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COLD SNAP SALE

It’s been a bit chilly after the Australian Federal Budget and the stretch to the end of the year seems like miles away, but it’s not.

If you want to learn how to use Microsoft Excel and Xero with the full course and support, including Training Course Manuals but are on a tight budget, take advantage of our current COLD SNAP SALE.

Micro Courses in Excel, MYOB and Xero are now available for 50% OFF their normal retail price.

Every micro course comes with

Many Micro Courses make a Complete Course

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A micro course is a full course and case study but on a very specific topic. The most popular micro courses are the Daily Transactions courses in Quickbooks, MYOB and Xero because they teach you the most common bookkeeping tasks performed for most office admin jobs, including credit management.

Once you’ve completed the Daily Transactions course you can enrol into the

Enrolling into a Micro course is almost like paying it off one course at a time rather than a bigger initial up front payment.

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

MYOB and Xero Courses online for self-study are detailed and practical

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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Are you saying the wrong things?

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Sales is an interesting thing. It involves skills which don’t seem to be well defined enough to create a qualification for – You don’t see a Diploma in Sales or a Cert IV in Sales do you?

Sales is also a topic that scares some people who feel it invovles pushing things upon people who don’t want them but that is not the case.

The most important step in the sales process is called Qualifying and it helps a sales person understand if the person they are talking to really needs what they have available for sale.

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Xero share price slump but reporting focus shift to new “Rule of 40” metric

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I have to admit that I do like reading Xero’s annual reports. They are just like their software, graphical and full of simple graphs and images.

Their share price took a hit recently even though their revenue and subscriptions grew and it’s because they recorded a larger loss than they have in the past. When you read through the report though you realise that they are using a new metric to measure their success.

Could be this be a way of reporting on the profitability of your own business or where you work?

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The Career Academy Addons – Course Refresher for $49pa

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In the United States most colleges have a Career Academy attached to their education services with the goal to provide extra services that help their students.

The Career Academy Addons that are available after completing an Office Admin or Bookkeeping Course with EzyLearn can be viewed here and the most popular option is to extend course access and support.

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When is the best time to study? Early mornings or late nights?

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I’ve been getting up at 5.15am for the last 2 years – am I crazy?!

I’ve been getting up early because I work out with some friends and prefer early mornings to late nights. This means that I’m going to bed earlier and not working as much at night.

In the past I preferred to work late into the night and pushed myself to get as much work done as I possibly could. Sometimes this meant working until midnight but I noticed that the quality of the work wasn’t always the best.

The sun rises pretty early and I’d rather work with the natural light of the day than the artificial light of the night. I dug a little deeper into this and discovered that there are studies that explains how we perform at various times of the day and how that is affected by when we get up and go to bed – Circadian Rhythms.

Circadian Rhythms can affect how well you perform when studying too..

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Have we spoken yet?

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The most rewarding conversations I have is with EzyLearn graduates who’ve completed our courses and then gone on to manage their finances better or get an accounts job. I’ve been speaking to a lot of EzyLearn students lately and there is a consistent theme in most conversations – “what on earth is going on with the price increases for everything“.

I thought that the Covid-19 era was going to be the most challenging period because of all the disruption to our normal lives. I’m not sure if you have discovered the same but one of the best results was that more people started working from home or negotiated partial work from home arrangements with their employer.

The real disruption of The Pandemic is that we are NOW all paying the price of it with inflation and interest rates!

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Amelia and Steve can see if you “viewed” your invoice and have vision into their accounts

Steve from Whitaker Landscaping and Constructions - wife Amelia Whitaker enrolled with EzyLearn to do Xero Complete and loved the detailed case studies

Amelia and her husband run a landscape construction business in Melbournes Eastern suburbs called Whitaker Landscape Constructions. She enrolled into a Xero Training Course with EzyLearn while doing a Cert IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting at Chisholm because she wanted more practical skills using accounting software.

What she discovered was how detailed and in-depth EzyLearn training courses and workbooks really are. OK, that’s enough of the boasting – here are some things Amelia said she likes about using Xero in her husband’s business.

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Is Xero Training Free?

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Yes, it’s true! You can get Xero Certification for FREE directly from Xero. Xero offer two free Certifications:

  1. Xero Certified Advisor, and
  2. Xero Payroll Certification

We had a course inquiry from someone who had already done this certification and they raved about Xero and what it can do and how it works – BUT THEY HAD NEVER USED XERO!

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Welcome to Bookkeeping Academy Member: Gina Diprose

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I wrote about the Bookkeeping Academy membership a couple weeks ago and how it’s our aim to help our students get discovered for bookkeeping work after they complete their course.

Gina has 10 years experience in every aspect of operating and managing a tourist and caravan park in her home state of Tasmania and she loved the bookkeeping side of the work so much she wants to do it for other businesses.

She learnt how to use Xero and loves how it means she can do the work from anywhere – even Zeehan in Tasmania’s west.

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Hairdressing Salon Case Study for Payroll Course using Xero and MYOB

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Hairdressing salons are all about people, scheduling and gossip. They are located all over the world and are a fascinating place to watch. I had my hair cut the other day by a recently graduated hair dresser and she did a fantastic job with the cut and the conversation.

Hair dressing salons are a simple business insofar as renting a shop, putting in comfy chairs and mirrors and washing bays and then matching a customer with a hair dresser. The biggest issue is scheduling the right number of hair dressers to match the demand from customers, particularly if there are lots of drop ins.

Trim and Styles Hairdressing was using an Excel spreadsheet to manage their staff but now they’re using Xero and here’s why.

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Xero vs HNRY + Thriday + Rounded + Parpera

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Would you sign up to a Xero controlled back account? Would you let Xero become your accountant or tax agent to the Australian Taxation Office (ATO)?

Does that sound strange? Imagine if Xero managed your bank account for you and made sure that all your taxes were paid for automatically BEFORE allowing you to receive your pay.

Doesn’t that “sort of” happen already with Single Touch Payroll?

If Xero had their own accountants would you go with a Xero accountant for your own business?

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Poof! – and Mentor Education is gone – Oops, page not found, then Inspire Education Type Message

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If you’ve been following what is going on with Mentor Education and my article about what happens when a company goes through voluntary administration you’ll know that Mentor was spending a lot of money on advertising courses which they hadn’t normally promoted in the past – short courses in MYOB & Xero & Payroll.

Mentor Education was a big success and quite a large RTO (Registered Training Organisation) that offered many different Cert IV and higher qualifications on their “scope”. This included the Cert IV in Bookkeeping and Accounting.

As soon as they went into administration I noticed a couple big changes.

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Tips for Cash Flow Forecasting using Xero

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We’re approaching the end of the financial year and everyone will be reading and trying to understand their annual financial reports, particularly if they have outstanding Superannuation to pay (and claim) or they need funding.

I’ve written in the past about how to create a cashflow forecast using Xero and Excel and this post is a summary of good practices and recommendations when it comes to cashflow reporting

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Match these Office Admin & Accounts jobs with the courses to help you get them

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Someone made contact with us to find out which data entry and office admin courses they need to do to get a job using MYOB. It’s logical to want to know which courses will give you the skills for specific jobs so we put these guides together.

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Bookkeeping fun? Yeh, nah

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I’ve often wondered why EzyLearn has become best know for MYOB & Xero Bookkeeping courses and about the students who need to do a bookkeeping course to find work. It’s not the most exciting of topics really and most students do a MYOB/Xero course because they HAVE TO, not because they want to.

When we we design the outline and case studies for our courses I’ve tried to have some fun with the accounting aspects of a business. I’m not sure about you but the best part of starting a new business is the beginning when everything is new and shiny!

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