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  • What’s a Finance Manager?
    by Steve Slisar on September 27, 2018 at 1:45 am

    Could You Be — Or Do You Need — A Finance Manager? Finance managers are responsible for the financial health of a business. They product financial reports, look at investment data and direct investment activities, make sure financial transactions are legal, and look for ways to maximise business profits. But more than this, their experience […] The post What’s a Finance Manager? appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • CASE STUDIES: ‘Innovative’ Australian Businesses
    by Steve Slisar on September 24, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    Alternative Funding Routes for Innovative Australian Businesses We spoke about the measures the Government has taken to encourage Australian entrepreneurs to start innovative businesses in Australia, by making it easier to obtain funding, through a number of tax incentives to investors who fund ‘innovative’ businesses. Encouraging innovation in this country is vital to Australia’s continued […] The post CASE STUDIES: ‘Innovative’ Australian Businesses appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • Are You Getting Tax Breaks for Your Innovative Business Idea?
    by Steve Slisar on September 24, 2018 at 4:00 am

    How Australia is Trying to Gain Innovation Glory In Australia, we currently have tax incentives for early stage investors. When he was still treasurer, Scott Morrison announced $1.1 billion in tax incentives to encourage early-stage investment in Australian startups. These measures were called the Tax Incentives for Innovation Bill and have been in effect since […] The post Are You Getting Tax Breaks for Your Innovative Business Idea? appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • All Work And No Play: Overtime in Australia
    by Steve Slisar on September 22, 2018 at 6:00 am

    Why do Aussies work without pay? Starting a new business is really hard work. In the early days it’s not uncommon to work long hours while you’re establishing yourself, and even once you are established, there are still those occasions where you’ll have to put in those long hours — especially if you’re a sole trader. […] The post All Work And No Play: Overtime in Australia appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • Intellectual Property is Your Business’s Most Valuable Asset
    by Steve Slisar on September 18, 2018 at 11:15 am

    How Do You Protect Your Business’ Intellectual Property? We’ve spoken before about trademarks and registrations and it’s worth reiterating that there is not a single business operating in Australia, or throughout the world, that doesn’t have some kind of intellectual property it should be protecting. And yet, very few business owners give much thought to what […] The post Intellectual Property is Your Business’s Most Valuable Asset appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • Small Business Marketing Tips – SHORT VIDEO
    by Steve Slisar on September 17, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    When to Use Newspapers for Advertising Newspapers might seem old school, but a lot of your customers might be old school too. As part of our Small Business Management Course we have a Business Planning and Introduction to Small Business Marketing Course where you can discover some of the options available to you. Ours’ is […] The post Small Business Marketing Tips – SHORT VIDEO appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • Does Your Bookkeeper Need to be a Cloud Accounting App Expert?
    by Steve Slisar on September 11, 2018 at 5:10 am

    Find a BAS Agent or Bookkeeper Up to Speed with Technology Now that cloud accounting systems like MYOB and Xero have made it possible to complete bookkeeping tasks remotely, a lot of people have been able to moonlight as bookkeepers and create a side hustle that brings them more income. But, by simplifying the data […] The post Does Your Bookkeeper Need to be a Cloud Accounting App Expert? appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • How Your Business Can Get a Free Bookkeeper and Bookkeeping
    by Steve Slisar on September 5, 2018 at 6:32 am

    There are Bookkeepers In Need of Your Expertise! We’ve looked before at whether you should use free accounting software — and what the “free” in free accounting software really means. Indeed, we talked about two 100 percent, forever free cloud accounting systems. But the trouble with those “free” systems is that it can be difficult […] The post How Your Business Can Get a Free Bookkeeper and Bookkeeping appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

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  • Educating Customers as a Marketing Strategy?
    by Angela on November 27, 2017 at 5:15 am

    Painting is an important task that immediately improves the value of a property. If you know what you’re doing, it’s not a particularly difficult task. If you don’t have any experience, or you don’t have the time, you’ll probably head down to your local Bunnings for some advice, ask a friend, or get online. Educate […] The post Educating Customers as a Marketing Strategy? appeared first on Digital Marketing Training & Support. […]

  • Why Offer a Free Measure and Quote?
    by Steve Slisar on September 10, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    How to win business on the spot! THERE ARE REWARDS AS WELL AS RISKS to providing people with a quote for work, but one of the bigger risks is offering a free measure and quote, only to have the quote knocked back in favour of a competitor’s cheaper one. This said, despite the risks attached […] The post Why Offer a Free Measure and Quote? appeared first on Digital Marketing Training & Support. […]

  • Why It’s Vital Not to Over-Quote
    by Steve Slisar on September 6, 2017 at 7:20 pm

    The risks of quoting too high THERE ARE PROS AND CONS to charging a day rate. But part of charging the right day rate involves quoting jobs correctly. Part of charging the right day rate involves quoting jobs correctly. And what are the requirements for quoting a job properly? You need solid experience in the […] The post Why It’s Vital Not to Over-Quote appeared first on Digital Marketing Training & Support. […]

  • The Pros and Cons of Charging a Day Rate
    by Steve Slisar on August 31, 2017 at 7:19 pm

    When charging a daily rate pays CHARGING A DAY RATE FOR YOUR WORK, instead of an hourly rate, can be a good way of making sure you get paid a certain amount for each job. This can help you set a budget and ensure you’re bringing in a certain amount of money each week. It also […] The post The Pros and Cons of Charging a Day Rate appeared first on Digital Marketing Training & Support. […]

  • Your Marketing Strategy in Xero
    by Steve Slisar on August 23, 2017 at 7:47 pm

    How you know what’s working and what’s not MARKETING AND ACCOUNTING ARE CLOSELY linked if you look at accounting as dealing with the money that’s going in and out of your business, usually as a consequence of your marketing activities. Recording your marketing activities In our new online training course, Cash Flow Reporting, Budgets and ROI for […] The post Your Marketing Strategy in Xero appeared first on Digital Marketing Training & Support. […]

  • How Bunnings Could Help You Get More Work
    by Steve Slisar on August 21, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    Ways to get regular installation work BUNNINGS HAS, FOR A LOT OF HOMEOWNERS, become the default place to get their home renovated — and not just the DIY renovators, either. Bunnings, very wisely, realised that a lot of the people who came to look at their kitchens and bathrooms were going to have a tradesperson […] The post How Bunnings Could Help You Get More Work appeared first on Digital Marketing Training & Support. […]

  • Helping Tradepeople Turn Quotes into Customers
    by Steve Slisar on August 16, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    Online marketplaces bridging the gap for tradies THE AREA A LOT OF TRADESWOMEN and tradesmen struggle with is turning prospects into customers; in particular getting their quotes and estimates approved so they can commence work. But online marketplaces like hipages, Airtasker, Oneflare, ServiceSeeking, and a raft of others, are helping to close that gap. Online payment […] The post Helping Tradepeople Turn Quotes into Customers appeared first on Digital Marketing Training & Support. […]

  • Google Delivers More Leads for FREE!
    by Steve Slisar on August 14, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    Learn how to make Google love you FOLLOWING ITS ACQUISITION BY AMERICAN telecommunications company, Verizon, Yahoo! is officially no more. So it should go without saying that Google, officially, is the premier search engine if you want your business discovered online. It’s official: Google is the premier search engine if you want your business discovered online. […] The post Google Delivers More Leads for FREE! appeared first on Digital Marketing Training & Support. […]