What you should know before hiring an accountant for your startup

  Managing your money right from the start is vital to the health of your startup. When hiring an accountant, outsourcing your accounting, or hiring an employee to manage your books, you want to be absolutely confident in who you choose as they are responsible for managing your money. Your accountant helps you navigate the numbers and make the best financial decisions. If the numbers aren't accurate, it can be hard to grow and succeed as a small business. Let's look at what you should know ...

Supermarket leverages digitalization to increase revenue and employee satisfaction

​ With new online competition, success in the retail grocery market is increasingly challenging. When tasked with implementation of technology to reduce the cost and increase efficiency of customer checkout, the leaders on one local store of a large chain took a creative approach. They started with the standard pilot of self-serve checkout stations; however, this had limited adoption. When asking customers as they were queueing for the 'traditional checkout' about their resistance to the self-se...

8 common payroll problems to avoid

Payroll is much more than just paying your employees their salary or hours worked. When it comes to payroll , it encompasses not only wages but deductions such as taxes and social security as well as health insurance and more. Payroll can be difficult for some startups, so today we look at eight common payroll problems to avoid.   #1: Setting it up incorrectly Payroll is complicated, especially where taxes are concerned. Not only are taxes a vital part of payroll, but they are difficult to ...

The importance of shaping your content from passive to active

To help shape the odds in your favour you need to use the right language in all your dealings. Today, if content is King, how you express that content can mean the difference between content that grabs attention and content that turns an audience off. To ensure your content cuts the mustard, mind your tone and your voice, by using active rather than passive language. According to the Oxford Dictionary explanation of 'passive versus active verbs', passive verbs – including 'is', 'are', 'was', 'we...

If you can’t beat them, join them

With large customer bases, heavy investment in technology such as machine learning, the "Big Four" global technology companies are growing rapidly. A key strategy for Google, Amazon, and Microsoft has been acquisition – of small innovative companies in similar or adjacent industries or traditional companies (such as Amazon's purchase of Whole Foods). The question many smaller tech companies, as well as non-digital enterprises, are asking today is "How Can We Protect Ourselves from the Giants". F...

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