Category Archives: General Business

Don’t wait another Year to Convert to Xero

“If there was a year to convert to Xero, this is it” _Chris Ridd MD Xero In our opinion, cloud based accounting system Xero, is one of the most exciting innovations in accounting, EVER!! Some of the amazing and powerful features that business owners are EXCITED about include; Review your cashflow in real time from…

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Screw Profit … Passion Matters!

I know you probably think I have lost my mind. Passion more important than profit? Accountants are meant to be all about the money .. sales .. margins .. expenses. And here I am saying that the warm, fuzzy feeling engendered by passion is more important! Pure madness! Well, I had better explain myself. There…

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Thought for the Week 22/10/12

  “To get the most out of life you need passion, without passion there is no persistence without persistence there is no performance, without performance we are all just spectators on the stage of life.”  

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Newcastle Bookkeeper / Intermediate Accounts

Real Balance is a young, vibrant bookkeeping and financial control firm based in HAMILTON. We are seeking a bookkeeper or intermediate accounts person with 2 to 4 years’ experience. Professional or public practice accounting experience would be highly regarded.We are committed to providing superior bookkeeping and financial control services to a wide range of business…

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Screw cashflow … and make a plan!

My “Screw it” business perspective has been called lots of things, contrarian is probably one of the kindest.  My approach is intended to highlight the need to do the right things at the right time. To help make my point the Titanic is a great example. When the Titanic hit the iceberg it is fair…

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Don’t look … your house is about to fall down!

A professional bookkeeper is an investment in your business, you will reap the benefits of taking the time to get the right person for your business. The expertise and insight of a professional bookkeeper will change they way you see your business. Most importantly their work will set the foundation for all future business decisions…

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When in doubt …. KISS!

I am not one for New Year’s Resolutions but last year I decided to make one, and that was, “when in doubt, KISS”. This isn’t what it sounds like, I am not going to suggest you walk around and spread the love, though if that is the way you roll then so be it. I…

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Passion is … the real difference

A prospective client was checking out our website the other day and she made the following comment, “who cares about passion, everyone has passion”. I must admit I was lost for words, I mean I knew it was important to me, but why? So I asked myself the question, why is passion important to me?…

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Business 101, with Andre Rieu.

Andre Rieu is currently winding up his Australian tour and I was fortunate to go to one of his concerts, a first for me! As far as my musical “pedigree” I am not an aficionado when it comes to classical music, I play guitar but my skills are equivalent to the weekend hacker at golf….

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