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03-Apr-2020 YBM

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Coronavirus Stimulus Package - NSW government grants for battling businesses

Grants of up to $10,000 to provide fast relief for NSW small businesses battling the effects of COVID-19

03-Apr-2020 YBM

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Coronavirus Stimulus Package -Changes to SMSFs

As part of the response to COVID-19, the ATO has announced some potential relief for a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) that rents a commercial property to a related party’s business.

31-Mar-2020 YBM

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Coronavirus Stimulus Package – JobKeeper payments

A $130 billion helping hand for businesses and their employees

24-Mar-2020 YBM

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Coronavirus Stimulus Package - Social Security & JobSeeker Payments

The JobSeeker Payment has been expanded to include sole traders, the self-employed, casual workers and contract workers who meet the income tests as a result of the economic downturn due to the coronavirus.

24-Mar-2020 YBM

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Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Collaboration with banks to boost working capital

Businesses getting bank loans to tide them over and boost their working capital will now have 50% guaranteed by the government and a repayment holiday of 6 months.

24-Mar-2020 YBM

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Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Instant asset write off

Its official! The instant asset write-off for this financial year is now $150,000 and the eligibility has been expanded.

24-Mar-2020 YBM

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Coronavirus Stimulus Package - ATO assistance offering

For taxpayers having financial difficulties as a result of the economic downturn caused by Coronavirus, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will provide support. This includes more time to pay their tax debt and payment plans that may have zero or low interest.

23-Mar-2020

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Coronavirus Stimulus Package - Full details of economic response

A complete overview of the Federal Governments support package.

23-Mar-2020 YBM

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Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Superannuation

As part of the new Economic stimulus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, announced on 22 March 2020, early access to superannuation may be available to those affected by COVID-19.

23-Mar-2020 YBM

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Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Cash stimulus for employers

Phase two of the Federal Government stimulus package includes measures to boost cashflow for employers to help retain staff and keep operating. This applies to businesses and Not-for-profit entities.

23-Mar-2020 YBM

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Coronavirus Stimulus Package – Apprentice and Trainee Subsidy

YBM have put together a simple explanation of who can claim, what you can claim and how.

19-Mar-2020 Perkbox

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How to stay connected to a remote workforce

More and more workplaces are switching to remote working. The key to success in this way of working is staying connected to your employees.

18-Mar-2020 YBM

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YBM Approach to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

As we continue to monitor the situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we wanted to update our clients, friends and the community.

17-Mar-2020 YBM

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After raising almost $30,000 over the last 3 Coastreks, its time for YBM to do it all again!

What started as a bit of a dare seems to have turned into a bit of an addiction! This March will see YBM Accounting and Business Advisors enter a number of teams into the Sydney Coastrek for the fourth consecutive year, with one of the teams this year appropriately named ‘YBM Can’t Believe We’re Back!’.

13-Mar-2020 YBM

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Coronavirus Government Economic Response

A $17 billion package has been announced in response to the expected downturn in the Australian economy as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.

This support package delivers good news for 3.5 million businesses and around 6.5 million lower income Australians.

12-Mar-2020 YBM

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Today's a great day to plan how to grow your business!

Now is the time to plan your business strategies for the rest of this year and next. How YBM can help you with that.

02-Mar-2020

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What is happening to AUSkey and Manage ABN Connections?

The way you and your business access government online services is changing. From 27th March AUSkey and Manage ABN connections will be replaced with MyGovID and Relationship Authorisation Manager (RAM).

28-Feb-2020

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Coronavirus now infecting stockmarkets

With the increasing spread of Coronavirus, markets are getting very nervous about the disruptive impact this virus will have on the world economy.

24-Feb-2020

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What bushfire relief is available for businesses and communities?

Some welcome news to the communities affected by the recent bushfires as the state and federal governments announce a suite of initiatives to immediately help those affected.

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 PracticePlus

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6 funding options for start-ups

There are many ways to get funding for your business.

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 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 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 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.

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.

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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The complete, 12-step guide to starting a business

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

15-Jan-2020 ReadWrite

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5 quick tips for improving productivity at work in 2020

Emails. Phone calls. Meetings.

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 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.

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 PracticePlus

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10 ways to prepare your business for 2020

2020 holds numerous victories for your business.

15-Dec-2019 HubPages

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7 mental and physical steps for a successful job interview

Tips and tricks for your interview

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 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

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.

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.

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 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

24-Nov-2019 PracticePlus

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The 3 business activities for Accountants

Operating activities, investing activities and financing activities.

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.)

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?

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 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.

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

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 PracticePlua

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How the best Entrepreneurs tackle complicated situations

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.

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 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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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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Recovery equals success and resilience.

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

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.

13-Oct-2019 BuinessGrow

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Why is gaining confidence so hard?

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.

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.

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.

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 PracticePlus

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What is an audit report and what are the types?

An audit report could be either summarized or lengthy.

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 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 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

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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 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.

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 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.

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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Cash flow forecasting for Accountants

Cash Flow is what makes businesses live

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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What you can learn from an unhappy client

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

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.

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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What tax firms need to know now about technology

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

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 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.

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.

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 Xero

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9 steps to an awesome invoicing process

You need billing to be fast and accurate.

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 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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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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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.

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

All entrepreneurs need a parachute.

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.

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?