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Business Owners: Ready to ride the SuperStream?

If you’re still paying your employees’ super with bank transfers (or worse still, cheques), then you need to change the way you do things–and fast. From 1 July 2014, if you make super contributions for 20 or more employees you’ll have to make those payments online. (Those of you with fewer than 20 employees have […]

A Trap That Causes Many Businesses To Go Broke, While They’re Making a Profit

There’s a saying in business, “You can go broke making a profit.” And another, “Cash is king. Profit is theory.” As you know only too well, you don’t pay rent, meet payroll or pay your bills with profit. You pay them with cash. A business can make a lot of sales, have a book full […]

Handy New Updates From Xero

Along with a few other new features, Xero has released a handy new update with a new look header and adding files to Purchase Orders. For those users loving Files in Xero, it is now much easier to access your files folders. Simply click on the files icon in the right of the header to […]

Big New Features from Xero

For our clients who use Xero, if you have logged in this morning, you may have noticed some fantastic new features. Here’s a quick summary of what’s new: Email Templates – You can now setup as many customised templates for invoices, statements, remittance advices and credit notes as you need. This is great news for […]

Blue Emerald is now a Xero Silver Partner!

Moving along our Xero journey, we have recently moved up to being a Xero Silver Partner and now have even more experience to help our clients in their own Xero journey. Our Director, Elizabeth Salter, is also a Xero Certified Advisor and Payroll Specialist.   Blue Emerald has been doing a growing number of conversions […]

Omne Trium Perfectum

For those of you not familiar with Latin, “omne trium perfectum” basically means everything that comes in threes is perfect or complete. I’m not sure about it being perfect, but I have certainly experienced being bombarded by three challenges over the past couple of weeks – the end of financial year, school holidays and that […]

Why I Love The Cloud

A couple of weeks ago, I took my own advice and did what many small business owners hardly ever do – I took two workdays off. I finally had the chance to catch up with a number of very dear friends who I haven’t seen in person for close to two decades as we are […]

Thinking of Xero? NOW is the time….

We are rapidly approaching the end of the Australian financial year. Already! Again! With only two months to go until 30th June, this is the time when it’s necessary for business owners to start looking at their business and see what changes they need to implement. Accountants and bookkeepers like to harp on about this, […]

The Modern Bookkeeper

The bookkeeping industry has been around for a very long time. In fact, the oldest record of double-entry bookkeeping that has been discovered was in 1340, with it becoming common practice by the end of the 15th century.   So with this very long history, what has changed?   In the latter part of last […]

Packages for Every Business

We have just completed updating our website with our full range of packages for all our services, so we now offer flat fixed fees for all aspects of your bookkeeping, “rescue” and training needs. Every business should be able to find an appropriate package for their needs, especially as we have our Sapphire and Platinum […]