“What have you been up to?” asks your Facebook page. And, you’re not so sure. But you’re not the only one. The majority of business owners struggle to come up with a status update. This situation applies to all social networks, not just Facebook.
The demands on a small business owner are countless, and unfortunately social media is just another one added to the list. Yet, you can turn the situation around by using a content calendar. A content calendar can be as simple as a calendar spreadsheet in which you schedule your content —also known as an editorial calendar.
Remember when you used to look forward to New Year’s Day? In the finance world, the equivalent day is July 1, and this financial year we are subject to a deficit levy, rising unemployment and a competitive business environment where profit margins are under pressure.
However, from a financial point of view, the New Year gives us an opportunity to reflect on the performance of the previous financial year and create a plan for the future. With the help of your financial advisor or mentor, you need to ensure that you have the right accountant — one who is up to speed on your business and industry. So here are 6 things to review with your accountant that are beyond preparing the BAS statement.
Photo Credit: IMDB
[SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t watched Season 4 of “Game of Thrones” or read the books, proceed with caution.]
Whether you want to build a world-class business, double your bottom line, or surround yourself with a high performing team, there’s much to learn about what not to do as a leader from your favourite “Game of Thrones” characters.
The TV show, based on the best selling book series, is a veritable master class on power, influence and leadership. This fantasy drama revolves around the battle to rule the seven kingdoms — to sit on the Iron Throne — and as you might suspect, many characters feel they have the only legitimate claim to lead. They are willing to lie, cheat, steal, and kill to get what they think is rightfully theirs.
If you ask most voluntary job seekers what they’re looking for in their next employer, one of the first things they’ll list is probably organisational culture. And if you ask most CEOs what the most important thing in their business is, it’s most likely going to be the same: culture.
The reason why culture is so important is that your entire business can live or die by its internal culture. A poor company culture produces staff members with low morale, are disinterested in their work, unproductive, find it hard to be innovative and are hard to retain (among many things).
By Jenny Nedanovski
As Prime Minister Tony Abbott continues to remind us that Australia is ‘open for business’, recent discussions have brought to question just how conducive the business environment really is, especially for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
According to a research by the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, tax compliance is costing SMEs approximately $18.4 billion a year. The average gross tax compliance cost is approximately $11,000 a year.
Trevor Young, PR warrior, keynote speaker, consultant and writer, is a veritable mine of information when it comes to content marketing strategy. His content philosophy focuses on getting three things right: passion, purpose, and strategic intent.
In today’s episode, he discusses loads of tips, ideas and strategies around getting your practice into a content marketing mindset. Trevor answers key content marketing questions, such as:
When I was given the opportunity to interview Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB) board member Carmen Ridley, I expected a trek to the busy business end of Bourke Street, Melbourne. Instead, I found myself nestled beside a log fire in a gorgeous home – itself comfortably nestled into a bushy hillside on the Mornington Peninsula. And while the view over the valley was interrupted by a disappointingly opaque morning fog, the company more than made up for it.
Tim Reed recently had the pleasure of judging & attending the 2014 Telstra Australian Business of the Year award. As always, it was a fantastic event for Tim, signifying a huge celebration for the drivers of our economy – small and medium businesses across Australia.
“These awards are very special to us at MYOB. In 1996 when we had just 40 employees and around 70,000 clients, we entered the awards. The application process, then as it does now, forced us to reflect on where we'd come from and where we were going. Never did we imagine that we'd win ... but win we did,” says Tim.
He still views winning the Australian Business o …
18 months ago, Amanda Gascoigne was at a crossroad. Her accounting practice Gascoigne Consulting was about to celebrate its 15th year in business, and was growing from strength to strength. She had to make a decision: grow or consolidate.
While growth made sense, Amanda had long held a dream to mentor startups – beyond the advice normally offered by accountants. So she closed the books, removed slow-paying clients, and consolidated. This would provide her the space to finally realise her dream.
I would like to share with you the exciting announcement from MYOB today that we have signed an agreement to purchase PayGlobal – a leader in HR and payroll solutions.
PayGlobal is a very successful company that was established in 1991. It has gone from strength to strength and over half a million employees across Australia and New Zealand now use its payroll software. Customers include Kmart (NZ), The Warehouse (NZ), Vodafone, Compass, The Good Guys and Trademe - and in fact MYOB is also a customer of PayGlobal.