InHouseCFO's Small Business Blog

Xero Accounting Software - Two Years Later

Posted by Donald Cameron on Thu, Feb 27, 2014

Two years ago, we discovered the cloud-based accounting solution Xero by googling "alternative to quickbooks online". Truthfully, we were so frustrated with Intuit due to their disorganization, general lack of interest in Canada and refusal to create a solution that wasn't Windows-based, that anything was better. A quick road test of Xero at that time caught our attention and we've been avid supporters of Xero ever since.

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Tags: SMB Systems, Cloud Reporting, Business Intelligence

5 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Keep Their Numbers Current

Posted by Donald Cameron on Tue, Oct 22, 2013

In reviewing our current business numbers as part time CFO for Canadian small business, we're pleased to see that there seems to be a bit of an uptick in activity by small businesses looking to get their numbers caught up. This is as a result of the introduction of easy to use, available by anyone at any time anywhere software tools for collecting and recording key business numbers. We're crossing our fingers that this trend continues, and here's why.

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Tags: Cloud Reporting, Business Intelligence

Small Business Finances, It’s Not Only About the Cash Flow.

Posted by Donald Cameron on Mon, Jul 29, 2013
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Tags: Cloud Reporting

Software Gives Canadian Small Business Owner's Intelligence

Posted by Donald Cameron on Wed, Jun 12, 2013

While there are always technology solutions that are business specific, there are certain ones that all small to mid-sized businesses (SMB's) must have today. At InHouseCFO we see these must-haves falling into 4 main categories:

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Tags: SMB Systems, Cloud Reporting, Business Intelligence

Big Data - A Threat and an Opportunity for Small Business in Canada

Posted by Donald Cameron on Wed, May 15, 2013

On the plane this week I read an ad in the Wall Street Journal by IBM all about "Big Data". What they said in the ad, and have dedicated a whole web presence to (IBM Big Data) is that, while available data about a business and its operations is exploding, it's "the analysis and use of the right data" that's important.

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Tags: SMB Systems, Cloud Reporting, Big Data

How Every Canadian Small Business Should Use the "Cloud"

Posted by Donald Cameron on Wed, May 01, 2013

I've spoken about emerging things and how to benefit from them in my blogs on investments (see HERE). Now I want to address another very important emerging thing, and how it should and can be capitalized on by small businesses in Canada.

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Tags: Cloud Reporting