To celebrate International Women’s Day, our Partners from our Accounting & Tax, Bookkeeping & CFO Services and Wealth Management divisions have put together their tips for any small business owner looking to thrive.

Allison Gardiner Carbon Group

“Laziness can be an asset! There’s nothing worse than a laborious manual task. I’ve found over the years that my best efficiencies have come through my laziness – I hate a task so much that my brain is actively looking for a quicker, less cumbersome way to do it, thereby increasing my efficiency and productivity.”

“Simply be nice, make a difference to someone each day, don’t sweat the small stuff, go with your gut, and never be afraid to take a leap of faith.  Everything can be fixed with communication.  All our actions or inactions have consequences and what is the worst that can happen?  If we mess up we can start again as we all know how!“

Gail Rogerson Carbon Group
Michelle Maynard Carbon Group

“Find your business tribe. Small business can be hard, and sometimes overwhelming. But it’s so much easier when you have a circle to call on to help you through it. That could be a networking group, your advisors or other friends in business – surround yourself with people who you can lean on for support and guidance (and can be a cheer squad for you too!)”

“Whether you’re starting a small business or exploring ways to expand an existing business, a business plan is an important tool to help guide your decisions. An effective business plan is a roadmap to success, providing clarity on all aspects of your business, from marketing and finance, through to operations, products, services, people and how you will be better than your competitors.”

Janean Hicks Carbon Group
Deb Vawdrey carbon group

“Trust your intuition, be prepared to ‘let go’ of anything that isn’t working and actively create opportunities for your team to thrive and grow.”

International Women’s Day at Carbon

Celebrating International Women’s Day has always been very important to us at Carbon. We believe in a world that’s diverse, equitable and exclusive.

If you’re a business owner, or looking to start a new business, we hope these tips help you and guide you through your business journey. Our accounting, bookkeeping and financial experts are here to help you achieve your goals and as small business owners ourselves, we can understand your struggles firsthand.

We love supporting organisations that are female-driven or with women’s issues in mind. Some charities that we have supported in the past, and are continuing to advocate for include Women’s Property Initiatives, VentureX HQ and Share the Dignity. We are always looking for new causes to get behind, so please get in touch with us with any opportunities.

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