Contracting On the Rise

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Demand for contractors is increasing; according to the recent JobsOutlook report published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). This study found that eight out of ten employers (79 per cent) are using agency workers to provide short-term access to strategic skills. Indeed 43 per plan to increase their number of temp staff in the next three months. (more…)

Free Business Event in conjunction with Club Workspaces

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Free Business Event in conjunction with Club Workspaces djca SIDEKICK – Friday, April 25, 2014

In conjunction with the wonderful Club Workspaces Clerkenwell, we’re excited to announce our next London event. If you’re in need of some business advice and a relaxing beer, make sure you grab a complimentary ticket. (more…)

How to Keep Investors on Your Side

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This is a featured Blog from our friends at SeederBoard.
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Raising funds for any business is notoriously difficult. Any number of factors can slow things down or get in the way, preventing you from taking your business to the next level.

Once you have completed endless elevator pitches, a frantic search for due diligence paperwork, then working out a fair term sheet, you might finally close the fundraising round. (more…)

End of Financial Year – What you Need to Know as a Business Owner

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For most of us, the 31st of March will be the end of our 2014 financial year. We hope it’s been a successful, happy and profitable one for you and your business! Here are some tax tips and helpful information to ensure a smooth end of year process for you.

Need help getting your tax in order? Flick us a message, and we’ll be by your side in no time.

End of Tax Year Obligations – What do I need to do?

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Don’t miss out! Get the Advice your Business Needs

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Sometimes all it takes to give your business a boost is a pair of fresh eyes reviewing your business model. Throw in some key financial advice from a Chartered Accountant and the latest insight into cloud software, you might end up with a revolution on your hands!

Providing this kind of advice is just what we love to do. During the last week, we have been all over town helping out with several exciting startup programmes and accelerators. We’ve met some incredibly switched on business owners, and our team dished out some valuable accounting advice that will hopefully help them make a profit and attract investors.

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Xero Add-on Focus: GeoOp

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    GeoOp

This handy online business software is responsible for revolutionising the Trades and Services Industries. Recently, we caught up with Scott to find out more about GeoOp.

Tell us a little bit about GeoOp…

The tool that started the revolution. Equipping field staff now!

GeoOp is the APP that replaces inefficient, paper based systems with a simple way to accurately create, assign, cost, quote & invoice jobs while in the field.

What are the main benefits tradies will see with GeoOp?

GPS functionality ensures visibility in the office and time saving on the job. GeoOp takes advantage of the mobile devices already in the hands of trade & service staff. Join the revolution today.

Where do you operate?

GeoOp is a global solution, headquartered out of Auckland, New Zealand. We have a Melbourne office in Australia with a range of support and sales staff, and have sales offices setup in London, UK and Denver, US.
Most of our customers are located in Australia, US and the UK.

What are your thoughts on Xero? How does your software integrate with it?

Xero are a key partner for GeoOp. We integrate with Xero to allow our customers to access and integrate their accounting and stock information to make our already amazing solution that much better.

What is one piece of advice for business owners in your industry? Can you share any lessons learnt from business struggles or challenges that you’ve overcome?

Don’t be scared of change! Embracing a new way of working can be tough, our industries we market to have been working with pens and paper for decades and change can be frightening. But once a trades or service business revolutionises the way it works by implementing GeoOp, the work/time required to adopt a new way of operating pays itself back in spades with the efficiencies gain in day to day work.

Why do you like to recommend our Sidekick service to your clients?

Sidekick are like us, they’ll revolutionise the way you work and will help you reach your goals in business.

Our favourite superhero is Batman because he made sure he has a trusty Sidekick… who is yours and why?

Iron Man because he’s constantly upgrading and staying ahead of the technological curve – Something we strive for + he’s kinda cheeky.

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Like what you see? Get in touch with GeoOP on their website today! Or see the app for yourself on the Apple App Store, or on the Google Play Store.