Benefits of Job Management Software

The right tools Before the cloud, small trade and service businesses just weren't equipped for the realities of managing a business with staff working in the field all day, every day. Paper-based and spreadsheet “systems” are not fit-for-purpose, and inevitably throttle business efficiency, productivity and professionalism, along with the owner’s lifestyle. Now, cloud-based job management solutions solve age-old information and communication issues inherent to these field-based businesses. Think about some of your tradie or home services clients — the ones that manage jobs and staff in the field, like the plumbers, electricians, cleaners, locksmiths, fire safety experts, pool care, garden ma

Xero EOFY Change Season

"This time of year is a golden opportunity to take a look at your business critically, assess your app stack and see what you can improve." says Xero We couldn't agree more! EOFY is a great time for advisors to analyse clients financial data and associated app stack to assess how they can help that business improve, setting them up for success heading into the new financial year. Xero chatted with our Trades expert Clinton Cowin of TradiePad and Hospitality expert Jeff from SMB Consultants for their hot tips on the best apps for SMBs. “End of Financial Year has traditionally been a great time to implement new systems as we can start the new financial year with a clean start." Jeff Atizado Re

The Road to Becoming an App Advisor

This month we caught up with one of our CIP partners, Olivia Story of Blue Gecko Bookkeeping, to discuss how her App Advisory journey is progressing since she attended the 2018 CIP Intro to App Advisory Certification Camp. Olivia candidly steps us through what she learnt from the 2018 CIP App Advisory Camp and how these learnings have helped Blue Gecko Bookkeeping grow its offering. She also discusses her experience partnering with CIP on client projects and her asprations for Blue Gecko Bookkeeping's future. If you have just moved into App Advisory or plan to in the future, we invite you to view this Cloudcast and hear first hand from a successful bookkeeping business the trials and tri

Single Touch Payroll – End of Year reporting

The ATO recently published an article on how to report your employees’ end of year information to both the employee and to the ATO. Read the full article here. If you are reporting through STP you no longer need to provide payment summaries to your employees or lodge a payment summary annual report to the ATO. Your employees will instead receive an income statement in their ATO online service account via myGov. They will get a notification in their myGov inbox when their income statement is available. You do however need to finalise employees STP information by signing off your data and lodging it with the ATO via your STP enabled solution. If you are using Xero for STP reporting then you w

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