We all reach a stage in our business where we simply can't do any more. Our days have become longer and longer and we are spending way too much time doing the tasks that we really shouldn't be doing. We know we need to outsource, but where do we start, will it be worth it, and what about those bad experiences in the past? Read more.
Outsourcing the collection of outstanding debts is not only more effective; it also makes good business sense. Read more.
It adds up that if a business is experiencing financial difficulty, there’s a good chance that invoices won’t get paid on time, and potentially not at all. That’s bad news for your bottom line. At Optimum Recoveries we’re here to help, so we thought we’d share our top *10 warning signs* that a business is in financial distress with you. Read more.
I’m about to go on holidays for a month and whilst I will still be checking emails and doing work that is time sensitive during that period, there’s that mad scramble to finish everything before I go. There are two things that I’ve found happen every time just before I go away.
How many times have customers not paid your invoices by the due date? Many times? And how many times have you felt angry and frustrated about it? Probably many times too. The good news is that there is one simple little thing you can do to double the chance of your invoices being paid on time. Read more.
One reason that people go into small business is to build themselves an empire. Once you get bitten by the small business bug it can be contagious and the world is your oyster it seems. Oh, but the number of times I have seen people jump at opportunities to grow but ultimately end up costing them everything they own. They risked it all and lost. Read more.
One of my first jobs was in the deli section in a supermarket. I still remember how excited I was to walk in on that first day to be handed a little paper hat that would eventually become the source of many jokes from my mates for years to come. My first few days were typical for many entering a new business; classroom ‘training’, forms to fill out and a middle aged woman telling me how lucky I was to be a part of the company. Read more.
Since their inception, mobile applications or, ‘apps’ as they’re known have dominated the conversation about technology in relation to nearly every aspect of our lives - from gaming and music, to travel and fashion. Now, we’re seeing entrepreneurs and small business owners becoming increasingly reliant on these savvy tools to help their business grow and improve workplace coordination and productivity. But with such a huge array of resources available, how do you know which apps are going to prove most useful for your business? Read more.
If you are still relying on your database and sending newsletters every week, fortnight or month then you are missing out and have been left behind with the times. People today understand email marketing better than ever before. They don’t want useless information that they don’t have time to read, clogging up their inbox. Read more.