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  • 24
    Mar
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    Financing your small business

    Having access to finance when you need it in your business is a great strategy, but where do you go looking for it? Banks and other traditional options Banks remain the most favoured option for small business funding. Bank finance can be tricky if you don’t know what to look for, so let’s look at the common types of funding banks offer to small businesses. If you are seeking temporary finance, then both a revolving line of credit (often referred to as an overdraft) and credit cards are the most frequently utilised. But beware of the catches! The revolving line of credit usually requires some type of security — often mortgage over …

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  • 13
    Mar
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    MYOB PayDirect extends its range of on the go payments

    The payment dilemma Whenever I’m at the checkout, I’m torn between payment options. Do I whack my purchase on the credit card to earn ‘reward’ points? Or do I use my hard-earned from my ‘savings’? Sigh, if only shoplifting was a more socially accepted practice… The reason I bring up my payment dilemma is that up until now, this hasn’t been a problem for me when paying businesses that use mobile payment services. Generally speaking, the Friday night souvlaki van or electrician have only taken credit card payments from me. Apart from a few banks here and there, it’s been a bit tricky taking EFTPOS payments via a mobile pay …

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  • 12
    Mar
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    Roadshow Live2Air – Serving up a lunch special

    Got lunch plans on Tuesday 17 March? Fancy a 90 minute catch up from 1pm? That’s eastern daylight savings time, by the way. Sorry, Perth - more like brunch for you. You don’t need to dress up for this date. Don’t even need money. Well, unless you’re grabbing sushi or a roll, perhaps. Nope, it’s just 90 minutes of you and your trusty computer. Wait, what? http://youtu.be/wsFyB22IrKU It’s MYOB Live2Air: Roadshow Special! So what’s it about?  It’s your final opportunity to catch up with what 10,000+ happy accountants and bookkeepers have experienced over the last month or so in locations throughout Australia and New Zeala …

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  • 06
    Mar
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    On the Road; MYOB Roadshow Diaries Week 3

    MYOB AccountRight Product Manager Dale Dixon is on the road in Australia and New Zealand, presenting to 8,000-plus accounting and bookkeeping partners. In his down time, he’s blogging about the experience with observations from each event, questions from attendees, and tales from road. If you haven’t seen it, check out part 1. FRIDAY 20 FEBRUARY – CHRISTCHURCH Christchurch finished off what has been a truly fantastic Roadshow season. We had so many people that the room was bulging at the seams. It's been a while since I was last in Christchurch and it's really weird to see so many empty blocks in the CBD. So many buildings hav …

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  • 25
    Feb
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    6 signs you need help managing finances

    So you have managed your money well most of your life and without the help of anyone else. You have your pride and don’t want to seem needy, but you wonder if you could use help managing your finances. What are the signs, and what should you do about them? 1. You have credit card debt Once of the most common signs of trouble with finances is when you are unable to pay off your credit cards monthly and can just about make the minimum repayments. If you can’t close your purse or wallet because of the number of store and credit cards, it’s time to sit down and assess your debts. Maybe seek help from a debt counsellor or a financial plann …

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  • 19
    Feb
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    On the Road; MYOB Roadshow Diaries Week 2

    MYOB AccountRight Product Manager Dale Dixon is on the road in Australia and New Zealand, presenting to 8,000-plus accounting and bookkeeping partners. In his down time, he’s blogging about the experience with observations from each event, questions from attendees, and tales from road. If you haven't seen it, check out part 1. THURSDAY 12 FEBRUARY – SYDNEY A tired team arrive in Sydney for the last Roadshow for the week. This will be our fourth event - having completed Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. I have been doing Roadshow for 5 years with MYOB and by far this has been the largest and has had the best vibe ever. It’s a very excitin …

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