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I've got something quite incredible to share with you as we commemorate👩‍👩‍👦‍👦 United Nations 🌎 International MSME Day (Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises 🏦Day, 27 June). This is possibly the most remarkable outcome of my career.  In the hope of helping accountants through Covid19, I took the concept of supportive Community Chat for accountants [...]

2021-06-28T21:59:22+10:00June 28th, 2021|0 Comments

How To Deal With The Challenge Of Lack Of Accounting Talent

WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON SOLUTIONS TO THE LACK OF ACCOUNTING TALENT? The ACCA Singapore 2021 Virtual Conference SMP attendees shared their biggest challenges was the lack of available talent. In the Shaping the Future of Your Firm – AccTech and the Digital Firm discussion, panellists from Singapore, the UK and Australia agreed this was a challenge [...]

2021-05-19T13:38:25+10:00May 19th, 2021|0 Comments

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 [...]

2021-05-09T00:32:45+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." – [...]

2021-05-09T00:46:56+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. Here is a link to lots of useful practice focused webinars: https://www.charteredaccountantsanz.com/news-and-analysis/news/sharing-knowledge/your-practice Careers in SMPs [...]

2021-06-22T18:47:54+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
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