Is outsourced accounting with Built worth the cost?

Outsourcing Accounting services is defined as purchasing an accounting service from an outside vendor rather than hiring an in-house Accountant. The prime objective of outsourcing an accounting service is to reduce costs. As companies grow, the amount of paperwork explodes too. This leads to  several problems, from overburdened employees to outdated and inefficient processes through …

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How to apply for the COVID19 Relief Fund for SMEs

For some time, small business owners in Ghana have been in expectancy of more information on the COVID19 Relief Fund for SMEs. In a nationwide address on Sunday, 5th April 2020, the President, His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo announced the establishment of the Coronavirus Alleviation Programme (CAP), as part of measures to effectively manage …

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Which banks in Ghana are the most SME-friendly?

SMEs are the lifeline of our economy in Ghana. However, many SMEs have been excluded in the financial services due to sometimes high cost associated with accessing financial services. So we have compiled all banks in Ghana and their charges, right from the minimum opening balance, cost of cheque books to commission on turnover and …

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Running your small business in the face of COVID-19 outbreak

Building a business is already hard! This makes running it in the face of a global pandemic, like the Coronavirus crisis, much more difficult. Many pronouncements have been made of the disruption that we may experience as a result of this pandemic, comparing it with the financial crises in 2008. Prominent venture capital firm, Sequoia, …

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Your business’ cash is not your cash

It is a widely known convention in accounting that a business is an entity, separate from its owner(s). It is also very essential for the survival of a business to separate the business transactions from that of your personal activities. However, a lot of sole proprietors withdraw cash and other assets from their businesses as …

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No Hide and Seek With These Business Costs

Most small business owners are fully aware of the standard business costs like office rent, marketing, payroll, etc but it is the hidden or unexpected costs that hit hardest. It’s about time you stopped playing hide and seek with these costs and got your cost- control game on. Here’s what you need to be on …

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Obtaining funding for your small business

Obtaining funding for your small business The survival of every business depends on the availability of funds and the efficient management of the funds. Proper management of capital propels a business to grow and that might in turn require additional funding for the continued growth of the business. Financing business is securing capital for business …

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4 Keys to Effective Bookkeeping Practices

Effective financial record-keeping is essential for business survival and growth. It entails planning, organizing, controlling and monitoring your financial data to achieve the ultimate business objective.  Most small and medium business owners often neglect to follow through religiously, this sometimes may be due to either not having full knowledge of keeping appropriate records or having …

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Staying Organised

You will be surprised how much startups lose annually simply for not being well organized.Startups are great and ‘startuppers’ are awesome. We’ve got solid plans and have super ambitious business goals. However, if you are somewhat disorderly, then your start-up could be something of a nightmare, to begin with. Staying organized should not be a …

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Common Business Expenses To Include In Your Budgeting and Tax Planning

Arguably, two of the most important financial responsibilities of a business owner/lead are budgeting and tax planning. Budgeting, particularly monitoring cash flow, keeps your business from overspending and getting into trouble with making payments. For a young business, you certainly do not want to get off on the wrong foot with your vendors and the tax …

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