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It’s summer! The sun is out, it’s heating up, and we are all thinking about enjoying those long summer days at the beach and relaxing with friends and family.  Christmas and new years parties, school holidays, it has us all longing to take a break and just relax for a while. Is that actually the…

Ethical Investing

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Ethical investing has gone from backwater to mainstream over the past decade, as Australians discover they can make the world a better place whilst have the potential to make money at the same time. Whether you choose to support a sustainable future, animal welfare or strong corporate governance, it has never been easier to align…

SMSF Myths Busted!

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Is a Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) right for you? Already have a SMSF but want to make it work harder for you? Over 1,100,000 Australians run their own SMSF. But the news media is in a frenzy at the moment about SMSF’s and property investments. We understand that SMSF’s don’t suit everyone, so it’s important…

How to ask for a pay rise

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Time to ask for a pay rise? The gender wage gap is putting many women on the back foot financially – but a successful salary negotiation can make a significant difference. Here’s how to do it. In November 2016, Hillary Clinton came close to shattering the glass ceiling in her run for the US presidency –…

A lesson to the investor

I’m not sure about you, but have you noticed how every new financial year like clockwork, companies and fund managers are releasing their statistics and returns for the last financial year. Those that have done well are crowing the loudest, but we’re not seeing or hearing quite so much from the others. The strange thing…