Retirement contribution : A smart way to cut taxes.

As a small business entrepreneur, you are encouraged to sign on to the compulsory Social Security contribution of 5.5% of employees’ salary and 13% of business income. Although it is a retirement plan, it is also a smart way to reduce taxes for both your workers and your business while motivating your workers too. Retirement …

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How cash works in business

For all organizations be it multinationals, small and medium-sized enterprises, or not-for-profits, money is needed in order to be sustainable, and achieve their vision and objectives. Business owners are looking out for dividends and capital appreciation hence, the need to declare more profits. Profits are good and much preferable to losses however, it drives most …

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How To Manage An Asset Register

Managing a business’s assets as an entrepreneur can be needlessly overwhelming. This can be made easier all year round with a simple and well-organized asset register template. What’s an asset register? An asset register basically shows the asset the business owns. It details the value of assets, date of acquisition (and of disposal) and other …

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How To Use Budgets To Manage Your Business Performance.

The first month of the year ended some few days ago and we are in a new month but have you stopped to consider how January performed, especially against targets and against January 2018? This article explains how you can do that by using budgets. If you do not have a budget for your business, …

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Managing your Debtors Effectively for Business Success

It is now widely accepted that cash is king and at the same time, the lifeblood of any business. Imagine this situation in a cash strapped workplace: there is little cash to purchase run-out inventory, creditors are making arrangements to sue due to prolonged non-payment of credit granted, workers have not received their remuneration for …

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Why you should reconcile your books

When was the first or last time you wrote down your day’s expenditure? Do you even take time to reconcile or balance your bank statement or mobile money mini statement with the records of expenditure you may have penned down in a cash book? From our experiences, hardly do small businesses do that. The bank …

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When Should You Outsource Your Bookkeeping And Accounting ?

Immediately you leave your comfort zone and launch your business, it might feel like the engine of your brand-new car is running faster than you can control. It is always up to you the driver to apply the brakes to control the speed. Likewise, as a business owner, it is your responsibility to regulate the …

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What does my Balance Sheet tell me about my business?

The Balance Sheet, appropriately referred to as the statement of financial position plays a very vital role in the complete financial statement of a business. Most business owners interest themselves with the income statement as that shows them their revenues or sales, cost of sales, operating expenses and their profit margins. More profits mean more …

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Why Outsource your bookkeeping and accounting services?

Starting one’s own business is a huge milestone for every entrepreneur. After getting the courage to transfer the idea into reality, the next thought is to make the business grow and be highly sustainable and successful. Only few business owners develop the habit of keeping their accounts up-to-date and tax records in order. The focus …

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