How we turned this father and daughter’s business dream into a reality

Father and daughter Eamon Rogers and Niamh Campbell dreamt of running their own business. Eamon’s company was going through a restructure, and Niamh’s role was being made redundant. Both were seeking an exciting new career. They wanted something that would allow them to combine Eamon’s nous for numbers and Niamh’s passion for technology and customer [..]

Small business success stories | Paula O’ Sullivan: how hiring a bookkeeper gave me the gift of time

  In 2012, Paula O’Sullivan wanted to swap her high-stress job for a career with reasonable working hours and more family-friendly policies. So, she started her own digital marketing consultancy. Like many business owners, Paula thought she’d be able to manage the books so enrolled on an MYOB course to learn how. Afterwards, she decided [..]

How to run a small business and still have a life

  Many people dream of running their own business because they want the freedom to control their own destiny. While being your own boss certainly has its perks, it often means that work ends up taking over life. So, how do you run a successful small business and find the time to do the things you [..]

Use These 4 Types of Software to Run a Better Business

By Trent Mclaren, Practice Ignition. Most of us feel like there aren't enough hours in the day to keep up with a mounting workload--especially if you own your own business. There are calls to make, invoices to file, follow-ups on follow-ups. And that's before we even get to the millions of apps, pings, and distractions [..]

Hat’s off to Hank Middleton — a superstar franchisee we’d like to celebrate

Hank Middleton decided to join First Class Accounts (FCA) in 2003. We’re glad he did because he’s been a model franchisee and a huge asset to our company ever since. Hank was a trailblazer in South Australian by helping us establish a presence there as our very first FCA franchisee in the State. And over [..]

Small business stories | Graham Porter: how hiring a bookkeeper gives me a 360 degree view of my business

  Graham Porter started his own marketing technology company in 2000 after he got tired of working for a large American IT company. In the early days, his wife oversaw his business finances before they hired a bookkeeper. But in 2016 his bookkeeper got sick and Graham decided to take on the work himself. It [..]