TAP – Key Person Risk Management

  Management of key personnel is crucial to the success of all business and small business are especially reliant on key people. We have all worked with “that” person, the one that knows everything about the business and in the event of their departure, they take all that knowledge with them and potentially expose the… Read more »

We’re on TAP for You

Newcastle Agri Terminal  “Real Balance has played an integral role in setting up and implementing logistics, finance and administration systems that allow the facility to operate 24/7, 365 days a year”. Martin McKay NAT Director   What is TAP? Temporary Accounts Personnel or TAP, is a specialist, freelance accounts service, that has changed the lives… Read more »

Do You Love It?

Running a small business is hard. Damn hard. It can be relentless, thankless and at times, soul-destroying. But we love it. The challenges are never ending. Competitors who are prepared to do the job for less, or the employee who is all about themselves and have no regard for anyone else, the constant demands of… Read more »

Property Management 101 – your first investment property

While it may sound easy enough to buy a home, renovate and then rent it to a tenant, ideally for more than the monthly mortgage payment, successfully managing your own investment property requires the mindset of a business professional. Without experience, it can quickly turn into a disaster. Property management is a specialist profession in… Read more »

Does Your Business Make You Hot & Cross?

It’s been a long time coming, but the Easter break is almost here. Whilst it is important to spend some time away from your business, it is also a great time to embrace the opportunities that are all around you, although they may be difficult to see. It can also be a great time to… Read more »

S.M.A.R.T Goals May Not Be Enough

Anyone who has had the task of implementing corporate goals or has studied goal setting in the last forty years has heard of the term S.M.A.R.T goals. The acronym stands for Specific, Measureable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely. S.M.A.R.T provides a generally useful tool and has been accepted as the benchmark for setting goals. In our… Read more »