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It’s a People Business


Case Study

It’s a People Business is an HR consultancy specifically aimed at supporting start-up, small and medium size businesses with any workforce challenge. From HR solutions to people investment, conflict resolution to scaling your company to meet market conditions, or hiring your first employee, as consultants, we’re here to provide the expertise you need, as and when you need it. We’re always around to provide support and advice, but our primary role is to equip you with the confidence, skills, tools and knowledge to handle your workforce and people needs independently of us in the future.

Service Provided


  • Xero conversion
  • Virtual Finance Team

“The thing with Sllick is that they’re there, you can approach them at any time, but you’ve also got visibility of your own accounts through Xero, which gives me the comfort that I am in control of things. This is in stark contrast to my previous experiences of accountants, where I always felt that somebody else controlled it.”

Dianne Stewart, Founder 

What was your main driver for finding a new accountant?


I had an accountant for the 6 of the 8 years that my company has been in business. When you’re starting up a business, you just don’t know what you don’t know yet. Accountancy was not my strength at all so it’s something that I’ve always outsourced. I always just kind of accepted what I was told but in the last 2 years before I moved to Sllick, there were a few things that made me question if I’m getting my money’s worth. The more I probed and looked into it, the more I realised there were things I wasn’t happy with. I turned to other businesses to see if accountancy should be like this as it really wasn’t my field of expertise and I got Sllick referred to me from close connections.

Why did you choose to work with Sllick?


When I spoke to Nicole, I immediately liked her and I liked what she was about – her ethos, her personality, she was so un-accountancy, very friendly, very personable, and I just thought “Yeah, I like you.” This was very important for me because you have to do business with people that you like and respect. I had a conversation with her and I told her about my concerns, where she was very straightforward and professional about what she could do for my business and about moving my business to Xero. Previously, all of my accounts had been done manually and all I received about my business were the profit and loss reports at the end of each month, which didn’t mean very much to me. So Sllick was a brilliant recommendation and I haven’t looked back since then.

How satisfied were you with our solutions and working with our team?


What I like about working with Sllick is that I was always under the impression that I was getting good coverage for accounts previously, but there was actually quite a lot of things they were not doing particularly well. The thing with Sllick is that they’re there, you can approach them at any time, but you’ve also got visibility of your own accounts through Xero, which gives me the comfort that I am in control of things. This is in stark contrast to my previous experiences of accountants, where I always felt that somebody else controlled it. So it’s a different level of service, it’s a much better level of service. When you don’t know what a good accountant looks like, it’s very difficult to benchmark it, whereas now that I’m working with Sllick it’s like night and day.

It helps with business development too because as a business owner, I could have the option to outsource my finances fully to someone else and not understand it, but now that I’m more involved with my accounts I have more control and awareness of the direction my company is going.

Would you recommend Sllick to other businesses?


Yes, I would and I have already. I think the one thing about Nicole is that her principles and ethics are very similar to mine – it’s all about building relationships with people. You might be delivering a service that’s about figures but it’s also about working with someone who aligns with your ethics and professional conduct. That’s what I liked about it, instantly I just knew that we were going to get on and we were on the same line. So I would definitely recommend Sllick to other people.
At Sllick, we specialise in finding the best combination of cloud applications to automate your accounts. Every company requires a different, tailored solution to gain the most from their digital journey and we’re here to create the roadmap for you.

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