Choosing the Right Accounting Package for Your Business…

Over the years, I’ve used various tools to help manage my business. I’ve used Quickbooks, MYOB, SAGE, Wave Accounting and ZOHO Books extensively. But I’ve never really been happy. One reason is the ‘add-ons’. Want to run a payroll? Pay extra. HR? Pay extra. Inventory management? Pay extra. And when you can’t ‘add on’, it’s […]

Really? You want to start your own business? Five steps to avoid failure…

Five steps to avoid business failure

Times are always tough somewhere. Countries, regions and industries all have economic cycles. Right now almost everyone is hurting due to COVID-19. Economists and governments are expecting many job losses to be permanent. Unemployment is forecast to remain high for some years to come. That’s encouraging (or forcing) many of us to rethink our future […]

Huge success in business is largely based on luck

Success in business may be very dependent on luck.

Chengwei Liu, Associate Professor of Strategy and Behavioural Science, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick Bestselling business books promise to teach you the winning formula and reveal the secrets of success. But the inconvenient truth is that exceptional successes in business are largely based on luck. No rule exists for achieving exceptional performance because it usually […]

Selling into Europe? SCA could bring you undone. Here’s why…

EU to Implement New Online Authentication Protocols

Most of Europe is poised to implement stronger security protocols for online transactions beginning next month. And if you’re selling online – no matter where you’re based, you could easily find yourself in breach of them. That could be expensive. SCA – what is it? Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) is a new European security protocol aimed […]