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  • Graphic robot the art of living in the world Befriending the Robots - The term digital disruption is in common use these days, describing a phenomenon that not only threatens industries, but in some cases, actually destroys an industry. Think video outlets and music outlets. The question on the table is - as the graphic above implies - are robots going to destroy the bookkeeper role?..

  • Graphic haggling about fees The Art of Haggling - Haggling is good. Haggling can work. In some cultures an absence of haggling is considered rude, offensive (“you are not taking me seriously”). The challenge for accounting and bookkeeping professionals is that they don’t consider it as ‘professional.’ What could more relevant to a bookkeeper or accountant than talking (a.k.a. haggling) about money..

  • Graphic calculate_happiness_small Help Your Customers Become More Profitable - Specialist bookkeepers who develop a niche for a particular industry are becoming increasingly savvy in ways they can add value to their clients while also building their fee income. Consider the case of a bookkeeper with a specialised knowledge of the building and construction sector.

  • Graphic Game On Cash Flow Management 101 - Business owners know one thing: Cash is king! Without it, the business couldn’t survive. You need cash flow to run and grow a business. How can a business owner know they can meet their payroll or be able to purchase supplies or take care of all the other business activities that require money.

  • Graphic busy professional Today’s Enterprising Professional - What does an enterprising bookkeeping and accounting professional look like today? Busy? Multitasking? Yes. But more important is that they are customer-focused. Intuitively we all know what this means; at a more pragmatic level it means asking yourself some tough questions.

  • Piano aaccordian small email Learning to Play a New Instrument - How committed are you to learning a new skill? Not convinced that new skills are needed going forward? You may not want to retrain as a piano accordion player but learning new skills is looming as one of the major challenges facing accounting and bookkeeping professionals. After all, nobody wants to be the next Kodak, destined for the scrapheap.

  • Graphic automation wind up man4 cropped Wind up the Specialist Inside You - Lawyers do it; general medical practitioners do it, accountants do it. And most bookkeepers do it too. They mostly are generalists. After all, an accountant does accounting and a bookkeeper does bookkeeping, right? You wind yourself up each day and off you go..

  • Graphic Humpty Dumpy Are You Tech Ready? - Disruption hurts those who aren’t prepared for it. Fairfax didn’t understand the potentially disruptive effects of the internet when they were approached by the people behind SEEK to buy into their online jobs website. Their classified revenues were decimated. In the newspaper world all the power has shifted to the audience and media businesses who can’t get their heads around that simply won’t survive.

  • Graphic increase-billable-hours Are You Paying Yourself Enough? - Many people had clear and stated objectives for their businesses; if there were any personal goals they were almost always subordinated to the business objectives, for example, to put some money aside for a retirement fund. Most will find themselves trapped in a comforting narrative, which says “Later, when the business can afford it, I will put aside money towards super" .

  • 2_Featured-vendor_web HOME Niche is the New Black - You know which clients you want to service but are ALL your clients worth serving? It makes a lot of sense in professional firms and business to keep your clients and to create ‘lifetime’ clients. But it may pay to narrow your target market or niche.