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Automagic bookkeeping with Autoentry and Xero !!

Automate your bookkeeping with Autoentry and Xero

Who is it for?

Auto entry and Xero together are perfect for Small to Medium-sized Businesses.

There is no looking back to the old way of managing invoices and receipts – if you are looking to revolutionise your bookkeeping productivity then Autoentry is the solution for the problem that for years you didn’t realise you had.

Simply scan and email your invoices to Autoentry or take a photo of receipts and send them.

Join the hundreds of businesses on Autoentry by automating your expense processes so you can spend more time on your business, or the things you love.

How does it work with Xero?

The two systems integrate seamlessly to provide a near real-time view of your accounts. Auto entry software extracts the information from your invoices and receipts and publishes it directly into Xero.

Paddy Gahan Gahan.ie Xero Accountants

Is it Time for a Systems Review ??

Time for a Systems Review by Paddy Gahan

Every 24 months is the suggested timeframe for looking at your accounting systems to see whether it’s time to upgrade. This often provides an opportunity to reduce overall costs and improve the quality of the information you’re getting.

Here are the 5 services we offer in this arena:

• Systems analysis

• Recommendations on hardware and software

• Installation of software

• Training your members of staff

• Ongoing support

If you would like a free, no obligation review of your current accounting system, please let me know.

Best wishes. Paddy Gahan Gahan.ie Xero Accountants

PS We are familiar with all the popular accounting packages being used in Ireland and we specifically support Xero

What Keeps you Awake at Night ??

What Keeps You Awake At Night? by Paddy Gahan

The most common reason is NOT KNOWING WHERE YOU STAND with respect to your business.

If you’re not getting reliable information on a regular basis in a format that you can understand, we can help! We’re experts at developing accounting systems and reports.

Alternately, we can prepare the figure for you, accurately and promptly, and offer you an outsider’s view on your performance. We can also help you develop an annual budget and show you how you’re doing every month against your targets.

Let me know if this is of interest.

Best wishes. Paddy Gahan Gahan.ie Dublin Accountants

PS. It’s important to produce accurate, understandable financial reports on a regular basis.

Cash Is King !!

Cash Flow Is The Single Most Important Issue In Your Business

Do you agree? Most of our other clients do. In this economy, cash is king and managing your cash flow is more important than ever.

We now specialise in helping our clients manage their cash flow. We do this by preparing and updating detailed cash flow forecasts, using the latest and most powerful software. We can also help you negotiate or renegotiate overdraft facilities – we’ve been in the community for 25 years, so we know all the bank managers.

Please let me know if we can help you.

Best wishes.

Paddy Gahan Gahan.ie Dublin accountants

PS. Cash is king!

What’s Your Exit Strategy

What’s Your Exit Strategy?

The ultimate aim of every serious business person is to build a company that has value, so that it can be sold or transferred, allowing the entrepreneur to exit gracefully and profitably.

In the recent past, we have been helping a number of our entrepreneur clients develop appropriate exit strategies. There are many issues to consider …

• When do you want to exit?
• Can the business be sold to your employees?
• Is a trade sale more likely?
• Are there children involved?
• How much is the business worth?
• What needs to be done to enhance the value of the business?
• How long will it take?
• Do you want/need to stay on after sale of transfer?
• What are the tax consequences?

We have a tried and tested methodology to address each of these issues, to prepare your business for sale, find potential buyers and negotiate to get the maximum price a buyer feels your business is worth.

If you would like to discuss your personal exit plans I would be happy to help – please call me.

Paddy Gahan Gahan.ie Xero Accountants

6 great apps for small business owners

While being your own boss has its bonuses, self employment means you’re tackling everything on your own. But in today’s digital world, there are plenty of apps and software options to ease the burden. Here are some of my favourites.

1. Xero accounts
This is a brilliant package which allows you to access your business accounts anywhere anytime. We are now using it for our own accounts and rolling it out to our clients who love it.
2. Receipt Bank.
This is a brilliant service for bookkeeping and organising receipts plus it integrates with Xero. Cuts bookkeeping time and costs by half.
3. Capsule CRM
I use Capsule to keep track of the people and companies I do business with, communications with them, opportunities in the pipeline, and what needs to be done when.

4. Survey Monkey
Survey Monkey makes it easy to get feedback from contacts. You create a questionnaire using their templates, and then ask your contacts to complete the survey via e-mail or a social media platform like Linkedin.

5. Mailchimp
This is an online package that’s great for email marketing and newsletters and linking these with social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.
6. Dropbox
A free service that lets people bring their documents, photos and videos everywhere and share them easily. It allows us file all our documents online.

Paddy Gahan Gahan.ie Xero Small Business Accountants

Stuart Carter A Man On A Mission !!

Stuart Carter. A Man on a Mission !!

On a mission to help one million busy small business owners to get their life back

I wonder if you might help Stuart ?… He is on a mission to help One Million small business owners globally to work less, earn more and claim their life back! To make this possible, he has made his Amazon 5* book “The 80/20 Blueprint” available completely free of charge. The download is available here: http://www.the8020blueprint.com

Could you spread the word by sharing the above link with any business owners you know, please? (and if you haven’t downloaded it yourself, you may find it interesting!) Let me know how you get on with it!

Best Regards

Paddy Gahan Gahan.ie Dublin Accountants

Launch Of Beggars Bush Business Group !!

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We are delighted to announce the launch of this new neighbourhood business group.
Already we are after winning the best locally presented neighbourhood in South Dublin at the Dublin City Council awards.

So if you are in the area why not drop by and support your local businesses.

I can’t find Time for Marketing !!

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“I can’t find the time for marketing”.

Paddy Gahan

The Painful truth is, if you don’t market, you’ll soon have plenty of time on your hands.
Not having the time for marketing sounds ludicrous when you say it – but I hear it or something similar again and again.

You don’t find the time for marketing – you make the time.
We advise most small businesses and professionals that they should be spending between 10 – 20% of their time on marketing and business development and More in the early stages of their business.

If you can’t make that time, then you’ve either got your priorities wrong, or (if you need to be billing for 80%+ of the time to make ends meet) you’ve got your economic model seriously wrong.

More usually, the problem is that people avoid marketing because they don’t feel competent or comfortable with it, and unlike the area where they’re an expert, it holds out the terrible potential for failure and rejection.

If you want to be successful you’ve got to get over this, and you’ve got to get over yourself. You’ve got to knuckle down, book the time, and get your marketing done.

A well known UK Entrepreneur spends about a half an hour each morning on marketing matters. He says if you do this for a month you will be amazed at the results.

Can I Run My Office In The Cloud ?

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Can I Run My Office In The Cloud
Paddy Gahan

This is a question I am asked time and time again. Well the simple answer is YES.
There are literally hundreds of apps available for free or very little cost and simple to use. Here are some of the ones we use on a daily basis
1. Xero accounts
This is a brilliant package which allows you to access your business accounts anywhere anytime. We are now using it for our own accounts and rolling it out to our clients who love it.
2. Receipt Bank.
This is a brilliant service for bookkeeping and organising receipts plus it integrates with Xero. Cuts bookkeeping time and costs by half.
3. Capsule CRM
I use Capsule to keep track of the people and companies I do business with, communications with them, opportunities in the pipeline, and what needs to be done when.

4. Survey Monkey
Survey Monkey makes it easy to get feedback from contacts. You create a questionnaire using their templates, and then ask your contacts to complete the survey via e-mail or a social media platform like Linkedin.

5. Mailchimp
This is an online package that’s great for email marketing and newsletters and linking these with social media sites like Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.
6. Dropbox
A free service that lets people bring their documents, photos and videos everywhere and share them easily. It allows us file all our documents online.
7. Hootsuite and Bufferapp
Two great apps to automate and control your social media activities