ATO Systems Crash!!!

December 13, 2016

Since the weekend all ATO systems have been offline as the ATO suffers a “World First” system failure for a government tax authority.  Apparently the hardware supplied and supported by Hewlett Packard has crashed as well as their backup systems. … Continued


$10K Small Business Grants

November 19, 2016

A new opportunity for small businesses has arisen in Queensland with the release of  the ‘Small Business Digital Grants Program’, which will provide funding for small businesses to assist in growing their business through the use of digital marketing technologies and … Continued


XO Accounting – Melton Office Construction

June 27, 2016

Please note from June through to October the Melton Council is rejuvenating the area out the front of the Melton office which has resulted in Palmerston Street being closed and much of the area fenced off.  Here is a MAP … Continued


How to Create a Personal Brand

March 2, 2016

The words ‘personal brand’ are still somewhat controversial, and carry an unfortunate cast of self-promotion and vanity. The truth is that personal branding is more important than ever in the job market, and those without a clear personal brand or … Continued


Beware Tax Scams

December 5, 2015

Tax fraud is one of the quickest growing areas for scams which tax payers need to be aware and protect themselves against. One such scam which I have experienced many times is where the scammers call you claiming to be … Continued


9 Ways to Network with Experts in Your Niche

November 9, 2015

The ability to network is a fundamental part of running a business. Running a business in isolation is difficult, so it helps to have expert partners and acquaintances available to share ideas with. For an online entrepreneur, the best niche … Continued


5 Tips to Prepare Quotes That Get Accepted

February 5, 2015

Small businesses win work by using sales quotes. Yet they often don’t realise that how they prepare quotes can cost them business. Many lose revenue by not following up on quotes or turning quotes around fast enough.   According to … Continued