Why accountants are vital to your business growth

After the birth of your startup, it is important to maintain consistent growth. Although many startup and small business owners believe that they can handle their own finances effectively, this is rarely the case. It is common to outsource getting your taxes done, but ongoing accounting advice must not be overlooked.Just like home owners believe they can be contractors to save money on their remodel, principles often choose to take the “I will save money” DIY approach with their company’s financ...

Interview with Saf Nazeer, co-founder of Helpfulpeeps

Saf Nazeer and Simon Hills, founders of Helpfulpeeps. Photo: helpfulpeeps.com Your name, the name of your company, what product or service do you offer and your background. Saf Nazeer, co-founder of Helpfulpeeps.Helpfulpeeps is a new social network born from a collective belief that life is better when we help each other. We connect people who want help with those willing to help free of charge. Each time you help, you earn karma which acts as your equity on the network. We call it the...

Top unicorn success driver

All can learn from unicorn growth  By achieving $1 billion market valuation within 5 years of founding, unicorns such as Uber, SnapChat, DropBox and Zenefits have shaken up traditional markets and investor expectations.What drives these companies’ success?- The value is often in the business model of recurring revenue with high capital efficiency and assets.- Strong customer engagement through easy adoption, positive customer experience, personalization and social value attra...

4 types of tools that every social media manager should use

Smart social media managers are always on the lookout for tools that make their jobs easier.With so many options from which to choose, it can at times become a serious challenge to find management tools that make doing social more efficient and effective. The busy business owner may also find it difficult to find the time to manage his or her social media presence while managing the day-to-day issues of a growing business. This is where the right mix of tools can save you time and money.Let me s...

Should you hire in-house talent or outsource?

Hire or outsource – one of the defining questions for how we do business in the 21st century. So which is the better route?Naturally, both have their pros and cons. In this article, I’m going to share some of the reasons you’ll want to carefully consider each angle, giving you the advice you need to be able to make a confident decision.2013 saw the rise of a number of disruptive technologies including cloud computing, big data and mobility which have had a significant impact outsourcing and Busi...

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