The benefits of niching and working with a partner programme

I’ve been closely involved with the cloud accountants, bookkeepers and advisors community for the last decade. For many practices, the adoption of technology and automation of compliance has resulted in a significant increase in their client base. To adapt to these developments practices are tinkering with their pricing model, offering advisory services, and focusing on [...]

2017-11-21T08:04:23+10:00November 7th, 2017|1 Comment

Own Tomorrow. What I saw at 2017 MYOB Incite

Incite (definition) to move to action: stir up : spur on : urge on. Merriam Webster Martin McLean of Team Race Bookkkeeping On the first Friday in February I attended the MYOB Incite conference in Brisbane. I registered in early January for the event and then a couple of weeks later a confirmation email [...]

2017-11-10T03:43:04+10:00February 8th, 2017|0 Comments

The story behind writing Xero for Dummies

The story behind writing Xero for Dummies I've been a writer since I could put pen to paper, and I love to write about everything small business. I've written Learn MYOB in 7 Days (yes I'm a MYOB Certified Consultant), and  Learn Small Business Start-Up in 7 Days (a brilliant book which I'm really proud of!). [...]

2020-01-28T09:16:32+10:00October 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Differences in the MYOB and Xero chart of accounts

Differences in the MYOB and Xero chart of accounts Here are a number of observations around the differences in the way MYOB and Xero chart of accounts work. This is useful to understand if you are assessing which system you would like to work with. Account Numbers Xero account numbers are completely wild and free [...]

2017-03-01T14:27:37+10:00September 23rd, 2016|1 Comment

Content writing about cloud inventory solutions: TradeGecko

I'm a regular guest on the TradeGecko blog producing intelligent, contemporary articles on inventory, that assist accountants and bookkeepers adopt easy strategies for increasing their income while supporting the inventory function of their client. In addition to writing these articles, I promote them via social media platforms, and drop links into relevant forum conversations. Useable [...]

2017-03-01T14:27:59+10:00May 20th, 2015|0 Comments

Here is how I prefer images are uploaded to my website.

Instructions suitable for a VA. Note: The title on the icon – should be the same as the name of the blog post. Access the administrator part of the wordpress website. On the left menu bar click on the word Posts and then on the pop out menu click on all posts.You should now see [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:01+10:00May 9th, 2015|0 Comments

Even a klutz can create elegant images using Canva

I needed some images created to go with my blog articles. Here’s an example of what I created using Canva – a free graphic design tool website: I like this style of image because: I own the copyright on it – so have no heart pumping concerns about using it. It’s crisp and clear yet [...]

2020-01-28T09:16:32+10:00May 9th, 2015|2 Comments

Lessons learnt from the film BoyChoir

I was lucky enough to attend a preview screening of Boy Choir at Palace Centro. Before the movie started we visited Tinderbox for dinner and enjoyed an amazing cauliflower salad and artichoke pizza to die for. We will definitely be back. #Tinderbox before #PalaceCentro #ChoirBoys A photo posted by Heather Smith (@heathersmithau) on Apr 21, [...]

2017-03-01T14:28:03+10:00April 27th, 2015|0 Comments

What to say when someone comments on your amazing hair transformation

My daughter's just had the most amazing hair-cut - you can read about it below. Being a very prepared teenager she's lined up what she's going to say when someone comments on her new short haircut – here are some suggested responses: • I am currently mastering the hair flick • It got stuck in one [...]

2017-12-25T04:55:10+10:00April 19th, 2015|1 Comment