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Is Xero Getting TOO Aggressive?

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The constant need for some companies to continue to grow revenue or subscriber numbers can make the employees at these companies do things too aggressively.

Xero has always done a great marketing job against MYOB because it was easy – all they had to do was have software that was easier to use and in the cloud.

Xero focused on a cloud only model and the integrations between it and loads of other online software programs. Sometimes they even made boasts about how good their software was but it was one of their integrations that they were talking about.

Why Xero is better than MYOB

MYOB’s problem was that is WAS a Windows based software program. This made using the software harder because you had the constraints of running only on a Windows computer and had to upgrade that software regularly. It also caused issues with their Mac version and they ended up having to discontinue that software and push their Mac users straight to their Cloud version, MYOB Essentials.

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Over the last 5 years or so MYOB have made MASSIVE upgrades to their MYOB Essentials “online accounting software” to the point where it is arguably very similar to Xero (except maybe with the number of Integrations which connect to it).

They also changed the name of it to MYOB Business (Lite and Pro).

This MYOB training course Combination includes training on both versions: MYOB AccountRight and MYOB Business PRO.

Xero vs MYOB Google Ads Campaign

Despite MYOB being a much closer competitor than in the past, Xero’s most recent advertising blitz was smashing MYOB about their old legacy failures.

They even made a claim that switching from MYOB to Xero was easy and FREE! Really, FREE.

I’d love to speak to some established businesses with lots of transactions to see if the change was really FREE. There is always a cost and the cost is measured in more than just money.

One of the things that MYOB started doing well was improving the customer service to anyone who trialed their software for free. I attended a software education and presentation event in Sydney for Twilio where they highlighted how their client, MYOB used Twilio telephony and customer service solutions to massively improve their sales.

Has it come down to Customer Service?

With Xero’s desperate need to grow subscribers are they leaning too heavily on the main reasons they did so well in the beginning?

I was even blown away by Xero’s claim of providing great support!

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Is support all about reading articles about their software? That must make this blog the best MYOB and Xero support tool in Australia! lol.

While we’re on the topic of customer service, our Digital Marketing and Sales Training Course is designed to teach you how to advertise to promote yourself and provide great customer service and sales skills to attract new clients and get them to start using your services.

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Business Office Administration Training to find Remote Work

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I recently wrote about the Internship opportunities for selected business and office administration training courses – this work can all be done online, remotely working from home.

One of the best things about running an online training business is that we can deliver our courses to the thousands of students who live in remote parts of New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland and the rest of Australia!

Read on to discover how you can up-skill and learn how to become a remote working virtual assistant performing business and office administration work from your own home

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What is the best way to learn Xero (and MYOB)?

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There are several ways to learn Xero, including

Some people might find it easier to learn the software through video tutorials, and replicating what they see on the tutorial using the software. This is a good way for experienced bookkeepers to up skill quickly on a feature that they haven’t used before. It is also a good way for beginners to lose their fear of accounting software.

Watching videos and replicating what you see is very easy to do but once you get past the 4-5th video you realise it’s not the same as performing bookkeeping tasks in an office.

Others might prefer to work through a printed manual with step by step instructions and sample data.

Combining instructor video tutorials, self-study, workbooks and case studies is best

EzyLearn Premium Xero & MYOB courses combine video tutorials which compliment and explain the tasks in the step-by-step training workbooks.

At the end of each subject an online assessment test insures you remember the important parts of each skill level. Each different Xero and MYOB course covers a very specific skill level which is aligned with the job requirements for accounting and bookkeeping jobs.

You can experiment with different methods and start with just video tutorials to see what works best for you. In my experience the MAJOR reasons that people choose video tutorials over practical exercises with case studies is

  • the higher cost, and
  • time and effort required

MYOB & Xero Training Course Contents

When you enrol into a Complete training course with EzyLearn you get the Beginners to Advanced skills and everything in between. Learn more about how much MYOB and Xero Courses cost.

See what is included in these courses:

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Coffee Grinders Give Subscription Fees a Roasting

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We’re so used to paying subscription fees for everything today but not really owning anything. I was speaking with Brian from Spina Coffee Roaster in Morisset and he reminded me when small businesses could buy MYOB AccountRight and then only upgrade if they wanted too.

I recall the first subscriptions that MYOB introduced relating to Payroll tax tables. If the PAYG brackets or superannuation (covered in the MYOB Payroll Course) were changed by the Australian Government then you had to buy the upgrade from MYOB – even though it was a simple change of a couple of percentages in the software.

Now, most small businesses don’t even budge when they pay $1000pa for a Xero subscription!

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Compare Bookkeeping Course Providers – Mentor Education Credit Transfer Issues

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A Cert IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting is the same as any other Cert IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting, right? Wrong.

One of the biggest issues that ex Mentor Education students face in trying to transfer their credits to another training organisation AND continuing their studies is that EVERY RTO can choose some of their own subjects.

So a Cert IV in Bookkeeping can be different from one RTO and TAFE to another even though they’re the same qualification – does that makes sense. Let me demonstrate.

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Business Owners Learn MYOB & Xero with EzyLearn ANSWERS

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Business owners who need to learn how to use MYOB and Xero like the added support that is available if they have a question that relates to their own business.

Unlike Job Seekers who choose MYOB and Xero COMPLETE training courses to learn as much as they can about these bookkeeping programs, Business owners often have questions which relate to things they want to resolve in their business.

Most of the questions students have are solved as they progress through the logical order of the courses we’ve created but sometimes things get a little weird.

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Seen the new cheap accounting software on Facebook? FREE for 6 months, is it okke?

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Am I a bookkeeping nerd or is everyone else also seeing these “financial” advertisements for tax lodgement, easy bookkeeping and 6 month FREE access to accounting software?

It’s interesting to see a new accounting software company appear in Australia despite the fact that many have come and gone in the past – particularly during this market downturn for technology shares! Their offer is pretty compelling though..

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FREE Courses for Job Seekers who enrol into MYOB, Xero and Excel Complete

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If you have enrolled into a course with EzyLearn be sure to check out these FREE student inclusions.

We’re creating and updating our online courses every month and we’re listening to feedback from students to understand what they need. We’re even paying EzyLearn graduates for their expertise in the work they do. If you want to see how you can earn money using your expertise check out the LIFELONG Learning Hub in the Learning Site or reach out to our support team.

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MYOB Touting Business (Essentials) Pro and Lite through Westpac – 12 months for FREE

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It’s Christmas season once more and you can even get a great deal on your MYOB Business Lite or Pro accounting software if you have an eligible Westpace account.

There are some exceptions, however, and these exceptions show where all the accounting software vendors are making their money: Payroll, Inventory and deeper functionality through integrations.

This is not the first time MYOB have partnered with a major corporation to get its software promotions sold. The last one I wrote about was when Telstra was pimping it last year. This offer is different..

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Does it feel like you’re knocking your head against a brick wall and not getting job interviews?

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I was speaking with a job seeker recently and she was telling me that she had applied for hundreds of jobs and tried dozens of employment sites but got NO job interviews. I mentioned to her that the employment rate is very low at the moment and that there is a lot of demand so she might do all right if she keeps trying.

What I copped next was flurry of expletives about how the Government is making up lies and that there are no jobs available. This lady continued to bend my ear until I had to excuse myself politely.

The problem that most people have with the Job Application Process is that they’re not practiced at it. There is a method and process to follow when applying for jobs and if you approach it with desperation or you get frustrated you lose sight of how you come across to the employer.

The employer is simply following a process to find the best potential job applicant and they want to make sure they get it right. Need help in the job search and application process? That’s where the Career Academy from EzyLearn come in.

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Learn Xero AND the Integrations that make it a platform for work.

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Xero have just announced their financial and performance results and the headline figures show strong subscriber growth all over the world, including UK and US where they are trying very hard to get market share like they have in Australia.

It’s now more evident than ever that if you get certified in Xero that you could work for a business in most modern countries around the world. Is that what they called Internationally Accredited?

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6 Months Access to MYOB Business (Essentials) for Training Course Students

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One of the most common questions we get asked by students when they enrol into an online course relates to access to the software.

Years ago you could buy the MYOB AccountRight software from Officeworks for $10 and use it forever but online software like Xero, QuickBooks Online and MYOB Business Essentials are all subscription based and offer a 30 day free trial.

Although 30 days doesn’t seem like a long time if you are enrolled into a MYOB or Xero course that provides 12 months course access, there are ways you can still make VERY good use of these trial periods.

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R U Spending Too Much Time Alone?

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Many new students learnt how to use online accounting software like Xero and MYOB Business Essentials during the Covid Period because they were working remotely from home. Most of those students thought we had just started working from home ourselves but we told them we’ve been online for over a decade.

The conversation topics that came up a lot was how can you work from home, do you get lonely, do you get distracted etc?

The reality is that our entire team work from home and once you are used to the discipline of working from home you can take lots of breaks when you need them and can focus better on customer service. I found some research that showed just how much time people are now spending alone.

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Xero Bookkeeping using Value-Based Pricing – Learn from your kid & their chores

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I participated in an interesting project this week that clearly defined Performance Based Pricing. It came about because paying a flat wage just didn’t produce the desired outcome. Let’s just say that the kids didn’t complete all their chores and their mum got tired of paying pocket money while having to chase them up every day – sound familiar?

Xero have always promoted Performance Based Pricing (also known as Value-based pricing) as the best way to run a bookkeeping business but have the flexibility to operate your own hours. It’s based on paying for outcomes rather than time. It encourages workers to use technology to be more productive.

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Microsoft Excel & Xero Bookkeeping COMPLETE Training Course Package is Now Here

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You may be asking WHY it has taken us so long to create this training course COMBINATION package considering that Xero and Excel go hand in hand for all things financial and accounting?!

Xero is fantastic for keeping track of all of your financial transactions for a business and Microsoft Excel is still the preferred choice by most bookkeepers and accountants for producing reports and working with the data that comes out of Xero.

The versatility of Excel as a spreadsheet means that you can do so much more with it than just make sense of the financial information from your Accounting software. One case study in our Microsoft Excel Courses comes from our own experience about scheduling courses, trainers and training rooms for enrolments when we had a training centre in Dee Why NSW.

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Pick and Choose from Ideal Bookkeeping & Office Admin Jobs Everyday via Email

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There are dozens of new office admin & bookkeeping job ads EVERY day, even for remote workers! Find out how to get them via email

When you’re serious about finding a good office administration or bookkeeping job it pays to have alerts set up on the most popular job search sites. Job alerts save you a lot of time by not having to manually search the same criteria each day, and ensure that you automatically receive email notifications as soon as new jobs become available.

Job alerts also allow you to find out what employers are looking for right now and which tasks they need their job seekers to perform.

With this information you can refine your searches even further to find the jobs most suited to your skills and experience, and then use the criteria to match skills in your resumé and job applications.

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