New Long Service Leave Rules

The Long Service Leave Act 2018 (Victoria) came into effect on 1 November 2018. It brings some important changes that employers need to be aware of: 1. Entitlement to LSL Previously employees were entitled to LSL after 10 years of continuous service with one employer. Entitlement to take LSL is now down to 7 years. If […] Read More

Great opportunity or am I getting ripped off?

Today’s blog started with a message on my phone at about 8:15pm on a Tuesday from a friend via Facebook Messenger, “Hi Rohan, just wondering if you have heard of…”. After a quick Google I came up with the results of a Gold Coast based advisory business. Initial alarm bells went off and I fired […] Read More

Updating your accounting software

There are a few common questions I’ve been asked lately like ‘do I have to update my software?’, ‘what should I update to’? and ‘What do you recommend?’ I wish there was a solution that fit everyone and I could give a simple answer however that isn’t the case. There are many software solutions out […] Read More

Time to get your head in the cloud

What an interesting and fast moving time we are currently living in. Technology is very quickly evolving and providing us opportunities that just a few years ago we could only dream of. Just today when I met with a client who is a sole trader in a trade-related business we looked at three great opportunities. […] Read More

Social Media Facts That Will Make You Sit Up And Take Notice

We have been a strong believer in the use of social media to get our business message out there. In fact, we have been using social media since 2010, so would be seen as an early adopter in this space. We believe that social media should not be used solely to push your products and […] Read More

You never stop learning

Recently a few of the Directors of Green Taylor Partners went to a Practice Management conference which focused heavily on leadership, personal development and also how technology was impacting the accounting industry. I will admit whilst driving to the Airport my motivation levels were low due to the amount of work I had left behind […] Read More

Bad feedback on Social Media

No one likes to receive negative feedback, especially when it is aired publicly which is the real world of internet and social media. Industries such as hospitality and accommodation have particular websites to leave feedback which commonly involve customers taking photos and posting them via sites such as Trip Advisor and Urban Spoon. But no […] Read More

David Autor : Why are there still so many jobs?

Listened to an interesting TED Talk recently which has been topical and thought worthwhile to share. David Autor’s talk entitled “Will automation take away all our jobs?”, discusses the paradox of machines and computers being created to do human jobs. However it is surprising the proportion of adults in the workforce in the US has […] Read More

Computer security

How secure is your computer systems from attack or loss? Over the years I have had any number of clients contact me about loss of data. The main reasons for this are due to computer failure or outside issues such as virus attack. A recent example of this was a client that had been infected […] Read More

The internet of things, the Jetsons are becoming reality

The buzz word of the last 12 months has been the ‘The Internet of Things’, geeky it may seem, it also follows on from a recent comment I heard from a prominent IT expert saying that the internet as we think of it will cease to exist. Don’t panic, we are not talking about losing […] Read More