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16-Sep-2020 Practiceplus

6 Keys for getting temporarily remote teams back together

Helping your employees feel safe as they transition back into the office is easier than you think with new technology. Continue reading

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03-Sep-2020 Practiceplus

Latest product news – September 2020

Worldwide updates from Xero Continue reading

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01-Sep-2020 Practiceplus

Starting a Business That People Need

Here’s how to determine what problems you can solve to make your new business a success. Continue reading

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31-Aug-2020 Practiceplus

Tuning into customer emotional cues during the pandemic

What new or even old strategies do you use now to help your business thrive during the pandemic? Continue reading

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26-Aug-2020 Practiceplus

Data that tells a human story – Xero Small Business Insights June Data Release

Some of the key findings from June are as follows Continue reading

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25-Aug-2020 Practiceplus

Government confirms JobKeeper 2.0 turnover tweak

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has announced that eligibility for JobKeeper 2.0 will now be based on single quarters, in light of the stage 4 restrictions facing Melbourne. Continue reading

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11-Aug-2020 Practiceplus

3 Ways Customer Relationships Will Change Forever In Light Of COVID-19

Customer-centricity has never been more critical for brands Continue reading

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04-Aug-2020 Practiceplus

Being a Rainmaker During COVID-19

Refocus your efforts on being a great rainmaker and build your base, not just in customers, but also your talent, your product, marketing and sales, finance, legal and human resources. Continue reading

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29-Jul-2020 Practiceplus

Starting a Business That People Need

Here’s how to determine what problems you can solve to make your new business a success Continue reading

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27-Jul-2020 Practiceplus

#BehindSmallBusiness – Inspiring stories from business owners and Xero partners

Needing some inspirational motivation for your Monday? Continue reading

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23-Jul-2020 Practiceplus

Why building a customer database is good for business

There are a range of different strategies to collect customer information. Continue reading

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20-Jul-2020 Practiceplus

Cash flow forecasting guide: Make more informed business decisions

To generate a clear view of your business’ cash flow, first you need to make sure you’re capturing the right data in Xero. Continue reading

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13-Jul-2020 Practiceplus

7 Financial Lessons the Crisis Will Teach Us

And how we can use those lessons to be smarter moving forward. Continue reading

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09-Jul-2020 Practiceplus

4 Ways Solopreneurs Can Strengthen Their Businesses

Even if you work alone, the brand-enhancing ideas of others can help push you forward. Continue reading

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08-Jun-2020 Practiceplus

7 Tips for Making the Most of Remote Work in 2020

To help, we’ve put together seven of the best tips and tricks to running a modern workplace that encourages employee participation and dials the perks of remote work up to 11. Continue reading

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04-Jun-2020 Practiceplus

Is Planning Important for Your Business?

Here’s why you should keep planning as a cornerstone of your business processes Continue reading

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02-Jun-2020 Practiceplus

Should you outsource to experts?

Not sure if outsourcing business tasks is worth your while? Here are some benefits of outsourcing your work Continue reading

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25-May-2020 Practiceplus

Rate of COVID-19 job losses slows

The rate of job losses as a result of the economic downturn has slowed down, with the number of Australians out of work suppressed to under a million, according to new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Continue reading

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21-May-2020 Practiceplus

7 Tips for Making the Most of Remote Work in 2020

The modern workforce is increasingly remote, and that’s significantly changing the way teams and leadership interact, solve problems, and get the day’s work done. Trying to run remote work as a traditional office will not only introduce a wide range … Continue reading

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14-May-2020 Practiceplus

Why a pandemic is a good time to test new ideas

All businesses experience risk. Government restrictions can be a risk. An economic downturn can be a risk. A slowdown in freight movement can be a risk. Kyla Kirkpatrick, founder and CEO of Emperor Champagne, speaks about innovating during a pandemic Continue reading

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11-May-2020 Practiceplus

Turning on the taps: JobKeeper hotlines, Australian loans, government aid and cash flow

The government is providing critical financial support for eligible businesses and their employees through the JobKeeper stimulus package. Continue reading

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04-May-2020 Practiceplus

Guide to detecting scam emails

When you receive an email, and it seems suspicious, take the time to look into its different elements. Continue reading

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28-Apr-2020 Practiceplus

Guide to creating a business plan

These two steps are the foundation of your business plan. Without them, it will be challenging to create one. But why should you bother with a business plan? Continue reading

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24-Apr-2020 Practiceplus

Do you need an Accountant for your startup?

Working with an accountant during the early stages of your start-up ensures you have the right foundations for your business. Continue reading

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16-Apr-2020 Practiceplus

3 Ways You Can Empower Your Remote Employees

Companies that offer remote work, but don’t have tools or processes in place, may suffer from communication gaps. Continue reading

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09-Apr-2020 Practiceplus

Six steps to build an effective business continuity plan

A business continuity plan (BCP) is a comprehensive plan with contingencies for business processes, assets, human resources, and business partners in case of an emergency. Continue reading

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28-Mar-2020 Practiceplus

Fundraise your business & own majority shares? Yes you can

I do remain my own boss. And this is worth taking the challenge! Continue reading

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25-Mar-2020 Practiceplus

7 steps to manage Payroll Year End with Xero

First things first, grab a cup of tea. Continue reading

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20-Mar-2020 Practiceplus

Manage clients with staff? 6 tips to save time and reduce errors when doing payroll

Don’t worry, the tips are here! Continue reading

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19-Mar-2020 Practiceplus

‘Not interested in dragging disputes out’: ATO expands small business review pilot

The ATO has stopped short of making its small business independent review service a permanent feature as it expands and extends the pilot program until the end of the year. Continue reading

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17-Mar-2020 Practiceplus

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!’. Continue reading

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17-Mar-2020 Practiceplus

What makes a great leader?

There will be times when circumstance will test your integrity and honesty. Never waver. Stick to your values and keep pushing on. Continue reading

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04-Mar-2020 Practiceplus

Xero global release update: February 2020

Check out the latest updates for small businesses and advisors, plus a peek at what’s coming soon! Continue reading

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02-Mar-2020 Practiceplus

Tips for business financial accounting management

Rеgulаr busіnеss dеаls wіth ехреnsеs, rеvеnuеs, рrоfіts, аnd lоssеs. Continue reading

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20-Feb-2020 Practiceplus

4 ways to get your small business running

Are you ready to become a happy and successful small business owner? Continue reading

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19-Feb-2020 Practiceplus

Small business tips to empower entrepreneurs and lead them to a better future

Join weekend bazaars, meet-ups, and forums. Continue reading

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18-Feb-2020 Practiceplus

How to make your early stage business run more efficiently

Here are some tips on the technology that will have an immediate effect on your business. Continue reading

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17-Feb-2020 Practiceplus

Why alone time gives your business an edge

Hyperconnectivity is hurting your creativity. Reset with some solitude. Continue reading

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15-Feb-2020 Practiceplus

9 ways to refresh your company’s image without spending a fortune

The good news: You don’t have to burn a ton of cash during your redesign and rebranding. Continue reading

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14-Feb-2020 Practiceplus

How successful people go from 6 to 7 figures

To find financial success, you need to invest in your support system. Continue reading

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12-Feb-2020 Practiceplus

The 3 biggest factors that maximize your business’s valuation

Why the right people, assets and revenue predictions will matter most to investors Continue reading

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11-Feb-2020 Practiceplus

Why and how you should invest in marketing for your small business

Marketing is crucial for the growth of any company, and if used well, the sky is, no doubt, the limit. Continue reading

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21-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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21-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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21-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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21-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

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! Continue reading

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21-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

6 funding options for start-ups

There are many ways to get funding for your business. Continue reading

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19-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

The complete, 12-step guide to starting a business

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

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19-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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19-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

How accountants can contribute to sustainability

A look into how and what sustainable businesses look like Continue reading

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14-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

How to make your early stage business run more efficiently

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

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14-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

5 quick tips for improving productivity at work in 2020

Emails. Phone calls. Meetings. Continue reading

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14-Jan-2020 Practiceplus

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

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

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17-Dec-2019 Practiceplus

Creating the ideal workplace environment

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

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14-Dec-2019 Practiceplus

7 mental and physical steps for a successful job interview

Tips and tricks for your interview Continue reading

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14-Dec-2019 Practiceplus

10 ways to prepare your business for 2020

2020 holds numerous victories for your business. Continue reading

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11-Dec-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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08-Dec-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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08-Dec-2019 Practiceplus

11 tips for planning the best Christmas work party

Every good party needs some core elements to be a success Continue reading

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07-Dec-2019 Practiceplus

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 Continue reading

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07-Dec-2019 Practiceplus

How to enhance employee productivity

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

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23-Nov-2019 Practiceplus

Want to retire early? Do this one thing.

Don’t start with too much money. (Yes, really.) Continue reading

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19-Nov-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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16-Nov-2019 Practiceplus

How to get out of the comparison trap

It’s time to stop worrying about what other businesses are up to. Continue reading

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16-Nov-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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09-Nov-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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09-Nov-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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09-Nov-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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06-Nov-2019 Practiceplus

6 tips for designing the best company logo

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

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29-Oct-2019 Practiceplus

How the best Entrepreneurs tackle complicated situations

Taking the route of entrepreneurship means signing up to become a problem-solver. Inevitably, every company has its fair share of challenges. At first, these challenges present themselves as mountains; complicated and overwhelming. Yet, entrepreneurs are supposed to channel their minds … Continue reading

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23-Oct-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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23-Oct-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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23-Oct-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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12-Oct-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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12-Oct-2019 Practiceplus

Why is gaining confidence so hard?

Why is gaining confidence so hard? #AskingForAFriend Actually? I’m asking for myself. We’ve all suffered from imposter syndrome. Confidence ebbs and flows for me. But I’m finding, at the height of my career, that I’m lacking confidence in many aspects … Continue reading

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21-Aug-2019 Practiceplus

BOOST YOUR POTENTIAL WITH THESE ACCOUNTING CERTIFICATIONS

The stable demand for accounting services has made the field a promising one for accountants. This makes it one of the highest salary earners in the labour market. However, as an accountant, your degree may not be enough for you … Continue reading

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14-Aug-2019 Practiceplus

5 things social media posts have in common

Last night, we had a discussion during our family dinner. The subject of discussion was how social media had turned the world into a global village. A message that could take a lifetime to be delivered would be delivered for … Continue reading

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21-Jul-2019 Practiceplus

8 Funny and relatable experiences that all entrepreneurs go through

The same things happen to everyone in different ways. Continue reading

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17-Jul-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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17-Jul-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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17-Jul-2019 Practiceplus

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 Continue reading

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17-Jul-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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14-Jul-2019 Practiceplus

How firms of any size can innovate

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

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14-Jul-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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14-Jul-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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11-Jul-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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04-Jul-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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23-Jun-2019 Practiceplus

What tax firms need to know now about technology

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

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23-Jun-2019 Practiceplus

4 ways to protect your data from the dark web

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

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16-Jun-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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16-Jun-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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13-Jun-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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09-Jun-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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20-May-2019 Practiceplus

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 Continue reading

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05-May-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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11-Apr-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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09-Apr-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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08-Apr-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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08-Apr-2019 Practiceplus

How to use strategic partnerships for more explosive growth

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