Blog

 These Blog Posts are designed to be interesting and provide an insight into how I, Phil Richards, an entrepreneurial accountant and business owner thinks. 

Cloud Computing: Where Payroll has a Silver Lining

By | April 28, 2015

The latest technology buzz word is ‘the cloud’, but what is this cloud that everyone’s talking about? The cloud is the future of storing and accessing your important data and programs – and if you’re a small business owner and you’re not...read more

Size Matters: Grow Your Business with SmartPayroll

By | March 25, 2015

As an entrepreneur, setting up your own business was never just an option – you were born for this. It’s an exciting time, but a high level of stress often accompanies all that excitement. The best way to avoid unnecessary stress is to be...read more

When Should I Outsource?

By | February 25, 2015

To outsource or not to outsource – that is the question. As an entrepreneur and business owner, it’s fascinating to monitor the growth of my projects, and collaborating with others is always an exciting venture. Whether I am working with...read more

Online Payroll and Overseas Expansion

By | February 18, 2015

Every year hundreds of Australian businesses will consider expanding overseas, whether across the ditch to New Zealand or even further abroad. If you find yourself going down the decision making path towards offshore expansion, it’s important...read more

5 Easy ways to Manage the Growth of your Business Effectively

By | November 27, 2014

Most business owners say “just give me more sales” but the truth is if they doubled the number of customers they currently have every month they would probably get smashed. They wouldn’t be able to do it and there would be so many...read more

Hiring the Right Staff – A guide

By | November 17, 2014

Hiring staff is one of the most difficult tasks I have to do in business.  It’s super tricky and you just never know how it’s going to work out. I remember being taken to the employment court when I was a newbie business owner in my 20’s...read more

So you want to start a Business and be a Millionaire – No Experience Required!

By | September 23, 2014

I love business, I believe it is the greatest way to build wealth and freedom on the planet. When I started my first business I was 26, it was an Optometry Practice.  I cheated a bit because my wife was the Optometrist, so she knew how to do the...read more

Top 7 Reasons to love Business

By | September 16, 2014

Successful Business unlocks the Wealth and Freedom You’ve always Desired   When I was in my early teens I read the rich list and noticed that most people in the list owned a business of some sort. Not coming from a business family I asked...read more

Budget May 2014 – “Budget overlooks young Entrepreneurs”

By | May 28, 2014

It seems it is now Older Workers v Younger Workers. The Government’s budget has nothing for the next generation of aspiring entrepreneurs.  I have a number of friends that are dealing with an interesting issue.  They are all older than me so I...read more

Outsourcing – all the rage right now in business?

By | May 28, 2014

Outsourcing for Accountants and Australian Business owners  In the same week I wrote “An Entrepreneur’s take on the 2014 Budget” article I met a very interesting Accountant in the Gold Coast by the name of Nicholas Sinclair from...read more