What is Xero HQ?

Now you can do more with Xero XERO HAS LONG POSTIONED ITSELF as the cloud accounting software for small-to-medium businesses. It’s one of the most popular of our online training courses; appealing not only to bookkeepers, but small to medium sized businesses in...

The Best Xero-Integrated Time Management Apps

The best time management apps — without unnecessary bells and whistles ALTHOUGH MANY CLOUD ACCOUNTING applications include basic time-tracking features, most businesses need something more robust. Time management applications help your business understand how your...

The Best Xero-Integrated Project Management Apps

Which ones are best for your business? FOR BUSINESSES WORKING on large projects spanning weeks or even months, keeping track of time, cash flow and profitability is imperative. This is even more so for businesses that work on fixed-rate contracts or tenders. Such...

Sometimes “Real World” Marketing, Not Digital, is More Appropriate

IF YOU’RE A TRADIE, working as a plumber, builder or carpenter, handyman, gardener or electrician, then you probably already know that some of the best jobs come by referral. Identify “real world” marketing opportunities During my recent renovation of an...
Why Aren’t The Phones Ringing or Leads Coming Through?

Why Aren’t The Phones Ringing or Leads Coming Through?

Researching the Market is a Crucial Part of Every Business Strategy In a previous post, Is Your Charge-Out Rate a Marketing or Business Strategy?, I talked about Mark the painter, who charged a really low day rate that ultimately proved to be unsuccessful, because he...

Is Xero Better than MYOB for Bookkeeping Businesses?

Bookkeeping Incumbent, MYOB Versus Cloud Innovator, Xero MYOB HAS LONG BEEN the preferred accounting software of choice for accountants, but a lot of small business owners have now come to prefer Xero. It’s easier to use, and they can access it anywhere — their...
Accounting Software or ERP System?

Accounting Software or ERP System?

Are you BIG enough yet? I’VE BEEN IN BUSINESS since my early twenties but it wasn’t until my late twenties that I had any clue about how larger companies use and pay for software. I was going through the process of selling a water filter business that...
Bookkeepers Losing Out to Accountants

Bookkeepers Losing Out to Accountants

Or is it just BAS Agents who are losing out? The burden on Australian small businesses to stay compliant with the ATO is immense. A lot of that is to do with the government not distinguishing between a small business with upwards of twenty staff, and a micro business...
 
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