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 [..]

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, [..]

2019 FCFG Award Winners

This year, our annual conference was held at the Marriott Resort & Spa in Surfers Paradise. Our conference is a fantastic celebration, not just recognising the hard work our franchisees put in, but it is also a celebration of the brand and community culture we have worked hard to establish. Our franchisees often refer to [..]