AN APPETITE FOR BUSINESS NETWORKING. DineHero – The tastiest networking app launches

“Before DineHero, there was no app that helped people turn a regular meal into a team-building opportunity in a restaurant or their company’s cafeteria,” says Thet Soe, DineHero’s Co-founder. “The DineHero app is a tool for companies looking to boost collaboration and productivity by encouraging more interaction between departments, teams and professional levels.”

The free app is aimed at corporations and professionals at all levels, facilitating the transformation
of a regular lunch or dinner into a fruitful networking opportunity, and a chance to meet those with
shared interests who can become real-world connections.
While dining is largely regarded as a social activity, the power of social dining in a business
environment has many advantages, providing an opportunity to break individual and team silos,
and bond further with colleagues.
In a world where 40 to 70 per cent of jobs are filled via personal contacts (Source: PBS
NewsHour), identifying any area where further connections can be made is vital to anyone looking
to progress their career and look for work. Furthermore, only 20 per cent of jobs actually get
posted (Source: Forbes) so networking holds greater power than ever.
DineHero has a number of key features including “Radar Invite”, a tool that notifies users near
events you create in your current city or destination. A proprietary algorithm enables users to find
like-minded professionals or those individuals from similar backgrounds, and nearby events can
be browsed and joined using an interactive map.
The app works just as well at a localized level as it does internationally, encouraging interactions
among extended colleagues in the same workplace, as well as those from other companies or
even countries, when away from home.
“Before DineHero, there was no app that helped people turn a regular meal into a networking
opportunity in a restaurant or their company’s cafeteria” says Thet Soe, DineHero’s Co-founder.
“DineHero is a terrific tool for professionals who want to expand their networks, and corporations
looking to boost collaboration and productivity by encouraging more interaction between
departments and teams” he added.
In today’s digital world, integration with Yelp and Google enhances the user experience further,
auto-completing restaurant or company addresses for the user, and allowing both browsing and
sign-up to events via an interactive map.
The app is available for iPhones for now and can be downloaded from App Store. More
information can be found by logging on to

Bookkeeping Rates, bookkeeping | Small Business Bookkeeping Tips

If you are a small business owner, the most sensible choice for you may be to hire an outside bookkeeper to handle your books and accounting, as opposed to doing them yourself or having a full time bookkeeper as an employee. Hiring outside contract professionals can often be a worrisome task. Unless you can find a candidate through a personal referral, you will never really know what you’re about to get. Moreover, there’s a wide variety of bookkeeping and accounting skill sets, education, certification, and professional backgrounds that will greatly influence the standard hourly rate of a contract bookkeeper. If you don’t know much about bookkeeping and accounting yourself, it might be hard to determine how experienced your hired bookkeeper really needs to be. This article will give you a general range of typical bookkeeping rates, as well as help you get an idea of what kind of candidate you should realistically aim to hire, based on the circumstances of your business.

To give you a very basic idea, a standard contract bookkeeper will typically cost $20-50 dollars an hour. If your books are already set up and running and you simply require a bookkeeper to book recurring transactions, you can realistically hire a solid candidate in the lower part of this range. If you are starting bookkeeping from scratch, chances are you will need someone with more comprehensive experience who knows how to set up books for your business. This person will need to have solid knowledge in bookkeeping software, as well as bookkeeping and accounting principles, in order to create a system to optimally track your business’s finances. Chances are this kind of candidate will cost $40/hr or more. If you need help with higher level accounting issues, such as interpreting and handling taxes which apply to your business, you will need to hire a certified accountant, who will realistically cost $100/hr or more.

Don’t worry, though, it’s absolutely possible to hire an entry level bookkeeper for less to handle the more rudimentary bookkeeping work your business will require, while only hiring the more advanced accountant for higher level tasks when it is necessary.

Keep this in mind: A great bookkeeper is worth his or her weight in gold. Experienced bookkeepers will make sure your businesses finances are tracked comprehensively and accurately, while also providing valuable financial advice based on the monetary trends he or she sees as the books grow over time. A bookkeeper can offer suggestions to improve your bottom line that will end up paying for their services, and maybe then some. Don’t be cheap with an unqualified bookkeeper – the last thing you want is for your books to be sloppy and inaccurate. That can be very costly as the future unfolds. Most small businesses starting out will only require a few hours of bookkeeping a week. So don’t worry about a good but more expensive bookkeeper totally breaking your bank.

West Midlands Accountants LTD, bookkeeping services for small and medium size business can help your bottom line thrive.