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  • What are the Duties of a Bookkeeping Intern?
    by Steve Slisar on June 14, 2018 at 4:00 am

    How a bookkeeping internship can lead to a great bookkeeping job  Before a BAS or tax agent can register with the Tax Practitioners Board (TPB) to be allowed to provider services to clients for a fee, they must have worked for between 1,000 and 1,400 hours supervised by another fully qualified BAS or tax agent. […] The post What are the Duties of a Bookkeeping Intern? appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Replace Your Bookkeeping Job
    by Steve Slisar on May 31, 2018 at 5:00 am

    Why bookkeepers need to be emotionally intelligent Throughout the modern era, technological innovations have been the key drivers of economic growth. The most important are what economists call general purpose technologies — the steam engine, electricity, the internal combustion engine. For instance, the internal combustion engine gave rise to cars, trucks, planes, chainsaws, lawnmowers, big […] The post How Artificial Intelligence (AI) Will Replace Your Bookkeeping Job appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • How Modern Contract Bookkeepers Can Stand Out from Competitors
    by Steve Slisar on May 29, 2018 at 2:00 am

    Going into business for yourself can be a great move for the motivated It takes a change in attitude for contract bookkeepers to stand out in the gig economy. As an independent contractor, you need to take charge and work with authority.  This is different from working as employee, where much of the decision-making is […] The post How Modern Contract Bookkeepers Can Stand Out from Competitors appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • What are the Key Elements of a Digital Marketing Project Plan?
    by Steve Slisar on May 8, 2018 at 6:30 am

    How to get your business really happening online If you’re going to execute a digital marketing campaign correctly, you first need to create a project plan. But this is much like most things with any degree of complexity. Creating a project plan is basically just a map, detailing the steps you’ll take in carrying out […] The post What are the Key Elements of a Digital Marketing Project Plan? appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • What Are BAS Agents Called in Other Countries?
    by Steve Slisar on April 30, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    BAS agents across the world In Australia, the types of services you’re allowed to provide to clients for a fee depends on the level and type of training you’ve had. BAS agents, for example, are only allows to prepare and lodge activity statements for businesses; a tax agent is needed for the preparation and lodgement […] The post What Are BAS Agents Called in Other Countries? appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • How Do You Sell From Australia to a Country with VAT?
    by Steve Slisar on April 26, 2018 at 7:02 pm

    Factoring in VAT and GST for overseas customers We’ve previously talked about valued-added tax (VAT), the consumption tax charged by most countries around the world, including Australia, although ours is called GST. In that post, we talked about a couple of different countries (Canada, the U.K., Ireland, South Africa), and the different VAT rates they […] The post How Do You Sell From Australia to a Country with VAT? appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • What are VAT Charges and How Do They Differ Between Countries?
    by Steve Slisar on April 23, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Understanding VAT and GST VAT simply means a value added tax. In Australia, the goods and services tax (GST)  is a VAT of 10% on most goods and services sales. Further, VAT tax is a consumption tax that’s collected incrementally, based on the increase, or “value added,” to the price of each good or service. More […] The post What are VAT Charges and How Do They Differ Between Countries? appeared first on Aust Small Business Startup, Marketing, Bookkeeping. […]

  • 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. […]

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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. […]