How to fall in love with your practice again

How to fall in love with your practice again It’s Valentine’s Day today and I thought I would share a few tips for those of you who may have fallen out of love with your practice, or those of you who are falling out of love with your practice at a rate of knots. I...

Get your practice prepared for STP: the next steps

Single Touch Payroll (STP) will not be SuperStream 2.0 – so it’s important to get prepared now. A lot of accountants I’ve spoken to over the last couple of months have made the observation that they’re not really doing much around STP because they fear the start date...

What you need to know about Single Touch Payroll

  Single Touch Payroll (STP) is set to change the way just over 100,000 employers report salary and wage payments to the ATO for about 13 million employees. A further 700,000 employers may choose to voluntarily embrace this streamlined reporting standard. Safe to...

Single Touch Payroll and your accounting practice

  Single Touch Payroll isn’t just a big change in reporting – it could change the conversation between you and your clients. Single Touch Payroll (STP) is set to change the way just over 100,000 employers report salary and wage payments to the ATO for about 13...

Work-life balance – design your perfect practice

  How has this work-life balance thing been going for you? I tell you it’s the bloody holy grail for both accounting practice owners and their clients alike, so if you can master it, imagine how popular you will be if you can share with your clients how you have...

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...

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...