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  • 19
    Sep
    Ep6_ATSADavidSmith

    Episode 6: ATSA – speed dating event for tech savvy accountants

    It’s safe to say that David Smith was always the ‘person most likely’ to stage an annual technology conference for accountants. His love of all things geeky and techy started back in the 1960s. As a boy, he would huddle close to his shortwave radio to follow the conversations of astronauts and their adventures high above the earth. Today, David advises accountants Australia-wide on how to use technology to optimise the workflow and productivity of their practice, among other things. The Accountants’ Technology Showcase Australia, or ATSA, was his brainchild and kicked off 7 years ago. ATSA is, in David’s words, ‘speed dating …

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  • 19
    Sep
    Winner_CompanyDocs

    MYOB partner wins dream French Riviera trip with CompanyDocs

    If you’re anything like me, you're probably skeptical when it comes to winning competitions. I mean, no one I know ever wins a thing. Oh sure, fifth division Lotto is still a win, but I mean the BIG prizes. That’s why I was thrilled to interview the winner of the recent MYOB CompanyDocs competition. Debra Anderson of NSW firm Legally Counts was over the moon to be spending 6 nights in the south of France, with an opportunity to drive a Ferrari around the Côte d'Azur. The winner was picked from a ballot. …

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  • 16
    Sep
    140915_recession

    10 financial tips to get through tough business conditions

    Written by Businesses

    When trading conditions become difficult, successful small businesses are the ones that have the flexibility to transform poor performance into optimal growth and profit. Sounds easy right? Well, it can be if you are willing to make the changes — and maybe even take some risks. The starting point is to understand the current business environment, its impact on your business operations, and then identify where improvements can be made. Here are ten tips you can look at to help you navigate through tough times: 1. Take stock How financially healthy is your business? Look at profit and loss, balance sheet and cash flow statements and mea …

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  • 11
    Sep
    140911_creditscore

    Credit scores explained for small business

    With the introduction of credit scores, the playing field around obtaining credit has changed dramatically in the last year here in Australia. Many people were concerned about the move — and possible restriction of credit — but a surprise outcome has been the ability for you to actually use your credit score to look for better deals for your loans and finance arrangements. Small business people are among the most likely to seek credit (and unfortunately be refused) so the ability to review and actively manage your score is a great step forward. Until now people have only dealt with credit bureaus when they get rejected for credit. They …

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  • 09
    Sep
    140908_tornado

    5 signs your business is headed for trouble

    More often than not, business owners are oblivious to the problems brewing in their company. If you are quick to spot the warning signs, then you can take a proactive approach to manage your business through difficult times. Here are the five most common warning signs for any small business. …

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  • 08
    Sep
    140908_pyjama

    Working in your pyjamas? 5 tips for being productive

    Working from home is expected to become increasingly prevalent over the coming decades, as is already a commonplace option for small business owners and the self-employed. But unless you are Hugh Hefner, pyjamas may not be the ideal daywear of choice for the productive self-employed worker or business owner. Here are five basic tips to stay on top of your game as a home-stationed operator. …

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