Why use a bookkeeper?

Posted on 25. Jun, 2015 by in Bookkeeper and bookkeeping business, News

Bookkeeping may be getting easier but do you really want to do it? Even with the latest accounting programs, like Xero and MYOB Account Right Live making it easier for small business owners to manage their bookkeeping themselves, a bookkeeper is still an invaluable asset to any business. I wrote a post recently about why […]

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The National Bookkeeping license fee is 100% tax deductible

Posted on 19. Jun, 2015 by in MYOB Job, News

Costs of starting a business are tax deductible If you’re subscribed to this blog and you’ve been following our recent posts, then you should be aware that we’ve recently partnered with National Bookkeeping to deliver online training courses to their new licensees. We’ve also been writing about the $20k tax breaks introduced in the recent […]

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Reduce your tax before June 30

Posted on 18. Jun, 2015 by in News, Small Business

Save your receipts: Tax time is coming (and so are weird tax deductions)! If you’ve been following our coverage of the Government’s recent budget measure that allows small businesses to write-off assets under $20,000 (rather than depreciating them over time), then you’re probably also aware that the tax breaks have already come into effect. Some […]

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How much should a local bookkeeper charge?

Posted on 17. Jun, 2015 by in Bookkeeper and bookkeeping business, MYOB Job, MYOB Training Courses, News, Small Business, Work from home

What is a Local Bookkeeper Worth? I recently wrote a blog post about whether bookkeepers could also provide marketing services to their clients, which I also touched on in another recent post about starting a bookkeeping business and the need to be diverse in the services you offer as an independent contractor. While brainstorming with Ray […]

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Why start a bookkeeping business?

Posted on 16. Jun, 2015 by in Bookkeeper and bookkeeping business, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for Bookkeepers, MYOB Job, News

Why Start a Bookkeeping Business? Every business has a legal requirement to file an annual tax return, and for some businesses, a quarterly or monthly business activity statement (BAS). Accurate record keeping and data entry is a crucial component of filing both, and with the increasing number of start-ups and new small businesses in Australia, […]

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Saasu, Westpac, St George Bank Can Help Reach Independent Contractor Clients

Posted on 15. Jun, 2015 by in Bookkeeper and bookkeeping business, MYOB training course, MYOB Training Courses, News, Training Courses, xero training

SAASU and the Big Four Saasu recently announced a new partnership with Westpac bank to deliver direct bank feeds to Saasu and Westpac customers, including those with St George business accounts. Among the new features, the Westpac/Saasu partnership promises ‘real-time insight into cash-flow with online invoices, expenses, banking, budgets, payroll, inventory and financial reports.’ We’ve […]

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An Aussie Dies In Accounting Wars

Posted on 09. Jun, 2015 by in 1 - Originate and Develop Concepts, Bookkeeping, Cloud Accounting, Cloud Computing, MYOB Job, MYOB Training Courses, News, Small Business, Small Business Management & StartUp Course, Training Courses

R.I.P. Reach Accounting A member of our team was recently asked to recommend a few low-cost, cloud-based invoicing programs to a friend. He’d recently started his own business and for the last few months had been using Excel to create and send invoices to his clients. but since Xero and other cloud-accounting programs appeared on […]

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Don’t Spend Tony Abbott’s Money Yet

Posted on 01. Jun, 2015 by in News

Expense It Rather Than Depreciate It The other week, we wrote a couple of blog posts, discussing the recent $5.5b worth of breaks [tax deductions for cars for small business] the government was throwing to Australian small businesses in the form of an immediate $20k tax write off for an unlimited number of asset purchases. Tax […]

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Finally! Tax Deductions for Cars for Small Business Owners in the Federal Budget

Posted on 28. May, 2015 by in Bookkeeper and bookkeeping business, Bookkeeping, MYOB Training Courses, News, Small Business, Start a business, Training Courses, Work from home, xero training

Instant Tax Deduction, Just Add Money In a recent post about subsidised childcare, I wrote about how the federal government has made it easier for families with one parent working at home to access subsidised childcare. In that post I also mentioned how much easier it is to start your own home-based business (for one, you’ve got […]

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Good news (childcare subsidies) in this year’s budget for mums working at home

Posted on 26. May, 2015 by in Bookkeeper and bookkeeping business, News, Start a business, Work from home

Childcare Subsidies for Home Based Businesses In the federal government budget for 2015/16 the changes included bonuses for small businesses and cuts to daycare subsidies for stay-at-home parents who still send their kids to daycare. The reforms will mean that for families with an income above $65,000 a year, they’ll no longer have access to childcare subsidies if one parent […]

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Can a Bookkeeper Give Online Marketing Advice??

Posted on 20. May, 2015 by in Bookkeeper and bookkeeping business, Bookkeeping, Bookkeeping Academy, Microsoft Word Courses, MYOB Job, MYOB Training Courses, News, Online Excel Training, Online MYOB Training Business, Start a business, Training Courses, Website and Internet Marketing, WordPress Training Course, Work from home

Outsourced Online Content Marketing and Bookkeeping What is Content Marketing and Does it Work? I recently wrote about content marketing and how we have used it for years to ensure our MYOB and Excel Courses appear in Google’s organic search results. I touched on the topic of “who is your audience”, why it’s important and how it may […]

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Content Marketing vs Google Adwords

Posted on 11. May, 2015 by in Bookkeeping, Career Support, Clients, Cloud Accounting, Microsoft Excel Training Course, MYOB Training Courses, News, Online MYOB Training Business, Start a business, Training Courses, Work from home, xero training

Content Marketing Gives You Google Keyword Organic Success We decided to start our own blog over 5 years ago and at the time I felt a bit like a computer NERD! I mean here I am thinking about things that might interest bookkeepers or people who want to learn how to do bookkeeping using MYOB! We’re […]

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