FCA Blog

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 [..]

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

What makes a good bookkeeper? Australia is experiencing a small business boom. Statistics show that states like Victoria, are experiencing the fourth year of uninterrupted SME growth, with newly released figures showing more than 20,000 small businesses were created in the last year. Data also released last year indicates the Victorian small business sector is [..]

Why a career change is more appealing than retirement

For many of us, sailing away into retirement is actually not that appealing. So, what are you meant to do when you’re approaching retirement age, but you have no desire to stop working? Well, you don’t have to take up bingo & bowls straight away, there are options - and they are options that put [..]

Celebrating the potential of the New Year

A shiny fresh new year is once again upon us. There is something magical about this time of year. Be it the sunshine, the memories of long lazy summer holidays or the potential of the year ahead, January is indeed a month of buzzing energy. And it’s the perfect time to capitalise on all the [..]