When Your Business Strategy Changes

There are websites that make it easy to change your business name PLENTY OF BUSINESS OWNERS change their business strategy, but what makes this successful? We say, above all, planning and a willingness to change the ordinary operations of your business. In a new...

A Great Trick for Getting Rid of Nerves on a Job Interview

Who’s interviewing whom? DO YOU KNOW THERE is no reason to find a job interview nerve wracking, even though so many people do. It’s simple enough to understand why. People put a lot of pressure on themselves to give the best impression and come out as the...

The Do’s and Don’ts of a Compelling Resume and Cover Letter

Is your resume up to speed? STARTING YOUR OWN BUSINESS does not mean you’ll never need to write a resume or cover letter again. We’ve written about this topic before — indeed, when you first start your own business you’ll probably spend a lot of your time...

Online Training: A Cost Effective Way to Train and Motivate Your Staff

Take an online course to build will AND skill OUR MYOB TRAINING COURSE is basically an induction into the role of a bookkeeper, in that it provides students with an overview of the duties typically carried out by a bookkeeper. Most of our students take our MYOB...

Turning Your Business Idea into Income

Don’t plunge into working for yourself IF YOU’VE DETERMINED THAT your business idea is viable and has the potential to generate revenue, then it’s time to start earning income from it. We show you how to carry out market research and competitive analysis...

Should You Start a Business That You LOVE or a Business YOU CAN DO?

Pairing knowledge with a gap in the market CONFUCIOUS ONCE SAID: “FIND a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life”. That’s good advice, although it’s not always practical. I love watching television, but it’s probably impractical to try and...

PowerPoint Case Study: Selling Safety and Compliance Systems

How PowerPoint helped sell a solution to major hospitals A WELL-CRAFTED POWERPOINT presentation can turn your staff into salespeople — and turn your salespeople into sales superstars! Our PowerPoint online training courses will show you how to create your own...

How to Create a Cash Flow Forecast in Xero (and Excel)

Why cash flow is a better indicator than profit WE RECENTLY PROVIDED DETAILS of a case study highlighting the experiences of a business owner named Jerry. Jerry decides to start a real estate business on the side, after operating a business already that has synergies,...

Using PowerPoint to Convey Your Business ‘Culture’

WHS training and staff inductions using PowerPoint POWERPOINT IS AN EXCELLENT way to show prospects your sales process or how your business operates to help convert them into customers. It’s also great for your employees. Many businesses have started to include videos...

Thinking of Starting a Second Business? Introducing Jerry

Case Study: Costs for starting up a second, related business A LOT OF BUSINESS OWNERS branch out into related fields when their flagship business becomes successful enough (just look at Jim’s Mowing). However, this can be a bit dicey if the business owner doesn’t...

How Buying Business Premises Affects Your Tax

What to do about capital gains and losses IF YOU DECIDE TO buy your business premises it will have an effect on your tax. Our Xero training courses will show you how to account for your business premises, but here is what you need to consider about your tax and GST...

Present Your Sales Process on Your Website

Use PPT to “teach” your clients how you do business PowerPoint has many different uses, chief among them being a sales presentation for prospects. Another excellent use for PowerPoint is to illustrate your sales process, and then add it to your website. If...

Xero’s Reports to Help Decide Whether to Buy or Rent

Xero’s reports can help you decide to buy or rent your business premises A BIG DECISION FOR A NUMBER of business owners is whether they should buy their own premises. And because there are upsides and downsides to both owning and renting your business’s...

Paying Several Employees With One Payroll Payment

MYOB and Xero now make payroll easier to manage MANY COMPANIES OUTSOURCE PAYROLL because it contains many moving parts. For instance, there’s the payment of wages each week or fortnight or month, sure. But there’s also superannuation contributions, PAYG obligations,...

Google Calendar Lets Hairdressing Clients Schedule Appointments

Are you making the most of Google? JUST AS YOU CAN USE Google Calendar to create a staff roster, you can also set up and create Google Calendar appointment slots. This is a fabulous way for businesses like hair and beauty salons to let their clients make appointments...

What Does a Typical Staff Roster Look Like?

What Does a Staff Roster Need to Include? IF YOUR BUSINESS RELIES on staff to work different shifts, then you’ll need to provide them with a staff roster. We’ve written about the three ways you can create staff rosters for free before. One of the exercises in our...
 
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