“What have you been up to?” asks your Facebook page. And, you’re not so sure. But you’re not the only one. The majority of business owners struggle to come up with a status update. This situation applies to all social networks, not just Facebook.
The demands on a small business owner are countless, and unfortunately social media is just another one added to the list. Yet, you can turn the situation around by using a content calendar. A content calendar can be as simple as a calendar spreadsheet in which you schedule your content —also known as an editorial calendar.
Starting a business can be risky, and buying a good franchise can be an effective way of minimising the risk. However, there is still a substantial amount of risk involved in purchasing a franchise, and there are a number of very important things you need to understand before you commit.
Remember when you used to look forward to New Year’s Day? In the finance world, the equivalent day is April 1.
From a financial point of view, the New Year gives us an opportunity to reflect on the performance of the previous financial year and create a plan for the future. With the help of your financial advisor or mentor, you need to ensure that you have the right accountant — one who is up to speed on your business and industry. So here are 6 things to review with your accountant that are beyond tax compliance.
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[SPOILER ALERT: If you haven’t watched Season 4 of “Game of Thrones” or read the books, proceed with caution.]
Whether you want to build a world-class business, double your bottom line, or surround yourself with a high performing team, there’s much to learn about what not to do as a leader from your favourite “Game of Thrones” characters.
The TV show, based on the best selling book series, is a veritable master class on power, influence and leadership. This fantasy drama revolves around the battle to rule the seven kingdoms — to sit on the Iron Throne — and as you might suspect, many characters feel they have the only legitimate claim to lead. They are willing to lie, cheat, steal, and kill to get what they think is rightfully theirs.
Trevor Young, PR warrior, keynote speaker, consultant and writer, is a veritable mine of information when it comes to content marketing strategy. His content philosophy focuses on getting three things right: passion, purpose, and strategic intent.
In today’s episode, he discusses loads of tips, ideas and strategies around getting your practice into a content marketing mindset. Trevor answers key content marketing questions, such as:
If you ask most voluntary job seekers what they’re looking for in their next employer, one of the first things they’ll list is probably organisational culture. And if you ask most CEOs what the most important thing in their business is, it’s most likely going to be the same: culture.
The reason why culture is so important is that your entire business can live or die by its internal culture. A poor company culture produces staff members with low morale, are disinterested in their work, unproductive, find it hard to be innovative and are hard to retain (among many things).
18 months ago, Amanda Gascoigne was at a crossroad. Her accounting practice Gascoigne Consulting was about to celebrate its 15th year in business, and was growing from strength to strength. She had to make a decision: grow or consolidate.
While growth made sense, Amanda had long held a dream to mentor startups – beyond the advice normally offered by accountants. So she closed the books, removed slow-paying clients, and consolidated. This would provide her the space to finally realise her dream.
Loyalty can be an admirable quality, but there are times when it’s just plain crazy. Take, for example, a new client of mine who was desperate for advice but was too scared to even contact his previous accountants for fear of receiving a big bill. These are the things you should expect from a great advisor.
By Lydia Lobb, MYOB PR Coordinator
A purple haze descended upon the streets of Wellington late last week. To kick off Partner Connect, we decided to celebrate this year’s theme – YOU + MYOB – by asking Wellingtonians on their way to work to either pitch us a business idea or tell us what it is they love about their work.
Everyone who took a few seconds out of their morning commute to chat got a free cup of coffee, thanks to small business Bean Brewed 4 You, a coffee van operated by husband and wife team, Jan and Keith Webling.
I would like to share with you the exciting announcement from MYOB today that we have signed an agreement to purchase PayGlobal – a leader in HR and payroll solutions.
PayGlobal is a very successful company that was established in 1991. It has gone from strength to strength and over half a million employees across Australia and New Zealand now use its payroll software. Customers include Kmart (NZ), The Warehouse (NZ), Vodafone, Compass, The Good Guys and Trademe - and in fact MYOB is also a customer of PayGlobal.