Phil Astley

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LOWER HUTT , Wellington region
Member since 27 Jun 2010

A bit about myself

I'm a Certified Public Accountant who's also a member of RAN ONE to help me with my passion - helping business owners in achieving their goals. I do accounting and business development "virtually" - so location's not important as long as you have broadband. I worked for government departments and big business - but now I work where my passion lies - with smaller businesses. I'm a fan of Michael Gerber. We home schooled our children (now grown) - and have also left the institutional church - big is not better in so many cases. Whether it's business, family or church, it's about doing what's important to us - which includes having fun doing it. If your business is taking the joy out of your life, don't accept it - do something about it.

My content

With online accounting options for small and home businesses becoming more and more readily available, and taking a variety of different forms, Phil Astley asks whether the free services available are worthwhile. While he feels they might be for some, he warns "free" could well be costly for the unwary.
22 Jun 2017
Never too young
For many business owners, selling the business is a big part of funding their retirement - but it can take several years to groom the business to get top dollar. For those looking to move on in the near - or not so near - future, Phil Astley has some sound advice.
07 Jun 2017
Multi-tasking challenges
If you are constantly juggling and often feel like you have all your balls in the air at once ... STOP! Phil Astley suggests multitasking may be doing you, and your business, more harm than good.
04 May 2017
We've never met a business owner who likes doing their taxes (even if working with an accountant). Phil Astley has some encouragement to help you get through this stage, and some suggestions to help you get more out of doing the books, and to make tax time easier for both you and your accountant, now and in future.
24 Apr 2017
Upselling is not about charging extra for something of little value. Done right, both parties win. Phil Astley explains how persuading your customer to buy something more than they were going to in the first place, can actually benefit both them and you.
03 Apr 2017