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Four easy New Year’s resolutions for business management

Instead of signing yourself up for guilt, why not spend this January getting to know yourself and work towards making business management changes that will have a lasting, positive impact? Are you already jaded by the thought of another January spent making resolutions for your business that you know you won’t keep?   Maybe you [..]

5 steps to being your own boss

By Richard Oster   The New Year has an infectious energy. The thought of clean slates, the promise of change and a chance to follow your heart & make this year THE year. But when it comes to harnessing that New Year power and turning your dreams into reality, it can be a bit overwhelming, and [..]

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 [..]