How Chinese New Year can Impact your Business

Chinese new year business impact

The Chinese New Year is less than a month away and the festivities are certain to have an impact on business. In the Chinese Zodiac calendar, 2016 marks the year of the Monkey. The monkey is said to bring Good Luck, Protection and Swiftness. However, if the products of your business are made, shipped from or sold in China then one thing that will definitely not enjoy this ‘swiftness’ is your Supply Chain. The Chinese New Year is one of the few mandatory holidays that all citizens of the country observe.

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How to make your Quickbooks accounting better

A word cloud for Quickbooks accounting platform

Quickbooks is a fantastic accounting platform but it cannot satisfy all the needs of a business. Recently we realised that users of accounting software can have information hidden in silo’s and will only integrate it when reports need to be made for decision makers within a company. This causes a lot of time wasting and headaches for the accounts department.

Third party apps or add on’s can alleviate the pain of information hidden in silos through integrating additional functions into your Quickbooks accounting package.

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North American Banks Overcharging Business Clients On foreign Exchange Payments

Irish Exporters Are Affected By Stronger Euro

In total the foreign exchange market is worth five trillion dollars every day. To put this into context the forex market is 52 time larger than the New York Stock Exchange daily activity. Of the five trillion dollars traded each day, two trillion is traded in spot trades.

A spot trade or spot transaction is the most common transaction made each day. A spot transaction occurs when a business would like to make a payment today and needs a quoted price now.

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Where can I get the best exchange rates?

Your guide to foreign exchange

One of the biggest issues facing companies importing and exporting goods is where to get the best exchange rates. Contacting your local bank is usually the first thought that comes to most people. However, many CEO’s and business owners don’t realise that your bank is not the best choice when it comes to transferring your money. Let’s face it, your bank is not in the market of currency exchange, furthermore, it is in the market of making money out of businesses like yours that need to send money back and forth overseas to pay for…

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