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22
Mar

Post Accounting Business Expo Checklist

Wow what a fantastic 2 days at the very 1st Accounting Business Expo in Australia! I’m still on a high from all the fantastic conversations, the great presentations, panels and the awesome exhibitors. A big shout out to Sholto Macpherson and Laura Venables and her team for such a great event for Accountants, Bookkeepers and Finance Professionals in Australia. So

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12
Jan

The Month of the Thinking Accountant

Get a jump start on your competition during the month of the thinking accountant January is the perfect time to think about what you want to achieve in 2017, and more importantly plan how you’ll get there. Hence the label : The Month of the Thinking Accountant! January really is an opportunity to get a jump start on your competition. A

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7
Sep

The Power of Social Media: Your ideal client

If you are new to social media, or you are planning on starting to use social media to promote your business there is one thing that is incredibly important for you to do before you kick things off: ask yourself one question.. You might think it’s “What platform should I use?”, and even though it’s a valid one, the question

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5
Sep

The Future of Accounting

Last week I spent an hour with the amazing Chris Hooper from Accodex,Kenji Kuramoto from Acuity, and Stuart McLeod from Karbon sharing our thoughts on the Future of Accounting. Our conversation stemmed from Stuart’s article Beyond the Cloud : The Future of Accounting. I would have been super happy to have spent the entire day deep in discussion, as for me

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7
Jun

#StephQA — Episode 14: Choosing clients & perfecting services

Roughly 14 Weeks ago I started recording this series for Karbon. The aim is to provide value to everyone within our industry by sharing what I’ve learnt since starting Growthwise. I’ve been asked on multiple occasions to share my story and to help other accountants with systems in their businesses and this has been a great way to be able to

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2
May

What systems are crucial to run Growthwise

What systems are crucial to run Growthwise The updated version I often get asked why we use certain systems, how we use them, why we chose this one over something else and what problems does this system solve. As part of Curated by Accountants for Accountants I’ll be detailing how we run Growthwise. Here is a summary of each application

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29
Apr

Lessons from SXSW – Part 2

Each year at SXSW I go with a plan on what I’m looking to learn. I’ve refined this plan over the last 5 years to ensure I’m getting the most out of the week. I try not to be granular, instead my plan is centred around a theme. Something that I really want to work on over the next 12

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19
Apr

Lessons from SXSW – Part 1

Each year for the last 5 years I’ve made the trek to Austin Texas for SXSW. I’m an accountant so each year I get looks of madness from people querying why I’d happily get on a plane for 19 hours to go to a conference that has nothing to do with accounting. The answer is simple. I’m an accountant but

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13
Mar

Curated by Accountants for Accountants – March 2016

Curated by Accountants for Accountants – March 2016 I’m writing this from SXSW (Austin, Texas). Once a year I make the trek to Austin, along with 35,000+ other entrepreneurs, marketers, techies, VC etc etc. I get asked every year (mainly by accountants) “why the hell would you go to SXSW?” The answer is really simple. To learn. WeeklyQ&A – a

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13
Feb

Curated by Accountants for Accountants – February 2016

Curated by Accountants for Accountants – February 2016 Welcome back! Hopefully you are rejuvenated after January and back in full swing – ie growth mode. In case you missed it, we have started a WeeklyQ&A – a YouTube series dedicated to accountants, aimed at answering your questions. Episode 1: Knowledge Gap & Human Calculators is now live and covers how

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