Jess Scott

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 [..]

First Class Accounts COVID-19 response

For information regarding what you should be doing to respond to COVID-19 in your home or workplace, please refer to the government websites that are updated regularly. It’s essential to focus on reliable and trustworthy information. https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-resources  In these uncertain and unprecedented times, being a small business owner is very stressful. We’re so proud [..]

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

Whilst we navigate the tricky waters of 2020, some people might find themselves with more time to read, listen or explore their business information. Others might desire the distraction or need some ideas on evolving their business. Maybe you need some inspiration, some practical bits of advice, and exposure to some interesting theories that challenge you [..]

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

New year - New business venture..? Then here's what you need to know about getting started as a sole trader. Setting yourself up as a sole trader is a great way to get your business started. It's known for being the most straight forward business structure, but, you still have a few things you need [..]