17 Feb 2014

Do You Really Know Your Whole Team?


As a business owner, do you really know your whole team?

We're not simply talking about your co-founders, partners and staff here - what about all those other "behind the scenes" team members?

If you have to travel to conduct your business, isn't your travel agent an integral part of your team so that you don't have to waste time arranging flights and accommodation?

If you have regular business meetings where you provide catering for attendees, isn't the local catering service an integral part of your team?

If your clients - or potential clients - regularly visit your office, isn't your contract cleaner an integral part of your team so that visitors walk into a clean and tidy premises every time they visit your office?

If you ever find yourself in a legal "wrangle" with a competitor or disgruntled customer, isn't your lawyer an integral part of your team?

There are many "unsung heroes" working behind the scenes of our businesses and one such team member that many of us forget about is our Accountant.

All too often, we only think about our Accountant at tax time, but as you will hear today at BookPals Business Sanity, Accountants play a much more important role in our business success, because in today's episode we have a chat to Pauline Murray of Pauline R Murray Accountants.

Pauline has been providing Accounting services for many years now and in this episode she provides hints and tips that your Accountant can provide to really help you drive your business forward.

We hope you enjoy this episode of BookPals Business Sanity.

10 Feb 2014

Talk About A Snowball Effect!!!!


We have just had our 3000th visitor to the BookPals Business Sanity podcast!!!!

Considering that the podcast has only been going for a little less than 12 weeks, this means that over 250 people per week are taking the time out of their busy schedules to visit our podcast to find hints and tips there that can help make their life just that little bit easier.

Thank you if you are one of those visitors - we really do appreciate you taking time out of your busy lives to visit our podcast and we promise that we will continue to provide you with information that can help you and your business.

We would also like to give a HUGE shoutout to all our guests who have been on the podcast - you are the reason why the calibre of our podcast content is so high and we know that this is why people are coming to our website, because your information and suggestions give listeners the advice that they are looking for to drive their businesses forward.

Rest assured we have more "gems" in the pipeline for you to listen to in the coming weeks - everything ranging from how to market your business online using all the social media channels right through to why you should become a member of communities that really do help you with your business, so why not subscribe to our podcast - just search for BookPals Business Sanity in iTunes and there we are!!!

We release a new episode every two weeks to give you time to look into how the previous episode can help you and your business and remember, if you are "kicking goals" with your business, we want to talk to you on a podcast episode - there are 250 potential customers here every week that want to hear your story, so what have you got to lose?

If you would like to talk about having a chat, simply contact us - we would love to hear from you.

3 Feb 2014

How To Turn A Life Changing Moment Into Business Success


The latest episode of the BookPals Business Sanity podcast can only be described as inspiring, because in this episode, you meet Wendy Gomersall of Executive Accessories.

Wendy and her husband run an e-Commerce business that sells fashion accessories and the reason behind why they started their business is a wonderful example of how you can take what most people would call a "negative" life changing moment and turn this moment into a successful business experience.

Wendy explains the "pros and cons" of e-Commerce and the various ways in which you can run an online retail business and if you are considering taking your retail business online, this is a "must listen to" story.

We hope you enjoy this episode of BookPals Business Sanity.