Panthera News


The three things business owners should always do on Monday morning

The three things business owners should always do on Monday morning
Monday, December 14, 2015

It’s so easy to get straight into the daily grind when Monday morning hits, but taking a little time out at the beginning of the week to set yourself up for the next 5 days can massively increase your efficiency. Read More


The Hoildays Small Business Time Saving Tips

The Hoildays Small Business Time Saving Tips
Monday, December 14, 2015

Holidays should be a time to wind down, have fun, and step back from a busy work life. But many small business owners dread going away. Who's going to cover the phone? What if a major issue crops up? And how am I going to deal with all of those emails when I get back? Read More


Bank rules in Xero

Bank rules in Xero
Friday, December 11, 2015

Bank Rules in Xero. We love this feature in the Panthera office – it allows you to smartly code up how Xero deals with bank transactions that occur regularly on your statement. We use it for bank interest, monthly insurance payments, telephone bills and loads more. Read More


Invoice feature Xero

Invoice feature Xero
Tuesday, December 08, 2015

- use the recurring invoice feature in Xero to slash the time it takes to do your billing. Read More


Bin the spreadsheets, Start using Xero

Bin the spreadsheets, Start using Xero
Monday, December 07, 2015

Bin the spreadsheets! Are you still logging your financial information using Excel? We can save time and get better data from Xero. And because Xero has direct bank feeds you don’t waste time ticking off a paper bank statement to your spreadsheet – only to find you’ve missed something and have to start all over again! Don’t waste your Christmas evenings staring at a spreadsheet – let Xero take the strain of your bookkeeping.  Read More


Toggl

Toggl
Friday, December 04, 2015

Struggle to remember where the hours in the day have gone? We love to use Toggl to track our time here in the Panthera office. It’s brilliant for keeping you on track with one task at a time; for reporting back on how much time is spent on each clients’ work; and for making sure we don’t forget to bill somebody! Lots of users find that by tracking their time with the really simple online button they are more productive and focussed on the task at hand – making it possible to get more done in their working day.  Read More


Invoice reminders from Xero

Invoice reminders from Xero
Thursday, December 03, 2015

Let Xero remind your clients that they’ve got your bill to pay. Invoice Reminders is a new feature in Xero that we love! It is customisable to send reminder emails out automatically – so you don’t spend time chasing - and you can tell Xero who you don’t want to chase too. Here’s a quick introduction to how it works: Read More


How much can I spend on my Christmas Party?

How much can I spend on my Christmas Party?
Friday, November 13, 2015

I’m often asked at this time of year about the cost of Christmas Parties and how we deal with it for accounting. Read More


Is Human Resources (HR) a valuable asset or just expensive paper work?

Is Human Resources (HR) a valuable asset or just expensive paper work?
Friday, November 06, 2015

This is a guest post from David Goldsmith at DG Business Consultants   As an HR consultant I’m often asked if HR really has any place in a business, let alone a small business and if it’s just expensive paperwork that gets in the way of doing real business? To answer this question, over the next few months I’m going to invite you read about various HR related topics, the different areas of HR, what they do, the costs of using it and the costs of not using it and let you decide whether HR is expensive paperwork or an important asset that every business should have access to no matter how big or how small. Read More


Why do I need to have a Government Gateway login?

Why do I need to have a Government Gateway login?
Friday, November 06, 2015

Do you use the HMRC Government Gateway? It’s a great idea to have your own login for the Government Gateway for your business in order to check what they have on record for your tax liabilities. HMRC have been updating the interface to give you a dashboard that shows all of your tax liabilities at a glance. In fact it’s the only way to keep an eye on your PAYE account during the year as our Agent logins don’t allow us to have this information. If you haven’t applied for a login already give us a call and we can talk you through how to do it. Read More