Jess Scott

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

Cash flow is the lifeblood of a small business, and in light of our current global economic crisis, cash flow management is even more critical than ever before. International services company Deloitte recently compiled a report titled “COVID-19: Managing supply chain risk and disruption”. One of the key recommendations for businesses was to focus on [..]

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

When you set out to follow your dreams, you don't expect a global pandemic and economic shutdown to follow along for the ride! But Krystal Brown, a soon-to-be graduate of First Class Accounts Franchise Training, experienced just that. But despite the potential setbacks, Krystal has discovered that starting a business in uncertain times, means she [..]

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

Businesses the world over have been devastated by the global economic shutdown. Everyone from corporate giants to small, family-owned companies have all taken a hit as the world bands together to keep each other safe. In Australia, now that we have flattened the curve, our governments are looking to open the country back up. But [..]

Running a new business through a global shutdown

Perth Bookkeeper Darren Law started his business almost one year ago. We Zoomed in to find out what it's like to whether a global pandemic when you're in a new business. FCA: What made you want to start your own business? Darren Law: I've worked in small business for over 20 years, to be honest, [..]

Starting a franchise business in unprecedented times

Starting your business during an unprecedented pandemic and subsequent global economic shutdown can’t be easy. But family, friends and a supportive franchise unit, means John Boreham is getting through OK. John sat down with us (via phone) to run us through the last few weeks. FCA: Hi John, thanks so much for your time! So [..]

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

While some blogs focus on how to set-up a home office or what time management tool to use to increase productivity, the need to carry on like it is business-as-usual can be counter-productive in this unprecedented time. As many of our bookkeepers do work from home, we can assure you, working in a time of [..]