Why would we give away FREE access to Xero? Simple – we love Xero, and we want to help businesses who are yet to try the leading cloud accounting software solution for small business. If you or someone you know has been thinking about switching to Xero, then this the perfect opportunity!

One of the main reasons businesses fail is because there isn’t a good bookkeeping system in place that would provide warning signs the business could run out of cash. You can choose to set up a bookkeeping system manually (using accounting books), electronically (spreadsheets) or use accounting software. Unless you want to get familiar with bookkeeping practices, Business Continuity Planning Software is the most efficient choice. If you’re looking for

SuperStream aims to improve the efficiency of Australia’s superannuation system and provides a new standard for employers when making super contributions. For employees using a compliant super fund, they will likely find that their employer has already updated their system with the required changes, but what if that employee uses a Self Managed Super Fund? Self Managed Super Funds (SMSF’s) need to ensure that they can receive contribution messages with information about payments in the

A bookkeeper is a bit like a GP – there’s one on every corner but great ones are hard to find. And when you do find one, you should never let them go. But how do you know if your bookkeeper is good or even better, a great bookkeeper? 1. Training and accreditation Every bookkeeper should have some sort of formal bookkeeper or accounting training and preferably be a registered BAS

SuperStream aims to improve the efficiency of Australia’s superannuation system and provides a new standard for employers when making super contributions. It requires an employer to send contributions electronically in a standard format with linked data and payments. Why Is This Happening? Without SuperStream reforms, each super fund sets their own requirements with regards to how they will receive payments and contribution advice details for each member. This can often

MYOB has announced that its popular mobile payments solution, MYOB PayDirect now accepts EFTPOS payments. MYOB PayDirect’s popularity has been driven by being the only mobile payments solution with accounting software integration available in Australia. MYOB General Manager, SME Solutions, James Scollay says this new feature will further increase its appeal. “We know that EFTPOS transactions are the most common type of card transactions in Australia. We also know from

Many people find the idea of tracking expenses is so far at the other end of the thinking spectrum it makes them dizzy. But there’s nothing wrong with getting a little help, and that’s where BillGuard comes in. Every day tens of thousands of people report bad charges on their credit and debit card bills to their banks and merchants. Millions more post their complaints online. Up until now all that knowledge hasn’t

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MYOB Roadshow

We recently attended one of the MYOB Roadshow sessions in Rockhampton, where the theme for 2015 was clear: Making business life easier! MYOB believe that it’s more than just a slogan, and have outlined a 5 point plan that they believe will reset the goal posts in 2015: MOBILITY – like OnTheGo and Essentials this is “the year of the mobile for MYOB” as their CEO Tim Reed recently stated PAYMENTS

In any business cash is your lifeline, and part of maintaining a positive cash flow is by ensuring that you get paid what you are owed, on time, and in full. We know this is often easier said than done, so we’ve provided this useful infographic that highlights some staggering statistics to show you how much time and money you’re likely spending chasing debtors:     If you’d like some assistance with managing

We recently wrote that a website, or any other kind of software (and this is especially applicable to your bookkeeping software) is best thought of as an investment in your business. And because it’s an investment, it’s best not to think in terms of simply driving the cost down to zero — as you would if it were simply a cost centre for your business — but instead to think in terms of