Why Freelancers and Contractors are Good for Your Company

Why Freelancers and Contractors are Good for Your Company

The benefits to using people who also work other jobs THERE ARE ESTIMATED to be over 4 million Aussies working as freelancers. Of this, roughly 750,000 people work regular jobs but freelance on the side (which, needless to say, is a great way to break into freelancing...
Why Older People are Saving Startups

Why Older People are Saving Startups

The benefits to business of being over 45 I RECENTLY WROTE A BLOG post about why there’s a growing freelancer economy in Australia, which is being driven by the decreasing number of full time jobs. Freelancing and working as a contractor is popular among many young...
Why Are So Many Mums Starting Their Own Businesses?

Why Are So Many Mums Starting Their Own Businesses?

Have you got the makings of a mumpreneur? THERE IS A FAIRLY SIGNIFICANT gender imbalance when you look at the people holding executive positions in the corporate world. Sure, there are notable exceptions, but men in managerial positions in the workplace still...
The Risk-Free Way to Become a Freelancer

The Risk-Free Way to Become a Freelancer

Could freelancing be the most full proof way to start your own business? IF YOU’VE EVER DIPPED your foot into starting your own business, while keeping a steady income flowing from elsewhere, all at the same time, then you’re far from alone. During the...
Xero, MYOB, ERPs and Supply Chain Tools

Xero, MYOB, ERPs and Supply Chain Tools

ERP Specialist Software and People ERPs, or enterprise reporting systems, are divided into three categories or tiers. Xero, MYOB, QuickBooks and other cloud accounting software used by small businesses, sit at the low end of the scale; they’re tier three ERPs. Tier...
She Shares “Sales Secrets” for Bookkeepers Starting New Business

She Shares “Sales Secrets” for Bookkeepers Starting New Business

Induction: a formalised, systemised way to educate and instruct ONLINE INDUCTIONS ARE WIDELY used for contractors who visit building sites or any other site where they perform work that can be risky, like plumbing, electrical, HVAC, roofing, security etc. Many...
Reporting in QuickBooks Just Got a Whole Lot Better!

Reporting in QuickBooks Just Got a Whole Lot Better!

Quickbooks now providing superior options for filtering and scheduling bookkeeping reports ONE OF THE BEST THINGS about cloud accounting software is that your data is live, which means, providing your reconciliations are up-to-date, you get a complete snapshot your...

Bookkeeping Basics: Payroll and Paying People

EOFY is nearly here — can you manage payroll? IN OUR FREE, EDUCATIONAL GUIDE, Bookkeeping Basics, we feature a section that briefly discusses payroll, which we thought was worthy of being expanded upon on here. You might also like to go back and revisit our other blog...
Why Office Chairs are the Reason You Can’t Keep a Bookkeeper

Why Office Chairs are the Reason You Can’t Keep a Bookkeeper

Consider going remote for your bookkeeping THERE ARE MANY BOOKKEEPERS who do not undergo the rather stringent requirements to become a registered BAS agent. Even without becoming a BAS agent, a bookkeeper can be employed by a business on the payroll, rather than...
The July Launch of Cloud Accounting System, Wiise: What’s in Store for MYOB and Xero?

The July Launch of Cloud Accounting System, Wiise: What’s in Store for MYOB and Xero?

Should all good bookkeepers be getting wise to Wiise? THIS JULY A NEW ACCOUNTING SYSTEM is attempting to lure Aussie businesses away from the incumbent cloud accounting majors MYOB, Xero and QuickBooks, with the promise of “access to big-end-of-town technology,”...
Can You Ask Any Business Person What Their Day Rate Is?

Can You Ask Any Business Person What Their Day Rate Is?

Pricing your products to adapt to change THE TRADITIONAL REAL ESTATE agent model is being challenged by disruptor sites like BuyMyPlace and Purplebricks. These sites are offering homeowners low-cost way to sell their homes and agents are increasingly having to be open...
Engaged Students Gain the Most From Their Training

Engaged Students Gain the Most From Their Training

One-to-one training can be extremely gratifying for the trainer and student alike THERE’S A COMMON MISCONCEPTION that, to be smart or successful, you had to do well at school. But, in fact, there are scores of people who didn’t do well at school (usually because...
 
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