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  • 12
    Mar
    Live2Air

    Roadshow Live2Air – Serving up a brunch special

    Got brunch plans on Tuesday 17 March? Fancy a 90 minute catch up from 10am? You don’t need to dress up for this date. Don’t even need money. Well, unless you’re grabbing a snack, perhaps. Nope, it’s just 90 minutes of you and your trusty computer. Wait, what? http://youtu.be/wsFyB22IrKU It’s MYOB Live2Air: the Roadshow Special! So what’s it about?  It’s your final opportunity to catch up with what 10,000+ happy accountants and bookkeepers have experienced over the last month or so in locations throughout Australia and New Zealand. What’s in it for you? This online session is your final chance to hear - in one place - …

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  • 06
    Mar
    OnTheRoadW3

    On the Road; MYOB Roadshow Diaries Week 3

    MYOB AccountRight Product Manager Dale Dixon is on the road in Australia and New Zealand, presenting to 8,000-plus accounting and bookkeeping partners. In his down time, he’s blogging about the experience with observations from each event, questions from attendees, and tales from road. If you haven’t seen it, check out part 1. FRIDAY 20 FEBRUARY – CHRISTCHURCH Christchurch finished off what has been a truly fantastic Roadshow season. We had so many people that the room was bulging at the seams. It's been a while since I was last in Christchurch and it's really weird to see so many empty blocks in the CBD. So many buildings hav …

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  • 02
    Mar
    motivation

    Motivating your team for end of financial year and beyond

    Different practices spend the lead up to March 31 in many different ways. I’ve spoken with accountants who view March as the perfect time to get away on holiday (the calm before the storm as it was once explained to me); other practices wrap up tax planning with clients before preparing for the big catch-up later in the year; still others spend March training their teams. It’s this last point that I want to explore today - sort of. Actually, not so much training, but motivating the team for the busy year ahead. Let me digress for a moment ... The puzzle of motivation One of my favourite TED Talks videos features Dan Pink discussing …

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  • 27
    Feb
    eofy_resource_hub

    Your end of financial year one-stop shop is open for business

    It’s March. A Tuesday. A drizzly Tuesday. A client’s on the phone. A CLIENT: “How much have I got left to spend on computers and stuff this financial year?” YOU: “Well, hang on …” A CLIENT: “And what’s the go with what the government was on about?” YOU: “The uh … what?” A CLIENT: “In the paper. You know - the staff thing!” There’s loads to know at this time of year: changes to employee allowances, software updates for your practice, software changes for your clients, new clients getting through their first EOFY … And while the information you need at this time of year is available in various …

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  • 25
    Feb
    saving-for-future

    6 signs you need help managing finances

    So you have managed your money well most of your life and without the help of anyone else. You have your pride and don’t want to seem needy, but you wonder if you could use help managing your finances. What are the signs, and what should you do about them? 1. You have credit card debt Once of the most common signs of trouble with finances is when you are unable to pay off your credit cards monthly and can just about make the minimum repayments. If you can’t close your purse or wallet because of the number of store and credit cards, it’s time to sit down and assess your debts. Maybe seek help from a debt counsellor or a financial plann …

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  • 19
    Feb
    header

    On the Road; MYOB Roadshow Diaries Week 2

    MYOB AccountRight Product Manager Dale Dixon is on the road in Australia and New Zealand, presenting to 8,000-plus accounting and bookkeeping partners. In his down time, he’s blogging about the experience with observations from each event, questions from attendees, and tales from road. If you haven't seen it, check out part 1. THURSDAY 12 FEBRUARY – SYDNEY A tired team arrive in Sydney for the last Roadshow for the week. This will be our fourth event - having completed Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. I have been doing Roadshow for 5 years with MYOB and by far this has been the largest and has had the best vibe ever. It’s a very excitin …

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