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Maximising Funding Opportunities for Care Businesses: A Vital Strategy for Growth and Sustainability

The care industry plays a crucial role in society, providing essential services to those who need them the most. However, running a care business comes with its unique set of financial challenges, particularly in the current economic climate. One of the key strategies to overcome these challenges and secure the future of your care business…
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What is a VFO?

A VFO or Virtual Finance Office / Officer, is a service offered by an acountant where they bring the experience and expertise of a high-level Chief Finance Officer and finance suoort to your business – without the cost of hiring a full-time, in-house employee. It is a specialty provided to small and medium businesses and…
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Do you feel like a slave to your business?

Feeling like a slave to your business implies the loss of control; thinking that you need to be available to your customers 24/7 and that your team can’t cope without you. It can also imply a victim mentality – that this is just what it’s like to be a business owner and that it’s not…
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If my business is making a profit, where is the cash?

Some small business owners find themselves in the difficult position of running a business that appears to be profitable, but still having no money in the bank. It’s an important situation to address. After all, a lack of adequate cash flow is one of the main causes of small business failure. Here are three reasons…
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Does “mindfulness” have a place in business?

According to Google, which offers employees a course on mindfulness meditation, and Lululemon, a company that keeps a Director of Mindfulness on staff, the answer is a resounding yes. Mindfulness, as American scientist Jon Kabat-Zinn defines it, is simply “paying attention in a sustained and particular way – on purpose, in the present moment and…
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5 signs you need to start outsourcing tasks

When you start a small business, it’s usually only you or a couple of you behind the whole operation. You wear many hats, from CEO to clean-up crew. In fact you actually wear ten hats but thats for another blog and as you pour your heart and soul into your business and it begins to grow,…
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The importance of business development

Business development is one of the most important areas of focus for any ambitious business. If you want your business to grow, that’s going to mean having a razor-sharp focus on new opportunities and strategies. That could mean exploring new markets, or nurturing new partnerships. It might mean diversifying to create new revenue streams, or…
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Great reasons to shorten your workweek

Okay, there probably aren’t a lot of people who need to be convinced that a shorter workweek is a great idea. Small business owners, however, might be on the list of people who need a little encouraging. After all, every day they take off could mean a longer day to make up for the missed…
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Company Tax Tip – Buying an Electric Car

Having a company car used to be seen as a considerable perk. But in recent years it’s become less clear whether having a conventionally powered company car as part of your income mix is a good idea – both from a tax perspective and from a sustainability angle. The good news is that electric vehicles…
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Have you achieved your goal for the business?

Founding, managing and growing a business is a BIG commitment. For most business owners, it will take years to build a customer following, turn a profit and create a truly scalable business. It’s a journey that can sometimes be pressurised, stressful and risky. – But when your plan really does come together, there is the…
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