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ABA Director Appointments – Sophie Andrews

Posted by on Oct 9, 2013 in In The Media

ABA Director Appointments – Sophie Andrews

Australian Bookkeepers Association (ABA) is proud to introduce its newest directors: Sophie Andrews, Ben Kelly and Kerrie Jarius. Sophie, Ben and Kerrie join Wayne Schmidt, Kellie Powell, Peter Thorp, Kelvin Deer and Darren Hagarty to complete the ABA Board of Directors. Sophie Andrews, Director Sophie is the founder of The Accounts Studio in Sydney, a well-established bookkeeping agency which specialises in working with designers and creative entrepreneurs to help them find cost-effective ways to turn their creativity into profit. An award winning entrepreneur, Sophie manages a team of 5 and has over 20 years experience working in finance in the fashion and jewellery industries, and for clients such as Max Mara, Rachael Ruddick, and Fast Ed. Having run 3 of her own businesses, Sophie is passionate about educating the SME market on the importance of building a solid financial foundation for their business. She lectures in finance at one of Sydney’s top fashion schools, and also regularly lectures on small business at various other colleges. Sophie has grown The Accounts Studio at a rate of 50-80% for the past 4 years and has also written books and courses for business start-ups. Ben Kelly, Director Former RAAF Squadron Leader Ben Kelly is no stranger...

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The Sydney Morning Herald – Kevin Rudd’s silliest idea ever?

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in In The Media

The Sydney Morning Herald – Kevin Rudd’s silliest idea ever?

You can always tell when it’s election time.  Policies and ideas are thrown at us from all sides and not all of them are well considered. One such example is Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s proposal to allow businesses to defer lodgement of their Business Activity Statement from quarterly to annually, which is a potential recipe for disaster for small businesses. Currently, to lodge a BAS the business owner has to have all their financial records up to date. Everything they have spent or earned during the quarter needs to be accounted for and allocated and recorded. The actual filling in and lodgement of the BAS form once this has been done takes about 15 minutes. So the Prime Minister’s proposed policy will do one of two things. It will either save business owners approximately 15 minutes every three months because they no longer have to lodge BAS forms. Or it will encourage them to defer recording of their financial transactions until the end of each year, depriving them of an up-to-date understanding of their financial position. In my opinion, Prime Minister Rudd’s suggestion is without merit.  If you’d like to know my reasons, pop over to the Sydney Morning Herald site...

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New breed of Mumpreneurs – BRW

Posted by on Aug 12, 2010 in In The Media

New breed of Mumpreneurs – BRW

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The Sydney Morning Herald – My Career Discovers that working for yourself means finding a niche

Posted by on Jun 19, 2010 in In The Media

The Sydney Morning Herald – My Career  Discovers that working for yourself means finding a niche

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The Manly Daily

Posted by on Feb 6, 2011 in In The Media

The Manly Daily

TWO small-business owners, Caroline d’Anvers and Sophie Andrews, have signed up for a five-month mentoring program. Ms d’Anvers met Women in Business course participants on Monday night. “The introductory session was about setting expectations and finding out what to expect,” Ms d’Anvers said. “It is a diverse group with different needs.” From a commercial kitchen in Cromer, Tiny Tastes – her baby and toddler meal service – provides busy families with organic food, made to order. The business stems from her two-year-old son Reuben’s health issues. “Reuben was born with a number of conditions,” Ms d’Anvers said. “He needed major surgery when he was only 30 hours old. “While I was trying to understand his dietary requirements, I identified there was a gap in the market for fresh, home-style meals.” She said she needed guidance to expand and move her business forward. “I am looking to grow my business,” Ms d’Anvers said. “I need focus and direction so that I can put the right systems in place and employ staff. “I’m looking for help to allow me to work on the business rather than in it. “My goal is a healthy balance between work and family commitments.” Avalon resident...

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Kochie Business Builder profile

Posted by on Dec 22, 2010 in In The Media

Kochie Business Builder profile

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