Should I use cloud accounting?

Should I use cloud accounting? The term ‘Cloud’ is simply a buzz word of the last few years, but it has substance and is certainly a relevant discussion for your business to be having.​  Cloud accounting serves the same function as accounting software that you would...
Why and when should I speak to an accountant?

Why and when should I speak to an accountant?

By Tahlia Sinnott.
So, you have a great business idea but have no experience in operating a business. Where do you turn to next? An accountant. But why?
At this point, an accountant can provide you with a constructive evaluation of your business idea. They act as an independent reviewer of the business idea – they take the emotion out of it.

Editorial by the Sea

Editorial by the Sea

By The Sea - Editorial Monika Berry We met on the windy coast of Victoria. The rugged coastline inspires so much creativity.  We climbed, swam and navigated our way through rock pools. There was no specific brief or "must-have" shots, just free-flowing creativity,...

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OUTTAKE – Birds of Tokyo

OUTTAKE – Birds of Tokyo

I came across Birds of Tokyo a few years back, we got some amazing seats to their gig at Festival Hall, Melbourne. I wasn't a raving fan, my husband was a Karnivool fan and was man crushing on Ian Kenny, so we went along. When we left the gig, we were SOLD. 100% loyal...

When we party on the Outskirt

When we party on the Outskirt

When you launch something new, it seems fitting to throw a party. So, a party we threw.
We celebrated the launch of our new blog, Outskirt, by lining a laneway with HUGE light letters, overdosing our guests on sugar with donuts and cupcakes and tempting them to a next-day headache with wine.

O’Design – Brad Ottens

Down to earth and kind-hearted are words that come to mind when we think of the Ottens.  I brought my daughter Emily along for the interview which was held at the Ottens home, situated on a quiet corner of the Bellarine. Upon a short trip down a dirt road, we were...

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Justin Colquhoun- Elite Horsemanship

There’s one thing clear from attending Justin’s horsemanship clinic: the ladies love him.
Brooke, Justin’s wife, thinks it’s hilarious.
“I’m biased but he is a charmer without even trying”
That he is. Justin has this magnetic aura that draws people in. He’s got a heart bigger than Phar Lap with a smile to rival Steve Tyler. Add in his bright red hair hidden discreetly under his trademark cowboys hat and his charm is legendary. Everyone who attends his clinics, men too, are instantly drawn to his incredible likeability. You’d be hard pressed to find someone who didn’t instantly connect with Justin.

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When is it the right time to hire help?

When is it the right time to hire help?

A worrying trend I see online and in support groups is asking our colleagues for business advice. More often than not, the person giving the advice hasn’t even worked it out for themselves. In a Facebook group, a lady shared this comment..

Do I need to rebrand?

When I did a google search on rebranding, every single article was all about rebranding companies. Companies. There’s not much information about rebranding for micro-businesses, small business or creatives.

How can I make my market stall stand out?

How do I make my market stall stand out?   You may be thinking about applying to hold a stall at the next big market. Markets are generally predictable - the same type of products, showcased the same way. But you don’t want to be like that! There are three key goals...

What can I outsource?

What can I outsource? Despite believing we can do everything ourselves, it’s worth looking at investing in outsourcing your weaknesses. There’s only so much…

Kylie Wiffen – Birdynumnum Design Co

If you’ve never been to Barwon Heads, it’s a place that simply bleeds beauty. The coastline can take your breath away, the river can turn your head and the architecture can make you wish you won tattslotto. Arriving at Kylie’s home is no exception - everything about...

Clare Holder – The Middle

The first thing that strikes you about Clare is her height. I immediately feel like a giant next to her tiny 5 foot frame. But what she makes up for height is her ability to talk the roof off. “I know I talk a lot, you might want to take notes.” I meet Clare in her...

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