When It’s Good to Offer Free Bookkeeping Help

When It’s Good to Offer Free Bookkeeping Help

Providing an initial consultation free of charge IT’S NEVER REALLY a good idea to work for new client or potential new clients for free, particularly if you’re an established business. But it’s also difficult getting a client to feel comfortable that you’ll do a...
Does the ICB Have a Conflict of Interest?

Does the ICB Have a Conflict of Interest?

How to get your CPD points NOT LONG AGO we published a post about industry associations, such as the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB), and how they were useful for would-be BAS agents because a membership makes it easier to register with the Tax Practitioners...
Do Bookkeepers Need to Learn All Accounting Programs?

Do Bookkeepers Need to Learn All Accounting Programs?

Ways to diversify your bookkeeping skills NOT SO LONG AGO, bookkeepers and accountants only had to learn to work with one accounting program. That was back when MYOB, the market leader, had a strangle-hold on the industry, and though a few alternatives – Reckon,...
What Does Employer Recognised Mean?

What Does Employer Recognised Mean?

Going beyond merely training and helping you to establish your career THERE ARE A NUMBER OF industry associations that BAS agents (and aspiring BAS agents) can choose to join. However, as a BAS agent you are not compelled to join an industry association unless you...

What’s the Role of Industry Associations for BAS Agents?

An industry association membership may be just what you need IF YOU LIKE BOOKKEEPING, but you’d like to provide additional services to your clients, the next step is to become a BAS agent. BAS agents provide businesses with a range of services, including the lodgement...

What’s The Difference between LIFETIME Access and Lifelong Learning?

We’re here to help you learn FOR LIFE! WE HAVE TALKED about lifelong learning in a previous post; lifelong learning being the concept of learning as an ongoing exercise that individuals should undertake throughout their lifetimes, in order to remain productive...
The Perfect Job; the Ideal Employee

The Perfect Job; the Ideal Employee

And the online training to help you get there I WAS BROWSING THROUGH my contacts on LinkedIn and found an advertisement by a company that was looking to hire people. They were in the AI (Artificial Intelligence) space and their headquarters were in Europe. However,...

The Do’s and Don’ts of a Compelling Resume and Cover Letter

Is your resume up to speed? STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS does not mean you’ll never need to write a resume or cover letter again. We’ve written about this topic before — indeed, when you first start your own business you’ll probably spend a lot of your time...

Turning Your Business Idea into Income

Don’t plunge into working for yourself IF YOU’VE DETERMINED THAT your business idea is viable and has the potential to generate revenue, then it’s time to start earning income from it. We show you how to carry out market research and competitive analysis...

Why Your Business Needs a Bookkeeping Procedures Manual

Documenting procedures helps keep your bookkeeping up to speed IN A PREVIOUS POST we talked about how to tell when you need rescue bookkeeping, which is basically when a business is behind on its bookkeeping by three months or more and the deadline is looming to lodge...

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...
 
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