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The 6 Biggest Business Trends to Look for in 2022

By Kylie Holbeck Jan 10, 2022

The world of business is ever changing, and the year 2022 is unlikely to be an exception to this rule. Business owners should always be aware of new trends on the horizon and the  challenges or opportunities that may come with them. Let’s make sure that you’re prepared by diving into the biggest business trends…

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Should my Trade Business Have a Gmail Email Address

By Shane Holbeck Dec 22, 2021

Is using a Gmail address professional when you’re setting up a trade business? You may be wondering this as you are preparing the communication channels and social media profiles. You’ll want to look as professional as possible while trying to keep domain costs low and many people aren’t sure if Gmail is a good fit.…

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9 Tips to Make Your Plumbing Business Successful

By Shane Holbeck Dec 13, 2021

Starting your own business is a huge achievement in the professional world, and those who are experts in the field of plumbing are no exception to this. However, if you are trying to create a business that will be extremely successful, there are quite a few things that you will need to know and do…

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Is ServiceM8 Cloud Based?

By Shane Holbeck Dec 6, 2021

ServiceM8 is an app used to help small business owners help manage and organize their businesses. Since there is very important information on the app, users want to ensure that their information will be safe. Cloud-based privacy has been deemed to be the most secure, so Service M8 users are concerned whether or not the…

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Is Plumbing a Good Business To Start in Australia?

By Shane Holbeck Nov 29, 2021

Whether you have worked under another plumbing company or just want to get started being a plumber with your own business, you must consider the needs in your area to decide if plumbing would be a good business to start! For instance, is plumbing a good business to start in Australia? Let’s consider all of…

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How to Delegate Effectively as You Scale Your Small Business

By Kylie Holbeck Nov 22, 2021

During the earliest days of running your small business, you might find that you’re able to handle most, or even all, of the tasks yourself. However, as your business grows, the demands on you as a business owner increase and you need to stop juggling before you drop the ball. It’s time to entrust a…

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Best Invoicing App for Australian Tradesmen

By Shane Holbeck Nov 15, 2021

Australian tradesmen need an invoicing app that will help them charge people and do their jobs efficiently. So, what are the best invoicing apps for Australian tradesmen? Tradify Tradify is one of the best invoicing apps for Australian tradesmen because it allows them to create invoices easily. It also allows them to: Schedule workers Create…

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7 Things That Every Small Business Owner Should Be Doing

By Kylie Holbeck Nov 8, 2021

When you’re running a small business, it’s easy to get so preoccupied by day-to-day activities and forget to step back and see the bigger picture. However, it’s important to pause and take a good look at how your business is really faring. It’s also necessary to make sure that you’re looking after yourself, so that…

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How to Develop a Successful Business Strategy

By Kylie Holbeck Nov 1, 2021

Whilst there is, unfortunately, no single “secret sauce” for a successful business, great companies are seldom built without a solid strategy in place. A strong business strategy is a key ingredient for success, and it’s often what differentiates the winners and losers in any given industry.  A strategy is a long-term business plan that encompasses…

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7 Telltale Signs that It’s Time to Pivot Your Business

By Kylie Holbeck Oct 26, 2021

The covid-19 pandemic has caused dramatic market shifts and forever changed the way that we do business. As a consequence, the word “pivot” seems to be floating around the internet rather a lot lately, but is it just another buzzword or is it something you seriously need to think about? What is a Business Pivot?…

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5 Common Startup Mistakes that New Entrepreneurs Make

By Kylie Holbeck Oct 19, 2021

No new business owner gets everything right, but it is important to be aware of the biggest mistakes so that you can avoid them and start off on the right note. By remaining financially conservative whilst valuing your products or services appropriately you can help to boost profit margins.

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Is Xero the best accounting software for small business

By Shane Holbeck Apr 16, 2020

Xero is the best accounting software for small business. As well as the traditional functionality, Xero also has what I would consider modern functionality.

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Is Xero the best accounting software for start-up businesses

By Shane Holbeck Apr 14, 2020

Xero accounting software allows streamlining of accounting in a way that is tailor-made for start-up businesses. Xero accounting software streamlines processes such as creating and sending invoices, inventory management, and payroll, among other critical accounting tasks.

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Superannuation for junior employees

By Shane Holbeck Apr 10, 2020

**** Update to post – In the 2021 Federal Budget delivered on 11/05/2021, it was announced that the government intended to remove the $450 per month super guarantee eligibility threshold from the 01/07/2022.  If passed as law, this may affect superannuation guarantee paid to some junior employees currently earning below $450 per month or working…

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Should you be doing the bookkeeping for your business

By Shane Holbeck Apr 7, 2020

Deciding if you should be doing the bookkeeping for your business will come down to whether you have experience, training and if your time is best spent doing other activities in the business. Learn if this is the best option as well as explore alternate solutions.

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Uber 4 business on Xero Connect

Xero Connect platform adds Uber for Business

By Shane Holbeck Mar 10, 2020

Earlier this month Xero announced that the Uber for Business integration was live on the Xero Connect platform. Uber now joins other service providers such as BP, Caltex and Reece onto the platform. The platform allows Xero to receive invoices directly into Xero from suppliers. Uber for Business allows businesses to receive a single monthly…

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