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 [..]

Securing your future

Working for a big company can often feel like living under a big security blanket. You’re safe and secure in your role, and your future is assured thanks to ongoing work in a large organisation. Until the redundancies start rolling out, and all of a sudden you feel like a sitting duck and your future is [..]

The Business of Bookkeeping – Podcast 10

ROBERT GERRISH: (00:31) Today I am delighted to be speaking with Sumi Sivalingam who joins us from Melbourne. Hello and welcome, Sumi. SUMI SIVALINGAM: (00:42) Hi, Robert. Good morning. ROBERT GERRISH: (00:43) Good morning. Look it's great to have you here. I remember you so strongly from various conferences and met you in at a [..]

How to grow your bookkeeping business.

Growing your business can seem a bit like the chicken or the egg scenario: What comes first, the clients, or the investment in your business so you could get more clients. Well, according to some of our most successful bookkeepers, who have grown their franchises into large businesses, it’s up to you to steer the [..]