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  • We went to the pictures this week to see the movie Fury. It was set In April, 1945 in the dying days of WW2. It was gritty and graphic but if you like war movies, you’ll love this one. In one particular battle, with only one Sherman tank and five…

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  • Last year I did a short series of blogs addressing perceived threats to the bookkeeping industry. If you missed the first two you can find them here. Another perceived threat is disruptive innovation. What is disruptive innovation? Wikipedia says that it’s an innovation that helps create a new market and eventually…

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  • Back in April, Pete and I announced that we had been invited by Michael E Gerber to co-author the E-Myth Bookkeeper with him. As you know, Michael E. Gerber is the most successful small business author of all time. You can imagine what an honour it was to be invited.

    Well,…

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  • In Peter Cook’s book The New Rules of Management he talks about working on projects that matter and explains that “everything we do is either a response, a habit, a system or a project (and projects are what rock)”. Pete says that some habits are conscious and some are unconscious….

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  • Last week, Pete and I flew to Perth from Melbourne to run the 7 Secrets of Growing Your Bookkeeping Business Seminar. On the flight there was a family with a toddler. As we took off, she shouted “We’re up in the sky!” No fear. Just pure excitement.
    It made me think…

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  • One of the surprising benefits of growing my bookkeeping business has been personal development. When I made the decision to grow my business, I had no idea that the baggage I carried with me through life would affect my business. I thought “never the twain shall meet”! But they did…

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  • While on holiday in Europe recently, as Neil and I rested on a beach, I noticed a couple walking to the water’s edge. They tip toed into the water up to their ankles then turned and walked back to sit on their towels. The curious thing was that they repeated…

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  • A couple of weeks ago I used a dam metaphor to describe how to hand over your precious clients to a bookkeeper on your team. I received some great feedback and questions so I thought it was worthwhile expanding on that this week. If you missed it you can find…

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  • We all know that aiming for perfection is important when you are doing the bookkeeping. Reconciling to the cent and making sure the numbers are right are some of the qualities of a great technician as Michael E Gerber refers to in the E Myth.

    He also explains that if you…

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  • I’m often asked how to hand over your precious clients to the new bookkeeper on your team. Imagine your business is a dam and you are full to the brim. To release the pressure you have to open the spillway carefully. If you send too much water down into the…

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