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Why this accounting practice owner thinks outsourcing bookkeepers is better

Why this accounting practice owner thinks outsourcing bookkeepers is better

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As accountancy firms grapple with the value of bringing bookkeeping...
Top 3 bookkeeper tips to build strong accounting referral partnerships

Top 3 bookkeeper tips to build strong accounting referral partnerships

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Driven to support our bookkeepers with the latest business growth...
First Class Accounts Anthem

First Class Accounts Anthem

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Check out our anthem the team and franchisees created.....Give us...
How to get small business finance with no mucking around

How to get small business finance with no mucking around

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Prospa and First Class Accounts set out on a mission...
Want to scrap signing contracts on paper without paying a fortune for a good digital solution?

Want to scrap signing contracts on paper without paying a fortune for a good digital solution?

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First Class Accounts with Annature to take signing contracts into...
Managing client expectation and getting paid what you’re worth

Managing client expectation and getting paid what you’re worth

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First Class Accounts partners with Practice Ignition to help bookkeepers...
How to build a 7-staff, 135-client strong bookkeeping business

How to build a 7-staff, 135-client strong bookkeeping business

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Why Renae Pitargue, owner of one of our largest franchises...
5 steps to being your own boss

5 steps to being your own boss

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For 20 years we’ve helped people start their small businesses...
Want to know how to never have to fill in an expense claim ever again?

Want to know how to never have to fill in an expense claim ever again?

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DiviPay and First Class Accounts partner on a mission to...
How we’re reducing costly bookkeeping rework with our XBert partnership

How we’re reducing costly bookkeeping rework with our XBert partnership

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With innovative AI technology for audit and workflow management, XBert...
Why even this experienced small business owner saw the value of our franchise.

Why even this experienced small business owner saw the value of our franchise.

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One year in as owner of First Class Accounts Balgownie,...
How to speed up invoice approvals and better protect your business

How to speed up invoice approvals and better protect your business

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First Class Accounts partners with ApprovalMax an innovative new digital...
EOFY New Beginnings Series: Why this bookkeeper changed his small business to a franchise

EOFY New Beginnings Series: Why this bookkeeper changed his small business to a franchise

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Going it alone in small business is tough. There is...
Things you can do to minimise tax in 2020/2021.

Things you can do to minimise tax in 2020/2021.

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By Robyn Graham, First Class Accounts Fraser Coast and First...
EOFY New Beginnings Series: How to avoid the start-up heartache of going it alone.

EOFY New Beginnings Series: How to avoid the start-up heartache of going it alone.

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When Trevor Tillack decided it was time to branch out...
EOFY New Beginnings Series: Finding work and life balance in starting your own business.

EOFY New Beginnings Series: Finding work and life balance in starting your own business.

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When you set out to follow your dreams, you don’t...
EOFY New Beginnings Series: How to make your travelling dreams and work at the same time.

EOFY New Beginnings Series: How to make your travelling dreams and work at the same time.

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This month, owner and operator of First Class Accounts Vermont,...
What small businesses need to know before end of financial year 2021, including about the Federal budget concessions.

What small businesses need to know before end of financial year 2021, including about the Federal budget concessions.

Bookkeeping Home Page
By Milton Young, First Class Accounts Tullamarine, Franchisee of the...
Franchise or going solo, what are the pros and cons?

Franchise or going solo, what are the pros and cons?

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When deciding to start your own business, making the choice...

What is bookkeeping

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Bookkeeping involves the process of recording, analysing and interpreting the...
Difference between Bookkeepers and Accountants

Difference between Bookkeepers and Accountants

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There is often a misconception that bookkeeping and accounting are...
Real insights on how these franchisees made the COVID-19 year work for them

Real insights on how these franchisees made the COVID-19 year work for them

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Starting and running your own business can be tough, even...
Why supporting people is our number one priority.

Why supporting people is our number one priority.

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The Oxford English dictionary defines Support as "to give or...
Marketing during Covid

Marketing during Covid

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In a world decimated by a pandemic and a global...
We’re one of the Top 10 Leading Franchises in Australia!

We’re one of the Top 10 Leading Franchises in Australia!

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There is nothing like scrolling through LinkedIn and seeing your...
Six cyber security tips for small businesses

Six cyber security tips for small businesses

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Australia’s cyber security strategy 2020, just released by the Home...
The importance of cash flow and how you can manage it post COVID-19

The importance of cash flow and how you can manage it post COVID-19

FCA Blog
Cash flow is the lifeblood of a small business, and...
Adapting to new ways of learning to follow your business ownership dream

Adapting to new ways of learning to follow your business ownership dream

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When you set out to follow your dreams, you don't...
3 steps to help your business recover from COVID-19 setbacks

3 steps to help your business recover from COVID-19 setbacks

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Businesses the world over have been devastated by the global...
Running a new business through a global shutdown

Running a new business through a global shutdown

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Perth Bookkeeper Darren Law started his business almost one year...
Starting a franchise business in unprecedented times

Starting a franchise business in unprecedented times

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Starting your business during an unprecedented pandemic and subsequent global...
Two key things you need to survive working from home during a global pandemic

Two key things you need to survive working from home during a global pandemic

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While some blogs focus on how to set-up a home...
First Class Accounts COVID-19 response

First Class Accounts COVID-19 response

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For information regarding what you should be doing to respond...
What to read, listen & follow to help your business in 2020

What to read, listen & follow to help your business in 2020

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Whilst we navigate the tricky waters of 2020, some people...
Starting a business venture in 2020? Here’s 10 tips for sole traders

Starting a business venture in 2020? Here’s 10 tips for sole traders

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New year - New business venture..? Then here's what you...
Four easy New Year’s resolutions for business management

Four easy New Year’s resolutions for business management

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Instead of signing yourself up for guilt, why not spend...
Celebrating our community at Conference

Celebrating our community at Conference

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First Class Accounts likes to do things differently, instead of...
2019 FCFG Award Winners

2019 FCFG Award Winners

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This year, our annual conference was held at the Marriott...
Building or buying a franchise business? Start here first

Building or buying a franchise business? Start here first

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We originally wrote this feature article for MYOB. You can...
4 practical ways to achieve sustainable business growth

4 practical ways to achieve sustainable business growth

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No matter what industry you’re in or how big your...
How to manage bookkeeping updates

How to manage bookkeeping updates

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Being a bookkeeper requires many different skills. From the obvious...
Freelance or full-time? 3 questions to help your hiring decisions

Freelance or full-time? 3 questions to help your hiring decisions

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  By John Dyke Not sure whether to hire in-house...
4 essential steps to follow before hiring staff

4 essential steps to follow before hiring staff

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  By John Dyke The journey from sole trader to...
Starting your own bookkeeping business – The first steps

Starting your own bookkeeping business – The first steps

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Some of you may recognise our interview subject for today....
A small business that focuses on creating a meaningful life.

A small business that focuses on creating a meaningful life.

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Most people, when they think of starting up a ‘lifestyle...
Single Touch Payroll

Single Touch Payroll

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Are you aware of the ATO's introduction of Single Touch...
What skills do you need to run your own bookkeeping business?

What skills do you need to run your own bookkeeping business?

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What makes a good bookkeeper? Australia is experiencing a small...
Celebrating the potential of the New Year

Celebrating the potential of the New Year

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A shiny fresh new year is once again upon us....
Will 2019 be the best year of your life…?

Will 2019 be the best year of your life…?

FCA Blog
This is the time of year we traditionally take stock...
Tuning off and taking a break this holiday period

Tuning off and taking a break this holiday period

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Owning a small business is hard work. There is always...
Bookkeepers: why we need them

Bookkeepers: why we need them

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If you’re bookkeeping curious, then you're certainly in the right...
Securing your future

Securing your future

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Working for a big company can often feel like living...
The Business of Bookkeeping – Podcast 10

The Business of Bookkeeping – Podcast 10

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ROBERT GERRISH: (00:31) Today I am delighted to be speaking...
How to grow your bookkeeping business.

How to grow your bookkeeping business.

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Growing your business can seem a bit like the chicken...
Meet the Franchisee conquering the bookkeeping world from New York to Bronte!

Meet the Franchisee conquering the bookkeeping world from New York to Bronte!

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Growing your business and working on the road Maria Jowett-Horth...
The business of being successful

The business of being successful

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This month, we're sitting down with our new Recruitment Manager,...
The Business of Bookkeeping – Podcast 8

The Business of Bookkeeping – Podcast 8

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ROBERT GERRISH: (00:33) Now my guest today is Darren Butterick....
The Business of Bookkeeping – Podcast 7

The Business of Bookkeeping – Podcast 7

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ROBERT GERRISH: (00:33) Now today, I'm delighted to be speaking...
Networking beyond the bottom line.

Networking beyond the bottom line.

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When it comes to marketing, attending networking events is often...
The Business of Bookkeeping – Podcast 5

The Business of Bookkeeping – Podcast 5

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ROBERT GERRISH: (00:33) Now today I'm delighted to be speaking...
Supporting you in every year of business.

Supporting you in every year of business.

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Businesses have their ups and downs. From Qantas to your...
The Business of Bookkeeping – Podcast 4

The Business of Bookkeeping – Podcast 4

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ROBERT GERRISH: (00:32) Now I'm delighted to be speaking with...
The Business of Bookkeeping – Podcast 3

The Business of Bookkeeping – Podcast 3

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ROBERT GERRISH: (00:33) Now today I'm delighted to be speaking...
Taking the leap and reaping the rewards: What it’s really like to start your own business.

Taking the leap and reaping the rewards: What it’s really like to start your own business.

FCA Blog
It’s easy to get carried away with the tide and...
The Business of Bookkeeping – Podcast 2

The Business of Bookkeeping – Podcast 2

FCA Blog
ROBERT GERRISH: [00:35] Now I'm delighted to be speaking with...
Working with our partners to achieve our business goals

Working with our partners to achieve our business goals

FCA Blog
  Being part of the First Class Accounts network has...
3 cloud accounting benefits for small business

3 cloud accounting benefits for small business

FCA Blog
  For some small business owners, the concept of cloud...
How to overcome self-doubt and run a successful small business

How to overcome self-doubt and run a successful small business

FCA Blog
Starting a small business is a big decision because its...
Small business success stories | Paivi Dickie — how hiring a bookkeeper helped me triple my turn over

Small business success stories | Paivi Dickie — how hiring a bookkeeper helped me triple my turn over

FCA Blog
  On 1 July 2017, independent real estate agent Paivi...
Happy retirement Vivienne Howard! Farewell and have fun from everyone at FCA

Happy retirement Vivienne Howard! Farewell and have fun from everyone at FCA

FCA Blog
  Vivienne Howard joined First Class Accounts back in 2001....
The Business of Bookkeeping – Podcast 1

The Business of Bookkeeping – Podcast 1

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Welcome to the first issue of our brand new podcast...
How we turned this father and daughter’s business dream into a reality

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

FCA Blog
Father and daughter Eamon Rogers and Niamh Campbell dreamt of...
Small business success stories | Paula O’ Sullivan: how hiring a bookkeeper gave me the gift of time

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

FCA Blog
  In 2012, Paula O’Sullivan wanted to swap her high-stress...
How to run a small business and still have a life

How to run a small business and still have a life

FCA Blog
  Many people dream of running their own business because...
Use These 4 Types of Software to Run a Better Business

Use These 4 Types of Software to Run a Better Business

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By Trent Mclaren, Practice Ignition. Most of us feel like...
Hat’s off to Hank Middleton — a superstar franchisee we’d like to celebrate

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

FCA Blog
Hank Middleton decided to join First Class Accounts (FCA) in...
Small business stories | Graham Porter: how hiring a bookkeeper gives me a 360 degree view of my business

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

FCA Blog
Graham Porter started his own marketing technology company in 2000...
New year, new business? What you need to know

New year, new business? What you need to know

FCA Blog
The new year can be the perfect catalyst for people...
5 ways to improve your business cash flow

5 ways to improve your business cash flow

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We all know that cash is King. No matter how...
From career cul-de-sac to soaring success, how we helped Mark Cassettari achieve his small business dream.

From career cul-de-sac to soaring success, how we helped Mark Cassettari achieve his small business dream.

FCA Blog
Mark Cassettari has worn many professional hats during his career....
Small business success stories | Philippe Leban: why an FCA bookkeeper is an essential ingredient for a successful restaurant.

Small business success stories | Philippe Leban: why an FCA bookkeeper is an essential ingredient for a successful restaurant.

FCA Blog
After 25 years of working as a chef in world...
Small business tips for stress free holidays

Small business tips for stress free holidays

FCA Blog
  Many people will take a break for Christmas and...
Small business success stories | Pat Williamson: how hiring an FCA bookkeeper helped me build a stronger business

Small business success stories | Pat Williamson: how hiring an FCA bookkeeper helped me build a stronger business

FCA Blog
  For many small businesses, the decision to hire a...
How to keep motivated for business success

How to keep motivated for business success

FCA Blog
  If you’re running a business you’ll know it’s lonely...
Secret Life of Bookkeepers | Kelly Wallace: how caring for rescue animals makes running my business less stressful

Secret Life of Bookkeepers | Kelly Wallace: how caring for rescue animals makes running my business less stressful

FCA Blog
  Small business owner Kelly Wallace has been on quite...
Novated Leasing: Frequently Asked Questions

Novated Leasing: Frequently Asked Questions

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Novated leasing has been booming in popularity. A three-way salary...
How we helped the Youngs turn bad luck into business success

How we helped the Youngs turn bad luck into business success

FCA Blog
  Back in 2015, a streak of bad luck forced...
Secret life of bookkeepers | Jeff Philips: the mountaineer with a head for numbers

Secret life of bookkeepers | Jeff Philips: the mountaineer with a head for numbers

FCA Blog
  Jeff Phillips isn’t your typical bookkeeper. He’s trekked some...
How to find success in business failure

How to find success in business failure

FCA Blog
  While failure has become more socially acceptable and entrepreneurs...
Why it’s okay to say no to new business

Why it’s okay to say no to new business

FCA Blog
  ‘No’ isn’t a common word in a typical business...
Secret life of bookkeepers | John and Lorelle Dyke: how bird watching can help your business fly

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

FCA Blog
  After 10 years working 24/7 in their bookkeeping business,...
How To Refinance Your ATO Debt And Why It Matters More Than Ever

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

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Earlier this year the Federal Government announced its plans to...
Don Doolan – 2017 Franchisee of the Year

Don Doolan – 2017 Franchisee of the Year

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We at First Class Financial Group are pleased to announce...
From expats to bookkeepers, how the Reids found a new business adventure with us.

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

FCA Blog
After 12 years working overseas in Eastern Europe, Central Asia,...
Secret life of bookkeepers | Matt Jeavons: how my high-octane hobby helps me win business

Secret life of bookkeepers | Matt Jeavons: how my high-octane hobby helps me win business

FCA Blog
  With a stint in the Air Force and a...
How to get your business into peak shape this financial year

How to get your business into peak shape this financial year

FCA Blog
  A lot of business owners will set new financial...
Secret Life of Bookkeepers | Leanne Noske: why quilting makes good business sense

Secret Life of Bookkeepers | Leanne Noske: why quilting makes good business sense

FCA Blog
  How can the hobby of turning tiny pieces of...
The causes and cures of small business stress

The causes and cures of small business stress

FCA Blog
  Starting and running a small business isn’t for the...
To fix or not to fix? That is the question… Or is there another way?

To fix or not to fix? That is the question… Or is there another way?

Financial Management
“Mortgage”. It’s origins are Latin and literally mean a “death...
From shaky start to soaring success, how Don achieved his business dream with our help.

From shaky start to soaring success, how Don achieved his business dream with our help.

FCA Blog
Don had no bookkeeping experience when he became a First...
Secret life of bookkeepers | Jules Hardie: a fitness fanatic who lives on a tropical island

Secret life of bookkeepers | Jules Hardie: a fitness fanatic who lives on a tropical island

FCA Blog
Anyone who thinks bookkeeping is boring needs to meet Jules...
How to run a bookkeeping business on the road

How to run a bookkeeping business on the road

FCA Blog
Ever wanted to travel around the country but keep your...
Secret life of bookkeepers | How rivers, trains & travel help me run my business

Secret life of bookkeepers | How rivers, trains & travel help me run my business

FCA Blog
There’s more to any of us than meets the eye...
Social media vs face-to-face networking: what wins clients?

Social media vs face-to-face networking: what wins clients?

FCA Blog
Social media may allow you to ‘meet’ hundreds of potential...
How we helped Garry and Isabel pack up their old life for a new business adventure

How we helped Garry and Isabel pack up their old life for a new business adventure

FCA Blog
After ten years working in the not-for-profit sector, Garry and...
The Clock is Ticking

The Clock is Ticking

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According to the latest budget, the government has extended the...
Deb Stanton talks to MYOB about why bookkeepers will always be relevant to business

Deb Stanton talks to MYOB about why bookkeepers will always be relevant to business

FCA Blog
Digital disruption and software automation has made it much quicker...
Fresh Start: How Mark Treloar Traded Government for His Own Business

Fresh Start: How Mark Treloar Traded Government for His Own Business

FCA Blog
After 25 years working on community projects in a range...
Why Our Franchisee Of The Year Has Kept Choosing First Class Accounts, Again and Again

Why Our Franchisee Of The Year Has Kept Choosing First Class Accounts, Again and Again

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Is it possible to run your own successful business, set...
3 Ways Dressing for Success Can Benefit Your Business

3 Ways Dressing for Success Can Benefit Your Business

FCA Blog
Looks may not be everything, but they can have a...
8 Unexpected Things You Should Know Before Hiring

8 Unexpected Things You Should Know Before Hiring

FCA Blog
The moment you realise it’s time to hire your first...
5 of the Biggest Risks to Your Financial Success

5 of the Biggest Risks to Your Financial Success

FCA Blog
You might think the biggest risk to your financial success...
How to keep your Productivity and Time Management on track in 2017

How to keep your Productivity and Time Management on track in 2017

FCA Blog
  Most people come back to work in January, a...
5 New Year’s Resolutions to Smash Your Business Goals In 2017

5 New Year’s Resolutions to Smash Your Business Goals In 2017

FCA Blog
  Every January we set ambitious resolutions to eat healthier...

2017 genius… or crazy… time saving tech trends – FIRST CLASS FAVES

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Remember when getting your garage door to open automatically was...
A chat with Irene Latoa from First Class Accounts North Wollongong

A chat with Irene Latoa from First Class Accounts North Wollongong

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When Irene Latoa made the leap from corporate high flyer...
Office Trends – First Class Faves

Office Trends – First Class Faves

FCA Blog First Class Faves
As we say goodbye to 2016, it’s time to focus...
Beating Stress in the Workplace – First Class Faves

Beating Stress in the Workplace – First Class Faves

FCA Blog First Class Faves
As the year winds down, we’re looking at ways to...
Animals at work

Animals at work

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Here at First Class Accounts, we’re small business owners. Most...

Why saying NO can benefit your business

FCA Blog
Business burnout can strike even the most confident, organised professional...
How to Use Competition to Dramatically Re-Think Your Business

How to Use Competition to Dramatically Re-Think Your Business

FCA Blog
“It’s just business.” How many times have you heard this...
How YouTube Can Expand Your Business Knowledge – First Class Faves

How YouTube Can Expand Your Business Knowledge – First Class Faves

FCA Blog First Class Faves
This month we’re exploring informative resources for small businesses. We’ve...
Podcasts for Small Business Owners

Podcasts for Small Business Owners

FCA Blog
If orange is the new black, then podcasts are the...
New Hall of Fame Inductees

New Hall of Fame Inductees

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Launched in September 2015, the First Class Accounts Hall of...
Supporting our franchisees through training, culture, and guidance.

Supporting our franchisees through training, culture, and guidance.

FCA Blog
  Making the decision to branch out on your own...
How Technology is Changing Our World – First Class Faves

How Technology is Changing Our World – First Class Faves

FCA Blog First Class Faves
This month, we’re inspired by technology. It’s changing the way...
The Future of Bookkeeping

The Future of Bookkeeping

FCA Blog
    “The secret of change is to focus all...

Chelsea Sanginiti wins 2016 Franchisee of the Year

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First Class Financial Group is pleased to announce Chelsea Sanginiti...

Networking – First Class Faves

FCA Blog First Class Faves
This month, we’re inspired by the age-old truism, ‘It’s not...

6 really simple tips for using Meetup as part of your business strategy

FCA Blog
Networking has always been one of the most important tools...

The 10 best sales quotes to build your sales strategy on

FCA Blog
For any business, one of the most important elements on...

Books & Magazines – First Class Faves

FCA Blog First Class Faves
It’s the start of a new year (financially speaking), and...

Baby boomer’s next steps

FCA Blog Franchising
Pictured: Clive Barrett, Executive Chairman First Class Accounts and Peter...

You’re never alone when everyone’s Yammering at you!

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One of First Class Accounts greatest strengths is the power...

In print: Books and magazines your business can’t do without

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Sometimes, it’s easy to feel like the world has gone...

Bookkeepers are not just data entry

FCA Blog
Bookkeepers are not just data entry people... they can be...

Top Tips for EOFY – First Class Faves

FCA Blog First Class Faves
Welcome to the June edition of First Class Faves. With...

Payroll reminders for the end of the financial year

FCA Blog
It’s always a great feeling when your small business grows...

Accountants and Bookkeepers Working Together

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I had an interesting discussion with a local GP this...

Mobile Apps for Your Business – First Class Faves

FCA Blog First Class Faves
Welcome to the May edition of First Class Faves. Mobile...

Does my Business Need an App?

FCA Blog
One of the keys to making your small business more...

Make the Most of Marketing – First Class Faves

FCA Blog First Class Faves
Welcome to the April edition of First Class Faves. This...

The Ultimate Guide to Local Marketing That Won’t Cost the Earth

FCA Blog Sales & Marketing
Marketing can be daunting, it’s true. Mostly that’s because we...

Embrace software to help your business – First Class Faves

FCA Blog First Class Faves
Welcome to the inaugural edition of First Class Faves! Each...

Streamline with Software – How online apps can help you with your business

FCA Blog
What do we want to achieve when we go into...

How hiring a professional organiser can be the catalyst for a better life

FCA Blog
The holiday pandemonium is finally over and we’re settling back...

What makes our Franchisee of the Year tick?

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Don Doolan, First Class Accounts Asquith was announced as our...

Money won’t buy you happiness, but here are 4 ways it can buy you time

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I was recently asked a question by a client if...

What ever happened to common courtesy & customer service?

Customer Service Home Page Small Business
Nobody can argue, customer service, particularly for service related industries,...

How I answer the question “Why?”

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Why? Three tiny letters, one small word and one HUGE...

How to fix your cash crunch

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I thought I would lead with a conversation that everyone...

Don Doolan – 2015 Franchisee of the Year

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First Class Accounts is pleased to announce that Donald Doolan...

Good things come in threes!

Franchising Home Page Latest News
First Class Financial Group has had tremendous success at the...

Another state winner for First Class Accounts

FCA Blog Franchising Latest News
First Class Financial Group is pleased to announce that another...

First Class Clients – Dr Cyril Fernandez Case Study

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When you're an outsourced bookkeeper, you benefit from getting to...

FCFG cleans up at the Seek Commercial QLD/NT Excellence in Franchising Awards for 2015

Franchising Latest News
First Class Financial Group is pleased to announce that two...

First Class Finalists at the 2015 Franchise Council of Australia Awards

Franchising Latest News
First Class Accounts is proud to announce that 6 of our...

Cloud Accounting – What is this thing called the cloud?

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Accounting software shouldn’t be a chore to use Small business...

Take advantage of the Federal Budget $20,000 tax write-off

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you'd be well...

Hayley Lewis on Growing a Business

FCA Blog Small Business
When Hayley started her first small business, she automatically assumed...

Marketing – Separating Services from Goods

FCA Blog Sales & Marketing
This week I was reminded that services marketing can be...

Common Mistake #7 – Cashflow, the lifeblood of business.

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If cashflow is not monitored, planned, and predicted, the business...

Why networking is great for your business . . .

Networking Sales & Marketing Small Business
Many business owners know they ‘should’ be out networking, attending...

Common Mistake #6 – Invoicing as an after-thought

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Too busy to invoice or send statements? Do you issue...

Is a lack of confidence holding your business back?

Bookkeeping Small Business
Confidence plays a vital role in every business Confidence that...

Common Mistake #5 – Battling BAS

Bookkeeping Common Bookkeeping Mistakes FCA Blog Financial Management Small Business
Is the dread of BAS time a recurring nightmare for...

Common Mistake #4 – Discovering runaway expenses have eaten up the bottom line

Common Bookkeeping Mistakes FCA Blog Small Business
Tracking DisbursementsDo you have a system to track receipts for...

Common Mistake #3 – Only checking cash-flow in times of crisis

Common Bookkeeping Mistakes FCA Blog
Life is full of surprises! Do you have up-to-date visibility...

Common Mistake #2 – Software You Don’t Understand

Common Bookkeeping Mistakes FCA Blog Software
Are you using the accounting system best suited to your...

Hayley Lewis on Marketing & Community Involvement

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For Hayley Lewis, engaging her local community is always a...

Common Mistake #1 – DIY Bookkeeping

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DIY bookkeeping can be hazardous to your business (and your...

12 Common Management Mistakes in Bookkeeping

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Most small businesses develop from an idea or vision by...

Hayley Lewis on Setting Goals

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Setting goals was fundamental to Hayley's success as a champion...

Great Solution for Share Portfolio Management

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I recently picked up a new client with multiple share...

Hayley Lewis on Bookkeeping

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At First Class Accounts we live and breathe bookkeeping, but...

Hayley Lewis on how she started her first small business

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In mid 2014, Former Olympian and television host, Hayley Lewis...

Bank feeds?

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The 2014 First Class Accounts Business Barometer has revealed that...

Critical Non-Essentials – Why they ARE essential to your business!

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So what are critical non-essentials? It is all those little...

Why increasing your conversion rate could massively increase your profits…

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The one number in your business that can have one...

Did you know you can use your P&L to help you get new customers?

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Every business owner is always looking for more customers, but...

When busy isn’t good in business . . .

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How many business owners do you know that are forever...

Stuart Jaeschke wins 2014 Franchisee of the Year

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Hayley Lewis joins First Class Accounts

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First Class Accounts is pleased to announce Hayley Lewis as...

Make working from home work for you

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How to treat reimbursements for tax purposes

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Joe Piovesan, the CEO of First Class Accounts continues to...

Claiming a car for business purposes

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Joe Piovesan, the CEO of First Class Accounts recently featured...

New credit card reporting laws – be prepared

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Last month saw the introduction of new credit card reporting...

Detox your financial management

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With many businesses back in the swing of things after...

Get on my cloud

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As cloud accounting becomes more and more popular, we're frequently...

2013 Franchisee of the Year

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2013 saw our first ever two-time Franchisee of the Year...

What key trends are shaping the future of the accounting industry?

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How is your business being impacted by technology? Have you...

October deadline around the corner

Bookkeeping
For most businesses, October 31 isn't just about trick or...

Don’t get penalised for bookkeeping deadlines

Taxation and Record Keeping
Results from our very first Small Business Barometer showed around...

EOFY Tips

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With the end of the financial year just around the...

Client retention revealed as biggest barrier to small business growth

Small Business
Research findings released this week reveal that loss of clientele...

What you need to know about financial management systems

Financial Management
With the end of the financial year looming, many business...

Serge Crismale to feature in “Your Business on Xero Event Series”

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First Class Accounts is extremely proud that Serge Crismale of...

Serge Crismale to feature in “Your Business on Xero Event Series”

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How to Choose a Bookkeeper

Bookkeeping
A few weeks ago, the Institute of Public Accountants revealed...

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Cash flow is essential to the operation of any company...

Common Mistakes in Bookkeeping – Part 2

Bookkeeping
Last edition we covered the first six mistakes in bookkeeping...

Common Mistakes in Bookkeeping – Part 1

Bookkeeping
Bookkeeping: A nuisance or necessity? The New Year is upon...

New name for 2013 release of Quicken software

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Our well-known personal finance software range now has a new...

First Class Capital – Powering your cash flow… to generate more sales!

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First Class Financial Group is proud to announce the launch...

Save money – Connect your Business

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Making your business as profitable and secure as possible should...

What does SBR™ really mean for bookkeepers?

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By Gerald Chait, Group General Manager – Marketing, Reckon Limited...

Serge Crismale wins 2012 Franchisee of the Year

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Congratulations to Serge Crismale of First Class Accounts Picton who...

Serge Crismale wins 2012 Franchisee of the Year

Franchising
Congratulations to Serge Crismale of First Class Accounts Picton who...

First Class Field Support

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Congratulations to Debbie Stanton, who has been named the 2012...

First Class Field Support

Franchising
Congratulations to Debbie Stanton, who has been named the 2012...

What to consider when choosing accounting software

Software
If you are using pencil and paper, or even a...

Is it time to panic about the Carbon Tax yet?

Financial Management
With the launch of the Carbon Tax you need to...

Help for small Business owners from 1st July 2012

Taxation and Record Keeping
Not everyone has heard about the two exciting changes hidden...

Things you can do to minimise tax in 2011/2012

Taxation and Record Keeping
At First Class Accounts, our slogan is 'more than just...

Does franchising hold the answers for you?

Franchising
Most people who inquire about franchise business opportunities are in...

First Class Accounts launches ‘Xero Champions’ initiative

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First Class Accounts is proud to partner with Xero to...

Anne King wins 2011 Franchisee of the Year

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Congratulations to Ann King of First Class Accounts – Beecroft...

First Class Capital

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Congratulations to Debbie Stanton, who has been named the 2012...