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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 [..]

Will 2019 be the best year of your life…?

This is the time of year we traditionally take stock and reflect on the year that has been. The New Year is also a perfect time to act on those dreams of being your own boss, owning your own business, choosing your own work schedule, and answering only to yourself. So what does it actually [..]

Tuning off and taking a break this holiday period

Owning a small business is hard work. There is always a hefty to-do list, and even after you’ve finished your daily tasks, you still need to put on your business owner hat and start to plan ways to promote, strategise, increase profits etc. It can often feel like a Neverending Story - without the big [..]

Bookkeepers: why we need them

If you’re bookkeeping curious, then you're certainly in the right place. First Class Accounts has over 250 bookkeepers all around Australia, and their franchise network continues to grow. So what is it exactly that bookkeepers do? We chatted to Nerida Pokarier, whose clients' consider her essential to their businesses and asked, what does a bookkeeper [..]