Everyone needs a ‘mate you can trust’ – especially if you run your own small business and don’t always have support around.
We got some Reckon customers together to give each other tips about running a successful small business, help each other set goals and become each other’s mentors.
Laura & Leonie
Make-up artist Laura is pragmatic and knows her accounting, while her friend Leonie, a candle maker, is more creative and struggles with admin.
Together they share their best tips and find out how their different styles can help support each other’s small business.
Allen & Shaz
Shaz runs a whole foods store and manages her own charity, while Allen owns a violin sales and repairs business.
They come from different generations, but together they share tips on how to use social media and accounting software.
Janie & Andrew
While bees and flowers have a symbiotic relationship, Janie and Andrew share a unique approach to running their floristry and beekeeping businesses.
They talk about the inspiration for starting their businesses and share tips and advice on running their businesses.
The best and worst places to seek professional advice
As a small business owner, ultimately, you’re responsible for everything – and yet you don’t know everything. We asked small business owners where they go for advice.
How to stick to your business instincts
Sometimes the best thing to do is go with your gut instinct. We talked to Reckon customers about some of the courageous decisions they’ve made.
The 5 stages of starting a business
Running a small business is emotional. Like falling in love, there are a range of emotions you’ll experience and coping mechanisms that need to be learnt.
What you must do when you start a business
We talked to a few Reckon customers and discovered their top five guiding principles for starting your own small business.
The lessons learnt during Covid-19
The pandemic has been tumultuous for many, but here are the genuine positives some Reckon customers experienced because of forced change.
Is social media marketing a no-brainer for small businesses?
It’s so important to pick the right social media channels for your brand and industry. Reckon customers told us what works for them.
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