28 Nov 2015

Phew - That Was Close - We Nearly Missed A Week Of BookPals Business Sanity!!!

To say that the past week or so has been hectic is an understatement!!!

The BookPals software has launched and already we have business owners using it and raving about how much easier it is making their business bookkeeping. 

We haven't been resting on our laurels though - there have been numerous updates and enhancements in the few short weeks that BookPals has been available for you that is making it more and more easier for you to do your business bookkeeping.

It is because of these enhancements that we nearly missed out on bringing you your weekly BookPals Business Sanity podcast episode, but ironically, it is also because of the work that we have been doing on BookPals that this week's episode has been created!!!

What I mean by this is that we received an email from a bookkeeper last week concerned that BookPals had the potential to reduce the number of customers that they would have access to and there were a number of emails - and a phone conversation - to explain that this could not be further from the truth - in fact, we believe that BookPals will actually increase the number of potential clients that bookkeepers have access to!!!

After these emails and our phone conversation I decided to put a podcast episode together about our discussion to show you how BookPals is going connect more bookkeepers to more business owners so that both can get on with working on those things that are most important to them.

Have a listen to this episode of Bookpals Business Sanity and let us know what you think ---

16 Nov 2015

Finally - A Place For Quiet Conversation!!!

Let me run a couple of scenarios past you and tell me whether or not you have found yourself in this situation in the past -

You're a Business Owner who knows there are a ton of messages waiting for you from your business associates, but every time you log in to your email or your social media account to read these messages you get inundated by "Special Offer" this and "Hashtag" that!!!

You're a Bookkeeper who can't finish your client's bookkeeping until they send you some missing receipts but whenever you call them you go to their voicemail and they have not responded to your emails even though you have been sending them emails for this documentation every day for a week!!!

You're an Accountant who needs proof of one purchase from your client to complete their financial returns but every time you call them they are "busy" and "away from their desk" and never seem to get back to you with the information you require to finalize their returns.

We're all busy - and with all the "noise" of emails and social media posts around us it's little wonder that people have trouble connecting with each other to work through the dynamics of running businesses - and that's why BookPals has created a safe haven - away from all this noise - so that you can focus on getting your financials sorted.

Because now you can have quiet conversations inside BookPals!!!

Here's how it works -

See on the right hand side of your BookPals account you can now invite your Pals to hold conversations with you - and best of all these conversations are private discussions between you and the other person concerned!!!

The best part about having these conversations inside BookPals is that when people are using BookPals they're not there to find out what their mates have been up to over the weekend - or to look at funny pictures of the antics that some people get up to when they know someone around them has a camera - they're reading your message while they're in a "business" frame of mind, processing or uploading their receipts.

Do you think that there's more chance of people responding to you promptly inside BookPals compared to when they are sifting through emails and social media posts "outside"?

We do - and that's why we have included this functionality inside BookPals - because the quicker you can attend to these kinds of messages the quicker you can get back to doing those things that are most important in your life.

Join us inside BookPals and start getting those business conversations attended to quickly - and quietly - so that you can get on with your life.

Are You Ready For Some Laser Focussed Social Media Marketing Advice?

If you're a B2B - or Business to Business - business owner, how effective are your social media marketing efforts?

Are you one of those B2B business owners who is spending hours on Facebook and Twitter for what seems to be absolutely no return on your time investment?

Well, what about LinkedIn?

If you're saying "I'm not wasting my time on LinkedIn - that's where you go when you're looking for a job", I'm sorry to say that you couldn't be further from the truth because LinkedIn has evolved into a place where you - as a B2B business owner - now have a wonderful platform in which to promote your business to potential partners and customers.

And that's why we asked Alex Pirouz - Founder of Linkfluencer.com - back to BookPals Business Sanity to give us further insights into how you can use LinkedIn to better promote and market your business.

In this episode we shoot 10 rapid fire questions at Alex on the Do's and Dont's of promoting and marketing your business using LinkedIn and after you've listened to this episode you'll have a much better understanding on how to use LinkedIn more effectively when promoting your products and services.

Get ready for some laser focussed marketing strategies on this episode of BookPals Business Sanity.

9 Nov 2015

So - What's Your Dream?

What's your dream when you think about your business?

What I mean by this is what do you dream about doing when your business gives you the freedom to live this dream? 

Is it travel?

Is it taking up a particular sport or hobby? 

Is it spending more quality time with your family?

Why is it then that you can't do what you dream about, even though your business has reached a level of success where you have the income to support your dream?

Is it because you're still stuck doing all those "back office" tasks like financial and compliance reporting? 

If it is, then now you can free yourself from these chores - because BookPals has now created a solution where you can use the services of a bookkeeper - based anywhere in the world - Without Them Ever Coming To Your Address Again!!!

That's right, as part of your BookPals membership, now you can invite two other people to help you with your books - at no extra cost to you or them!!!

Perhaps you'll invite your Accountant so that they can regularly check up on what's being done.

Perhaps you'll invite a Bookkeeper to do the bookkeeping for you.

Who knows who you'll invite, but one thing's for sure - YOU - the Business Owner - stays in control of your financial information when you start using BookPals instead of sitting at home - crossing your fingers - hoping that others are doing the right thing by you with your financial reporting. 

Come on over and see what BookPals is all about - it really is the solution you have been looking for in business bookkeeping.