Author: Cassie Lee

Article below is written by The Team at Reckon ***** Freelance work allows a large degree of autonomy and could be your ticket to ditching the cubicle. The obvious downside is financial insecurity and a need to really grab your life by the scruff of the neck to make it a success. The primary hinge on which your life swings is your mode of pricing, your going rate....

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This article was written by guest contributor, Serena Dot Ryan *****   Financial Literacy has become a passion of mine, especially to help others who have had similar experiences to me. I stumbled into the entrepreneur life after I became a mum and realised I didn’t fit into the corporate life I had previously. Stumbling into the entrepreneur life and becoming what I later found out to be ‘mumpreneur’...

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This article was written byJeannette Lees, Rosy Lees Design 2017 Bronze winner of AusMumpreneur Network Excellence category   *****   I learned that when you run a successful business and have a young family you have to set boundaries, take timeout for yourself and have a set of non-negotiables.   I have worked myself into the ground several times whilst trying to be all things to all people. It is all too...

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Article below is written by The Team at Reckon *****   Your primary business app will always be your cloud accounting solution like Reckon One – this is undoubtedly the engine of your small business! But what other apps can accelerate your small business productivity?   Keeping your business running smoothly with minimal pain is a momentous task. We all need help. With easy productivity gains in mind … check out...

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This article was written by Vanessa Stoykov Financial Educator at Vanessastoykov.com *****   Sometimes asking yourself the right questions is all you need to do to improve things in your life. And if you don’t know what to ask, you can’t get a result. After working in financial services for more than 24 years, and being exposed to some of the best professional investors from around the world, I have...

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This article was written by Terri Unwin Personal Mortgage Adviser at Smartline Personal Mortgage Advisers *****   How do the words ‘financial planning’ make you feel? What about ‘mortgage’? Or ‘superannuation’?   Believe it or not, a staggering 52 per cent of Australian women find dealing with finances stressful, and around 2 per cent of women have no savings for retirement.   Australian women face unique financial challenges. On average, we have less superannuation than men...

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This article was written by Susanna Heiskanen, Tuutu 2017 Silver winner for AusMumpreneur Sustainability *****   I started my business like so many before me because I wanted to make a difference. My goal was to offer a new product (Tuutu Finnish-style Baby Box with mattress and starter kit for the parent) to the market where there wasn’t anything like it in Australia. I did not know anything about setting...

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Article below is written by The Team at Reckon ***** Some business loans have a bad reputation. They are usually very easy to access and come with high interest rates that have in the past caught out many borrowers. However, when measured like-for-like with traditional financing options and considering the short term obligations and opportunities that face most small businesses, a business loan may very well be...

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Article below is written by Louise Marshall Head of Learning and Development – Global at Reckon *****   Your social calendar may be full of exciting Instagram worthy entries or (more likely) school events and weekly obligations. However, in the world of business, your calendar dates are a little more rigid and almost certainly less fun. But necessary, oh so necessary, to maintaining a functional business. Business dates can become...

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This article below was written by Leah Bond, Principal/Director of Brisbane Music Studio ******   It’s taken me disgracefully long to write this blog. I knew the due date and I even asked for an extension. Yet for days I’ve sat at my desk, contemplating an empty screen. Yesterday I finally realized why.   I struggle with feeling like an imposter. And this is because I’ve never been comfortable defining...

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