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October 13, 2009 at 8:03 am #965849SharePointMember
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I’m very excited that I found this site & support network. I have recently just started out on my own business working as a Microsoft SharePoint consultant in Adelaide.
You see, my past has been very much largely hands on with the technology and while I’m skilled in it, those skills don’t often transfer over to running the integrates of a business, invoicing, GST, following up late payments, pipeline, etc.
While it is very enjoyable, I do know my limits and it’s great to see a site which offers a great support network with very willing and learned people who are keen to share and collaborate.
I have a great many questions to ask, but for now I thought i would just introduce myself and say Hi…. Hi
Blog: http://www.danielbrown.id.auOctober 13, 2009 at 9:10 am #1014333kathiemtMember
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Hi Daniel, and welcome. Great to have you here. There is always a need for people with skills like yours. Once you have begun marketing yourself and mixing and mingling with others, you’ll soon find your target market.October 13, 2009 at 9:43 am #1014334SharePointMember
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To date I’m travelling fairly strong without putting much effort in marketing. I really haven’t had a need to. I’ve been in business for about 6 months (just been out and independent on my own for a month).
It’s one of the most enjoyable things I’ve ever done was to work for myself.
I’m not a big fan of corporations and would rather work my own hours on my own terms. “Work to live not live to work” so the saying goes.
I came across this site and thought it was an instant support group hit. I’ve got many a questions about the running’s of a business, such as client engagement processes, finance, etc. and to gather feedback from what others have done before me (learn from history).
I look forward to it very much.
-DanielOctober 14, 2009 at 4:20 am #1014335SOUTH EAST ACCESSMember
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Re your accounts, bookkeeping, BAS etc, one thought is to out source it completely, via an online system. Sounds expensive but actually it is quite cheap. The idea is that you do what you are good at and can make money at. You then get a bookkeeper or an online service provider to do the rest. We do this for about 50 clients ranging from a butcher, through various consultants, a bistro up to a medical centre. It is a big help to busienmss because we produce monthly profit and losses and balance sheets, and then most importantly tell you what they mean!!
Something to think about for all micro businesses.
David StephensOctober 15, 2009 at 6:16 am #1014336aajvcadMember
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Welcome to the forum.
Great to hear you have been doing well so far.
David S is right. Outsource things that you are not comfortable with and concentrate on what you do best.. Making money
It can be a company like David’s or your local Labour Hire company. Labour hire companies can manage your staff payments and any other accounting needs. See and compare the price and service. Personally I believe that an online business like David’s might be cheaper (usually due to lower overheads).
Compare and see what suits you best.
Best of luck.
AlemOctober 15, 2009 at 8:20 am #1014337kathiemtMember
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There are so many things that can be outsourced these days, thanks to technology. For my own part I started off providing secretarial services alone but today manage a team who provide admin, secretarial, database management, bookkeeping, web design, internet research, phone answering, reception/concierge and so many other things. I love that it’s allowed so many of us to stay home and be with our families, and all the while, helping businesses that need to do what they do best and delegate the rest.November 23, 2010 at 4:29 am #1014338
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