Habits Are Contagious

  It’s hard to change a habit. According to a famous 2009 study conducted by University College London, it took anywhere from 18 to 254 days to change a habit, depending on the complexity of the behavior forming the habit. The more complex the behavior, such as washing your face verses swinging a golf club, the more […]

What it Takes to Run a Successful Family Business

There are over two million small businesses in Australia, and Government research shows that 87% of them are family businesses. While they have a lot in common with other businesses, family owned and operated businesses also face their own challenges and rewards. We look at what makes a successful family business and offer tips on […]

Does A Small Business Need Leadership Or Management?

Does your business need leadership or management? The answer is both. Have you ever heard the expression “too many generals and not enough soldiers”? Well, it works both ways. Too many soldiers without a strong general will surely find themselves fighting the wrong battles! Experience has shown us that businesses with too many leaders inevitably […]

The gaping hole in the discussion on GST is the impact on small business

In light of the government decision to take GST reform off the table, now is the time to consider other options to reduce red tape for small businesses, and help this vital part of the economy succeed. Unfortunately, the recent GST debate was focused on the wrong point. With politicians fixated on rates of GST and its carve-up, […]

Spend less time on your books and more time on your business.

Spend less time on your books and more time on your business. When you’re running your own business, it’s important to keep your mind on the job. You don’t want to waste time crunching the numbers and completing your bookwork when you could be spending that time on your business. Speak to us about MYOB, […]

Modern Small Business: Getting The Day-To-Day Right

At the core of the success of modern small business is getting the day-to-day right! Without up-to-date and accurate transaction records it is impossible to know how your business is really performing and very difficult to make informed decisions for future direction. Bookkeeping done well will maintain records of accounts payable and receivable, bank balances, payroll […]

The benefits of doing business in the cloud

In today’s business world where up-to-date information is paramount and time is a scarce resource to be carefully managed, an accounting system which facilitates these necessities is invaluable. So that we are delivering the best possible service to our clients we have been rolling out our cloud-based accounting offering in partnership with MYOB. This new […]

10 quick growth tips for your small business

Small businesses can grow in boom times as well as periods of difficulty by working smarter, keeping up with technology and taking advantage of opportunities. Put these following effective tips into practise to help grow your business. Utilise new technology Modern technology can save you time, improve productivity and reduce your operational costs. Make use of […]

Protect your family assets – Make sure you have a Will in place

Asset protection seems to be a recurring topic with clients over the past few months. Although we are not lawyers the same issues seem to crop up. So let’s have a look at the top issue of asset protection that everyone should consider: Should I have a will? The answer is yes if you want […]

Beware of Scam Emails

When you’re checking your email or browsing the web, it’s important to be on your guard for online scams. All of us receive emails every day which claim to be from our bank, our favourite supermarket, the taxman or some other trusted institution. The emails will always contain a link – click on it and […]

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