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Bottrell Business Consultants Launch Free App!

The Team at Bottrell Love making time easy for our clients! Organise you paperwork, travel and keep up to date with all that is Changing in the Accounting and Finance World. The great news is that this App can be downloaded free onto your iPhone, iPad or Android phones.  It’s packed full of some really [...]

Xero vs Quickbooks vs Myob

The beginning of a new era has followed a rapid change in business accounting systems with the introduction of Goods and Services Tax. Since the year of 2000, a considerable number of large and small scale businesses have computerized their account details and communications. The thought of computerizing their past data was unnecessary, with any [...]

Developing an action plan

You have been a diligent new business owner and have completed your first business plan – congratulations! It is a big first step.   The next step in the process is to establish an action plan – how are you going to put all these ideas and plans into place? Creating a document that outlines [...]

Benefits of video in your social media mix

  The use of video has exploded on social media. The use of video to engage customers has moved from being one that only a few tried, to the most mainstream form of content sharing out there.   With the introduction of new elements such as Facebook Live, people now can watch videos and comment [...]

Should your business have a plan B?

SHOULD YOUR BUSINESS HAVE A PLAN B?   Having a plan B is always going to be an advantage as opposed to a detriment to your business. It is how you formulate that Plan B that is important.   When starting out in business, you need to ensure you have a clear directive. What is [...]


When it comes to sourcing staff, there are two avenues to take – sourcing externally from existing staff, or looking externally for someone new to the business. Both have their pros and cons. Let’s take a look. Deciding to promote from within   When looking to fill positions within your company, it is definitely worth [...]

How to manage attention arbitrage

HOW TO MANAGE ATTENTION ARBITRAGE   Our last article focused on attention arbitrage and the fact that we as a species now boast an attention span that rivals the goldfish. So that is the reality. So how do you now as a business owner, take this information and use it to your advantage? How are [...]

XERO Certification

XERO is one of the most cutting edge programs of modern accounting, that allows businesses to keep on top of their day-to-day activities, as well as make it easier for accountants & bookkeepers to manage the accounts of a business. XERO offers a level of ‘Certification’ to those who wish to use XERO for their [...]

Bookkeeping – A vital part of your business

Bookkeeping is a vital part of owning a small business. Many business owners tend to neglect this aspect of their business until the end of financial year arrives. Unfortunately, every business is required to maintain precise and timely records. To simplify the bookkeeping process here are 6 informative tips, we love this post from MYOB: [...]


  SuperStream is a Government reform aimed at improving the efficiency of the superannuation system. It is a standard that entails employers to deliver payments and the connected data to super funds in an automated format. SuperStream is the way businesses must pay employee superannuation guarantee contributions to super funds. With SuperStream money and data [...]

Australian Accounting Awards Finalists 2016

Gavin Bottrell and our Bottrell Business Consultants team have been shortlisted as a finalist for two awards, Boutique Firm of the Year (<10m in Revenue) and Partner of the Year (Boutique Firm) – in the 2016 Australian Accounting Awards, hosted by AccountantsDaily, Australia’s top publication for the accounting industry. Founded in 2010, Bottrell Business Consultants is [...]

Reckon – Our Top Tips

Reckon has been in the accounting business for many years. Its online offering, Reckon One delivers an attractive online experience that works on computers and mobile devices. Having a great accounting software is not only key to your business necessities, allowing you to create Purchase Orders, Invoices and Receive Payments. Really knowing your software will increase satisfaction [...]

Why do we love Xero?

Why do we love Xero?   Xero is a smart and simple cloud based accounting program which was specifically designed as a solution for small business owners and advisors.   But the question is, why do we love Xero?   Simple, Xero works better than other online accounting systems.   It allows us to save [...]

Free online marketing tools for small business

Starting out as a small business, you need access to all the helpful programs you can – and even better if they are free! We have listed our top 3 online marketing programs available to small business to get you started. FOR GRAPHIC DESIGN 1. Canva Canva allows everyone to be a graphic designer. With [...]