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17-Feb-2020

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Sisters are doing it for themselves

How a dream for a gathering of awe-inspiring business owners and change-makers became a very successful reality.

12-Feb-2020

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Making the top 1%! Why making the AFR’s Top 100 Accounting Firms in Australia is a big deal.

YBM’s inclusion into the Australian Financial Review (AFR) Top 100 Accounting Firms 2019 confirms YBM’s position as one of the top regional accounting firms in Australia.

22-Jan-2020 Xero

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What makes an accountant a trusted advisor?

Something to consider: Business owners who meet with their accountants monthly tend to view them as their most trusted advisors, consulting with them for business advice more often than family, friends, and even their lawyers.

22-Jan-2020 ReadWrite

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Is AI going to benefit HR in future?

If you know what type of positions to advertise for you’ll empower your company to become more effective in the long run.

22-Jan-2020 ReadWrite

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How to get (useful) customer feedback in 4 steps

Once you have your feedback organized, you’ll have a goldmine of ideas for improving every facet of your products and customer experience.

22-Jan-2020 Entrepreneur

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How can Entrepreneurs be more confident at work

Self-confidence is your biggest weapon and tool when it comes to entrepreneurship or a startup. Wear it proudly!

22-Jan-2020 PracticePlus

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6 funding options for start-ups

There are many ways to get funding for your business.

20-Jan-2020 Entrepreneur

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The complete, 12-step guide to starting a business

Everything you need to know about how to start a business.

20-Jan-2020 Xero

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How accountants can contribute to sustainability

A look into how and what sustainable businesses look like

20-Jan-2020 Entrepreneur

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3 important leadership lessons from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

King was a visionary. He was a man who had a dream bigger than the times in which he lived.

15-Jan-2020 BuinessGrow

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If you’re struggling with strategy, focus on the three market disciplines

There are situations in which you value the best-of-the-best.

15-Jan-2020 Xero

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How to make your early stage business run more efficiently

Inefficient processes exist at nearly every company, regardless of size or turnover.

15-Jan-2020 ReadWrite

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5 quick tips for improving productivity at work in 2020

Emails. Phone calls. Meetings.

18-Dec-2019 ReadWrite

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Creating the ideal workplace environment

By investing in enterprise management systems and intelligent apps, buildings can become more than just a workplace

15-Dec-2019 HubPages

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7 mental and physical steps for a successful job interview

Tips and tricks for your interview

15-Dec-2019 PracticePlus

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10 ways to prepare your business for 2020

2020 holds numerous victories for your business.

12-Dec-2019 PracticePlus

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8 tips on taking care of yourself during this busy season

Pick a thing from your personal to-do list and accomplish it, it helps a lot.

09-Dec-2019 BuinessGrow

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Is the idea of “brand” constant or evolving?

I have some of my own ideas about this, but I polled some of my smart friends and they came through for me with some great perspectives. Let’s get into this fascinating debate.

09-Dec-2019 PracticePlus

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11 tips for planning the best Christmas work party

Every good party needs some core elements to be a success

08-Dec-2019 Xero

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The importance of mindfulness and self-care in the workplace

The insights from these discussions will help our teams manage workplace stress, better support one another, and encourage individuals to prioritize their own personal wellbeing

08-Dec-2019 PracticePlus

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Impolite emails

If you discover that the customer didn’t complain about a specific thing but instead was ranting about nothing in particular, that could be a ticket to the bin.

08-Dec-2019 ReadWrite

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How to enhance employee productivity

Staying diligent, no matter what includes taking time to implement these small measures.

24-Nov-2019 Entrepreneur

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Want to retire early? Do this one thing.

Don't start with too much money. (Yes, really.)

24-Nov-2019 PracticePlus

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The 3 business activities for Accountants

Operating activities, investing activities and financing activities.

20-Nov-2019 BuinessGrow

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The economics of becoming a keynote speaker

Before any talk, I know my material cold. I don’t read from slides. I don’t talk from notes or a script.

20-Nov-2019 PracticePlus

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Control this one thing, to become more successful

In as much as emotional intelligence is a fundamental skill, you must possess, the way and manner various individuals choose to attain this feat is variant.

20-Nov-2019 PracticePlus

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6 tips for designing the best company logo

Do you know how to design a functional, well-fitting logo?

17-Nov-2019 Entrepreneur

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How to get out of the comparison trap

It's time to stop worrying about what other businesses are up to.

17-Nov-2019 ReadWrite

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How to avoid being part of 90% of failed companies

Being cautious and disciplined with your finances can be the difference between maintaining your project so that you can eventually succeed and be completely bankrupt.

17-Nov-2019 PracticePlus

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3 ways to adapt to a fast changing, small business.

The quote “awareness brings progress'', is not a cliché; but however, a general rule of thumb.

10-Nov-2019 ReadWrite

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Why your Company’s tech transformation starts with the backend

This faster delivery of internal IT systems would also give us more credibility and currency.

10-Nov-2019 Xero

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Three steps to creating a sustainably-minded business

When it comes to making sure your business is doing better for the sake of the planet, it can all feel a little overwhelming.

10-Nov-2019 Entrepreneur

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Hiring remote workers? Here's what to consider first.

The most important personality traits to look for in remote employees are self-motivation and discipline.

30-Oct-2019 PracticePlua

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How the best Entrepreneurs tackle complicated situations

30-Oct-2019 PracticePlus

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Chase your goals, have self confidence

Read our tips on gaining self-confidence, so you can achieve the dreams and goals you have created.

30-Oct-2019 PracticePlus

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7 ways to manage the wellbeing of your employee

A leader plays an active role in the realisation of set goals and objectives

24-Oct-2019 PracticePlus

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Recovery equals success and resilience.

Stress makes us stronger, and rest makes us last for longer

24-Oct-2019 Readwrite

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How to write a welcome email to new employees?

Radiating warmth and friendliness will help your new employee feel relaxed and excited to start working.

24-Oct-2019 PracticePlus

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How to create an effective review workflow

Always remember to address the root cause of the problem; stop beating around the bush

24-Oct-2019 ReadWrite

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Everything you need to know about finances for your startup

You’re just starting out, which means you need money. And quickly. Trust me, as a former small business owner, I get it.

24-Oct-2019 Readwrite

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6 steps to grow your small business with cold email

Your subject line is crucial if you want your emails to be opened & read by your prospects.

13-Oct-2019 BuinessGrow

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Why is gaining confidence so hard?

13-Oct-2019 ReadWrite

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6 Steps to sell out your next event using Facebook Ads

It usually takes several touchpoints for anyone to decide to purchase, so we need to hit potential customers from different angles.

22-Jul-2019 PracticePlus

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Dealing with abusive emails

This article will be focused on how users can deal with cases of abusive emails.

22-Jul-2019 PracticePlus

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Brand yourself

Instead of waiting for marketing agencies to do the work, it is time for companies to start branding themselves.

21-Jul-2019 PracticePlus

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What is an audit report and what are the types?

An audit report could be either summarized or lengthy.

21-Jul-2019 PracticePlus

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The three forms of business activities in accounting

The three major forms of business activities are financing, investing and operating.

21-Jul-2019 Entrepreneur

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8 Funny and relatable experiences that all entrepreneurs go through

The same things happen to everyone in different ways.

17-Jul-2019 AMP Capital

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The nine most important things I have learned about investing over the past 35 years

My nine most important lessons from investing over the past 35 years are that: there is always a cycle; the crowd gets it wrong at extremes; what you pay for an investment matters a lot; getting markets right is not as easy as you think; investment markets don’t learn; compound interest applied to investments is like magic; it pays to be optimistic; keep it simple; and you need to know yourself to succeed at investing.

17-Jul-2019 Xero

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The first accountant to use Xero Tax talks stress-busting and time-saving this EOFY

Over 5,000 firms rely on Xero Tax to lodge their tax returns

17-Jul-2019 Entrepreneur

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Answer These 7 Questions Before Starting Your Side Business

Take stock of the assets you have and create a realistic plan to define your purpose, gather resources and develop market insights.

17-Jul-2019

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Don't fall for these ATO scams while filing your tax return

There are fresh warnings for people to be diligent when dealing with tax refunds following the re-emergence of scams hoping to trick unsuspecting victims.

14-Jul-2019 Journal of Accountancy

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How firms of any size can innovate

From small to large, accounting practices of all types can be effectively thinking ahead.

14-Jul-2019 Xero

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Helping small business through the succession planning process

A good succession plan can secure a business owner’s legacy, and their retirement. Why not help your clients come up with one? It could be one of the most important and enduring things you do for them. Here’s how to get the process started.

14-Jul-2019 Xero

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Accounting strategy emerges out of the wilderness

Jason Blumer realised his creative talent would be curbed if he stuck to the traditional ways of running an accounting business. So when he was let loose to manage his father’s firm, he started experimenting and having fun.

11-Jul-2019

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ATO tax refund: How to get your bonus $1080 in the next two weeks

The government has secured the crossbench support necessary to pass a $158 billion tax cuts package for working Australians.

04-Jul-2019

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Aged care: A highly complex and emotive topic

Reforms in aged care in recent years has meant the system has become complex and could even be confusing. Throw in that it is a highly emotive topic and it means it is an area that is in-demand for quality financial advice.

24-Jun-2019 PracticePlus

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What you can learn from an unhappy client

When a customer complains about your product, ask yourself first whether they have a point.

24-Jun-2019 PracticePlus

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How to sound a little more human in a live chat

It is essential to create a great first impression.

24-Jun-2019 PracticePlus

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Cash flow forecasting for Accountants

Cash Flow is what makes businesses live

23-Jun-2019 Journal of Accountancy

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What tax firms need to know now about technology

More than anything, companies must prepare their employees to be deeply knowledgeable but broadly adaptable.

23-Jun-2019 PracticePlus

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6 conference tips for business-people

This blog article will help suggest a few things that you can do to make conferencing less of a hassle for business owners.

23-Jun-2019 Journal of Accountancy

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4 ways to protect your data from the dark web

It’s not just personal data that are in jeopardy.

17-Jun-2019 HubPages

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Writing better emails

Imagine that any email you send was given to every employee at your company. If this thought makes you nervous, and it isn't due to privacy laws, you may need to reevaluate your message.

16-Jun-2019 Entrepreneur

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Leadership techniques that build unstoppable teams

Understanding and articulating your company’s “why” is fundamentally important, but the “how” behind how you and your team execute drives your organization’s culture and ultimately, it's brand.

16-Jun-2019 HubPages

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Challenges and problems of the modern business managers

The resources of every organisation includes among other things, physical, financial, time, information as well as human.

13-Jun-2019 Xero

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How to start a bookkeeping business

If you've ever thought of starting a bookkeeping business, now's the time. There are fewer barriers to entry than ever. Read our seven tips on how to get started.

09-Jun-2019 Feedspot

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Why a Web App is important for your business

A web app puts you out to the world, gives you a platform, brings traffic to your site.

20-May-2019 Xero

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A nudge in the right direction: how our brains have evolved, and what we need to do about it

As a member of the learning and development industry, I am bombarded with research, insights, event invites, and models almost daily

19-May-2019 PracticePlus

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Why planning is important

Planning is simply a process that involves shaping a course of action that is to be done at a later date.

19-May-2019 PracticePlus

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Want to create an effective budget? Here are 10 tips for you

On the list of crucial things that determine if a small scale business will stay relevant or fold up within a short while, money is right on the top.

19-May-2019 PracticePlus

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The 5 reasons you should hire a external expert

Ever heard the quote by David Allen, who says “You can do anything, but not everything.”

19-May-2019 PracticePlus

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Benefits of advertising on YouTube

The Internet has made it very easy for a business to make its goods and services reach more and more people all over the world.

19-May-2019 Xero

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9 steps to an awesome invoicing process

You need billing to be fast and accurate.

12-May-2019 Xero

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What is depreciation and why should I care?

Depreciation affects your bottom line, your tax bill, and the value of your business. Those are three good reasons to learn what depreciation is and how it works. Here are the basics.

08-May-2019 Hubpages

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Understanding debits and credits in Accounting

Debits and credits are one of those fundamental concepts in accounting..

06-May-2019 Readwrite

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The bright future of online banking

Technology has facilitated all aspects of life

05-May-2019 Entrepreneur

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The importance of 'positioning' your brand when you're just starting out

"Positioning" is a term that gets thrown around a lot but can often be confused with other marketing activities.

05-May-2019 Entrepreneur

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Before you launch your business, make sure you have a safety net. Here are 13

All entrepreneurs need a parachute.

16-Apr-2019 PracticePlus

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Time Management 101

You understand the phrase, “Time is money” better when you are in the labour market.

16-Apr-2019 PracticePlus

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How much does your employee really cost?

Do you know that the wages you pay your employee is not all that your employee costs?

14-Apr-2019 PracticePlus

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Why you should advertise on Facebook

Facebook started in 2005 as a small networking site at Harvard University.

14-Apr-2019 PracticePlus

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Tax Season: 4 ways to make tax season less painful.

Tax Day is just right around the corner

11-Apr-2019

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Is your organisation contributing superannuation guarantee on leave loading for staff?

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has recently updated its website regarding the application of the superannuation guarantee to annual leave loading.

10-Apr-2019 Xero

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Why real-time business intelligence needs automated bookkeeping

What is really happening in the life of our small business?

09-Apr-2019 Entrepreneur

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These 5 body language secrets could put you on the road to a million dollars

There’s a reason “The Room Where It Happens” is one of Broadway hit Hamilton’s standout songs: the track’s theme -- longing to be included among key decision-makers in the place in which decisions are made -- is timeless.

08-Apr-2019 Entrepreneur

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How to use strategic partnerships for more explosive growth

If it’s going to survive, a startup needs to grow.

08-Apr-2019 Xero

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A new bank feeds process – simpler, faster, and more secure

Bank feeds are a core component of Xero, giving you an up to date view of your cash position so you know how your business is performing.

08-Apr-2019

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How the Budget may affect Small Business Owners

This year’s Federal Budget is an ‘election budget’ with future tax cuts for all Australians, especially low and middle income earners. Overall, there were minimal changes to super proposed in the Budget, with minor changes to super contributions for older Australians.

06-Apr-2019 Xero

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The Accounting Business Expo 2019: Your roadmap for moving down the advisory path

As part of the Beautiful Business Talks hosted by Xero at this year’s Accounting Business Expo, I was given the opportunity to present on how accountants and bookkeepers can provide advisory services to their clients.

06-Apr-2019 HubPages

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Read this to help you become a better business leader

TIP: All leaders that are good need to focus on days to come. You have to know what's next and how to prepare for it.

Make it a point to look for hidden talent in your teammates. It should be easy to determine who benefits you the most, when you are looking for helpers.

06-Apr-2019 HubPages

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Encouraging new ideas and innovation in the workplace

In today’s competitive environment, businesses can survive and thrive when managers or owners implement measures that encourage their employees to share new ideas and innovations to improve the workplace. As a temp administrative assistant, I have observed many innovations that work - and don't work- on the job.

18-Mar-2019 PracticePlus

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Why is SEO crucial to surviving online?

The concept of search engine optimisation (SEO) is literally everywhere. It is so important now, and every webmaster needs its knowledge, so content marketing is as effective as it is supposed to be.

18-Mar-2019 PracticePlus

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Tips and Tricks on How to Gain Customer Satisfaction


When it comes to businesses and the publicity they involve, losing one customer can cause a chain reaction that makes you lose several other customers; existing and potential.

16-Mar-2019 PracticePlus

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What Is All The Hype About SSL Certificates?

Ever heard about SSL Certificates?

You probably have.

16-Mar-2019 PracticePlus

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Benefits of Advertising on Instagram

Benefits have evolved. Once upon a time, “word-of-mouth” adverts was what worked, later on, if you couldn’t get your business to be on the television or radio, you were not dreaming big enough.

11-Mar-2019 copyblogger

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The Irreplaceable Power of Paper

For hundreds of years, paper was the gold standard of written communication.
Anything you needed to record or remember, from love letters to receipts, was printed on paper.

11-Mar-2019 copyblogger

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7 steps to becoming a better thinker

When was the last time you stopped to think?
I mean really stopped.

To think.

10-Mar-2019 Xero

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What is accounts receivable and where can it go wrong?

Accounts receivable is the money you’re owed by customers. Once you send an invoice (or bill), it becomes part of your accounts receivable – until it’s paid.