Do You Use Skype for Remote Meetings? Check Out Some Other Free Options

Are you looking into affordable video chat and voice calling options for your small business? Here are 4 popular, user-friendly alternatives to Skype which may help you connect seamlessly with staff, colleagues, and customers alike. Here is a breakdown of each app’s features to decide on the best fit for you. 1. Zoom Zoom currently boasts more than 40 billion annual user minutes, and its popularity continues to grow. Used…  Read more

Free Webinar: COVID-19 Grants, Tax Breaks and Assistance Packages

Join Pam Madytianos, Business Advisor and Director of 2 Peas and Rxyan Murtagh, CEO of Neto as they run an interactive webinar discussing the grants, tax breaks and assistance packages available to SMEs during this crisis. The webinar will run from 3:00pm – 4:00pm (AEST) on Wednesday, 25th March 2020 (today!) Register now for the webinar where you’ll learn: Grants, tax breaks and assistance packages available to SMEs during this…  Read more

AUSkey finishes this month – So what do you need to do?

There’s a new way to access online government services. The way you access government services for both business and personal matters is changing this month. myGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM) will replace AUSkey at the end of March 2020. We’ve detailed what you need to do and when, but please get in touch if you have any questions. What is AUSkey? AUSkey is a secure login that identifies you…  Read more

Are you worried about your business?

Now more than ever, it is important to monitor your business performance and set up forecasts. You may need to make some tough decisions in the months to come. You need to know on a week to week, or even day to day basis exactly where your business stands. Cashflow Forecasting One particular area of analysis: cash flow forecasting is critical in determining whether a business will make it through,…  Read more

Are You Managing Remote Teams? Here Are Some Tips That May Help You

More and more business employees are now telecommuting, so companies around the world are restructuring their management practices to meet the challenges of collaborating remotely. Now with COVID-19 pandemic upon us more an more business owners will seek ways to continue working so by introducing remote teams it can be achievable.  Our business has been working this way for a while and it can work well.  Here are some tips…  Read more

What the Coronavirus Stimulus Package means for you

It’s hard to escape the news of the Coronavirus as it continues to have a huge impact on people across the world. Closer to home, the Morrison Government has announced a stimulus package in response to the anticipated economic downturn. This package includes a number of economic stimulus measures for the 2019/20 and 2020/21 income years, with most of targeted at helping small to medium-sized businesses. Here to help But…  Read more

Cybersecurity is such a hot topic, here’s 4 tips for business owners to enhance their own

As a small business owners it is only natural to have concerns about falling victim to cyber attacks. We hear all too often of business data being hacked or computers hijacked for ransom.  In the media we frequently hear news surrounding hacking and data breaches involving larger corporations, this is due to the fact that there is higher collateral damage with the victims being affected in the larger business. Hackers…  Read more

2 Peas Christmas Message for 2019

To our valued clients, colleagues and friends, 2 Peas would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all for your wonderful support throughout the past year.  Our team are looking forward to working with you all in 2020. We wish you all Happy Holidays and a prosperous and safe New Year in 2020. Our office will be closed from the 21st December 2019 and re-open for business again on the 6th January 2020. Enjoy a little jingle on behalf…  Read more

SMART Goals Achieve Business Success!

As a small business owner, you are always striving to find ways to achieve more. Maybe you made a New Year’s resolution last year or are now thinking forward to what you would like to achieve in 2020. You might have resolved to make more money, find more clients, or grow your business. It’s always great to have an idea of what you want to do, but how will you know whether or not you’ve…  Read more

5 Reasons why collaboration is essential to a growing company

There’s many elements that are vital to a growing company’s success. A financially-astute leader is one. A confident and motivated sales team well-versed in a company’s services and products is another. But starting and growing a business requires more than employees with extensive functional skills and appropriate personal characteristics. Growing a business requires collaboration – namely, the deployment of employees in a way that allows them to work together to problem-solve and act…  Read more

Do you have a financial plan for your business?

A financial plan is a must!  Depending on the current state of your finances, financial freedom might seem a long way away. It also means different things to people.  Like not having to worry about how to pay the bills and investing your money so that it works for you—this is a far off dream. What is difficult for people to understand is how close financial planning can get you to that wonderful dream. Financial planning…  Read more

10 Daily Habits of the Rich and Powerful

It’s the little things that make up the big things. Here’s a list of ten traits of some of the movers and shakers in the world today as well as some from the past. 1. They Stay Healthy Health is make-or-break. If you have it, your life will take on meaning like you couldn’t otherwise know; but if you don’t have it, you will only accomplish a comparatively small percentage of what you…  Read more

Avoid These 5 Costly Accounting Mistakes

What do business owners love and hate most about owning their own business? Unsurprisingly, flexibility and feeling in control ranked first in the “love” category. Meanwhile, a larger percentage of business owners say bookkeeping was hands-down their most hated task. Most business owners understand that effective financial management is key to their success. But lack of knowledge, frustration, and even avoidance can add up to accounting mistakes that derail future growth. Protect…  Read more

Why does my business not make money?

If only I had a dollar for every time a client asks me – “If my business is profitable then where is the money?” Most small businesses experience cash flow problems and may at times require urgently working capital. Many business owners immediately think of the bank or loans when money is short.  There are other resources you can tap into before you ask for that expensive overdraft or overdraft extension. The money you need…  Read more

Are your business systems efficient enough?

Many businesses struggle because the owner has not yet established efficient business systems or does not know how to best select them. This typically happens because the business owner is so caught up in the day-to day running of the business that the fundamentals of good business management get forgotten. It can be often said that the owner simply doesn’t like bookkeeping or other administrative tasks, so these are the typically the…  Read more

Why engaging a bookkeeper is the best investment for your business

As a small business owner, you’re likely concerned about every dollar you spend. That’s a good thing, because you need to keep track of your income and expenses. It also means, however, that you might be less likely to hire people who can help your business. Bookkeepers, can be a great investment for any small business, provided of course you pick the right one. You may well ask, so what does a…  Read more

Protect Yourself and Your Data – Proactive Steps for Living Safely in the Digital Age

These days your personal data is everywhere, and that information is valuable to marketers, hackers and everyone in between. If you want to prevent the unauthorized use of your personal information, you need to take a proactive approach to protecting yourself and your identity. You can no longer afford to be blasé about your data security – if you are not taking proactive measures to prevent the use of your…  Read more

Improving your business with better time management

When things are hectic, most small business owners wish they could find a way to get more than 24 hours into a day. Often, your ‘to-do’ list can get so long that you feel you never get to put as much attention into every task as you would like. It can also mean more time in the office or dealing with work issues after-hours – cutting into your free time…  Read more

How to get your life back in a seven-day-a-week business

This is one of the biggest requests I receive when working with business owners – “How do I get my life back and not have to work 7 days a week?”  Small business owners already have a difficult and time-consuming job running their business. If their business is open five days a week, they usually need the weekend to catch up on paperwork, pay bills and manage any tasks they didn’t get…  Read more

3 Easy steps to create good habits in your business

Like most small business owners, there are never enough hours in the day to complete every task on your list. Often you’re faced with prioritising what you need to do right now – deal with a customer, meet a deadline, attend a meeting or event – and the things you know you should do for the ongoing growth of your business. Scheduling time to attend to these business activities on…  Read more