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

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is now required for all Australian Business’

  Single Touch Payroll (STP) as of 1 July 2019 is a requirement not just for those Employers with 20 plus employees that had qualified to commence reporting STP as of 1 July 2018, but also for Employers with less than 20 employees. The Australian government had announced “Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 4’ has been passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate and is now forging…  Read more

Tips to Keep Your Business Finances in Order

If you’re like most small business owners, you spend the majority of your time managing daily operations, keeping customers happy, and looking for new ways to grow. Spreadsheets, cash flow analysis, and financial projections are probably not your first passion. However, measuring profitability, creating realistic budgets, and planning ahead for the future are crucial to your professional success. Here are four tips to get a handle on the numbers, and…  Read more

Strengthening your balance sheet

Your balance sheet (now more correctly called a Statement of Financial Position) reveals a great deal about your business, including the total value of your assets – the things you own; how much you owe to others – your liabilities; and the level of your solvency. These three aspects will be studied carefully by lenders and investors − and by buyers if you intend to sell your business. But they…  Read more

Boost Revenue with Mobile Solutions

Could you improve your closing rate with a mobile app? If you own a tablet or mobile phone but aren’t taking advantage of mobile sales tools, you’re missing out on the opportunity to shorten your sales cycle and boost your bottom line. From CRM apps to invoicing and payment technology, there’s a mobile solution for your small business that can make it easier to convert prospects to customers – and…  Read more

How to turn your hobby into a business

Thinking about turning your passion into a paying gig? These steps will help you avoid some common mistakes as you set out to earn an income from your favorite pastime. Do you have what it takes? Unless you’ve run a business before, it’s easy to get carried away with the idea of how perfect it will be to get paid for doing what you love. Reality check: the stress of…  Read more

4 Tips for Getting Your Business Through Tough Times

If you’re a small business owner whose company hasn’t gone through hard times, that’s great but it’s likely to happen at some point. As much as we dream about being brilliant enough at business that we’ll never face slow times, there are many things beyond our control that can negatively affect our business. Here are four tips for getting your business through difficult periods so you can look forward to…  Read more

Deadline looming: Get ready for Single Touch Payroll

Do you have employees? Are you prepared for STP?  If not, now is the time to prepare as 1 July is fast approaching. By now you may have heard the buzz around Single Touch Payroll. It’s a pretty big deal for any business that has employees. So…here is what do you need to know and how it affects you and your business: What is Single Touch Payroll? Single Touch Payroll…  Read more

Email: The productivity killer

Remember when email was new and novel, and everyone thought it would vastly improve communication while freeing up time? It did improve communication on some levels and freed up employee time at first. Now, however, email has become a productivity killer. Workers have to wade through hundreds of emails in their inbox each day, and many people choose to deal with email as it comes in rather than all at…  Read more

Are you ready for Single Touch Payroll?

Do you have employees? Are you prepared for STP?  If not, now is the time to prepare as 1 July is fast approaching. By now you may have heard the buzz around Single Touch Payroll. It’s a pretty big deal for any business that has employees. So…here is what do you need to know and how it affects you and your business: What is Single Touch Payroll? Single Touch Payroll…  Read more

Signs it’s time to upgrade systems

Most small business owners can’t afford to think small. They always need to keep their mind on growth strategies to help them achieve long-term profitability. But becoming profitable in the first place often requires business owners to work long hours on a shoe-string budget. They don’t always have time to implement systems that will support them when they’re ready to scale. It’s not uncommon for entrepreneurs to use free or…  Read more

Smart money tips for business owners to stimulate their business.

Small business owners know how important it is to save money. They know that one day that dollar could come in handy, especially during slower times. Saving money is definitely important, but there are also things small business owners can – and should – spend their money on today. It might seem counterproductive to spend money when you want to put it in the bank – and make no mistake,…  Read more

Three ways to speed up invoicing

Everyone likes making money, especially small business owners. Invoicing, however, is typically one of the tasks that small business owners like the least. Chores like creating and sending invoices get set aside for other duties that are seen as more enjoyable or even more urgent. You tell yourself you’ll get around to it tomorrow, but tomorrow becomes next week, next week becomes next month, and suddenly you realise your client…  Read more

How we helped save Spencer & Co hours of time

Streamlining Hospitality Businesses Pam Madytianos sat down with Carmel of Spencer & Co and the team at MYOB to look at the improvements that have been made in their business so far. Watch the video to listen for yourself. Spencer & Co used to waste 30 hours a month in creating spreadsheets. They just wanted something easy to use that wouldn’t take as much time, so they turned to 2…  Read more

Catch Pam on the Apps4Wholesalers stage!

Software for Inventory Businesses. You can catch Pam Madytianos speaking at the Apps4Wholesalers conference & technology showcase in Parramatta next week. The conference is jam-packed with ideas and technology to improve your inventory based business. The session Pam has been asked to present as part of a panel session focused on inventory businesses. They’ll be discussing SME vs ERP and the evolving line for inventory distribution, manufacturing, wholesale businesses between…  Read more

How 2 Peas helps transform businesses

We’re here to help business owners with more than just bookkeeping. Listen to Pam Madytianos on The Transformative Advisor podcast. Our very own Pam Madytianos was asked to join Joe Woodard and Ben Ross on The Transformative Advisor podcast this week. Pam spoke about the 2 Peas journey and how the business has changed over time from mainly data entry and bookkeeping to more business advisory. This came about because they…  Read more

How do I prepare for STP?

STP Reporting timelines STP (Single Touch Payroll) for is now upon us for employers with 19 or less employees not just those with 20 plus employees. Employers with 20 plus employees that qualified commenced reporting STP as of 1 July 2018, whereas smaller and micro businesses are now expected to get themselves STP-ready come 1 July 2019. The Australian government has just announced “Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 4’…  Read more