What Do Employers Want From Bookkeeping Job Sites?

What Do Employers Want From Bookkeeping Job Sites?

Will you be the person they choose for the accounts job? THE ULTIMATE GOAL of a job site (and they are not all created equal!) is to deliver the highest volume of candidate applications to the job poster (the recruiter or employer), while also providing candidates...
Working Less to Earn More? Why Freelancing is So Darn Popular

Working Less to Earn More? Why Freelancing is So Darn Popular

Be the Boss of Your Work Hours EMPLOYEES IN GERMANY have the world’s shortest work week, according to SME Magazine. Their work week averages just 26 hours due to strict workplace relations laws that promote a healthy work-life balance. Sweden is also known to have...
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...
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...
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’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...

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...
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