So one of the most important assets I believe in any business is the staff and the team that you have.
You can’t grow your business unless you’ve got good people working for you, and something I’m very proud of our staff turnover has been very low, so in eight years we’ve had no resignations.
If you look after people they will put the effort in and it’s not just about the money it’s about giving them a good work environment and caring for them, and being conscious that your staff are integral to your organisation.
Being an accountant I advise my clients on a lot of the HR, basic HR issues, but it is such a complex environment now that again the cost value of having the security of somebody like Employsure behind our practice, even though we’re not a large business, just gave me an element of safety, gives me some security that the HR is under control and it’s one less thing I need to worry about.
So my advice to people starting a business would be to differentiate yourself, be different, create a niche market and provide an offering that your competitors don’t provide. One of the challenges I see in a lot of businesses is that people do not believe in themselves and they set a limitation and if you set a limitation you will not grow.