You can sign up to the much talked-about cloud accounting product for free for three months as part of a new initiative with Westpac.
The last thing we'd recommend doing is signing up for an accountancy package based on a cheap deal you're getting.
That said, if you're already considering MYOB's LiveAccounts, then this might be of interest. We've discussed MYOB's cloud accounting packages a lot here at BIT, so it's with interest that we see they have announced a way you can signup so that the first three months are free.
To be eligible for the free three-month period, it appears that you need to signup via MYOB and Westpac's new "Ready for Business" web site.
This was announced recently, and the web page is where you can sign up for three things in one spot:
- MYOB LiveAccounts to manage your accounts
- A Westpac Business One Low Account
- MYOB's web site building tool, called MYOB Atlas
For what it's worth, Wesptac is waiving the monthly $6.50 fee on that account for the first 12 months (a total saving of $78). Though the fine print says this applies "only to new businesses who have held an ABN (or an ABN exemption) for less than 12 months and have not held a business transaction account with Westpac under that business name /ABN."
MYOB Atlas will also be free as part of this initiative for the first three months.
We've taken a very quick look at the MYOB site, and unless we missed something, the free 3-month LiveAccounts offer is not available there (there is a 30-day free trial).
The promotion also refers to online tutorial from the Westpac Davidson Institute about things like making a business plan. We've been to that site and the videos look potentially quite useful. They cost money and it's not entirely clear to us whether you get free access to all these by registering on the "Ready for Business" site.
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