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Assured Bookkeeping named 2012 Small Business Of The Year, Runner-Up


2012 has ended on a high for Assured Bookkeeping, with us being awarded 2012 Small Business Of The Year, Runner-Up at the Nedbank / Pietermaritzburg Chamber of Business Awards. It is fantastic to have received external recognition for what we do but we will not … Continue reading

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Payroll software


Are you using a specialist payroll system such as Pastel Payroll or VIP to manage your payroll? If you are not, and are relying either on Excel or a pen, paper and calculator, then you should think of changing! Here are three excellent … Continue reading

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10 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR CREDIT CONTROL


  Credit control is a set of measures and procedures adopted by a business to ensure that its customers pay their invoices. Here are a few tips for you to consider in order to optimise your business’s credit control.   … Continue reading

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Poor customer service is acceptable – apparently!


This week I have been pulling my hair out. I heard about the owner of a small business who was pleading for people to refer an excellent bookkeeper in Pietermaritzburg. I called him and we arranged to meet 24 hours … Continue reading

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Recruiting the right people (Part 5 of 5)


Step 4: Interviews When screening candidates in order to select which ones to invite for an interview, Assured Bookkeeping Solutions uses application forms to standardise the process. When interviewing the chosen candidates, we ensure standardisation by using the same questions … Continue reading

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Recruiting the right people (Part 4)


Step 3: Screening of applicants Our adverts advise applicants to request an application form. Why? I believe that it is important to be able to compare ‘apples for apples’ and therefore, in order to be able to compare applicants equally, … Continue reading

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Recruiting the right people (Part 2)


Step 1: Profiling the ideal candidate At Assured Bookkeeping Solutions, we believe that we have to know who the ‘perfect’ candidate will be before we can even think about advertising an employment opportunity. So, the starting point in our recruitment … Continue reading

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