24 Mar 2016

Break Out Your Diary And Work Out A Way To Get To This One!!!

I recently received an email from Narinder Singh of Action Coach about an upcoming event that he is involved in next month and as soon as I heard about it, I asked Narinder to join me on BookPals Business Sanity to let you know about the event because the information being presented is absolute "business gold" to small business owners trying to drive their businesses forward.

The event is called The HUGE Power Of Small and the guest presenter is Mr Paul Dunn.

Here is a video of one of Paul's previous presentations and after listening to it, you'll get a real understanding of what Paul and his The Power Of Small philosophy is all about.

You can also register for Paul's upcoming event here, so break out your diary and work out a way to get to this upcoming event to learn how to use The Power Of Small to really drive your business forward.

Learn about The HUGE Power Of Small by listening to this episode of BookPals Business Sanity.

21 Mar 2016

Are You Swimming Against The Tide?

Have you ever heard about a business strategy and thought to yourself "That'll never work" and then been most pleasantly surprised to find out that not only were you wrong, but you yourself could easily implement this same strategy to seriously drive more traffic to your business?

Well, that's exactly what happened to me after receiving an email recently from Sean Kaye of CasualMarketer.com and as soon as I realised how potentially powerful what Sean was suggesting could be, I jumped straight onto Skype with him to talk about it on BookPals Business Sanity.

Our discussion was originally based around the pros and cons of long form versus short form copy, but by the end of this discussion Sean had provided a goldmine of ideas on how you can differentiate yourself from the rest of the pack to give yourself a serious competitive edge.

Get ready to start swimming against the tide after listening to this episode of BookPals Business Sanity.

6 Mar 2016

Who Cares If It's Outside Your Comfort Zone!!! LOL

I was having a discussion with a potential BookPals customer the other day and they made a comment that really stopped me in my tracks.

The reason why the comment was so profound to me was because in my mind it shook the very foundations of what it means to be running your own business.

The comment was based around the fear associated with standing up in front of people to promote and market your products and services and it had such a profound effect on me that I immediately got in contact with my good friend Kristin Thompson of SpeakServeGrow.com to talk about what was said on BookPals Business Sanity.

This episode is a wonderful insight into what you - as a small business owner - should be thinking about when the opportunity presents itself to talk about your products and services in front of people and when Kristin provides you with the "secret sauce" to speaking in front of an audience, any fear you may currently have about this will simply disappear.

Get ready to start "Rocking Your Talk" in front of 1, 100, or 1000 people after listening to this episode of BookPals Business Sanity.

5 Mar 2016

Hopefully This Will Answer That Nagging Question

After a discussion I had with a client yesterday I thought it was about time it was answered for all of you because it seems like this question keeps coming up time and time again.

The question was - "Why do you enter a deposit I make into my bank account as a Debit when I fill out a Credit slip to make the deposit?"

It's a really cool question because double entry accounting principles terms like "debit" and "credit" are hard enough to understand at the best of time, but when you use one term as a way to create another term it can be most confusing.

Ok, so let me explain it in "English" and - just so you know I'm ready for it - I know that all the Accountants reading this are probably going to shudder at my explanation but I don't care - in all the years I have been involved in the banking and finance sector (and I started in this sector in 1979, so I've got a bit of "time up"!!!) I have always found this to be the easiest way to explain this concept to all us "normal" people!!! LOL

In very broad terms a Debit entry is an increase in a financial line item and a Credit entry is a decrease in a financial line item.

Now, when you go to the bank to make a deposit what do you do?

You take money out of your pocket, or wallet, or cash bag, or whatever (i.e. decrease the amount of money you have on your person) and put this money into your bank account (i.e. increase the amount of money in your bank account).

So - if you look at it this way - doesn't it make sense to complete a Credit slip to decrease the amount of money you have on you and doesn't it make sense that it is a Debit transaction on your bank account because it has increased the amount of money in your bank account?

I hope this explanation clears up this question for you and if you have similar questions, why not join us inside the XLerator Community because we are always there to help you out with this kind of thing. 

3 Mar 2016

Did It Really Provide You With The Freedom That You Were Looking For?

Are you one of those small business owners who started their business dreaming of the freedom that it would give you?

So - has it worked?

Let me put it to you another way - remember all those years ago when you were "working for The Man" as a "small cog in a big machine" -

Clocking on at 9 and clocking off at 5.

Having each and every weekend off.

Not concerned about whether or not the work was getting done while you were on holidays.

Now, compare this to running your own small business -

Working long hours "on the tools".

Weekends off are now a distant memory.

Worried sick about cash flow on the odd occasion where you can take some time off.

And you call this the "freedom" of running your own small business?!!!

Ok, so what needs to be done to change what you are currently doing into the dream you originally had when you first started your own business?

I'll answer that question with a question -

Why do YOU have to do everything in our own business?

The answer is quite simple - YOU DON'T!!!

There are so many aspects of our business that you can "palm off" to someone else if you really think about it.

Why do you need to be cleaning your business premises when you can get a cleaner in to do this task for you?

Why do you need to be delivering your products to your customers when you can get a delivery service to do this task for you?

Why do you need to be updating your website when you can get a website developer to do this task for you?

Why do you need to be spending hours in front of a computer entering all your receipts when you can get a bookkeeper to do this task for you?

And the list goes on - and on - and on.

This is exactly why BookPals was created for you - we know you want to do your own bookkeeping to cut costs in the early days of starting your business, so we have created a quick and simple solution to your business bookkeeping and when the time comes where you realise that the "freedom" you yearned for when you first started your business is little more than a distant memory, you can hand over your bookkeeping to someone who is right there waiting to help you so that you can get back to doing those things in life that are most important to you.

Unhook the shackles - join us at BookPals now.