Pimp My Business: Networking How-To’s and an Apple Case Study

Posted on 28. Jul, 2014 by in 2 - Business Planning and Marketing Introduction, Small Business Management & StartUp Course, Websites and Internet Marketing

We recently wrote a post about referral marketing and how it can genuinely grow your business. We talk about different marketing strategies in our Small Business Management course, and particularly the different mediums – newspapers, online, etc – that you can use to advertise your business, but referral marketing is one marketing strategy that doesn’t cost a lot […]

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Do You Get Other People to Talk You Up?

Posted on 24. Jul, 2014 by in Small Business, Small Business Management & StartUp Course, Websites and Internet Marketing

Marketing and referrals are essential components of any successful business. We cover marketing in the Marketing Action Plan and Undertake Marketing Activities of our Small Business Management Course, where we talk about the ways you can market your business to get those first few customers. Referral marketing is a great way to gain new customers, and […]

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Do You Really Need to Be Nice in Business?

Posted on 21. Jul, 2014 by in Bookkeeper and bookkeeping business, Clients, MYOB Training Courses, News, Small Business Productivity

In our Small Business Management Course, you learn all about starting and managing a small business. One thing we don’t teach, however, is customer service. That’s because we think it’s a bit of a no-brainer. In fact, it’s often said that the golden rule of customer service is that the customer is always right, even […]

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Pricing: Are You Being a Con Artist Without Knowing It?

Posted on 17. Jul, 2014 by in Bookkeeper and bookkeeping business, Clients, News, Small Business, Small Business Management & StartUp Course

A short while back we wrote a post about why your final price should include GST, and just recently we talked about how you should structure your prices, so we thought we would add to these and talk about whether you should make your prices freely available on your website. The internet has changed the […]

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Business Efficiency: Have You Said Sorry Today?

Posted on 14. Jul, 2014 by in Clients, Employment, MYOB Training Courses, News

Maybe this sounds familiar: one of your clients has been calling you about a job you said you would do. You’ve been dodging their calls, because you haven’t had time to do it. Eventually they email, so you send one back. It begins: “Sorry, I’ve been really busy lately…” or “Sorry, I haven’t had a […]

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Am I Better Off Doing Some Work for Free or Discounting My Rates?

Posted on 11. Jul, 2014 by in Bookkeeper and bookkeeping business, Clients, Employment, News

We’ve spoken about working for free before. In one post about setting prices we discussed why you should outline the free work that you do as ‘added value’, but if that’s still not working, maybe you should consider working for free. This may sound counterintuitive, since you’re trying to get paying customers and now we’re […]

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Invoice Your Customers Directly Using PayPal

Posted on 09. Jul, 2014 by in Bookkeeper and bookkeeping business, Clients, Cloud Accounting, News, Small Business Productivity

We were recently surveying our PayPal account and discovered that you can now invoice customers directly using PayPal. While it doesn’t eradicate the need for a good piece of accounting software, this facility makes it very easy for people to get started in business — particularly businesses with very few expenses. It’s a Great Time to Start a […]

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Does Your Bookkeeper Have a Clue?

Posted on 07. Jul, 2014 by in Bookkeeper and bookkeeping business, Clients, Induction, MYOB Job, MYOB Training Courses, News, Online Induction

Having accurate business records is vitally important for any business — and most of that hinges on accurate account keeping. If you’re a small business looking to hire a bookkeeper, you want someone who’ll be able to manage all of the data entry and coding for your company accurately and efficiently. The best way to ensure this […]

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Setting Up Automatic Bank Feeds In Xero

Posted on 04. Jul, 2014 by in Bookkeeper and bookkeeping business, Cloud Accounting, MYOB Job, MYOB Training Courses, News, xero training

In our last post we talked about the developments that have occurred over the last few years in the accounting software space; one of which was the introduction of Xero to the marketplace. Since then, the number of accountants and businesses who have switched to Xero has been significant. Xero has quickly started to gain momentum in […]

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Will Xero Dethrone MYOB as the King of Accounting Software?

Posted on 02. Jul, 2014 by in Bookkeeper and bookkeeping business, Clients, Cloud Accounting, MYOB Job, MYOB training course, MYOB Training Courses, News, Online MYOB Training Business

We’ve been offering MYOB training courses for a very long time and that’s largely because they have long been the market leader in accounting software. But in the last few years there’s been a definite shift in the accounting software space, and with cloud-based technology, a number of other players have entered the marketplace. Xero — Forcing MYOB […]

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Working For Free: Why You Should Give With No Expectations

Posted on 30. Jun, 2014 by in Bookkeeper and bookkeeping business, Career Support, Clients

In a recent post we talked about the times when businesses should work for free, which we referred to as ‘added value’. We cover value-related exercises, such as determining and setting your prices in the module of the same name in our Small Business Management Course. Sometimes working for no charge at all and outlining where […]

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MYOB Training Courses: Lifetime Access Guaranteed

Posted on 26. Jun, 2014 by in News

We mentioned in a previous post about how our MYOB Training Courses are like an induction to the role of bookkeeper and how we provide all our students with workbooks and training resources to compliment our training video content and other online learning tools. 10 Training Workbooks  When you enrol in our MYOB training courses, […]

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