• Why my small business switched to Xero

    | Categories: Small Business , Accounting , Bookkeeping , Online Accounting , Xero

    This article is re-posted from the xero.com blog.
    I’m not a huge fan of the Super Bowl, but I love seeing the ads. They’re always the highlight of the whole event for a lot of people. This year there was a great ad by BMW that showed a clip of two TODAY show hosts from 1994 who was reading an email address out loud. It was obviously the first time they’d done so. They didn’t know how to pronounce an ‘@’. This led to the perplexing duo questioning “what is the internet anyway?”

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  • Creating A Systems-Based Business

    | Categories: Small Business , Business Tips

    Blog by Fuel Accountants

    One of the business philosophies I’ve adopted for a number of years is that to be ultra-successful, your business must be SYSTEMISED. Even before I read Michael Gerber’s brilliant ‘E-Myth Revisited’ (if you haven’t read it, you need to—it is required reading) I realized the importance of systemization and what it can do for a business.

     

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  • Moments Of Truth

    | Categories: Small Business , Business , Jan Carlzon

    Blog by Fuel Accountants

    Creating Outstanding Customer Service Levels To Obliterate The Competition

    In 1987 Jan Carlzon, the CEO of Scandinavian Airlines, wrote the book, ‘Moments Of Truth’. It explained how he took the airline from deficit to profit by ‘moving’ the airline to a customer-focused organisation.

    Now, as you know, there have been many books written on customer service, but where this book and Carlzon’s strategies really differ is his focus on each interaction the customer has with the business.

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