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Blog ยป June 2016

June 2016

Building your Business to be Sustainable โ€“ Part 1

We had a wonderful response to the initial blog Building your Business to be Sustainable. That blog strongly recommended that, if you haven’t already done so, you need to urgently commence introducing automation into your practice and into your clients.

We received a comment from Ingrid Edstrom, a bookkeeper in the US, who was presenting a paper called, Redefining Bookkeeper for Today and Tomorrow at Accountex 2016. Ingrid wrote that “Bookkeeping is now a highly specialised profession that requires an amazing combination of tech-savvy, business acumen, and people skills.” How apt is this statement!

Posted: 29/06/2016 9:17:10 AM by Julie Ferguson | with 1 comments


Building your Business to be Sustainable

When it was sadly announced by the Nokia CEO that they had been acquired by Microsoft and he ended his speech with the phrase “we didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost”.

What really happened is that the world changed too fast for them, they missed out on learning, they missed out on changing, and they missed the opportunity to earn big money.
 

Posted: 10/06/2016 12:52:49 PM by Julie Ferguson | with 4 comments


Can your bookkeeping business justify employing additional staff?

As I’ve worked with a number of accountants and bookkeepers over recent months there has been consistent questioning as to why their bottom line doesn’t seem to change even though they feel so busy. They have suggested they need to hire additional staff to cope with workload, yet unsure as to whether there was enough ‘billable’ work to employ another person?

Posted: 3/06/2016 12:55:26 PM by Julie Ferguson | with 0 comments


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