I commenced business in 2008, based in Brisbane. After a couple of years of struggle growing the business I decided to instigate change. A major step forward was to have Tania and Maven Accounting come on board. Given the tyranny of distance, Brisbane - Port Macquarie, communication was of utmost importance and Tania and the staff of Maven excelled.
In addition Tania became my mentor as I grew my business. With Tania’s coaching I felt I was managing my business at all times.
I have now retired, and would like to thank Tania for her professional and friendly assistance over the past 10 years and for her help in finalising everything with the sale, ASIC and the ATO.
Tax record keeping and finding the hours it requires, has always been the hardest part ( and blackest days) of running my business. Early this year I was introduced to the 'joys' of Xero accounting systems by Sandra Magan of Seachange Accounting. Once my main business was set up in Xero by Sandra, I have found it so easy to use and requires so little time, I actually enjoy the thought sitting down for a short time each month to 'play' with it.
The Xero app for your phone that photographs your receipts then allocates them into your records is brilliant !
Sandra's positive, professional and easy manner has ensured 'tax' and everything to do with it's completion are no longer my main business black hole ! I would highly recommend Sandra Magan at Seachange Accounting !