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Every business eventually runs out of gas

By Mike Rich from Attache on Mar 6, 2015

Every business eventually runs out of gas, including accounting firms. Failure to recognise this can…

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The Age of Prediction

By David Smith from Smithink on Mar 6, 2015

Ever heard of the term “Aspirational Spelling”? It’s a consequence of the technology age where…

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On-Stage Off-Stage and Over-Managing

By Mark Holton from Smithink on Feb 16, 2015

Back in early November I travelled over to Canada to run the Canadian Accounting Technology…

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From $3,000 per client number cruncher to $300,000 ‘wing man’

By Evan Bulmer from EBAA on Jan 16, 2015

I was recently talking to Evan Bulmer from EBBA about his journey with business advisory…

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The Need for Business Advisory Systems and Process

By Mark Holton from Smithink on Dec 8, 2014

I recently returned from work and travel in South Africa and Canada where I presented…

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The boat is sailing, are you on it?

By Mark Holton from Smithink on Dec 3, 2014

It starts to get pretty scary and exciting for accountants when someone from the ATO makes a series of comments on the industry.

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A space once dominated by MYOB ProfitOptimiser now has many alternatives

By Mark Holton on Nov 28, 2014

MYOB ProfitOptimiser has been around a long time and at one time had much of the business advisory tool space on it’s own.

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Better Debtor Management for Accountants

By Dave Birch from feeLink on Nov 10, 2014

Most partners and directors of accounting firms tell me they don’t have a “debtor problem”. This may be correct, but only in part. Almost all accountants’ debtors do pay – eventually.

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Chicken Little is Wrong

By David Smith on Nov 10, 2014

The sky is falling, the sky is falling! So says Chicken Little. For public practitioners the mantra has been for years – compliance will cease to exist, compliance will cease to exist. There’s no money in compliance.

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Risks and Opportunities from digital disruption

By David Smith on Oct 14, 2014

A few weeks ago I spoke at the Chartered Accountants SMSF Conference. At the end of my address I made some comments that accountants need to consider that technology may drive automation to such an extent that accountants may be disintermediated from some services.

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Business Advisory Trends around the Globe

By Mark Holton on Sep 9, 2014

I was recently asked to give my impression of business advisory trends and developments from my recent and past work and travel in the United States, Canada and United Kingdom.

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How to tap into the growing SMSF market

By Kate Sheringham from Class Super on Aug 8, 2014

The number of self-managed super fund members has topped more than one million, according to the Australian Taxation Office Self Managed Super Fund.

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