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  • What Standard Business Reporting Means for Businesses
    by Steve Slisar on April 8, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    Are you aware of your reporting requirements for business? In a previous post, we talked about the government initiative called Standard Business Reporting (SBR), and which cloud accounting systems are SBR-enabled. We also touched on how SBR speeds up the reporting process, because cloud accounting systems like Xero automatically populate questions from government reports and […] The post What Standard Business Reporting Means for Businesses appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • Is your income stream protected?
    by Steve Slisar on March 19, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Is your mortgage covered? What would you do if you couldn’t do the job you’ve trained for anymore. You may be able to work, but possibly not the work you originally intended. If you are a bookkeeper or BAS Agent you might not be able to travel to clients sites, but thankfully cloud-enabled accounting software like […] The post Is your income stream protected? appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • Is Xero Getting Smarter or is the ATO Better Organised?
    by Steve Slisar on March 13, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    SBR is making it easier to lodge your reports In 2010, the Australian government launched an initiative to simplify business reporting obligations, by enabling the accounting software to populate information from various government reports to save businesses time and ensure they’re reporting correctly. This initiative was called Standard Business Reporting, or SBR. If you’re new […] The post Is Xero Getting Smarter or is the ATO Better Organised? appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • Flare HR: The Small Business HR Department in the Cloud
    by Steve Slisar on March 7, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    HR is now in the world of cloud computing Cloud computing has changed almost every aspect of operating a small business, with one stark exception: HR. Where cloud accounting software makes it easy for small business owners to keep an eye on how they’re performing week-to-week, month-to-month, quarter-to-quarter, while programs, like DropBox, allow businesses to […] The post Flare HR: The Small Business HR Department in the Cloud appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • How Do You Make Money on Amazon?
    by Steve Slisar on February 25, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    Another way of earning money online With its launch in Australia in late 2017, Amazon has created another opportunity for Australians to earn money online, either by selling goods through Amazon’s “Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) program” or its Associates Program (which is Amazon for “affiliate marketing”). Both opportunities are unlike anything that’s existed in the […] The post How Do You Make Money on Amazon? appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • Why Working for Free is Okay
    by Steve Slisar on February 19, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    The perks of working as a bookkeeper for free Working for free is normally not advisable. This is because sometimes it indicates that you don’t value your services, that you’re overpriced, or that you’re inexperienced. (And if you were a permanent employee on a business’s payroll, it would be illegal.) But there are times when […] The post Why Working for Free is Okay appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • Digital Marketing Strategies to Help an Asbestos Removal Company Stand Out Online
    by Steve Slisar on February 14, 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Google can be everyone’s friend; even when it comes to removing asbestos Asbestos and the removal of asbestos is not a subject that gets the heart pumping with excitement — in fact, it usually fills it with dread. When homeowners realise, or even just suspect, their home or part of their home may have asbestos […] The post Digital Marketing Strategies to Help an Asbestos Removal Company Stand Out Online appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • Do You Need To Set Career Goals to Reach Them?
    by Steve Slisar on February 11, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    Keeping you on track when starting your own business People talk a lot about setting goals; the theory being that by writing down what you want to achieve, you’ll actually make yourself stick to it. I don’t know if it works quite like that, but I do believe setting goals in business and your career […] The post Do You Need To Set Career Goals to Reach Them? 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 123GO - virion Digital & Social Media Marketing. […]

  • 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 123GO - virion Digital & Social Media Marketing. […]

  • 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 123GO - virion Digital & Social Media Marketing. […]

  • 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 123GO - virion Digital & Social Media Marketing. […]

  • 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 123GO - virion Digital & Social Media Marketing. […]

  • 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 123GO - virion Digital & Social Media Marketing. […]

  • 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 123GO - virion Digital & Social Media Marketing. […]

  • 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 123GO - virion Digital & Social Media Marketing. […]