Small businesses are an important part of the Australian economy and are an essential part of our society. A Human Agency loves small businesses, and we believe in supporting them to see growth and success within their industries. The new financial year is a great time to have a deep look into your business and see how you can make changes to lay a stronger foundation, to ensure your business is working in the best possible way. Making key changes to the way you operate your business can be an important factor into whether your business succeeds and grows this financial year!
We have worked with many small business owners who struggle in and out of each financial year, doing tasks that they would rather not be burdened with, especially when said tasks are not their expertise. We know from personal experience that the amount of ‘hats’ a business owner has to wear in order to keep the company going can be tiresome, difficult to sustain and can become problematic, especially when not qualified in each and every task! I myself waste countless hours trying to solve complex IT issues and lamenting not having an IT department to call on at will!
Think of it this way, would you ask a doctor to take a look at your car because it’s making a strange noise? Or would you ask an investment banker to photograph your wedding day?
Sure you COULD ask them these questions, but I don’t think you would get the results you’re after. Similarly, if you are passionate about your business and want to see your business grow, why wouldn’t you get the right type of help? Even though you know the business inside and out, there are times when the most powerful thing you can do is seek support from an expert.
The new financial year for some can act as a catalyst; it can create a momentum of change, and help you set up your business for success and growth. We have worked with many small businesses and believe that there are two things that need to be addressed in order to achieve your growth goals:
- Your People
- Your Finances
Many SME’s can’t afford to have (or don’t think they need) generalist & specialist HR resources on a permanent basis; and yet a strategic ‘people’ focus is critical for growth.
HR is much more than payroll and leave management. It’s about how you grow your people and with them, your business. HR is making good hiring decisions and practices building on a clear workforce plan; having a focus on performance alignment and great employee experiences that translate into great customer experiences. The secret sauce in your business can — and should be — your people and workplace culture. This isn’t something only big business can afford. We believe everyone deserves great HR and you can too with an A-HA Virtual HR Manager.
Our SME clients comprise of start-ups, established small and medium, high growth, and family businesses. They are diverse and fascinating people operating in manufacturing, construction, health, banking and finance, fashion, and legal. Many of them don’t want or need a permanent HR headcount on their books, so they either work with us on a monthly retainer or a fixed contract for specific projects. We call this your Virtual HR Manager. A dedicated HR specialist who gets to know your business and is available as and when you need HR help, on the phone or face to face. You choose what’s right for you.
Navigate Virtual CFOs believe that if you don’t have accurate financials on hand, growth and success are harder to achieve, as recent, accurate info is pretty crucial. Most business owners are surprised at how easy and quick it is to convert to cloud accounting where you can have real-time reporting with drill-down capability.
Navigate’s CEO, Aaron Lane explains “EOFY is the time when we get a lot of enquiries from growing businesses who want a team of experts to take away the admin pain and clear the fog so they can have crystal-clear visibility in their weekly or monthly reporting. We help develop budgets and cashflow forecasts and set up reporting to deliver what the owners want. The best part of it is that being an offsite service, it’s a fixed monthly cost, and no on-costs of a full-time staff member, so it’s very cost-effective for the results the business owner gets”.
We know the future of work is increasingly about virtual services supporting your core business. As a business owner, by combining a Virtual CFO and a Virtual HR Manager, you can outsource most of your back-office functions and allow yourself to focus on adding and driving real value in your business.
If you’re interested in Virtual HR or Virtual CFO services, please, don’t keep struggling, and give us a call for a chat!
Want to know more about Virtual HR? Contact A Human Agency at:
P: 02 9042 1406
Want to Know more about Navigate Virtual CFOs? Contact Navigate at:
P: 0477 672 860