You’ve got the team of experts in place, you’ve printed your stationary, and you are ready and willing to solve the world’s pressing IT problems. But what your IT company needs are customers, and plenty of them. Perhaps you’re just starting out and haven’t put lead-nurturing policies and steps in place, or perhaps you’re simply not seeing the results you once did from your current marketing tactics.
You want to have more of that precious cash sloshing around in your coffers or out doing productive things for your business, and less of it stuck in client’s bank accounts waiting for them to decide it’s time to process your invoice. It stands to reason that the faster you get paid for the work you do, the more you’re able to put that cash to good use.
We understand this. Hence getting businesses paid faster has been a huge focus for both Xero and WorkflowMax over the last few years. And now we’ve got demonstrable proof that our system – online invoicing via the cloud – is working.
Are you taking too long to respond to sales leads? Falling behind with your timesheets? Lacking visibility on critical customer support requests? Do you feel like you don’t have the business insights you need to take your business to the next level?
Workflow 411 is a regular feature here on the WorkflowMax blog. We talk to business leaders about how they use the WorkflowMax software in their company, and how they manage workflow in general. By reading these case studies, you might learn about new applications for the software and new ways of approaching workflow management.
Last month, we talked to Mary from Ellen&ellen agency. This week, we’re talking to Peter, Aaron & Lindsay from 7 Group, a full-service advertising agency in New Zealand.
Of the firms considered “in decline”, 29% did not have a succession plan. And this is a real problem, because just as the exodus of older leaders begins, the next generation of younger, more tech-savvy accountants and bookkeepers will be waiting in the wings. And they will be doing things very differently. First on their list will be cloud-based accounting. Will they be interested in buying your company if you’re not embracing cloud technology?
The numbers never lie – sometimes, it seems as if you’re not getting as many billable hours from your employees as you’d like. This simple truth is that people aren’t machines – their energy levels rise and fall, and some times they will work faster and harder than others.
But if you want to see a general increase in productivity across your staff, then there are some simple steps you can take. Here are a few ideas on proactively improving productivity at your office.
Completing and submitting a timesheet seems like such a simple request. Yet whether employee timesheets are due daily, weekly or monthly, timesheet management poses a perennial challenge for businesses offering professional consulting and technical services.
Let’s face it – nobody likes timesheets! However, the knock-on effects of poor timesheet management are numerous, and there is plenty you can do to improve your timesheeting process. Read on!
Auckland 2014 was the tenth Xerocon worldwide, and the first time the conference ran over two days. More than 900 accounting, bookkeeping and add-on partners flocked to the Viaduct Events Centre to be inspired and invigorated about what is to come.
There is no doubt that there are exceptional benefits to be accessed by adopting cloud software in business. For many though, the ‘cloud’ is unknown and scary, and this can be a major hurdle to considering changes. With a bit of education and communication of key benefits, you’ll find you’re able to help your clients make the transition and see their business improved as a result.
Here are 5 key benefits you can use to sell the cloud to your clients:
The internet has fueled the world’s lust for content … more and more and more content to entertain, inform and persuade. Brands are becoming publishers, devoting an increasing amount of resources to the production of high-quality content. And at the core of their campaign are writers. Copywriters. Who more and more likely are using a journalistic style.
In this piece, I take a look at what it means to be a copywriter now and in the future, and how agencies can leverage the copywriters they have to offer their clients better ROI.