Working Out Job Costs and How to Charge Your Clients

Why You’re Underselling Yourself with Fixed Price Quotes We’ve written a number of blogs on how bookkeepers can work out their fees and what good local bookkeepers generally charge. However, now we examine the nitty gritty of determining your on the job...

What Bookkeepers Can Learn From Real Estate Agents: Facebook Advertising

Facebook – Great for Local Marketing In its decade of existence, Facebook has built up a wealth of data about its users, data that it likes to sell back to those who need it, in the form of targeted advertising. Facebook advertising, though similar in its...

What Bookkeepers Can Learn From Real Estate Agents: Using Video and Images

Focusing on Education Rather than Sales The internet has changed the way businesses market their services to prospects, from a simple sales message to an educational one. Real estate agents caught onto this shift in buyer trends early and started creating online...

What Bookkeepers Can Learn From Real Estate Agents: Sales Pitches

Never Fear: A “Sales” Pitch Can Really Just Be a Conversation After you’ve set the correct prices for your bookkeeping services, it’s time to perfect your sales pitch. It’s good to think about the way real estate agents sell a property to prospective...

What Bookkeepers Can Learn From Real Estate Agents: Setting Prices

Don’t Reinvent the Wheel: Glean Relevant Info from the Property Industry As a bookkeeper, or someone thinking about becoming a bookkeeper, you may be surprised how much you can learn from real estate agents. For an example, take the way a real estate agent has...

MYOB, Xero or QuickBooks: Which Suits Your Business Best?

Which is the Pick of the Bunch? In a previous post, we highlighted some of the biggest differences between QuickBooks and MYOB.  However Xero is also a serious competitor to MYOB (and QuickBooks to a lesser degree), so let’s take a look at the different...

Is QuickBooks Better than MYOB for a Small Business?

How Does QuickBooks Really Stack Up Against MYOB? We’ve recently introduced our QuickBooks Online Daily Transactions Course because we can see that QuickBooks is fast becoming a serious and respected rival to the more established accounting software packages. We...

QuickBooks Isn’t SuperStream Compliant, But It Doesn’t Matter!

How QuickBooks Palms Off Payroll I’m a fan of QuickBooks as the functionality is excellent and the cost of the software is still low. I’m really pleased to announce that you can now enrol in our QuickBooks Online Daily Transactions Course — but does...

Are You a Bookkeeper Who Needs More Clients? Want My Advice?

Finding prospects and converting them into clients involves selling and most of us hate doing it, but wait… For those of us in small business, be it as a bookkeeper, real estate agent, sales rep or the like, most of us are selling every day of our lives. This...

You Need To Be a Job Hopper To Do Well In Your Career

When it Comes to Your Career, Hopping Around is OK For many years, young people, particularly Generation Y, were cautioned about changing their jobs too often — or being a “job hopper”. It would give the impression they were flaky or disloyal or unable to...

Running Multi-Period Profit and Loss Statements

Be Aware of the Ebbs and Flows of Your Business: Multi-Period Profit and Loss Reporting Nearly every business has its busy periods and its quiet ones. Crucial to the success of a business is knowing when these busy periods and quiet ones occur, so you can capitalise...

The Secret to an Error-Free BAS Report

What To Do So You Don’t Lose Money When Doing Your BAS If your business is registered for GST, it means you have to file regular activity statements with the ATO, usually each quarter. A lot of business owners export their Business Activity Statement (BAS) data...
 
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