Each month we select a series of books that will encourage thinking about business and financial matters in different ways, to challenge and stimulate ideas.
When it comes to your accounting, do you take the manual or the automated road? It really comes down to two choices – a DIY process or using accounting software. Let’s imagine two scenarios, with two different small business owners. We’ll call the first one "Bob".
The Australian accounting industry has long been an attractive profession and the appeal of the industry continues to grow. A new survey from recruitment firm Hays has found that the industry's job market is showing positive signs of growth as the job market reaches a two-year high. Where is this new growth, and does the industry have enough talent to meet the demand?
Owning your own business can be highly rewarding, both financially and personally. But not every potential small business owner is the same. We all have different motivations for owning a business and what suits one person is an uncomfortable fit for another. So when it comes to deciding whether to start a small business from scratch, or invest in an established business, there's no clear one answer. But there are many considerations that need to be made in determining whether you should buy or start your own business.
The end of the financial year is rapidly approaching. How ready are you for it?
Changing regulations are one of life’s certainties. Especially for accountants, who know to expect a multitude of changes when the New Year sets in. Some are minor. Some are significant. But all are, of course, absolutely mandatory. Here we provide a rundown of five new changes and the key dates to mark in your calendar this year.
Small business owners are among the big winners in this years Federal Budget, announced last night in Canberra, with a $5.5 billion jobs and small business package announced. This represents the biggest small business package announced in Australia's history.
Throughout the month of May we are travelling across Australia with our annual Reckon Roadshow. We are just 1/3 of the way as we travel to 22 locations, talking with close to 2000 of our clients. The roadshow is focused on telling the Reckon story to Accountants and Bookkeepers, and is specifically focused on the upcoming release of Reckon One.
Reckon has today announced the release of Reckon Invoices, a free app for all businesses who want to manage their invoices on-the-go. Straight from their smartphone.