How to find success in business failure

  While failure has become more socially acceptable and entrepreneurs are willing to talk about their struggles, setbacks in business still hurt. However, small business expert and award-winning bookkeeper Don Doolan believes the lessons learned in adversity can spur future success. We talked to him about how his tough times helped him triumph. The Pulse: Before [..]

Why it’s okay to say no to new business

  ‘No’ isn’t a common word in a typical business owner’s lexicon because it would be mad to turn away an opportunity, right? Not according to bookkeeping business owner Lisa Garratt. She believes in some instances it can pay to walk away. We spoke to her to see how she makes the call on whether [..]

Secret life of bookkeepers | John and Lorelle Dyke: how bird watching can help your business fly

  After 10 years working 24/7 in their bookkeeping business, husband and wife team John and Lorelle Dyke were close to a burnout. Something had to change. So, they bought a camper trailer 12 months ago and headed into the Australian bush in search of inspiration. What they found was that bird watching helped them [..]

How To Refinance Your ATO Debt And Why It Matters More Than Ever

Earlier this year the Federal Government announced its plans to enable the ATO to disclose small business tax debt information to credit reporting agencies. These rules commenced on July 1st and it could have far reaching consequences for your business. The measures will initially apply to businesses with Australian Business Numbers and tax debts of [..]

Don Doolan – 2017 Franchisee of the Year

We at First Class Financial Group are pleased to announce Don Doolan as our 2017 Franchisee of the Year. Don, from First Class Accounts Asquith, was announced the winner at our annual gala dinner, which was held at the Grand Chancellor Hotel in Hobart. Don has been a First Class Accounts franchisee since 2012 and [..]

From expats to bookkeepers, how the Reids found a new business adventure with us.

After 12 years working overseas in Eastern Europe, Central Asia, Cambodia, and Papua New Guinea in senior economic and accounting roles for the Australian Government, World Bank, and Deloitte, Bruce and Gabi Reid were searching for a sea change. They wanted to settle their son in a good school and work on a professional project together. [..]