Practice Management Archive

The top 10 must-have features of the ideal wages solution.

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1.     It must be seamless and easy to use.

The vast...

Duties of a Chief Financial Officer – How do they relate to SMEs

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It is enlightening to consider the...

Training Beyond Accounting

How can you help your business clients prevent fraud?

Most managers of accounting firms know business owners who’ve lost cash or stock due to fraud.  However, fraud has a wide reach and also includes the loss of intellectual...

Apprenticeship Grants Help SMEs

The Australian government offers a range of incentives to employers, to engage apprentices.

The current ‘hot’ incentive is the Kickstart Incentive. This is available to employers who engage apprentice plumbers,...

Measuring the market

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As a stockbroker and a shareholder I need to constantly ‘measure’ the performance of individual...

Now is the time for improved leadership in our communities

“Now is a time for improved leadership in our communities.” 

Treasurer Swan may think the economy is OK but many of us in SME-land are finding it tough going right...

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Update on Government Grants

Update on Government Grants from ESS BIZGrants

Clean Technology Grants

The Australian government has introduced some significant grants to assist manufacturers who, in an endeavour to maintain their competitiveness...

ESSBIZGrants – New technology tool to help accountants identify government grants for SMEs.

Accountants can now subscribe to ESS BIZGrants, a cloud technology product that has been developed as a “tool” to assist them to identify government grants, loans and assistance that...

Clever Practice Management Tools

We have been asked what clever practice management tools are used by small to medium firms?  Is there something you have sourced and use which makes a significant difference...

Motivating Younger Staff

Motivating Younger Staff

Have you discovered the techniques to encourage your young people to positively engage with the work they do, the clients and the firm?

Clearly part of the answer...

Multiport Launches SMSF Gearing Package

In recent years, a combination of increasing media coverage and the tax benefits associated with gearing in super has lead to a spike in the number of property transactions...

New Business Advisory Services Module on ESS BIZTOOLS

Introducing the ESS BIZTOOLS ‘Business Advisory Services Modules …

ESS BIZTOOLS recognises that beginning to offer business advisory services is a complex and lengthy process and that your accountancy business...

What are firms doing to attract the new generation of clients?

I talk with many firms about their marketing activities. Referrals are still by far the main source of new clients. The question is, what else should firms be doing? ...

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Launch of National Proactive Accountants Network

The Proactive Accountants Network was established by Nixon Advantage, who are the leading consulting and coaching business to the Accounting profession.  The goal of Proactive Accountants Network is focused...

Intellectual Property, Creating a Focus in the Firm

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Often in firms, this is considered a minor part of operations, but clever development and use...

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