I was recently speaking with the owner of an electrical business who wanted to know if we have a student who completed our MYOB Bookkeeping Courses in his area. His area is Dulwich Hill and he was interested in speaking with MYOB Bookkeepers within the area of Strathfield, Marrickville, Newtown, Ashfield, Burwood, Sydney and Drummoyne, which prompted me to realise that we might be able to help you, our students find work in other ways.
You may have read my previous blog post about our students looking to start a bookkeeping business. When we discover the needs of our bookkeeping students we discuss them in our weekly management meetings to find out what we can do to help. After hearing a great concept from a business coach we put some wheels into motion and we are now accepting submissions from anyone who wants to start their own bookkeeping business and get more clients.
Looking for bookkeeping jobs or clients?
Since going completely online with our MYOB Training Courses in 2007 we have helped students become a MYOB Bookkeeper in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Perth Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Cairns plus hundreds of local suburbs in between. With the help of Workface.com.au we are compiling a register of MYOB Bookkeepers so please feel free to register at their site.
You’ll notice that their application form allows you to clearly identify the areas of bookkeeping where you are very confident so they can help you locate the most appropriate employer or client. This is not just for those looking to start a bookkeeping business, but also for any students looking to find work in the accounts department of a company.
Anyone can register for bookkeeping work
The great news is that you don’t have to be an EzyLearn student to register and it doesn’t matter what qualifications you have. Remember that different levels of bookkeeper are required by different companies and there might be a company looking for someone just like YOU.
The most interesting change in the employment market that I have noticed is the slow evolution from job seekers looking at job ads to employers searching for the best employees. Social media tools like Linkedin make this all possible.
Attracting the right people
If you are a business owner you have a website to attract customers. You combine great writing and interesting pictures to attract potential customers to your website and then contact details and an offer to ensure they make contact with you. LinkedIn is the same concept for individuals, you combine the right keywords and headings to attract people to your LinkedIn profile. Once people are attracted to your profile you can let them know that you are interested in a job, contracting work or other opportunities.
Find Bookkeeping work or customers
If you are completing our MYOB Training Courses you might want to consider joining LinkedIn if you are not already a member. If you are a member and want to get better results this concise ebook about LinkedIn has some excellent information that will help you get more results from your current LinkedIn profile.
I recently wrote about my discoveries of the preferred accounting software for local startup businesses in Sydney and wanted to share something that our resident BAS agent, certified bookkeeper and MYOB trainer has created for you. A training video about how to enter a payment for an invoice you create using Xero online accounting software.
If you are looking at starting your own bookkeeping business it is useful to learn more than just MYOB accounting software to widen your potential client base. It is also good to learn about an online accounting program that is growing very fast in user adoption, such as Xero. Why is Xero growing so fast? There are several reasons, but one simple reason is that you can access your accounting file from anywhere.
As you can see in the free Xero training video at the bottom of this blog, using online accounting software is just like using many other online services, you login and click, type, tab etc. One of the other great features that we have discovered from speaking with accountants and some IT professionals is that your accountant or your bookkeeper can use your accounting system at the same time as you do, without having to worry about sending a data file and wondering who has the most recent version of that data file.
One of the new great features of doing your MYOB training courses with EzyLearn is that you have 12 months free access to the Bookkeeping Academy, through which we will be releasing hundreds of bookkeeping training videos to help budding bookkeepers learn a wider range of software as well as develop new skills to help them find work or build their own business.
Feel free to let us know if you are a XERO user and share your experiences at our facebook page.
We use this blog to explore what is happening in the world of small business, including the technology they use and what they plan to use in the future. I’ve recently been speaking with a start up entrepreneur who has built a website that helps people like you and I find a place to park our car in our congested cities, by linking car space owners with car owners.
In the time we’ve known each other Daniel started with an idea and a passion to build his website and now has a live website for the world to use. Now that’s a start up business isn’t it? But what about your business?
A survey of students who have recently graduated from our Bookkeeping Academy after completing their MYOB training courses revealed that 18% of them want to start their own bookkeeping business. Is that a startup business? It is in my mind. It’s about having an idea and determination and the drive to start a brand new business and we are committed to helping startup bookkeepers build and grow their business.
The career and business building professionals at our Training Partners, Workface, write a blog about things that you can do to get that dream job or build that bookkeeping business you have thought about for years.
We are also in the production phase of some more great training videos about bookkeeping software that will come out shortly as part of our bookkeeping academy CPD program.
The career support professionals at Workface have created a form to collect all the data that a potential employer would need to know about you. Existing students can submit their details for free and begin the process of finding their next bookkeeping job.
If you are an EzyLearn student who has completed the MYOB training courses please submit your details to get started.