Is QuickBooks Taking on MYOB?

Posted on 21. Aug, 2014 by in Bookkeeper and bookkeeping business, Cloud Accounting, MYOB Training Courses, News

With the arrival of cloud-accounting software came the opportunity for old foes and new players to enter the accounting space, once dominated by MYOB. We offer training courses in MYOB, because it’s still the most widely used software package by accountants, but we’ve also recently expanded our cloud-accounting courses to also include Reach Accounting and […]

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Reinvent Your Career: ‘Work At Home’ Seminar

Posted on 19. Aug, 2014 by in Bookkeeper and bookkeeping business, Clients, Employment, Online MYOB Training Business, Small Business, Start a business, Work from home

I mentioned in my last post that I will be presenting a Work at Home Seminar at the Reinvent Your Career Expo in Sydney on 30 and 31 August 2014. We call it the WAH Seminar and I really hope to see some of EzyLearn’s students there. We’ll have a stand there for our soon to be announced […]

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Reinvent Your Career, Become an Independent Contractor

Posted on 15. Aug, 2014 by in Career Support, Employment, News, Small Business, Small Business Management & StartUp Course, Start a business, Work from home

Who wants to work from home? Ever since we started offering our MYOB training courses online, thousands of students have enrolled and learned how to become MYOB bookkeepers. Many of those students are mums, who were looking to become skilled in a job they could do from home. In 2012, we added the Small Business […]

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So You Think You Can Be an Entrepreneur?

Posted on 15. Aug, 2014 by in Communications, News, Small Business, Small Business Management & StartUp Course

In running our Small Business Management Course and MYOB Training Courses, one of most common reasons we find that people want to start their own businesses is to be their own boss. This is a perfectly understandable sentiment — but it’s not necessarily conducive to making a small business work. Entrepreneurs are known to be […]

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Referral Marketing: LinkedIn is a Free Website and Resume

Posted on 15. Aug, 2014 by in Employment, News, Website and Internet Marketing

When you start a new business, it’s incredibly important that you consider how you’re going to market your business to gain new customers. We cover the more traditional marketing strategies in our Small Business Management course, such as print advertising and even Google Adwords, but you shouldn’t only focus on these methods of marketing, as there […]

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How Bad Do You Want It? (Money, That Is!)

Posted on 06. Aug, 2014 by in Cloud Computing, Employment, MYOB training course, Work from home

If you’re working as a contractor and using an Australian business number (ABN), rather than a tax file number (TFN), you’re self-employed, and this means you will need to invoice your customers for the products or services you provide in order to get paid. If you’ve only ever worked as an employee before, you’re probably […]

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Is Google Your Sugar Daddy?

Posted on 04. Aug, 2014 by in 2 - Business Planning and Marketing Introduction, Website and Internet Marketing, Websites and Internet Marketing

We been speaking about referral marketing a lot lately, and in a recent post about marketing action plans, we talked about why you should include referral marketing and/or networking as a marketing strategy in your marketing plan. That may seem silly to some people, since networking doesn’t always translate to sales straight away, but we’ve discovered […]

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But Networking Isn’t Making Me Any Money! Putting Together a Marketing Action Plan

Posted on 31. Jul, 2014 by in 2 - Business Planning and Marketing Introduction, Small Business, Small Business Management & StartUp Course, Websites and Internet Marketing

In the marketing module of our Small Business Management course, our students learn about marketing action plans, and throughout the course come to create their own marketing plan for their soon-to-be business. We also talked about referral marketing and networking in our last post, in which we outlined what every business should be doing to grow […]

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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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