FCA Blog

Hit the road with First Class Accounts’ Carol Girvan

This month, owner and operator of First Class Accounts Vermont, Carol Girvan, talks us through the highs and lows of running a bookkeeping firm while travelling the country. Having worked in financial services for 30 years, Carol Girvan has witnessed plenty of change in her time. Starting out in a payroll software company, where she [..]

Celebrating our community at Conference

First Class Accounts likes to do things differently, instead of creating a business that's all about the bottom line, they created a community, where people are the main focus. To bring together the 200 franchisees from all over Australia, First Class Accounts national office hosts a 4-day conference event. The conference location varies each year, [..]

Building or buying a franchise business? Start here first

We originally wrote this feature article for MYOB. You can view the original publication here Whether you’re considering buying into a franchise business or scaling your existing concept into a franchising model, there are several key things you should be aware of before committing to anything. When you decide to start your own business, there are [..]

4 practical ways to achieve sustainable business growth

No matter what industry you’re in or how big your operations are, guaranteeing sustainable business growth relies on a few key management practices, writes Ann King. Sustainable business growth is all about thriving in the face of economic or environmental turbulence. And that means making sure your business is in a healthy and profitable state [..]

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 [..]