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Your accounting firm isn’t worth squat – An open letter to a Senior Partner

Dear Bob, I started working with your accounting firm when I was a graduate, wide…

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The tools and tactics we use to manage our distributed team

The distributed team model has been a common approach to work in software companies. Multimillion…

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How small businesses can use Data to win

Entrepreneurs are liars. We tell ourselves that everything is fantastic, that we’re solving the world’s…

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How to build real value in a “body shop” business

Last Christmas I read Peter Thiel’s book “Zero to One”. Anyone curious about, or actually…

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How to Build the Perfect Bookkeeper / Accountant Relationship

The bookkeeper / accountant relationship has always been a topical subject. Accountants blaming bookkeepers for…

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Why Your Business Should Aspire to be Like McDonalds

If you ask any company what businesses they look to for inspiration, they will no…

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Identifying and Retaining Top Performers

Jason’s note: The barriers to entry to establishing your own accounting practice have never been…

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Let’s settle this ‘offshoring’ debate

When people hear the term “offshoring”, the connotations are almost always negative. People conjure up…

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The 3 step process to improving the productivity of your Digital Agency

By far one of the biggest performance issues we see across digital agencies is under…

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Practice Ignition - Metrics you need to run a cloud practice

Part II – Accounting as a Service – The new business model.

Jason‘s Note – following on from our last post on Metrics for the Modern Accounting Practice we…

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The Metrics of the Modern Accounting Practice Part 1 – What are you Measuring?

“If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it” – Lord Kelvin It always amazes…

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How we have (almost) killed email

Initially hailed as a cheaper way for people to communicate – a killer app invented…

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The 9 metrics Accountants must know when advising Startups

This post was written by my CoFounder Rowan Grant. Startups are sexy, and everyone’s uncle…

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Lesson learnt #2: Know your customer. The 3 step process we used to determine our target market

Niching for a Startup is critical. It levels the playing ground between small and large…

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Lesson learnt #1 – Communication is King

SmartBooks Online is a virtual business, meaning an array of challenges are immediately apparent. Just…

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Fail Fast – The 5 invaluable lessons we’ve learnt @SmartBooks Online

SmartBooks Online has been floating around the internet over the last 12 months. During that time,…

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Australian Accounting Awards Winner

The team at SBO are both proud and humbled to have been named the 2015 “Rising…

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Timesheets are dead. Long live timesheets

Myself and timesheets have a love-hate relationship. While I detest completing them on a day-to-day…

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Give before you receive

‘Giving before you receive (or ask)’ is an attitude central to every religion and is…

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So, what the hell is a Startup?

The term ‘Startup’ has been thrown around with increased frequency over the past few years….

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