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How to Create an Effective Budget

Creating a budget for your small business doesn’t have to be a complicated process.

Rate of COVID-19 job losses slows

The rate of job losses as a result of the economic downturn has slowed down, with the number of Australians out of work suppressed to under a million, according to new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Fiscal stimulus - and what you should be doing now

In this short article we consider three of the Australian Government’s COVID-19 stimulus measures; JobKeeper, cash flow boost and access to super, and what you should be doing now.

Why a pandemic is a good time to test new ideas

All businesses experience risk. Government restrictions can be a risk. An economic downturn can be a risk. A slowdown in freight movement can be a risk. Kyla Kirkpatrick, founder and CEO of Emperor Champagne, speaks about innovating during a pandemic, when everything you thought you knew is upended and all the risks a business may face are laid bare at once.

Turning on the taps: JobKeeper hotlines, Australian loans, government aid and cash flow

The government is providing critical financial support for eligible businesses and their employees through the JobKeeper stimulus package.

Guide to detecting scam emails

When you receive an email, and it seems suspicious, take the time to look into its different elements.

Two credit cardholders, one account: how to manage your transactions

This workaround won’t take you more than a few minutes each month.

Guide to creating a business plan

These two steps are the foundation of your business plan. Without them, it will be challenging to create one. But why should you bother with a business plan?

Do you need an Accountant for your startup?

Working with an accountant during the early stages of your start-up ensures you have the right foundations for your business.

One CEO's tips for communicating during a crisis

A communications agency veteran shares why maintaining your audience's trust is the most important factor.

3 Ways You Can Empower Your Remote Employees

Companies that offer remote work, but don’t have tools or processes in place, may suffer from communication gaps.

What to do if you've lost your job because of COVID-19

You're not alone, but there is an action plan.

Six steps to build an effective business continuity plan

A business continuity plan (BCP) is a comprehensive plan with contingencies for business processes, assets, human resources, and business partners in case of an emergency.

Australia just threw a $130 billion lifeline to employers. Here’s what to do next

The JobKeeper payment is available to employers operating from most business or non-profit entities including companies, partnerships, trusts and sole traders.

COVID-19 Stimulus info from the NTAA

A run down on what is available to date.

COVID-19 – The Government’s economic stimulus packages explained

Details of the stimulus package measures that realte to superannuation.

Fundraise your business & own majority shares? Yes you can

I do remain my own boss. And this is worth taking the challenge!

Manage clients with staff? 6 tips to save time and reduce errors when doing payroll

Don't worry, the tips are here!

7 steps to manage Payroll Year End with Xero

First things first, grab a cup of tea.

‘Not interested in dragging disputes out’: ATO expands small business review pilot

The ATO has stopped short of making its small business independent review service a permanent feature as it expands and extends the pilot program until the end of the year.

Xero global release update: February 2020

Check out the latest updates for small businesses and advisors, plus a peek at what’s coming soon!

Tips for business financial accounting management

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What makes a great leader?

There will be times when circumstance will test your integrity and honesty. Never waver. Stick to your values and keep pushing on.

Small business tips to empower entrepreneurs and lead them to a better future

Join weekend bazaars, meet-ups, and forums.

4 ways to get your small business running

Are you ready to become a happy and successful small business owner?

How to make your early stage business run more efficiently

Here are some tips on the technology that will have an immediate effect on your business.

Why alone time gives your business an edge

Hyperconnectivity is hurting your creativity. Reset with some solitude.

How successful people go from 6 to 7 figures

To find financial success, you need to invest in your support system.

9 ways to refresh your company’s image without spending a fortune

The good news: You don’t have to burn a ton of cash during your redesign and rebranding.

Why and how you should invest in marketing for your small business

Marketing is crucial for the growth of any company, and if used well, the sky is, no doubt, the limit.

The 3 biggest factors that maximize your business's valuation

Why the right people, assets and revenue predictions will matter most to investors.

4 accounting trends that will shape 2020

Accountants and bookkeepers will need to closely track the trends to stay ahead of changes in industry, regulation and policy.

What makes an accountant a trusted advisor?

Something to consider: Business owners who meet with their accountants monthly tend to view them as their most trusted advisors, consulting with them for business advice more often than family, friends, and even their lawyers.

Is AI going to benefit HR in future?

If you know what type of positions to advertise for you’ll empower your company to become more effective in the long run.

How to get (useful) customer feedback in 4 steps

Once you have your feedback organized, you’ll have a goldmine of ideas for improving every facet of your products and customer experience.

How can Entrepreneurs be more confident at work

Self-confidence is your biggest weapon and tool when it comes to entrepreneurship or a startup. Wear it proudly!

6 funding options for start-ups

There are many ways to get funding for your business.

The complete, 12-step guide to starting a business

Everything you need to know about how to start a business.

How accountants can contribute to sustainability

A look into how and what sustainable businesses look like

3 important leadership lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

King was a visionary. He was a man who had a dream bigger than the times in which he lived.

If you’re struggling with strategy, focus on the three market disciplines

There are situations in which you value the best-of-the-best.

How to make your early stage business run more efficiently

Inefficient processes exist at nearly every company, regardless of size or turnover.

5 quick tips for improving productivity at work in 2020

Emails. Phone calls. Meetings.

Creating the ideal workplace environment

By investing in enterprise management systems and intelligent apps, buildings can become more than just a workplace

7 mental and physical steps for a successful job interview

Tips and tricks for your interview

10 ways to prepare your business for 2020

2020 holds numerous victories for your business.

8 tips on taking care of yourself during this busy season

Pick a thing from your personal to-do list and accomplish it, it helps a lot.

Is the idea of “brand” constant or evolving?

I have some of my own ideas about this, but I polled some of my smart friends and they came through for me with some great perspectives. Let’s get into this fascinating debate.

11 tips for planning the best Christmas work party

Every good party needs some core elements to be a success

The importance of mindfulness and self-care in the workplace

The insights from these discussions will help our teams manage workplace stress, better support one another, and encourage individuals to prioritize their own personal wellbeing

Impolite emails

If you discover that the customer didn’t complain about a specific thing but instead was ranting about nothing in particular, that could be a ticket to the bin.

How to enhance employee productivity

Staying diligent, no matter what includes taking time to implement these small measures.

How the best Entrepreneurs tackle complicated situations

Chase your goals, have self confidence

Read our tips on gaining self-confidence, so you can achieve the dreams and goals you have created.

7 ways to manage the wellbeing of your employee

A leader plays an active role in the realisation of set goals and objectives

Recovery equals success and resilience.

Stress makes us stronger, and rest makes us last for longer

How to write a welcome email to new employees?

Radiating warmth and friendliness will help your new employee feel relaxed and excited to start working.

How to create an effective review workflow

Always remember to address the root cause of the problem; stop beating around the bush

Everything you need to know about finances for your startup

You’re just starting out, which means you need money. And quickly. Trust me, as a former small business owner, I get it.

6 steps to grow your small business with cold email

Your subject line is crucial if you want your emails to be opened & read by your prospects.

Why is gaining confidence so hard?

6 Steps to sell out your next event using Facebook Ads

It usually takes several touchpoints for anyone to decide to purchase, so we need to hit potential customers from different angles.

Workplace vs. New Generations

When trying to find ways to engage new generation workers, consider these two thoughts; first, are millennials, and the older generation needs different?

Small Business making big financial decisions- here’s how!

Nobody can act you more than you! If you would be making huge financial decisions, you might have to consider several factors- both personal and financial.

Building a Business: Be your own customer.

The best way to stay in tune with your customers is to understand your customer; a way to do that is by being your own customer.

Survive the upcoming Conference season with these hacks

Because we all know any conference day is a long one.

Perhaps your company’s branding strategy is YOU.

You can become famous through luck. But becoming known and a trusted a personal brand requires consistent work over many months, and perhaps even years.

Website Security: How to keep your website safe in 2019

No matter how strong your passwords are, chances are that sooner or later they can be breached.

7 actionable ways to turn stress into success

Stress is an unavoidable consequence of our everyday work lives. There are going to be times where we’re going to deal with it, and there are going to be times where all it seems like it’s doing is piling up and finding its way into our personal lives.

Strategies, Plans and Commitment

The most easily executed strategic plans are no more than 2 pages long

Is it a business debt or personal debt, or both?

One of the most common issues seen when businesspeople find themselves in trouble with debt, is that they don’t actually know what they might actually be liable for.

Boost your potential with these accounting certifications

Having a certification would not only give you an edge in the accounting labour market, but it would also increase your earning capacity.

Getting creative to reach the unreachable customer

In the early days of media, you had a daily newspaper, three network television stations, and some magazines.

Empathy: 4 things to remember

Being able to see the world from others point of view is such a beautiful talent- don’t waste it.

Lost in Translation

On average, business people receive about 90 emails each day and send about 40

How to run a carbon neutral business

Your small business can make a big carbon-cutting impact! The 6 steps to running a carbon neutral business and why it’s the must-make business move of 2019 – all explained here

5 things social media posts have in common

Not everyone understands how to appropriate the use of social media when it comes to marketing.

How to get new accounting clients

A fifth of small businesses don’t have an accountant. As they grow, they’ll eventually want to get one. So how do you welcome those fresh young businesses into your practice?

Creating an accounting newsletter that works

Email has been around since the ‘70s but it’s still our favourite form of online communication. Because of that, email newsletters are a great marketing tool and offer some of the best returns on investment in the industry. So how do you do it well?

Doing it differently, keeping accounting simple

Bruce Earle’s clients might not recognise the beanie wearing, craft-beer drinking, fan of “the Boss” (singer/songwriter Bruce Springsteen) outside of work days at his accounting practice. But Bruce has always been one do things a bit differently.

Dealing with abusive emails

This article will be focused on how users can deal with cases of abusive emails.

Brand yourself

Instead of waiting for marketing agencies to do the work, it is time for companies to start branding themselves.

What is an audit report and what are the types?

An audit report could be either summarized or lengthy.

The three forms of business activities in accounting

The three major forms of business activities are financing, investing and operating.

8 Funny and relatable experiences that all entrepreneurs go through

The same things happen to everyone in different ways.

The nine most important things I have learned about investing over the past 35 years

My nine most important lessons from investing over the past 35 years are that: there is always a cycle; the crowd gets it wrong at extremes; what you pay for an investment matters a lot; getting markets right is not as easy as you think; investment markets don’t learn; compound interest applied to investments is like magic; it pays to be optimistic; keep it simple; and you need to know yourself to succeed at investing.

The first accountant to use Xero Tax talks stress-busting and time-saving this EOFY

Over 5,000 firms rely on Xero Tax to lodge their tax returns

Answer These 7 Questions Before Starting Your Side Business

Take stock of the assets you have and create a realistic plan to define your purpose, gather resources and develop market insights.

How firms of any size can innovate

From small to large, accounting practices of all types can be effectively thinking ahead.

Helping small business through the succession planning process

A good succession plan can secure a business owner’s legacy, and their retirement. Why not help your clients come up with one? It could be one of the most important and enduring things you do for them. Here’s how to get the process started.

Accounting strategy emerges out of the wilderness

Jason Blumer realised his creative talent would be curbed if he stuck to the traditional ways of running an accounting business. So when he was let loose to manage his father’s firm, he started experimenting and having fun.

What you can learn from an unhappy client

When a customer complains about your product, ask yourself first whether they have a point.

How to sound a little more human in a live chat

It is essential to create a great first impression.

Cash flow forecasting for Accountants

Cash Flow is what makes businesses live

What tax firms need to know now about technology

More than anything, companies must prepare their employees to be deeply knowledgeable but broadly adaptable.

6 conference tips for business-people

This blog article will help suggest a few things that you can do to make conferencing less of a hassle for business owners.

4 ways to protect your data from the dark web

It’s not just personal data that are in jeopardy.

Writing better emails

Imagine that any email you send was given to every employee at your company. If this thought makes you nervous, and it isn't due to privacy laws, you may need to reevaluate your message.

Leadership techniques that build unstoppable teams

Understanding and articulating your company’s “why” is fundamentally important, but the “how” behind how you and your team execute drives your organization’s culture and ultimately, it's brand.