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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 to use strategic partnerships for more explosive growth

If it’s going to survive, a startup needs to grow. 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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05-Apr-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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05-Apr-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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05-Apr-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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10-Mar-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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09-Mar-2019 Practiceplus

Cash versus accrual accounting explained

The difference between cash basis and accrual basis accounting comes down to timing. When do you record revenue or expenses? Continue reading

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09-Mar-2019 Practiceplus

Is a tech-based social credit score a good idea?

China is currently developing a kind of social credit system, not dissimilar to a financial credit system, designed to reward people for doing good deeds and demonstrating honesty and integrity while punishing people for committing untrustworthy acts. Continue reading

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09-Mar-2019 Practiceplus

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. Continue reading

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09-Mar-2019 Practiceplus

5 Qualities of Successful Entrepreneurs

So you didn’t follow the Elon Musk path of creating a computer game at age 12 or cold-calling a corporate banking maven to snag a paying internship? You can still become a compelling, talked-about entrepreneur if you follow a few best practices. Continue reading

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09-Mar-2019 Practiceplus

8 Major Legal Risks Faced By Startups

One of the biggest mistakes made by new business owners is not to engage startup legal services to handle possible issues for their new venture. Continue reading

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18-Feb-2019 YBM

Single Touch Payroll: What do you need to know as an employer

With Single Touch Payroll set to become mandatory for all employers in a matter of months, we’re here to keep you updated updated on the latest developments and how to be compliant. Continue reading

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10-Feb-2019 YBM

New Year, New Scam

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is warning taxpayers to be alert for scammers impersonating the ATO, as they change tactics in 2019. Continue reading

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08-Feb-2019 Practiceplus

Five Marketing Ideas to Grow Your Business When Stuck in a Seasonal Rut

Does your business surge at specific times of the year, and lag in others? That’s typical for most professionals—there are certain times of the year when business is booming and other times when it is lacking. While it may be nice to have a break to catch up on those must-do administrative tasks, wouldn’t it be better to have steady business all year long? Of course, it would! So let’s take a look at some marketing ideas to grow your business and keep your clients engaged even during the off-season. Continue reading

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06-Feb-2019 Practiceplus

5 Key moves to help you become gainfully self-employed

I was tired of spending my days staring miserably at mind-numbing spreadsheets and desperately wishing for our systems to crash so I could go home early. Continue reading

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05-Feb-2019 Practiceplus

Profitability and cash flow trends for tradies

Cash flow is a critical component of small business success. This is especially true if you run a trade business. Your ability to purchase tools and supplies, pay staff, and keep your vehicles running relies on having cash in the bank. Continue reading

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04-Feb-2019 YBM

Is your business ready for single touch payroll?

Single touch payroll is a change to the way businesses report their employees’ tax and superannuation information to the ATO. From July 1, it will be mandatory for all businesses to use an electronic payroll program that enables their business to electronically report payroll information. Continue reading

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04-Feb-2019 Practiceplus

Here are 10 signs that your business is ready for a chatbot.

In this blog post – we explore the top 10 signs that your business is ready for (and will benefit from) a Messenger chatbot!

Messenger marketing is a rather new concept when it comes to business and that’s really exciting, but it can also be a little bit intimidating or maybe a little bit scary. So, if you’re like most business owners, who are a bit intrigued by the idea of chatbots and Messenger marketing, but you’re just not sure if it will work for you, this is the video that you need to watch. Continue reading

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04-Feb-2019 Practiceplus

What Elephants, Rats, and Apex Predators Can Teach Us about Creating Durable Businesses

There is a tendency in nature for apex species to get larger and larger. But there is a counterbalance where nature has a tendency of making larger species extinct quickly. This is also true in business: the bigger the business, the more fragile it becomes. Continue reading

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04-Feb-2019 Practiceplus

You Don’t Have Weaknesses, Just Overdone Strengths

The theory of overdone strengths Continue reading

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22-Jan-2019 Practiceplus

3 Ecommerce Trends You Must Prepare for in 2019

The ecommerce explosion continues, but there’s also an element of evolution. To take your ecommerce presence to the next level, take advantage of these emerging trends. Continue reading

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15-Jan-2019 Practiceplus

Introducing bills to mobile

One of the great things about you as Xero users is how openly you reach out with feedback and requests for new features. We take the time to read and understand all feedback we receive. What really stood out to us this time (with around 200 requests coming through last year) was the overwhelming need for bills support in the Xero mobile app. Continue reading

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15-Jan-2019 Practiceplus

10 Remote Work Trends That Will Dominate 2019

Remote work is no longer a privilege. It’s become the standard operating mode for at least 50% of the U.S. population. Virtual retreats are no longer attributed solely to progressive startups. Traditional employers are finally on-board and ready to propose a flexible work arrangement higher up the pipeline. Continue reading

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13-Jan-2019 Practiceplus

Understanding and Preventing Construction Injuries

Falls from height (FFH) are the leading causes of serious and fatal injuries for construction workers. Almost all of these injuries and fatalities were preventable. There are many different factors that increase the risk of FFH injuries. Getting a understanding of these issues is key to preventing FFH injuries. As a result of identifying the types of hazards and learning how to safely address these hazards on your current jobs will allow you to get lower rates on General Liability Insurance and Workers Compensation Insurance. Continue reading

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13-Jan-2019 Practiceplus

12 Easy Things Small Business Owners Can Do to Start the New Year Off Right

We’ve just rung in 2019. What can you do to get this new year off to a good start? Here are a dozen ideas. You may not need to implement all of them, so choose the ones that will help you the most—and get going! Continue reading