The Amaka Blog

Dive into Amaka's product updates, company news, and educational content on how business owners and accounting professionals can leverage accounting automation.

What features to look out for when choosing an order and pay system

Order and pay systems saw huge growth during the pandemic in a wide variety of venues across the globe. For example, the mandatory table ordering rules in 2020 meant that the UK saw a surge in the number of pubs adopting order and pay systems. Other venues adopting order and pay systems include restaurants, cafes, hotels, and even theatres and cruise ships.

Laura Tien March 02, 2021

5 e-commerce accounting mistakes to avoid

Whether you're managing the books for your own e-commerce business or an e-commerce client, there are a few accounting mistakes you should try to avoid. Especially with the e-commerce industry booming, it's easy to get caught up in a million and one different tasks, ultimately forgetting about keeping your books updated.

Laura Tien March 01, 2021

E-commerce accounting: How to set up your chart of accounts

One of the many things you'll need to set up when starting your e-commerce business is a chart of accounts. Doing it right from the beginning is essential to making sure your accounting processes run smoothly and your books are organised. You'll be able to get a better understanding of your financial position and make scaling your business easier.

Laura Tien February 19, 2021

The 6 accounting skills currently in highest demand

Whether you're a junior accounting looking to land one of your first roles or an experienced accountant looking to get ahead in your career, staying on top of high-demand accounting skills will make you significantly more competitive. Today, the modern accountant is expected to to demonstrate a wide variety of skills beyond that of a traditional accountant.

Laura Tien February 05, 2021

The rise of the Accounting Technologist: Illumin8 on becoming tech-first

In the past decade, the accounting profession has undergone a major transformation. Accountants have always been the backbone of businesses, however, the way they're fulfilling that role has changed. From stacks of papers to spreadsheets, and now, cloud-based accounting, technology has become a must in the industry

Laura Tien February 01, 2021

5 small business accounting trends to take advantage of in 2023

As technology grows and develops, there are more and more small business accounting trends to keep up with. As an accountant, it's important to understand how to take advantage of these changes so that you can provide the best services to clients. For small business owners, you'll want to look for a trusted accounting professional that can make the most of these innovations.

Laura Tien January 29, 2021

10 lessons for small business owners: ’90s rap music edition

When I started running my own small businesses almost six years ago, I wanted to learn as much as I could from industry experts and those around me. Don't get me wrong, I've definitely learned plenty from all the people that have helped me along the way, something for which I'll be eternally grateful.

Amaka Team January 27, 2021

How Facebook’s new Pages experience will help small businesses build community

Earlier this month, Facebook started rolling out a new design for Facebook Pages, set to reach all Pages in the coming months. For small businesses, this means new ways to build your brand. The focus is now on building a community. Most noticeably, Facebook has said goodbye to the Like button, favouring followers as a better representation of a Page's reach.

Laura Tien January 19, 2021