Entries by The Visory Team

13 Key Financial Metrics & KPIs for Professional Services

Managing a professional services firm often involves moving at a frenetic pace. You must be able to seamlessly transition from things like reviewing a client proposal to reporting campaign results to business partners. While these tasks are an essential part of managing your business, tracking financial metrics is equally important. These financial metrics allow you […]

10 Key Financial Metrics and KPIs for eCommerce Business Owners

Running an eCommerce store is an incredibly challenging venture. You must monitor sales, oversee the latest marketing efforts, and make sure your team has the tools they need to perform at peak levels.  In order to effectively accomplish all of these various tasks, you must become an expert at eCommerce bookkeeping. Put simply, eCommerce bookkeeping […]

Financial Analysis for E-Commerce Businesses

Understanding where your money is coming from and where it’s going is crucial for any business. But financial analysis has a different meaning for online businesses. Why? You have so many more performance indicators to analyse than a brick and mortar business.  Imagine you have a billboard on the side of a major motorway. If […]

5 Things to Consider When Hiring an eCommerce Bookkeeper

Running an online store can be just as busy as operating a brick and mortar business. You may only interact virtually with customers, but there is still a tonne of labour that goes into production, shipping, accounting, and more. Doing it alone could make you dizzy.  One way to ease your burdens and avoid bookkeeping […]

How a Virtual Bookkeeping Service Can Increase Cash Flow

Your organisation’s cash flow is the lifeblood of your business. And if you don’t have an accurate picture of the money being transferred in and out of your bank accounts, it’s impossible to properly reconcile bank statements or forecast your success. Good bookkeeping makes it possible to increase cash flow.  You might think online bookkeeping […]

Bookkeeping Guide for eCommerce: What You Need to Know

Bookkeeping for an eCommerce business has unique challenges. Between tax implications, shipping processes, and website overheads — you need to know your stuff. Frankly, as your organisation grows, it gets harder to do it yourself.  The best practices for eCommerce bookkeeping will help protect you come tax time, but they also prepare you for seeking […]

6 Signs You Need to Upgrade Your Business Bookkeeping

Here you are again, burning the midnight oil to reconcile your bank statements. Are you spending more time crunching numbers than enjoying the fruits of your labour? It might be time to upgrade your business bookkeeping system.  As your business grows, your original accounting scheme won’t make sense anymore. Keeping a general ledger in a […]

5 Reasons to Keep Your Bookkeeping Current

You don’t want to constantly play catch-up bookkeeping. Sure, this method of accounting gets your books up- to-date — but  the goal should be to stay there. Getting behind on the books affects your accounts payable, could lead to tax penalties, and may ultimately cause your business to go under.  You can’t effectively run a […]

Time to Reconcile: Importance of Bank Reconciliation and How a Bookkeeper Can Help

Are you reconciling your bank accounts once per year? This may get you ready for tax time, but annual bank reconciliation is just the beginning. In order to grow your business at a responsible rate, you need to get a clear picture of your cash flow, understand the types of fees you’re paying, and catch […]

7 of the Most Common Bookkeeping Mistakes

You’re motivated, savvy, on the move… and incredibly time-starved. Between growing your client base and seeking new investors, it’s common for day-to-day tasks to fall to the wayside. Just don’t let bookkeeping be one of them. Small bookkeeping errors add up to a major landslide. A few missed financial transactions here and there can throw off […]