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Unsolicited emails – the rules

Unsolicited emails – the rules

We all hate getting spam. Sometimes it's a great idea to email a bunch of people, giving them information about a product or service you've got that you think they'd love. There's a heap of legal stuff you need to comply with before clicking send on that email,...

Giving back is giving forward

Giving back is giving forward

Let the legacy live on If you tuned in to Seven Sharp on Friday night you would have seen a clip about the Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School. The footage showed some of the 50th celebrations, and focused on the reason the school exists, as well as some of the amazing...

Woohoo! Financial New Year’s Eve is just around the corner…

Woohoo! Financial New Year’s Eve is just around the corner…

I’m fairly sure no one has as much fun on 31 March as they do 31 December. However it's not a date people need to worry about, assuming they've kept their accounts up to date. It's simple math, really: The more you do = the less your accountant has to do = the less...

Venue review: Hobbiton

Venue review: Hobbiton

Walsh Memorial Scout Flying School 50th reunion and celebrations Hobbiton played host to 200 "Walshies" and certainly delivered a fantastic night!   A dedicated venue co-ordinator guides you through your concept I was lucky enough to have the wonderful Maya...

Rachel is Xero certified!

Rachel is Xero certified!

Congratulations to Rachel MacLennan on becoming a Xero certified book-keeper   Rachel's put in the hard yards to study towards her Xero certification in bookkeeping and now has the paperwork to prove how awesome she really is! This means that when OptimalPeople helps...

Xero vs MYOB – personal preference or poles between?

Xero vs MYOB – personal preference or poles between?

Xero vs MYOB After using MYOB for many years, I have now been using Xero exclusively for almost 2 years. However, I recently obtained a new client who uses MYOB, so I am spending a small portion of my week re-visiting MYOB – albeit this time "on line". Now that I'm...