Not only did we celebrate a new year a couple of weeks ago, but we welcomed a new decade. It is at this time we find ourselves not only reflecting on the year that has just been, we are also reflecting on the decade that has just gone.
At the beginning of the last decade, our office operated quite differently. Looking back at 2010, we were just beginning to implement Xero and our processes were drastically changing into electronic form. All our correspondence was via snail mail, email was used sporadically to converse with clients; and working away from our desk was next to impossible due to all our files & software being on a server which we could only use via ‘Remote Access’.
This last decade has drastically improved our processes. So much so, that we would not want to return to where we used to be. Now, we are very proud Gold Xero Partners, well and truly using and loving our beautiful accounting software, all our correspondence is via email allowing instantaneous contact between ourselves and our clients, and all our files and software are ‘in the clouds’ which allows us to work away from our desks easily, and in turn, improving our work/life balance.
Trying to imagine where we will be at the beginning of next decade is mind boggling, but exciting!
For many people a new decade brings with it an increased sense of ‘New Beginning’ and starting with a ‘Clean Slate’. In small business, often the break between Christmas and New Year allows us time to evaluate the past and consider how we can tackle the coming year with improved efficiencies. How can we make our business grow, be more successful and find a better work/life balance. Perhaps, if you haven’t made the jump yet, this is your year to improve your data processing and bookkeeping by jumping onto Xero. It will most definitely not be a change you regret! For those of you who do use Xero, perhaps there is an add-on which you have been considering implementing – this is the time to jump on board. While you are feeling refreshed to tackle the year ahead, get the ball rolling, it’s the best time to implement a change.
From all of us at RA Business Advisors, we wish you a very successful year ahead!!