The staff at Regional Business Services are thrilled and delighted to have been named as the Australian Finalist in the Intuit Firm of the Future 2018 competition for bookkeepers and accountants.
We are now competing against the finalist from India, Canada, UK and USA to be the Intuit 2018 Global Firm of the Future.
The second phase of the competition is voting on our video and we would appreciate your help by registering your e-mail address and voting for us every day for 2 weeks starting 16th October.
To vote please go to https://intuit.promo.eprize.com/firmofthefuture2018/
For every vote and social share during the second stage of voting in October, a donation will be made on your behalf to Kiva.org (totalling up to $25,000 USD)
For full details of the recent announcement: https://www.firmofthefuture.com/content/intuit-announces-five-finalists-in-2018-global-firm-of-the-future-contest/
To join the conversation, share on Facebook and Twitter using #QBFirmOfTheFuture
Taking wheel (real) action
So far, 2018 has been a big year for our business. Yet it probably shouldn't have been. That's why business is confusing and exciting at the same time. We implemented a number of changes to our business over the last year. Changes that have been in planning or discussion for a while which we 'finally' rolled out. I mean 'finally' in the naive sense of 'Are we there yet?'. Looking back now in reality we were 'almost', 'kind of', 'in some way', 'probably' 'only just ready' (Hindsight is a beautiful thing).
What 'wheely' (really) got us moving this year were two major things;
The 'new and improved' second job
I started my 'first business' with a mate back when we were 15 years old. We came up with the innovative business named Scott & Trent's Lawn Mowing Services. Straight to the computer we did up our pricing and flyers and as soon as they were printed, off we went on our pushies and delivered them to the neighbourhood letterboxes.
Almost straight away we received a phone call. Someone wanted us to mow their lawn! 'How easy is business?!' we thought. So we organised a time for the next weekend and began dreaming about how we were going to each spend our $15 for mowing, $15 for edges. The beauty of being young and naive is you have no shame or recognition of silly assumptions. We used our respective parents mowers and whipper snippers and advised them that we needed them to get us more fuel. Never once contemplating the concept of the costs nor the wear and tear of this to our parents. We even had some clients who let us use their equipment (and fuel!).