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Do I need a bookkeeper or accountant or both?

Bookkeeper, accounting, Jack Delosa

What is the difference between a bookkeeper and accountant?

I recently attended the launch of Jack Delosa’s new book, Unprofessional, in which he talks about his experiences as an entrepreneur and business owner.

I was immediately drawn to his chapter on Knowing your Numbers as a business owner and the great decisions you can make when you have them. At Nudge, we love it when business owners and clients know their numbers to make great business decisions!

Jack outlines from his perspective as a business owner and business educator the types of people you need to work with to manage the finances of your business. A bookkeeper and accountant were two key roles that he viewed as critical in any business, no matter the size. I have used extracts from his new book as it gives his perspective as a business owner on how he views the different roles.

What is a bookkeeper?

A bookkeeper is someone who does the administrative and operational tasks that relate to managing the finances of the business.

Continue reading “Do I need a bookkeeper or accountant or both?”

Is my business lunch a tax deduction? Nudge in Shoestring

Tax deduction, business lunch

“Is my business lunch a tax deduction” was our article last month for leading Start-Up publication, Shoe String Why? Because it is one area which causes a lot of confusion and start-ups and small businesses want to understand whether meals (and coffees) can be claimed as a tax deduction.

It’s not a black and white area so we thought that some simple tips can help go a long way in working out whether you can claim a tax deduction. So what are the questions that you should ask (and that the ATO wants you to consider):

  1. Why is the food or drink being provided – i.e. what is its purpose of the event. If it is provided in a social setting, then the chances are that is is entertainment
  2. What food or drink is being provided – is it a light meal provided at work or is it a set menu with matching wines. As the meal starts to become more elaborate, it starts to take the character of entertainment
  3. When is the food or drink being provided – meals provided during work hours are less likely to be entertainment, however with this point it’s especially important to consider the purpose and whether it is social.
  4. Where is the food or drink being provided – meals consumed on your business premises are less likely to be entertainment. At a restaurant, it is difficult to say it isn’t.

It’s important to consider these initial steps to help you work out whether you can claim a tax deduction on meals (and coffees).

And for more information on this, and the next steps we take at Nudge, you can read my article here.


Accounting for Small Business: Turn your Business Story into Numbers

Small Business, Accountants, numbers

Emma from Nudge is presenting at The Hub, Melbourne at the end of August about how small businesses can turn their business story into numbers.

Managing your businesses numbers is so important but many small business owners don’t know where to start. And even if they have their numbers, they don’t know what to make of them. This presentation is about helping you to love the numbers and understand how to use them to make better business decisions. Some of the key learnings that small business owners will take away are:

  • How your numbers will help you run a better small business
  • What are the key steps to preparing and forecasting your business numbers
  • How to make sense of your business’ numbers

Small business owners also have the opportunity to bring their business story (such as how your business is tracking and where you want to be) and Emma will help turn this story into numbers.

The event will be held at The Hub, Melbourne on 30 August between 4pm and 6pm. Tickets to the event can be purchased here

When not managing Client Happiness at Nudge Accounting, Emma teaches at the University of Technology, Sydney in Small Business Accounting.



p.s. It’s great that the booking platform for this event is from one of our amazing clients, WeTeachMe.

Why MYOB and Xero. Why not MYOB or Xero?

We are often asked about the types of software we use within Nudge. Why, because being an online accounting firm, the systems we use are really important to us.

When we look at software, some things we consider are:

  • Everything we do is for our customers. What do they want or what do they use.
  • What are the most efficient systems available in the market? It makes sense for our clients and it makes sense to us.
  • Cloud based systems are changing the way business is done, and the way accountants treat businesses. How can we offer our customers a better experience

When it comes to the type of accounting software that we use with our customers, there were many options we had to consider. But the two stand-out options for Nudge were Xero and MYOB. Continue reading “Why MYOB and Xero. Why not MYOB or Xero?”

Nudge Accounting in StartUpSmart

This week Nudge Accounting was featured in StartUpSmart.

The article discusses how we turned around one of our biggest challenges to make it our “Best mistake”.

Some key points we were able to take away from our best mistake were:

  • Communication is one of the most critical parts of business. Getting it right needs to be with a whole-of-business approach, all the time
  • Inject your key differentiators into the message straight away to capture attention, Otherwise the opportunity could be lost.
  • Highlight the problem your audience has. Only when they understand their problem, can you provide the solution

We were lucky to have our communication mistake picked up by a presenter at a workshop during Small business month – we are pleased to say this presenter with his own small business has become a nudge client.


We Are E.S.T. 2012

Who WE Are

At Nudge, we do it all for your small business: bookkeeping, accounting and tax. we can also help you with tax advice, company setups, personal tax, monthly performance summaries and specialist advice for small business owners. All work is completed by Aussie Accountants so you’ll never have to worry about compliance again.

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With the uprising of technology and the plethora of competition in the majority of industries, business owners tend to seek help and assistance in managing and tailoring their business to suit the era’s needs and expectations. The process of accounting provides reports that bring key financial indicators together. Understanding financial concepts and gearing clients to financial success is what we exceed at here at Nudge Accounting.Our expertise lingers throughout the field of online accounting and engulfs all financial cases. With years of extensive experience and a dedication for our clients success, we endeavour to evolve our existing methodologies, in order to transform into Australia’s leading online financial firm.

OUR COMPANY Commitment

A successful marriage between bookkeeping and accounting will contribute to the long-term financial success of any business. Nudge Accounting takes pride with their online bookkeeping and online accounting services that encompass all aspects and sectors of finance to ensure our clients receive the utmost finest service. Commitment is an attribute we stand for as client satisfaction is always key to evolution.Our reliability is second to none, as we ensure our clients are well organised and pursuit their financial tasks with accuracy and precision. Nudge Accounting propelled their excellence and with their dynamic team of online accounting professionals transcended competition and have cemented themselves as the leading online bookkeepers in Australia.


Our software and technological client interface is meticulous and seldom do alternative online accounting companies acquire this quality of infrastructure. This is what portrays our excellence and gears Nudge Accounting towards success. We ensure client satisfaction, by going through all the details and explaining financial situations to our clients. Engaging the client is what makes us stand out!Online accounting software, combined with online accounting techniques is a much more effective procedure than filling out paperwork because half the work is already done for you! Nudge Accounting take pride in providing the utmost finest online accounting service across Australia, with a variety of small to medium businesses and accounting excellence, technology and Nudge go hand in hand, just like the glove fits the hand!


Nudge provide exceptional accounting service and support whilst remaining price competitive. All of our packages provide the same great features for your small business accounting needs, which includes:

  • Performance Management Reporting
  • Annual Tax Return Preparation and Lodgements
  • Annual Financial Statements
  • Financial Monthly Statements
  • QTR BAS Preparation and Lodgements
  • Monthly KPI's to Identify Improvement Areas


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