Shop online this Christmas

Save time and shop online ….. The benefits of shopping on line certainly saves you time running around, it can save you dollars as it is much quicker searching the net for deals and it forces you to be organised! One Christmas all my son wanted was Spongebob...

Your end of year business plan

The countdown is on until the end of the year, so let’s make the next few weeks count! The key to making the most of the next few weeks is making an end of year business plan now. This will make sure you’re able to finish 2017 off strong. Here’s a six-point plan to...

Cull your Christmas Gift List

Be a happy little reindeer - cull your Christmas gift list. 2 years ago, I sent this message to friends and family that I had a tradition of exchanging Christmas gifts going back for a long, long time. Our kids were all getting older and you know those $10 or $20...

Beware of the ATOs Christmas Grinch

  There are tax-effective ways to spread the Christmas love and spirit, so don’t get caught out this year by the ATO’s Christmas Grinch. I thought I would share with you exactly what the rules are so you have plenty of time to plan things like your Christmas party and...

Just say no

I give you permission to say no in 2017 …. How many times have you said yes to something when you know you really should have said no? Well, I’m challenging you, encouraging you and giving permission to you to start saying no to the things you normally would say yes...

The man behind the scenes – Jason Gascoigne

This week Jason and I celebrated our 22nd Wedding Anniversary and in honour of this milestone and this remarkable man, I'm sharing a post written by Jason himself. In this open and honest testimonial, Jason shares his viewpoint on our journey together and how we made...

How to boost your business mojo

Are you still as in love with your business as you were on day one? If you’re not, how do you get back to that point? Chances are you were excited, enthusiastic and full of energy had just a touch of nerves when you started your business. I’ve been in business for 17...

The way you start will be the way you finish

Just before I started my own business, over 15 years ago, the boss I was leaving gave me this advice and I still use this concept as somewhat of a “litmus test” when making business decisions. It has served me well "the way you start will be the way you finish". Never...

How’s your team looking?

Oprah Winfrey once said, “Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher”. If Oprah said it, it must be true. Great people help to create great businesses. Over the years, I’ve learnt not to do things alone. Small business owners think it’s a...

Q&A: Amanda Gascoigne talks opportunities and threats

Amanda Gascoigne, founder and managing director of The Biz Buddy, a consultancy firm helping accountants run their business more efficiently, talks to AccountantsDaily about the industry's biggest hurdles and greatest opportunities. What exactly are the biggest...

Isn’t it about time you found your J-spot?

Two weeks ago I had the pleasure (no pun intended) of attending MYOB’s Partner Connect in Sydney. The keynote speaker was a delightful, slightly crazy lady (her words not mine) by the name of Amanda Gore, known on social media as amandagorejoy. Amanda spoke about...