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Sage MicrOpay gains HR integration

Sage MicrOpay gains HR integration

MicrOpay is one of the more widely used payroll services in Australia, and Sage MicrOpay has struck a distribution deal for the enableHR human resources software.
Aug 21 2015, 3:15PM
Marketing your business? Don't overlook the humble email

Marketing your business? Don't overlook the humble email

Despite all the fuss about over social media, email marketing is alive and well.
Aug 21 2015, 3:06PM
Putting the IT into fitness

Putting the IT into fitness

What about software that helps personal trainers, yoga instructors and other wellness providers?
Aug 19 2015, 4:48PM
Deloitte Private Connect taps into Receipt Bank

Deloitte Private Connect taps into Receipt Bank

Family business accounting specialist Deloitte Private Connect adds Receipt Bank to its arsenal.
Aug 14 2015, 2:57PM
 Xero/Dropbox hookup provides handy way to share files with your tax agent

Xero/Dropbox hookup provides handy way to share files with your tax agent

Registered tax and BAS agents will soon be able to offer their clients the convenience of sharing documents via Dropbox and with seamless integration with Xero Tax.
Aug 14 2015, 2:40PM
Small business to benefit from the ‘financial web’ says Xero CEO

Small business to benefit from the ‘financial web’ says Xero CEO

In his keynote address at XeroCon 2015 yesterday, Xero CEO Rod Drury said his company’s goal was still to grow small businesses through software, advice and connections, because it is the only part of the economy that can grow to improve youth employment, fund better hospitals and by implication pay for all the other things we want as a society.
Aug 14 2015, 12:07PM
Xero eyes microbusiness market

Xero eyes microbusiness market

Xero is aiming to attract more microbusinesses to its cloud accounting system by running a 'booster' program, Xero Australia managing director Chris Ridd told delegates - mostly accountants and bookkeepers - at the company’s XeroCon conference in Melbourne yesterday.
Aug 14 2015, 12:02PM
How your website can make or break your business

How your website can make or break your business

It seems a bit surprising to some of us, but only half of all small businesses have a web site. That figure was touted by GoDaddy at the launch of its Australian operation last month, and even if it's only a ballpark figure it seems low yet believable.
Aug 5 2015, 3:42PM
Forget iron ore: etail sales are still growing

Forget iron ore: etail sales are still growing

Online purchases soared 21.5 percent to $9.3 billion during the first half of 2015. That's great news for almost every small business.
Jul 10 2015, 3:50PM
The rise of the virtual desktop

The rise of the virtual desktop

The old way: buy a computer for everyone and software to go on that computer. The new way: use virtual desktops to send an image of one centrally-controlled computer to everyone, no matter how old or new their desktop machine. Is this the future for small business?
Jul 10 2015, 3:35PM
Is 'co-opertition' part of your business future?

Is 'co-opertition' part of your business future?

Australian small businesses see advantages in co-operating with competitors, according to a new survey.
Jul 10 2015, 3:31PM
How to help others while you buy and sell

How to help others while you buy and sell

The idea of supporting a charity with a percentage of sales revenue or a fixed amount per unit has become quite widespread, if somewhat controversial.
Jul 6 2015, 3:04PM
Small biz keen on tax break for tech says retailer

Small biz keen on tax break for tech says retailer

Planning to take advantage of the $20,000 asset write-off? You're not alone.
Jul 2 2015, 11:42PM
Bulletproof adds professional services

Bulletproof adds professional services

Need help taking your business into the cloud? Bulletproof would like to provide that help.
Jul 1 2015, 2:36PM
Do you still NEED a fax?

Do you still NEED a fax?

We're not saying you should go about your trusty old fax machine with a baseball bat, Office Space style (though it does indeed sometimes feel good to be a gangster). But is having a fax machine still an office necessity? The answer might not be as clear as you think.
Jun 24 2015, 2:02PM
Your Essential Cloud Toolbox

Your Essential Cloud Toolbox

When BIT interviewed Receipt Bank country manager Sophie Hossack, we asked for her thoughts on essential cloud accounting and bookkeeping tools for small business. What's the toolbox every small business should keep on hand, to maximise the potential of the cloud? Here are the elements to consider.
Jun 22 2015, 1:45PM
NetSuite ready for SBR

NetSuite ready for SBR

The NetSuite financials, ERP and commerce cloud software is now ready to use Standard Business Reporting (SBR) for lodging returns with the ATO via a new application.
Jun 19 2015, 2:38PM
Reckon SyncDirect makes it easy for your accountant to access your data

Reckon SyncDirect makes it easy for your accountant to access your data

Reckon's SyncDirect allows accountants and bookkeepers to automate data collection, regardless of the SME accounting software used by their clients.
Jun 19 2015, 2:35PM
Xero puts returns into the cloud for tax agents

Xero puts returns into the cloud for tax agents

Just as Xero's accounting software allows users to work on their accounts from practically any modern computer, tablet or smartphone, the new Xero Tax product provides tax agents with similar flexibility to work on their clients' returns, lodging them completely online with no need to install software on the agent's computer or device.
Jun 17 2015, 4:56PM
Xero cloud accounting gets even more features

Xero cloud accounting gets even more features

Xero has announced new and forthcoming features for its cloud accounting product, including a business performance dashboard. That means automatic delivery of industry-standard business metrics in a dashboard to provide insights on performance.
Jun 5 2015, 11:36AM

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