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For those operating a small business and looking for help from a group of business owners. We will talk about some topics hitting business radars and look to make operators more aware in their business.

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Small Business Community - Lets Talk Business
For those operating a small business and looking for help from a group of business owners. We will talk about some topics hitting business radars and look to make operators more aware in their business.

    16. Xero for your business finances

    16. Xero for your business finances

    Something I have been meaning to talk to you about for a little while is an amazing way to be on top of your business numbers. In episode 4, I spoke to you about knowing your business numbers and we broke this down into a simple formula, so if you haven't listened to this episode, head on back and take a listen. Episode 4 gave some great insight into knowing your business numbers and today I want to tell you about a great program to help you be even more on the money, Xero Cloud Accounting.

    If you enjoyed today's episode, we love to hear from you, please leave us a review, don't forget to subscribe and we hope you can tune in next time as we continue to unpack all things business!

    Here is the episode breakdown:

    Time  Topic

    1.05  About the BizNation Co-Pilot Program

    2.55  The Xero story

    3.43  Some Xero basics

    4.12  What is cloud accounting

    4.56  Xero integrations

    5.49  Xero costs and levels explained

    6.51  Auto superannuation benefit

    7.23  Bank feeds

    7.51  Bank rules

    8.50  Check your bank statements

    8.59  Sales invoices, statements and reminders

    9.40  Bills & Hubdoc integration

    10.10  Share your file directly with your accountant

    10.40  Files in Xero

    11.27  Batch payments for bills & invoices

    12.49  Payroll made easy

    13.40  Timesheets for payroll

    14.11  Find and Recode

    15.17  Reporting options

    15.57  Mobile APP

    16.45  Xero response to COVID-19

    17.09  YouTube tutorials coming soon

    YouTube Channel & BizBits Collection: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUFfkpbx0tiL8ge_h9mzbkQ

    How can you find us:

    BizNation  https://biznation.com.au/

    Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/microsmallbusinesssupportgroup/

    Kerry @ Zinc Business Solutions  https://zincbusinesssolutions.com.au/

    Information contained in this segment should be taken as general advice only and your personal circumstances have not been taken into account. It is recommended that you seek financial advice from a professional who is licensed to do so. If you choose to act upon the general advice shared in this segment you do so at your own risk.

    • 18 min
    15. Financial planning for SME with Vince from Life Sherpa

    15. Financial planning for SME with Vince from Life Sherpa

    On today’s episode, Vince Scully from Life Sherpa joins us to chat about the financial planning journey for those in small business.

    If you enjoyed today's episode, we love to hear from you, please leave us a review, don't forget to subscribe and we hope you can tune in next time as we continue to unpack all things business!

    Here is the episode breakdown:

    Time  Topic

    1.03  Vince’s multiple attempts at retirement

    5.09  The financial advisor consumer

    5.45 30+-year-olds lifestyle and planning

    6.25  Concept of the Life Sherpa

    7.30  What’s different for small business and financial planning

    12.10  Looking forward to the options and reinvesting in our business

    13.29  Avoiding financial temptation when being a business owner

    16.50  Having a few plan B’s ready, practical ones

    18.05  What’s Vince's COVID-19 positive

    22.03  Employing lost resources

    Helpful links from today’s episode:

    Life Sherpa Website https://lifesherpa.com.au/

    Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/mylifesherpa/

    LinkedIn  https://www.linkedin.com/company/lifesherpa/

    How can you find us:

    BizNation  https://biznation.com.au/

    Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/microsmallbusinesssupportgroup/

    Kerry @ Zinc Business Solutions  https://zincbusinesssolutions.com.au/

    Information contained in this segment should be taken as general advice only and your personal circumstances have not been taken into account. It is recommended that you seek financial advice from a professional who is licensed to do so. If you choose to act upon the general advice shared in this segment you do so at your own risk.

    • 24 min
    14. Dealing with difficult clients

    14. Dealing with difficult clients

    We are often faced with difficult clients when we operate our small business. Here are some of them and how to navigate through these interesting scenarios.

    If you enjoyed today's episode, we love to hear from you, please leave us a review, don't forget to subscribe and we hope you can tune in next time as we continue to unpack all things business!

    Here is the episode breakdown:

    Time  Topic

    1.10  Late payers - how to deal with them

    3.20  Non-paying clients - what this means for you

    4.20   High expectation clients

    5.55  After hours requests

    7.15  How to avoid these problems from the start

    8.48  How to say “No” without damaging your reputation

    10.10  What are some of the red flags and what can you use

    11.22  Decide on your process and stick to the decision

    11.40  Further discussing non-paying clients

    How can you find us:

    BizNation  https://biznation.com.au/

    Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/microsmallbusinesssupportgroup/

    Kerry @ Zinc Business Solutions  https://zincbusinesssolutions.com.au/

    Information contained in this segment should be taken as general advice only and your personal circumstances have not been taken into account. It is recommended that you seek financial advice from a professional who is licensed to do so. If you choose to act upon the general advice shared in this segment you do so at your own risk.

    • 13 min
    13. Referrals with Luke from RewardBuddy

    13. Referrals with Luke from RewardBuddy

    In today's show, we chat with Luke Santamaria from RewardBuddy. In this episode, Luke will share with us some great tips for referrals in small business and also explain the RewardBuddy platform for our listeners,

    If you enjoyed today's episode, we love to hear from you, please leave us a review, don't forget to subscribe and we hope you can tune in next time as we continue to unpack all things business!

    Here is the episode breakdown:

    Time  Topic

    1.30  What is the story behind RewardBuddy

    2.55  Gone are the card referrals, online for tracking

    4.23  Where did the idea of RewardBuddy come from

    5.29  Why do businesses need referrals

    7.28  What area does RewardBuddy cover

    8.54  Key tips for getting referrals in your business

    11.45  Gathering email addresses is still valuable

    12.35  Tips on communicating with customers

    13.14  How can RewardBuddy help businesses

    16.10  COVID-19 takeaway - Yay moments from Corona

    From today's episode, you can find Luke and RewardBuddy:

    Website: https://www.rewardbuddy.com.au/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rewardbuddyau/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rewardbuddy/

    How can you find us:

    BizNation  https://biznation.com.au/

    Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/microsmallbusinesssupportgroup/

    Kerry @ Zinc Business Solutions  https://zincbusinesssolutions.com.au/

    Information contained in this segment should be taken as general advice only and your personal circumstances have not been taken into account. It is recommended that you seek financial advice from a professional who is licensed to do so. If you choose to act upon the general advice shared in this segment you do so at your own risk.

    • 19 min
    12. Discovery calls for your business

    12. Discovery calls for your business

    In today's express episode I’m going to talk about discovery calls, from a consumer and business owner perspective.

    If you enjoyed today's episode, we love to hear from you, please leave us a review, don't forget to subscribe and we hope you can tune in next time as we continue to unpack all things business!

    Here is the episode breakdown:

    Time  Topic

    1.01  What is a discovery call

    2.18  Wordpress plugin application

    2.50  Get help and explore your options

    3.18  Why we should have a discovery call booking system

    3.59  What goes into a discovery call

    4.30  Time schedule importance

    5.23  Asking the caller questions

    5.42  It’s not a sleezy sales call

    6.05  Having a sales pitch if needed

    6.22  Offer to send information via email

    6.39  Scheduling the next call or touch base

    7.02  Key takeaways

    How can you find us:

    BizNation  https://biznation.com.au/

    Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/microsmallbusinesssupportgroup/

    Kerry @ Zinc Business Solutions  https://zincbusinesssolutions.com.au/

    Information contained in this segment should be taken as general advice only and your personal circumstances have not been taken into account. It is recommended that you seek financial advice from a professional who is licensed to do so. If you choose to act upon the general advice shared in this segment you do so at your own risk.

    • 8 min
    11. Simplifying payroll with Jon from Microkeeper

    11. Simplifying payroll with Jon from Microkeeper

    In today's show, we chat with Jon Arrigo from Microkeeper. In this episode Jon shares with us where Microkeeper began and how it has evolved and is super scalable with businesses using an online platform, giving automation and a simple way of doing all things Payroll.

    If you enjoyed today's episode, we love to hear from you, please leave us a review, don't forget to subscribe and we hope you can tune in next time as we continue to unpack all things business!

    Here is the episode breakdown:

    Time  Topic

    1.55  When and where did Microkeeper begin

    5.40  What kind of business can use Microkeeper

    8.04  How does the onboarding system work

    11.26  Skills and files section of Microkeeper

    13.42  Rostering, what is the key aspect and why do we need it

    17.05  Time off in the system and predicting leave accruals from rostering

    18.39  Tracking leave owing from the leave bank

    20.15  Benefits to staff and business operators, sharing details

    21.00  Employee console options

    22.09  Location, role and job settings

    22.51  STP (single touch payroll)

    28.50  What does Microkeeper not do

    30.15  Skills matrix build from a client's request

    33.20  Microkeeper summary

    34.10  What is Microkeepers newest technology from COVID-19

    36.35  COVID-19 takeaway - Yay moments from Corona



    From today's episode, you can find Jon and Microkeeper:

    Website: https://microkeeper.com.au/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/microkeeper/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/microkeeper/



    How can you find us:

    BizNation  https://biznation.com.au/

    Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/microsmallbusinesssupportgroup/

    Kerry @ Zinc Business Solutions  https://zincbusinesssolutions.com.au/



    Information contained in this segment should be taken as general advice only and your personal circumstances have not been taken into account. It is recommended that you seek financial advice from a professional who is licensed to do so. If you choose to act upon the general advice shared in this segment you do so at your own risk.

    • 42 min

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