Bookkeeping Advice

May 22, 2017

3 Things You Aren’t Doing Right When Raising Business Funds

Melbourne start-ups face many challenges but perhaps nothing else in this list is more daunting to most founders than raising money. But what can you do, you need funds when you’re starting a business and possibly more when looking to expand. Most of the time, using personal savings isn’t an option and you’d rather ask from lenders or investors than from family and friends. Money, after all, can be a sensitive issue and you want to avoid that in your circle. In raising business funding, making sacrifices isn’t unusual – and so is making mistakes. However, if you are not open to fine-tuning your strategy, you will just find yourself back in rejection zone. Below are five of the most […]
February 13, 2017

7 Biggest Business Bookkeeping Problems

No one ever said running a business was easy, but most business owners don’t realize that one of the most difficult aspects of their job will be bookkeeping headaches. Virtual accounting and bookkeeping services can solve some of the biggest problems for fast-growing businesses with revenue between $2 and $25 million. Let’s look at the top 7 reasons business owners call upon a virtual firm for their accounting and bookkeeping needs: 1. “I never get the financial reports I need, when I need them.” As a business owner, you wouldn’t think looking for timely and accurate bookkeeping is asking for a lot. But, if you’ve been using an in-house bookkeeper who doesn’t know their job or the bookkeeping software as […]
December 19, 2016

Outsourcing Bookkeeping

As a small business owner, you have many things taking up your time. You manage social media accounts and marketing plans and employees. Managing your company’s accounting may seem like one of the easier things that you do, so you may not notice how much time you lose keeping track of income and expenses in an old spreadsheet—or worse, with pen and paper. Here are some ways that outsourcing your bookkeeping services and choosing a cloud-based accounting program can make your job easier. Maintain mental energy and focus The phrase “multi-tasking” originated with computers, long before we ever talked about it in the context of people. As we as people pressed ourselves to do more and more tasks with fewer […]
December 12, 2016

5 signs of a great bookkeeper

A bookkeeper is a bit like a GP – there’s one on every corner but great ones are hard to find. And when you do find one, you should never let them go. But how do you know if your bookkeeper is good or even better, a great bookkeeper? Let’s start with what every bookkeeper should be before we look at what makes a great bookkeeper. 1. Training and accreditation Every bookkeeper should have some sort of formal bookkeeper or accounting training and preferably be a registered BAS Agent. A registered BAS agent means that the Tax Practitioners Board are satisfied that the bookkeeper has the required skills, qualifications and a minimum amount of experience to correctly account for GST and […]