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...
When a Bookkeeper Isn’t Just a Bookkeeper

When a Bookkeeper Isn’t Just a Bookkeeper

Why NOW is the time to become a work-for-yourself bookkeeper THERE ARE UMPTEEN REASONS why starting a bookkeeping business is a great low-cost venture for people looking to take a step back from the corporate world, or even for those looking to do quite the opposite...
Don’t Forget: You Can Still Deduct 20k In Asset Purchases till 30 June

Don’t Forget: You Can Still Deduct 20k In Asset Purchases till 30 June

EOFY Asset Deduction TAX TIME IS NIGH and it might be a good time to think about whether there are any assets your business may need, and try to get them in before June 30 rolls around. Whether it’s new computers, tablets, office furniture, a new car — as long as each...
Amazon is Here, But How Do You Get Traffic?

Amazon is Here, But How Do You Get Traffic?

Can you make real money by selling stuff on Amazon? NOW THAT AMAZON has launched in Australia, one of the hottest work-at-home opportunities is to become an Amazon seller, especially if you become part of the “fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program”, which is due to...
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 an Earnings Guarantee?

What’s an Earnings Guarantee?

Will your business be able to stand up without an earnings guarantee? WHEN YOU START A NEW franchise business, you may be offered what’s called an “earnings guarantee” or “income guarantee” for a period of time after you first start the...
What are Lifelong Learning and Lifelong Training Platforms?

What are Lifelong Learning and Lifelong Training Platforms?

Lifelong learning is the concept that learning isn’t confined to an individual’s childhood, but can be pursued throughout their life, and often in non-traditional settings. With lifelong learning, the knowledge or skills a person acquires through social interactions...

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...

How to Reduce Your Fail Rate in Business by 50%

What You Can Do this Christmas DID YOU KNOW research shows that by taking just one short course on small business management, the chance a business will fail is reduced by as much as 50 percent. This is because business mismanagement is the primary reason businesses...

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...
3 Little Mistakes that Cost Thousands

3 Little Mistakes that Cost Thousands

How tapping into your Smartphone can win you work I RECENTLY WROTE about a Tradie Charging Too Little. In this I covered the four tell-tale signs, as told to me by a tradesperson friend of mine, that your prices are too low. But there are other business mistakes that...

How to Tell You’re Setting Your Prices Too Low

How to set prices in business AS ALL SMALL BUSINESS owners know, setting the right prices is a difficult task. And a lot of newbie business owners think that being cheap is the better than meeting the market, but that’s not always the case. Take, for example, a...
 
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