Category Archives: General Business

Newcastle, a great place to be a bookkeeper!

Newcastle is vibrant and energetic city that, for the last 20 years has been undergoing a gradual transition from a tough mining town to a vibrant and innovative city. The University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute and leading defence and aerospace manufacturers like BA Systems and Newcastle-bred Varley Industries are all contributing to making…

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Choosing the right bookkeeper for your business.

At Real Balance, we believe that all business owners should be entitled to the following; Adaptable: Your bookkeeper must be able to move with the times and demonstrate that they are able to identify emerging trends and tools that can help their clients and improve how they operate their business. The emergence of cloud-based technology is…

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SkydiveHQ … Helping you take for first leap in the clouds

  “SkydiveHQ, Helping business people take their first leap in the clouds” Small business accounting is rapidly approaching a crucial stage, a moment of generational change led by outstanding firms including Xero and Saasu.  With the emergence of cloud technology some industry experts suggest that accountants should embrace the opportunity and “capitalise on it or…

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Everyone is doomed … Xero storm clouds brewing!

Have you heard the one about the excited accountant? No? Well that is because there isn’t one. Haha, when I first qualified as an accountant many years ago, I laughed with the story teller as if it was the first time I had heard it. Well times have changed, alot!! We are currently in the…

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Business Reno’s need a Strong Foundation too!

As another season of The Block draws to a close and resulted in a derelict building in South Melbourne being converted to a prime residential apartment block with all properties selling for more than 1 million dollars. I thought to myself, residential property investors commit so much to renovate these properties, but business owners don’t…

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Don’t Gamble with the Numbers in Your Business

Would you gamble your life-savings in one hit? Would you go all in on a whim?  Would you bet your whole business on red? No? Neither would we! You’ve put everything you have into building your business – the stakes have never been so high. Is trusting your business with just any bookkeeper a gamble you…

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Does your business have a cheerleader?

Our clients understand that a great bookkeeper appreciates how hard it is to build a successful business. They must be your most ardent, passionate fans, working with you as a valuable member of your team to achieve this success. If not, remind them not to let the door hit them on the backside as they…

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Renovate Your Business Strategy Today! How to Strengthen the Foundations of Your Business.

The seventh season of The Block is currently on NBN. The interest and excitement created by home renovation shows is amazing. This got me thinking, why don’t we get excited about renovating a business? Just like The Block contestants, many homeowners have been through the testing experience of renovating a house. Are you scarred by…

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What is left without Inspiration?

“A business can survive a while without profit, a little longer without cash flow, but when the inspiration is gone, the end is nigh”

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Are the goals of your team aligned with your own?

The bottom line is that the goals and aims of your key advisers including your bookkeeper should align with yours – ask your bookkeeper  what they want to achieve from working with you and your business? Don’t gamble and place all your bets on the wrong bookkeeper.

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