Hiring Someone New? Why You Need to Personally Check their References

Why It Pays to Call the Switchboard When Doing a Reference Check I recently had a conversation with a colleague who said she’d never once been asked to produce a copy of her university degree or her transcripts, despite stating on her resume that she’d graduated with...

Performing Weekly Reconciliations in Xero

Why it Pays to do Regular Bank Reconciliations In our Xero Bank Reconciliations and Journal Entries Course, you’ll learn how to carry out each step in the reconciliation process, in particular how to set up bank feeds. Bank feeds are an important function that allows...

How Bank Feeds Save Time and Money

Making Light Work out of Bank Reconciliations Cloud accounting software’s greatest innovation was not putting the software in the cloud; it was introducing bank feeds. You’ll learn how to set up bank feeds in the latest version of Xero in our Xero Bank...

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...

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...

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...

Why Continuing Professional Education is Important for Bookkeepers

CPD for Bookkeepers is Becoming More Important Education is obviously something we think is very important, whether you’re changing careers, starting a new business, or looking to upskill for a promotion. But what about education to keep your current job? The...
 
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