Finances – because as business owners we need to learn to love them (or outsource them)! Episode 101

by | Dec 2, 2020 | Finance Conversations, Podcast, Small Business Help | 0 comments

Hey there, my fabulous listener, welcome to episode 101 of the Small Business Made Simple Podcast.

Thank you for lending me your ears today – I know you have lots of choices, so I sincerely appreciate me being one of them!

If you’re a first time listener, super super welcome, I am so pleased to have you here.  I am your host Jenn Donovan, and it’s my job, via this podcast, social media and everywhere else actually, to make your business life simpler. 

I’m a thought leader when it comes to marketing here in Australia and I’m a marketing strategist for small business.

Why? Because business can be lonely and hard and complicated and it’s hardly ever easy, but it should be simple or at least simpler, so that’s my commitment you to on the Small Business Made Simple podcast!

One way I help to make your life simpler is by having a group of like-minded business owners all in one stop.  To ask questions, get answers and enjoy the journey of business! If you haven’t joined the Like Minded Business Owners Facebook Group, then hope over there after this episode and join!  Simply search Like Minded Business Owners in Facebook or come to the show notes for the like.  Show notes are at

This episode is sponsored by Spend With Us – an online marketplace for rural and regional businesses.  If you’re already thinking about your Christmas shopping, and want to support rural Australian businesses who have suffered through the prolonged drought, last summer’s bushfires and now Covid – head to  Even if you’re looking for gift vouchers, you can buy site wide gift vouchers and support the 500+ small businesses on the platform.  For corporates or bulk order, the gift cards can even be personalised for free! 

I’m not going to say how many sleeps til Christmas because you might turn my off in disgust – so whether it’s Christmas shopping or just a gift for someone special – support rural, shop Spend With Us.

Today we are chatting finances – yep money!  Because let’s not beat around the bush, we all need it, we all want more of it and earning it is why we are in business.

Of course, without it we are up a creek in a canoe without a paddle!

And because finances aren’t my jam – I’ve got a special guest on today, Kerry Zarb from Zinc Solutions.

Kerry is a Xero specialist. Xero is, in case you’re not sure, a financial computer program that’s probably one of the most popular with it comes to small businesses needing a program to put all the financial data into.

She’s also a BAS agent/Bookkeeper, providing support to SME’s from cashflow to budgets and all ATO compliance needs.

Basically, Kerry takes the headache out of running your small business with over 20 years of business experience. 

Whether you love finances or don’t – and I admittedly swing both ways over time.  In fact, I have an (almost) accounting degree and figures when I had my retail business were 100% the thing that lit me up – but oh so NOT anymore – marketing is much more fun – we need to have a handle on them.

But for some, it’s all too much and that’s totally fine – which is why it’s lucky that people like Kerry exist in the world – to take away the pain of finances.

So, of us just simply need to outsource this stuff and stay on top of our game.

I loved out chat, about bookkeeping, how to find a good bookkeeper, how do you know if they are a bookkeeper and why you need a bookkeeper when you’ve already got an Accountant.

Listen in, there’s some gold for sure.

Without holding you up anymore, here’s Kerry and I chatting finances!





I hope that episode really resonated with you. 

If you’re not a lover of finances, it can be daunting and hard to get your head around – enter the Kerry’s of the world!

As mentioned, all her links are in the show notes at but Zinc Solutions and Kerry Zarb – they’re fairly unique, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding them!

Well, that’s it for episode 101/

Got questions?  Head into Like Minded Facebook group and ask away – or send me a DM on Instagram or an email

I’ll be back next Thursday with another great episode to help you simplify your business in 2020. 

If you’re enjoying this podcast, which if you have listened to here – you hopefully are, don’t forget to subscribe, share this episode with another superstar business owner who’s doing the daily grind and would appreciate someone making their business simpler, and leave a rating or review to show how much you are loving this free weekly content.

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See you next week on the podcast for episode 102.  But in the meantime, let’s hang out on social and get social on social – you’ll find me on Instagram, Facebook and my fav LinkedIn.

But whatever you do,

……..remember small business peeps, as my opening song says, there’s no point in dreaming small!



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Brilliant – it’s on its way – thanks!


Brilliant – it’s on its way – thanks!


Brilliant – it’s on its way – thanks!


Brilliant – it’s on its way – thanks!

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