Technology Blues

Technology Blues

Are you a “professional”? Or a “technician”? And does the title matter in terms of your career or business. We have changed due to technology, some more than others – indeed some jobs are being replaced by machines, such as routine administrative tasks and manual...
Chasing New Revenue Streams

Chasing New Revenue Streams

Add new revenue streams to your firm or practice! How many time shave you had that headline dumped into your email inbox? It’s the current mantra of vendors, trainers, consultants and, yes, even membership sites and professional associations. For sure there are a...
Expanding Your Capability

Expanding Your Capability

There’s a strong push across accounting and bookkeeping sectors to be more efficient and to increase productivity by using tech tools; that’s perfectly fine. The bigger picture however lies within. A professional does not need to be multi-tasking and pounding the...
Settling for inadequate income

Settling for inadequate income

Being self-employed either as a practitioner or business owner can be a trap. Believing that your professional skills are sufficient to earn an adequate income is a dangerous position because it takes more than technical skills to ensure a good income going...
The Elephant in the room

The Elephant in the room

Australian retailers are accelerating their online strategies as Amazon plans its assault on the local retail market. Speak to any retailer and they will tell you that their online sales and offline sales trend lines are going in opposite directions. No surprises...
Lessons From a Dog Walker

Lessons From a Dog Walker

In Sydney’s trendy Paddington the cost of walking your dog is $15 for a half-hour walk (inexplicably, $17.50 for a German Shephard). One particular dog walker manages to walk up to five dogs at a time (I am puzzled as to how she collects their droppings).… Read...