If you read my prior blog post (http://bit.ly/S8Nx6b) you might be interested to know that the fans (AKA the customers) did indeed win the war. Mr Kean announced late on Friday night that he had been forced to resign because his position had become untenable.
Back home in Lancashire, there is fury on the streets of my former stomping ground, Blackburn. The local football team, Blackburn Rovers (where I had a season ticket from the mid seventies to the mid nineties – I left town on a high the year after Rovers won the Premier League) suffered an ignominious relegation…Details
I have had several emails and tweets asking when my book, Accountants – The Natural Trusted Advisors will be available to buy online. I am delighted to announce that the book is now available via Infoshop. Can You Get Your Ex Back With A Letter I hope you enjoy the book and of course, I welcome…Details
During the wonderful spectacle that has unfolded at the London Olympics this month, time and again the medals have been decided by the tiniest of margins. The difference between silver and gold has come down to a touch, or one hundredth of a second. That minute margin can spell exhilaration or despair. Whilst the Australian…Details
One of my favourite government offices – and how to embrace change so that you become indispensable to your clients.
On Saturday night my wife, Wendy and I took our places along with our local performing groups, The Maleny Singers and The Maleny Performing Arts Orchestra for the Gala Opening Night of our production of The Yeomen of the Guard. It was a wonderful evening and we were all thrilled with the performance. My wife…Details
Referrals are the lifeblood of a thriving accounting business. They are low-cost pre-qualified leads, which with a bit of work on your end, can be converted into excellent clients very quickly. There are several ways in which you can ask clients for referrals. Whichever you choose, please do it only with your best clients –…Details
This is my initial recommendation when I come across an accounting firm clogged up with undesirable clients. So how do you stop taking the wrong sort of client? It’s all in the language (both the words you say and the chatter going on in your head.) Whenever you have an initial meeting with a prospective…Details
I am heading to New Zealand for the official launch of the Proactive Accountants Network in Auckland this evening. On the TV in the Qantas lounge, all of the talk is about last night’s Federal budget – as no doubt it will be in every accounting firm in Australia today. So what is your plan…Details
On Monday we start another round of our quarterly coaching meetings with accountants from all around Australia and New Zealand. In Australia we are running into tax planning time and the learning module for this round of meetings is all about how to run a sensational meeting with a business client and to open the…Details