Hello! After a thrilling 2023, we’re back with the most-clicked articles from the Accounting Apps newsletter during this January ‘24:

5 Areas to Focus on For a More Profitable Business in 2024 | (Knowify)

At the end of the year, most business owners will take a moment to reflect on how the year went and how they want the new year to improve. But when thinking about this, it’s essential to be intentional. What do you want to focus on but keep pushing off?

Spilling the Beans: A Financial Teardown of GYG | (SBO

From burrito bowls to billion-dollar valuations, Jason Andrew looks at the financials behind Australia’s fastest-growing Quick Service Restaurant, Guzman Y Gomez.

If You’re Thinking: “New Year, New Business Systems,” Great! | (WorkGuru

Getting into the year, it’s the perfect time to look at your systems and figure out how you want things to run. Here are a few tips on how to make the change successful.

The Year the Accountant Shortage Got Worse | (Accounting Times

Hurdles to skilled migration and people departing the field without being replaced by new entrants have forced the profession into introspection.

Stop PDFing Around With Your Business | (Better Proposals)

What would you do if someone at work needed to share a document with you and handed you a floppy disk? How about a CD? Or even a USB? Would you think it was the best way they could have done it? This article rethinks how you’ve used PDF attachments in your business.

The Ultimate Guide to Business Succession Planning | (Empiraa Blog)

This comprehensive guide will walk you through everything you need about business succession planning, from its definition and importance to the steps involved in creating a successful plan. Additionally, it will explore the different types of succession plans and the legal considerations that come with them. 

Should You Implement Pre-Employment Social Media Screening? | (Employment Hero

Let’s discuss the intricacies of pre-employment social media screening, how it can contribute to your hiring process, what to look out for during the screening, and the privacy, ethics, and legal implications involved.

AI is Why Young Staff Need to Be in the Office: PwC’s U.K. Boss | (Accounting Today

Junior staff should spend more time in the office to get quicker promotions, the U.K. boss-accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers said, as AI is poised to take on routine tasks traditionally given to younger workers. Find out more about this reflection in this article. 

The Importance of Strong Networks to Drive Business Growth | (Synder

Michael Astreiko defends the idea that if you want to grow your business, you must build a strong network of people who believe in you. You’ll never regret that. Read on this insightful post to know how to take advantage of this.

Why Accounting Firms Buy Workflow Management Software | (Jetpack Workflow)

Growing services and departments like client accounting services (CAS) are often just discovering that a beneficial tool exists for them to utilise! So whether you are investigating workflow software for you or your firm or trying to understand the value, this quick guide is for you.

Which one of these highlights have you enjoyed the most during this month?