Accounting Trends 2015

The best place to look for the accounting trends 2015 will bring is the Southern Hemisphere.  Australia, and New Zealand in particular is the birthplace of Xero which is accounting software that is cloud based. Xero just closed a $150 million financing round to make a big splash in the US, and continue to shift small businesses away from desktop … Read More

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How to prevent fraud in your business

prevent fraud in your business

Many small businesses are tight, family run operations.  If everyone working in the business didn’t start out as family, they usually become family over time. So why does fraud take place, and how can you prevent fraud in your business? The main way to prevent fraud in your business is by putting the right checks and balances in place so … Read More

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Why Bookkeeping is a growth industry.

bookkeeping is a growth industry

Bookkeeping is a growth industry. Surprised to hear that? You shouldn’t be. There is a whole new generation of bookkeepers entering the market. Bookkeepers fuelled by technology. If you are a small business owner, this is good news. Why? With more bookkeeping options available, the service is becoming more affordable.  This will enable you to outsource bookkeeping, which means higher quality … Read More

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How to add Mentio to your home screen (iPhone)

The best way to save the Mentio app so that you have quick access is to save it to the home screen of your smart phone.  This will make Mentio act like an app on your phone which will make improving your business as easy as possible!  It only take 4 steps to add to your home screen, here they … Read More

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Are you a Super Team? Compare your team to these 19 typical super team characteristics.

Babe Ruth, probably the most decorated baseball player ever with the most individual records in the game, said, “The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” I think it’s fair to assume … Read More

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Best Xero Bookkeepers in Wellington

Best Xero Bookkeepers in Wellington

We wanted to get a list to track all of the Xero Bookkeepers in Wellington New Zealand.  If you have used one of the bookkeeping company below give them a vote, and please let us know if we are missing any bookkeepers based in Wellington. Mentio monitors your business and gives you actionable advice Signup for our private Beta to use … Read More

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What are the biggest issues facing small businesses?

what are the biggest issues facing small businesses

We asked bookkeepers this question since they are on the front line helping small businesses succeed.  We didn’t have any prompts, we simply asked “What are the biggest issues facing small businesses?”  Here are the responses; The top three issues are: 1)  Cashflow (28%) 2)  Government Compliance (23%) 3)  Bookkeeping (19%) Admittedly, these are all pretty big issues that are interrelated … Read More

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Best Xero Bookkeepers in Vancouver

Xero Bookkeepers in Vancouver

We wanted to create a list of the growing number of Xero bookkeepers in Vancouver.  We have worked with several of the bookkeepers but not all.  Our goal is to have as complete a list as possible so if you are a bookkeeper based in Vancouver that uses Xero, or if you know of a bookkeeping firm that you would … Read More

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It always seems impossible until its done – Mandela and business planning

it always seems impossible until its done

This post was written by one of Mentio’s co-founders, Gary, our expert on the Accounting and BI space, and in-house South African. Nelson Mandela, the late Nobel peace prize winner, who led his nation out of the evils of apartheid to establish it as a shining light of democracy and human tolerance, once famously said “It always seems impossible until its … Read More

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How long will my cash last?

Have you ever wondered “how long will my business survive on the cash I have?”  If so you are not alone! Running a small business today is tough, and there is a constant struggle to ensure that you have enough money in the bank to pay the bills both now and in the future.  Luckily there is a quick and … Read More

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