When You Know The TYPE of Customer You Want To Work With, Everything Gets Easier

90's SuperModel Linda Evangelista infamously said, "We have this saying, Christy [Turlington] and I… we don't wake up for less than $10,000 a day." What Kind of Client Are You Prepared to Get Out of Bed For? Well, it may not be as dramatic as getting out of 'bed', but what type of client do [...]

2021-04-16T18:39:00+10:00April 16th, 2021|0 Comments

Networking in 2021

Before Covid 19 networking, hobnobbing, mingling and schmoozing were a natural part of our business lives. Overnight, we found ourselves restricted from attending in-person events. As 2021 unravels, I suspect we shall not return to large roadshows, or conferences anytime soon. However, in 2021, smaller intimate in-person events may fill that void for our own [...]

2021-01-23T14:09:27+10:00January 27th, 2021|0 Comments

Why an Accountant Started a Bookkeeping Business | Meryl Johnston

"One of my beliefs is about setting an example. I am always reading, listening to podcasts, learning, thinking about things...I also try and convey that to the team to build that environment of learning. We also have three core values in my team and one is to be always growing, which is about always [...]

2021-03-04T11:57:09+10:00November 19th, 2020|0 Comments

How hosting a podcast helped this bookkeeper develop active listening skills | Alexi Boyd

"This is the advice we give to all of our clients. Get the business name nailed, get the business name registered under your umbrella or whatever organisations you are, do that super quick, so you don’t lose that. And then immediately go through all the socials and grab all of that name everywhere." – [...]

2021-03-04T11:59:08+10:00November 5th, 2020|0 Comments

Collection of Modern Practice Resources from ACCA and CAANZ

The ACCA and CA ANZ has developed a wealth of excellent resources for anyone interested in learning more about a Modern Accounting Practice. Many thanks to Aleksandra Zaronina Head of SME Professional Insights who provided the framework for the following information. Sign up here to receive their recently launched newsletter focused on the Small to Medium [...]

2021-02-05T16:07:44+10:00August 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Questions to ask when investigating a CRM solution

If you’re looking for a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Solution I suggest you consider the following questions. Are you selling B2B or B2C? What industry do you operate in? How big is your sales team? How many people will need to access the CRM? Do you need a Sales Leads Manager? Do you need to [...]

2017-11-28T13:46:04+10:00November 17th, 2017|0 Comments

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

7 Free stock image sites for your blog, plus one bonus tip!

I find immense pleasure from writing and I want people to read what I’ve written, but I recognise some of the material is dry – but it’s still important. So to make dry content digestible, I always include an attractive photograph. When using images, make sure have permission – it’s someone’s property and it’s not [...]

2020-07-05T15:57:03+10:00August 3rd, 2015|7 Comments
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