5 practical financial tips to grow your e-commerce business in a post-pandemic world
Covid-19 has created a watershed moment for e-commerce, putting it firmly at the forefront of retail in Singapore and the rest of Southeast Asia.
According to the e-Conomy SEA 2020 report by Google, Temasek, and Bain & Company, the pandemic has led to a 30% rise in new digital services…
What can SMEs do with their historical data?
Every day, 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are generated from everyday activities such as logging exercise and sleep, writing up emails, and filing reports. One IBM report from 2016 shows that 90% of the world’s data was created within the past two years—and each year will bring exponentially more. Much…
How to build a working relationship with your accountant
While it might seem like accountants should be the ones in charge of maintaining relationships with their clients, it benefits business owners to be proactive about relationship building as well. Why? Because most accountants are under-utilised!
Most founders and business leaders know that they can approach their accountants for tax…
The shifting role of accountants and the future of accountancy
Nowadays, many of us can open a mobile app or browser and complete certain aspects of our work online. We might schedule a call, respond to an inquiry, or snap a picture of our latest work-related expense. Digitalisation trends such as faster internet (4G or even 5G), artificial intelligence, and…
Top skills for the modern accountant
With the rise of automation in accounting in recent years, tedious tasks like data entry, payroll generation, and manual bookkeeping have become more efficient and less time-consuming. In fact, the finance function is expected to have at least 80% of its tasks automated by machines.
At Harvest Accounting, we embrace…
How do you find the best accounting service to partner with?
Running errands, keeping customers happy, managing staff—the list goes on. While running your own business is rewarding, it’s also extremely tough.
Adding on to that list of things to do, you also have to manage your own finances. It’s not easy keeping track of your finances every month, especially when…
Are there drawbacks to outsourcing your accounting services? The pros and cons
There are countless reasons why small and medium enterprises (SMEs) would want to outsource their accounting services. A lot of business processes can be outsourced, and accounting ranks pretty high up on the list of difficult, complex, and frustrating business responsibilities.
Outsourcing is great because you get to reduce costs,…
The secret to stress-free bookkeeping for small businesses
Smart small and medium business (SMBs) owners know the benefits of outsourcing business functions to a third-party. Since SMBs have limited time and manpower to do everything themselves, they turn to companies like us to handle their accounting needs.
At Harvest Accounting, we take on the end-to-end of the accounting…
The 5 best technologies for modern accounting that make business so much easier
Many people think about accounting as a necessary evil, but it’s a big part of running a company and vital in making sound financial decisions. Shelling out the bare minimum for your accounting and compliance requirements may end up costing you more in the long run. This is especially true…
Digital accounting is sustainable, inclusive, and better for everyone
For a long time, the conversation on digitalisation has been about how it can improve your business—how it improves efficiency, lowers costs, and minimises errors. This time, we want to put the spotlight on some of the intangible but equally impactful benefits of digitalising your accounting processes, particularly for small…
What is effortless accounting and why does your business need it?
There’s a stereotype about accountants that we want to address—they say we’re boring, unimaginative, and a necessary compliance cost for doing business. But here at Harvest Accounting, we want to show our clients that accountants don’t have to be anything like that.
Accounting is important. It’s required by law. Failure…