Small business owners often find it difficult to take time off, and the thought of two week holidays from your clients may seem like too much too soon. A few things I recommend to make the transition is to prepare in advance.
By following the above tips your customers should be more aware that you are away. You will be surprised that many won’t have any issues until you return. Have a happy holiday!
If you need to find a dog boarding kennel for your pet dog while you are away book in advance. You may have to visit beforehand to see if your pet settles in. For an alternative to kennels Wrickton Hall Dog Boarding Kennels, is central to Bewdley, Bridgnorth, Kidderminster and Ludlow. Unlike traditional kennels your dog will stay inside and live with a family.
Outsource, Outsource, Outsource………. Oh and Kashflow
Outsourcing needs to be seen as an essential way to grow your business and increase your profits. So many business owners are unable to see outsourcing as just another cost, and will spend many hours, days or even weeks battling with their administration or accounts.
For a small monthly fee you should be able to outsource many of your administration and accounting tasks, which help you by:
With large HMRC penalties for poor bookkeeping amounting to fines of £3000 or more mistakes that you make could cost you dearly
A few of the tasks that have been outsourced by myself include administration, invoicing and payroll which released so much of my time that business has increased twofold.
Many of our customers pay us with a monthly standing order which meant 2 days of each month was spent raising and emailing invoices and receipts. By utilising Kashflow instead of quickbooks saves me those 2 days by automatically creating and emailing the invoices while I sleep. It is also compatible with online VAT, with many reporting tools to check your profit and loss quickly. Other benefits include not having to purchase an extra license to use it on another computer.
A few useful tasks that may be outsourced (with links):