What is accounting and why do I need it?

Oct 13, 2018

I am starting to get the feeling that a fair few of you would love a quick lesson in accounting, so here goes!

WHAT IS ACCOUNTING?

The best thing ever. I love it. It's like the language of money, and when you understand it, you become empowered to make better business decisions.

Basically,...

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A recipe for success

Sep 16, 2018

Successful Business

A delicious, multi-layered, treat that you can be proud of wherever you go...

This recipe has heaps of ingredients but only a few steps. While the taste of success is sweet, results may vary. 

Time: way longer than you think
Cost: heaps of money

Feeds: you + hopefully your...

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WEEK THREE: Just call me "fireman Lauren"

Aug 31, 2018

I'm going to be honest... I considered giving up this whole weekly blog idea.

This week has just been SO incredibly busy with client work, "labs" (the online learning stuff), and some personal stuff, it seemed impossible to make the time to be creative and write this piece.

Do you find that?...

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WEEK TWO: Tax to the max

Aug 24, 2018

Fantastic news everyone - I have clients! 

It's funny, often we set up businesses with just a concept or idea, and a gut feeling that it will work... but with no customers.

I was fortunate to join Accodex with an existing client base, but it is awesome to how quickly the business has grown...

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WEEK ONE: What the hell am I doing?

Aug 16, 2018

I'm exhausted.

I'm overwhelmed.

I'm impatient.

I'm excited.

Week One with Accodex has been full on. It's had me on a roller coaster of emotions but I have made it to week two successfully, and I am hungry for more. 

Let me break it down for you. 

In just this week alone here's...

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How I turned my tax payable into a tax refund

Aug 14, 2018

Tax can be crippling if you aren't prepared. You'd think that would never happen to an accountant right!? We do this all the time so surely we nail our own tax... well, let me tell you, some lessons are best learnt first-hand. 

I've always had employment and a side hustle small business -...

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WEEK ZERO: Joining Accodex

Aug 09, 2018

Well, my friends, I have taken the leap of faith and signed the contract to officially be an Accodex Partner. 

Accodex is a business intelligence and support network enabling freelance accountants to optimise their businesses. Think of it like this - if you work as a Partner in a...

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The Tax Fairy

Jul 16, 2018

When they ask you at kindergarten what you want to be when you grow up, most kids respond with something like "nurse", or "fireman", or "teacher", right?

Well this little girl wanted to be a fairy. Solid career choice. 

The funny thing is, at 14, I had actually achieved my life goal of...

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5 lessons from a Chartered Accountant.

Jun 04, 2018

After 3+ long years, I am proud to say I am officially a Chartered Accountant; a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. 

 What are the top 5 lessons I learned?

 

1. Patience

Never has 3 years felt so long. It's been a journey of tears and...

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I'm not bossy, I'm the boss.

Jan 26, 2017

Photo credit: Christopher Morrison

I'm not easily offended. It's a skill I have - turning a criticism or put down into a compliment. But one word that would always cut deep and really upset me was "bossy".

I never loved Beyonce more than when "ban bossy" was released. It didn't stop people...

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