Hi everyone, I am very pleased to launch my video channel, Get Connected with James !!! The place to go to keep you in touch with everything thats happening in small business, accounting & tech! View The YouTube Channel


And here is Edition One !!

 

Connect with me to discuss any of the topics discussed

 

Get ConnectedEdition #1 – 9 JAN 2016

Topics Discussed

  1. New Year Business Resolutions & Planning
  2. Accountants Licensing Exemption Ends 1 July 2016 – Act NOW!
  3. Change of Managing Director @ Xero Australia

TOPIC #1 – New Year Business Resolutions & Planning – Good Reads

My Article from Feb 2015 – http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/finance/taking-stock-halfway-through-the-financial-year-20150203-134xzj.html

Ultimate Guide to Personal Productivity Methods – https://blog.todoist.com/2015/11/30/ultimate-guide-personal-productivity-methods/

7 Habits of remarkably authentic people –  http://www.inc.com/peter-economy/7-habits-of-remarkably-authentic-people.html

4 Productivity Tips That Changed My Life This Year – http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/254432

6 Questions to help accountants sell advisory services – http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/firm-profession/6-questions-to-help-accountants-sell-advisory-services-76751-1.html

Digital Doubts: Trusting your Technology – http://www.accountingtoday.com/news/tax-practice/digital-doubts-trusting-your-technology-76797-1.html


TOPIC #2 – Accountants Licensing Exemption Ends 1 July 2016 – Act NOW!

A word of warning from ASIC…..

Applications that have been lodged with ASIC, but have not yet been approved on the 30th June 2016 will mean that you will need to cease SMSF advice activities that require an AFSL until such time as your application has been approved. ASIC strongly recommends that you do not leave your application to the months leading up to the 30th June 2016.”

 

CA ANZ Members – http://www.charteredaccountants.com.au/acctsexemption

IPA Members – https://www.publicaccountants.org.au/actnow

CPA Members – http://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/professional-resources/financial-planning/smsf-advice

SMSF Association – http://www.smsfassociation.com/library/explanatory-notes/explanatory-note-accountants-licensing.aspx#.Vo8ilZN94_U

Views from Paul Meissner CA – https://www.digitalfirst.com/lies-financial-advisers-tell-accountants-exemption-xerocon-2015/


 

TOPIC #3 – Change of Managing Director @ Xero Australia

https://www.xero.com/media/9129083/trent_innes_appointment.pdf

http://www.smh.com.au/business/xero-primed-to-keep-gaining-market-share-in-australia-new-managing-director-trent-innes-says-20160106-gm0b08.html


 

So what is the purpose of this channel ?

Its an exciting time to be in business but whether you are running a small business or an accounting firm advising small businesses you do find that you are pushed for time. There just isn’t enough time to wade through the multitude of important updates and announcements being released every week.

So my aim is to sort through the noise & bring to you what you need to know. The key to my posts though are that they are only ever 90 seconds long (in terms of the content). They are short & sharp and give you enough information to stay on top of the constant changes affecting your business & industry.

My day to day life as a director at Aptus Accounting & Advisory, as Xero’s Head of Accounting and as a lecturer at Macquarie University gives me a unique perspective on what is affecting SME’s as well as those professionals  advising them. This means I can bring to you updates from all these different angles.

If you are after more information on a particular topic, in the notes below you will find links relevant to the items I have spoken about. Or you can connected with me directly and I’ll be happy to discuss the topic with you

So be sure to follow my channel and Get Connected with everything that’s happening in small business, accounting & tech in 90 seconds !