About Heather Smith

Heather Smith can help your business deliver powerful, engaging and educational content, through guest blog posts, educational instructions, video creation, podcasts, and social media blasts. She hosts the #1 independent Cloud Stories podcast Cloud Stories, authored Xero for Dummies, produces easy to follow videos on her YouTube channel and hosts the Cloud Accountants and Advisors Meetup and Xero Mastermind Facebook group. As a chartered accountant and chartered certified accountant and certified Xero & MYOB software advisor she has the knowledge, expertise and credibility to talk about your business solution to the accounting and bookkeeping community.

A marketing platform and content library purpose-built for the Accounting profession | Ian Christie

"If you have a well articulated reason for being, so this is why my practice exists, and this is what I'm passionate about, and this is what I can deliver really well, plus you can have a suite of products, or a suite of activity, or events, or something that backs that up, then [...]

2020-06-25T06:17:13+10:00July 9th, 2020|0 Comments

At 14 Years Old Meet, the Youngest Xero Certified Advisor in the World!

This is a bonus episode of Cloud Stories recorded for the beginning of the Australian Financial Year. Ollie Beale, Apprentice at Bookkeeping4U joined as a special guest of the Afternoon Community Supporting Community chat. This episode is date specific, so you may want to skip ahead to the 21 minutes mark if you just want [...]

2020-08-01T17:35:58+10:00July 6th, 2020|0 Comments

Accountants are like financial doctors and Covid19 is like all your patients are sick at once | Jamie Beresford

"Whereas from a hacker's perspective, it's easier to trick then hack, and it's about access security, okay? They go after the endpoint. They try and trick somebody into entering a password or they try and infect the computer and log keystrokes so that they can steal legitimate access via somebody's accounts, okay? Now with [...]

2020-07-06T15:19:34+10:00July 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

Find opportunities for growth in your product career | Rosemary King

Now I'm back to my initial passion which is software, fintech, which is a domain that I've always found really fascinating. I think the psychology of money is really interesting. I think understanding your customers' emotional arc around how they interact with your product. Are they stressed? Are they anxious? Are they worried that [...]

2020-06-25T06:16:19+10:00June 25th, 2020|0 Comments

A chance meeting with Rod Drury on her honeymoon, changed this female software engineer’s destiny | Shanu Mehta

We were in the city, Hawke's Bay (on our Honeymoon), and we were walking around. And we heard somebody talking to his team, that he had this problem, and asking how can you solve it? And we happened to be there. And then we went up to him and told him that, "This is [...]

2020-06-16T07:39:53+10:00June 18th, 2020|0 Comments

How a modern future-focused firm scopes, selects and implements best of breed cloud solutions | Lee Duffield

I'm really fussy about the way salespeople contact me. If they start spamming me and if I think they've got my details illegally, I'm not happy at all. I would rather... like I know what I want and I'll reach out to them. And then it's around a demo and a clear plan of [...]

2020-05-26T11:02:49+10:00June 4th, 2020|1 Comment

How to start and run a virtual community meeting

Check you're running that latest version of Zoom on your computer. Open the Zoom dashboard, click on the icon with the face/your image on it, and from the drop down menu selecting 'Check for updates' To start zoom meeting go to the website https://zoom.us/ and click My Account in the top right corner. Enter the [...]

2020-09-30T14:20:52+10:00May 29th, 2020|0 Comments

Unlocking your untapped capacity using cloud applications | Amy Holdsworth

You can't be half pregnant. If you're going to adopt new software, new processes, new procedures, then damn well do it. Don't just kind of go halfway through the process and not actually change your mindset and your processes and procedures as well. If you're going to put in new software, look at everything, [...]

2020-05-29T13:35:03+10:00May 28th, 2020|0 Comments

Common traits of successful modern accountants and bookkeepers | Luis Sanchez

Some of the best Accountants and Bookkeepers are extremely opinionated. They challenge the hell out of their clients and so I'll put it very simply and this is just something I've heard just many, many times over: accountants and bookkeepers who go into a new prospect conversation going "I use this solution, and this [...]

2020-05-18T13:58:43+10:00May 21st, 2020|0 Comments
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