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Accounting

Common Accounting Mistakes that Small Businesses make

Keeping the books is one of the more challenging aspects of running a company, particularly a small one. It is also one of the most important. As start-ups transcend from one man bands to SMEs, it is sometimes difficult for small business owners who are accustomed to being involved in every aspect of their business, … Read More >>


Retail Software

Improvements at the Point of Sale

Today’s retail environment is more challenging than ever, with tighter competition, both locally as well as internationally through online shopping, alongside customer expectations that are greater than ever. Retailers need to focus on enhancing customer experience to attract and retain customers and improving efficiencies, most of which culminate at the point-of-sale. In our 30+ years … Read More >>


Inventory Do’s and Don’ts

Inventory management is the process through which you oversee the flow of products in and out of your organisation. Whether you’re in retail, distribution, wholesale or catering, inventory management is the backbone to your business, and if not managed properly, it can all too soon come crumbling down. We’ve worked with countless local business owners … Read More >>


Shireburn Indigo Payroll

10 Tips to Manage Employee Leave

Managing your employees’ leave, however large or small your organisation, can be stressful. From vacation leave to sick leave, study leave, bereavement leave, and maternity leave, keeping track of employees’ different leave requests call on a manager’s planning skills to take action. It can all become an administrative nightmare! But here are some simple tips … Read More >>


Payroll end-of-year

10 Handy Payroll Tips

Whether you are running a 5 person business, or a large corporation with 100’s of employees, payroll is a priority.  Staff must be paid on time, every time, and be paid correctly. It is the responsibility of every employer to ensure that they are. Some processes can be daunting, but here are 10 tips that … Read More >>


Business

The Shireburn Business Masterclass 2: PESTEL

To view the Shireburn Business Masterclass Session 1 – SWOT, click here. In this second business masterclass session, we will look at another business tool used in boardrooms across the world. PESTEL is a strategic management tool allowing us to assess the macro-environment factors in which we do business by looking at the individual components … Read More >>


Retail Advantage

The Retail Advantage

The year was 1900. Two salesmen set off looking for opportunities to sell shoes in the far reaches of the world. After a few weeks that they’d been gone, the first salesman sends a telegram back; “Situation is hopeless! Nobody wears shoes here”. The second salesman, however, wrote quite a different message – “Glorious opportunity! … Read More >>


SWOT Analysis

The Shireburn Business Masterclass 1: SWOT Analysis

Setting up and operating a business is one of the most exciting and rewarding ventures anyone can undertake. And whilst the business world can be rough at times, there are a number of tools that can help us assess situations, plan the way forward and execute strategies. These business tools are built to help us … Read More >>


Holiday Retail

Holiday Season in Retail

The holiday season is a time for family, good food and showing your appreciation to loved ones and friends with gifts and cheer. Online retail is fast becoming an important and essential source of revenue, generating high sales figures year over year. Our team looked at the figures to see what opportunities are available to … Read More >>


30th Anniversary

Message from the CEO on our 30th Anniversary

Today is the 30th anniversary since I started Shireburn Software. So much has happened in the last 30 years, and not just in terms of technology. The most amazing thing is that after 30 years, hireburn Software is more innovative than we have ever been, forging ahead into new technologies and new markets. So while … Read More >>


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