Jess Scott

How to manage bookkeeping updates

Being a bookkeeper requires many different skills. From the obvious passion for numbers to the everyday business requirements like dealing with clients, meeting deadlines and rescuing books from the dark ages - not to mention marketing your business and doing your own business administration and management. But one of the most critical things a bookkeeper [..]

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

  By John Dyke Not sure whether to hire in-house staff or work with freelancers? This article should help make the decision much simpler for you. Once you’ve decided to expand your business by investing in talent, the next step is to figure out whether you tap into the outsource or freelance workforce, or whether [..]

4 essential steps to follow before hiring staff

  By John Dyke The journey from sole trader to small business employer includes one of the steepest learning curves for entrepreneurs. Here’s what you need to think about as you approach the problem of hiring staff. Knowing when your small business is ready to hire staff is one thing, knowing if you’re able to [..]

Starting your own bookkeeping business – The first steps

Some of you may recognise our interview subject for today. Michael Westerberg was once the recruitment manager here at First Class Accounts, working as part of our Head Office team. Michael helped people start their business journey. He helped answer their questions and guide them on those nerve-wracking first steps to business ownership. Michael loved [..]

Having your own business, without being on your own.

Starting your own business can be a daunting prospect. When Trevor Tillack decided it was time to branch out and become his own boss he realised he had two options. 1. Go it alone or 2. Join a franchise and get some support. Thankfully, for his clients at First Class Accounts Woolloongabba, Trevor chose to [..]

A small business that focuses on creating a meaningful life.

Most people, when they think of starting up a ‘lifestyle business’, think of only working a few hours a day, stopping for a surf when the waves are calling, and never having to compromise your own leisure time. However, is there more to it than that? Could starting up a lifestyle business, actually mean following [..]