Empower yourself – Your Business Plan

When you pay someone else to complete a Business Plan, which seems like a daunting task for you to complete. You are giving your power away.  The person completing your Business Plan learns all about your business.  ‘You haven’t written the plan, you haven’t learnt a thing’.  It is all too easy to ask people to do everything for you, and possibly you need to because you need assistance in your business.  The worse thing for you can do though, is to ask somebody else to do something you don’t know what it is they are doing.  Hey, I understand, we live in a busy world and we need all the assistance we can right!

Completing your own business plan is the most important and empowering thing you can do for your business.  This empowers you with the knowledge of what it is you need in your business.  You now know what steps are necessary to complete the goals you want to achieve in your business.  This also allows you to articulate the necessary steps to achieve your dream. This is business success at its best!

Your business, Your dream.

You now have the knowledge to instruct others exactly what you need completed and how to go about the given tasks.  You are specific, you are clear.  This saves you time and money and most importantly, you get what you want because you know what you need.

It is all about you being in control of your own business, being in control of your own dream.

Your business, your dream.

Vision Your Business empowers you with that knowledge.  We love to motivate and empower you with the knowledge of what is going on in your business so you feel confident of what is needed in your business and how to go about achieving it.

Empower Yourself my business owner.

Vision Your Business is holding a one-day workshop on completing your Business Plan.

At the end of the course you will:

  • feel motivated, empowered and in control of your business
  • have a clear set of goals for growing your business
  • feel confident in your ability to run a successful business, have balance in your personal life, and, of course
  • you will have a clear, concise and actionable Business Plan, mapping out your journey.

Places are strictly limited so book your spot now to ensure you don’t miss out!

You can register for this workshop online by calling Simone on 0408 638 403 or email on info@visionyourbusiness.com.au

Author’s Bio:

Simone Greer is a Financial Accountant and has managed small to medium size businesses for 20 years. Simone is passionate about small business success and targeted her career towards finding the tools to support business owners realise their professional and personal goals. She established Vision Your Business to do just that!

Simone is also a Kinesiologist and a Brain Gym Instructor and Consultant. This unique skill set enables her to walk beside you on YOUR wonderful path of discovering YOUR beautiful business.

Create Your Vision

“Vision without action is merely a dream.

Action without vision just passes the time.

Vision with action can change the world.”

                                                    Joel A Barker

Where to start?

When starting out in business, it’s hard to know where to begin! Some things, that look less important, are vital for your businesses development and future success.

Business Plans are a management tool that can be referred to regularly to ensure the business is on course with meeting goals, sales targets or operational milestones.

The business plan has two primary purposes.  First, and foremost, it is used to assist you to run your business with a more cohesive vision.  It is your map for your business direction.  This need enables you to analyse your plan for marketing, sales, manufacturing, website design, etc., whatever is necessary for your business to enable you to greatly enhance your chances for success.

Business Plans are important because it allows you to use resources efficiently and prepare for the unexpected.  It also helps you to determine the appropriate goals for your business.  Proper planning assists employees working for you to know what they are trying to accomplish.

I hear too often?  I did this sometime before and I found it to be boring!

Yes, I hear you.  That is why Vision Your Business developed ‘Create Your Vision’.  We have included activities that are fun to complete to assist with overcoming any blocks you may have when it comes to Business Plans.

Join us for our next workshop on Monday 31st July and embark on a journey of business and personal discovery with Vision Your Business.

Simone loves working with small groups to ensure everyone receives the attention they deserve.  Places are strictly limited so book your spot now to ensure you don’t miss out!

In the first stage of your journey, we will Create Your Vision, assisting you to:

  • Develop the vision for your business
  • Create your business plan
  • Build a profitable and successful business

Create Your Vision is a program designed to assist you to create and realise your business vision.

Simone will take a look at the benefits of being self-employed, set some goals around why you want to be in business and get you ready to start on the road to having a wonderful, successful business.

At the end of the course you will:

  • feel motivated, empowered and in control of your business
  • have a clear set of goals for growing your business
  • feel confident in your ability to run a successful business AND have balance in your personal life, and, of course
  • you will have a clear, concise and actionable Business Plan, mapping out your journey.

You can register for this workshop online by clicking here or by calling Simone on 0408 638 403 or email on info@visionyourbusiness.com.au

Top Tips To Be Prepared for End of Financial Year

Being prepared for the end of the Financial Year takes organisation, commitment and planning.  Now you may start to droop your shoulders and put on a sad face and think “Oh! do I have to?”

This is your business and you want the best out of your business.  Look at this as being positive and pro-active for your business.  Do what is right for your business and be smart with your money.

You work hard for your money during the year, be wise with Tax Time too.  During the year, you spend time to develop your customer base, maintain your cashflow by being paid on time and making wise decisions on your investment.  Please protect your investment when it comes to this time of year.

 Essentials

  • First is to make an appointment with your Tax Accountant. Your Accountant will look at how you are going and will ensure you will receive the maximum benefits before 30 June.  You need to have that meeting now though.  Prepare before the end of the Financial Year, don’t wait until after – it is too late then.

Other things that require completing are:   (this will be different for each business)

  • Reconcile all bank accounts.
  • Reconcile wages in your Profit & Loss to total wages in your payroll system
  • Reconcile super to be paid
  • Reconcile GST & PAYG to be paid
  • Reconcile all Balance Sheet items
  • Go through your trade debtors – are all these customers going to pay you? If not, talk to your Tax Accountant about writing them off.
  • Go through your trade creditors – are you paying these suppliers? If not, write them off as well – or delete the invoices from the system.
  • Complete a stock take.
  • Have you started a hire purchase or a lease? Take this paperwork with you to your Tax Accountant.

This list is not exhaustive, it depends on your Business and YOUR requirements and what you have done during the year.

Assistance

If this is overwhelming, sometimes it is cheaper and simpler to ask a Bookkeeper or your Tax Accountant for assistance to ensure you have everything ready for end of year.  There are great savings to be had if you are organised and ready to go.

Ideally, I like to have my first meeting with my Tax Accountant after I have completed the March BAS. Organise another meeting in May or June. There is still time to make that appointment.  Make it now with what you have ready.  This may save you a lot of money in the long run.

The Australian Tax Office has outlined their ‘Essential Tasks at End of Financial Year (EOY), here is the link.  https://www.business.gov.au/info/run/finance-and-accounting/accounting/essential-tasks-at-end-of-financial-year-eofy

To find out more about how I can help you to nurture your business why not visit my website, give me a call on 0408 638 403 or send an email to: info@visionyourbusiness.com.au

Author’s Bio:

Simone Greer is a Financial Accountant and has managed small to medium size businesses for 20 years. Simone is passionate about small business success and targeted her career towards finding the tools to support business owners realise their professional and personal goals. She established Vision Your Business to do just that!

Vision Your Business is unique with Simone also being a Kinesiologist and a Brain Gym Instructor and Consultant. This unique skill set enables her to walk beside you on YOUR wonderful path of discovering YOUR beautiful business.

Business Plans transform Your Business

Yesterday I had the pleasure to speak to another Business person, who was so passionate about completing Business Plans.  He detailed all the important reasons why this document transformed his Business.  He also included the need to review that plan periodically.

What is a Business Plan

Business Plans are a management tool that can be referred to regularly to ensure the business is on course with meeting goals, sales targets or operational milestones.

Small Business planning has two primary purposes.  First, and foremost, it is used to assist you to run your business with a more cohesive vision.  It is your map for your business direction.  This need enables you to analyse your plan for marketing, sales, manufacturing, website design, etc.  Whatever is necessary for your business to enable you to greatly enhance your chances for success.

Secondly, Business Plans are important because it allows you to use resources efficiently and prepare for the unexpected.  It also helps you to determine the appropriate goals for your business.  Proper planning assists employees working for you to know what they are trying to accomplish.

Importance of Business Plans

Let me tell you the importance of Business Plans in his words. “I was offered a gift, he said, when I was encouraged to complete a Business Plan at the start of my new Business. I could see most of the pitfalls before I even started my business.  I put goals in place and I was blown away at the beginning to see that my goals were actually being achieved time and time again.  My business is now far exceeding my original expectations because I am putting the effort into my business on a periodic basis to ensure the Business plan.  The Business Plan I made at the beginning became a living document.  I now, because of my Business Plan, have a worldwide business, not just relying on local trade which is far beyond what I originally thought I was ever going to do.  My business has changed so much and I was able to ride through the financial crisis.  I saw so many other businesses close their doors and lose so much money.”

He said, he doesn’t know any other way to do business now.  He and his team periodically review the business plan, review his budgets.  Then he sets new goals and budgets for the future all the time.

My Goal for Transforming your Business

My Goal is to assist Small Business owners to complete their Business Plan.  I aim to achieve this in a workshop environment while we clear any blocks you may have about getting to know your Business.  There is no point in getting someone else to do your Business Plan.  It is up to you to get to know your Business.  My 2 day workshop is designed to assist you to work through your dreams and aspirations.  We work through your fears you may have around your business and end up with a workable Business Plan.  You will want to leave this plan on your desk for you to look at on a regular basis.  This document will contain all the important information that is pertinent to YOUR Business.  My goal is to walk into your office and see that document with coffee stains on it, dirty thumb prints all over it.  This document will look a mess after twelve months because it will be the most used document you will ever own – and you created it.

To find out more about how I can help you to nurture your business why not visit my website, give me a call on 0408 638 403 or send an email to: info@visionyourbusiness.com.au

Author’s Bio:

Simone Greer is a Financial Accountant and has managed small to medium size businesses for 20 years. Simone is passionate about small business success and targeted her career towards finding the tools to support business owners realise their professional and personal goals. She established Vision Your Business to do just that!

Simone is also a Kinesiologist and a Brain Gym Instructor and Consultant. This unique skill set enables her to walk beside you on YOUR wonderful path of discovering YOUR beautiful business.

Be Your Authentic Self

Incorporating business and spirituality a number of years ago was a pipe dream. When a cut throat decision was made, the retort was “Well, that’s just business”. Today, we are looking for a more meaningful life, and we’re implementing our spirituality into our daily lives (business and work).  You couldn’t be your Authentic self, you had to be tough and rough.

Every decision we make has an impact on someone else and the environment.  It makes sense to use a spiritual filter in our decision making and planning. Even the stronghold of logic, that is the finance and accounting world, has caught onto the benefits of Spirituality in Business. An academic paper titled ‘Toward a Model for the use of Spirituality in Teaching Accounting (2009, Hocking et al) refers to spirituality as being holistic, or ‘New Age’, and discussed the benefits of students being open to new ideas, questioning assumptions, and bonding to a community.  It encouraged students to work authentically with one another to create environments that nurtures openness, respect, confidence and deliberation.  A positive step forward for business and the world.

Being in the business world, whether it be your business or working for someone else, it’s impossible to hide who your authentic self is long term. We can present a persona short term, but it’s not comfortable or sustainable to separate our spiritual self from our business self. We need to be true to our authentic selves.

A friend said to me once, “You can’t be successful in business because it isn’t spiritually correct to be making money”. What a strange vision of the world they had! I then noticed other new age people with a similar vision and they were not financially abundant. We all deserve to have abundance in our lives!  We are meant to enjoy ourselves and flourish, not just survive. We can all have abundance when we create a business environment of holistic thinking that is true to our authentic self, foster openness, respect, confidence and deliberation. When we work together, and embed ourselves into our community, then we can all benefit. Abundance is a positive spiritual vision and choice we can create.

We hope that you have been inspired and are motivated today to encourage spirituality, authenticity and abundance in your business and homes. We hope you have a really abundant week!

Vision Your Life,
Simone

Reference:
1. ‘Hocking, D. E., Myers, M. D., & Cairns, S. N. (2009). Toward a Model for the Use of Spirituality in Teaching Accounting. Journal of Academic and Business Ethics, 1, 1.

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Thank you for visiting our page. We are a business that offers our wonderful Mumpreneurs consultancy, mentoring, workshops, tools and networking opportunities.

We all deserve to have a beautiful business. Do you want to …

* Vision your business – Turn your beautiful business into what you want it to be?

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We will motivate you to vision your business yourself, to develop your own business and marketing plans, and grow your beautiful business.

Simone at Vision Your Business is a Mumpreneur too and  she knows exactly what you are going through, or about to go through. She speaks from experience.

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To find out more about how I can help you to nurture your business why not visit my website, give me a call on 0408 638 403 or send an email to: info@visionyourbusiness.com.au

Author’s Bio:

Simone Greer is a Financial Accountant and has managed small to medium size businesses for 20 years. Simone is passionate about small business success and targeted her career towards finding the tools to support business owners realise their professional and personal goals. She established Vision Your Business to do just that!

Simone is also a Kinesiologist and a Brain Gym Instructor and Consultant. This unique skill set enables her to walk beside you on YOUR wonderful path of discovering YOUR beautiful business.