Mastering technology, budgeting, payroll, tax accounting, receivable management. And financial planning are a handful of the many skills business owners need. In order to manage their firms successfully. With just a little bit of help, small business owners. Can take the reins in the fourth industrial revolution and successfully manage their businesses.
Fortunately, there are new technologies coming out every day that can assist with these tasks, and on Friday, February 8, small business accountants and bookkeepers will have the opportunity to be trained to help their clients navigate these complicated industries. The Regus Port of Call – Australia’s very first Appathon and Appprise Skill Competition will be taking place at Accountants Sydney. Where participating businesses will have the opportunity to interact with a range of experts, and the chance to win prizes.
The competition is open to all small business owners or accountants, and there are more than $7,000 worth of prizes to be won. Participating businesses can register by Friday, January 25, and the event will be taking place on February 8 from 9.30am-12.30pm.
There are prizes for the Top 4 entrants, plus special prizes for the Best Use of Appointment-Based Technology. Participants are encouraged to make a video, blog or video, using one of the Apprise solutions, or using any other Appprise Software, and then submit it using the #RegusSkill Competition hashtag. In addition, entries will be accepted until the deadline on February 8, and the winners will be announced on the day.
If your business is able to show off some of the exciting new technology that the world has come to know and love, then you are in the running to be one of the Top 4 winners and take home one of the prizes.
Top 4 entries will receive a Kindle Oasis (a top-end reader), $1,500 cash and an Apprise Account Manager for $1,000 – the competition is worth $9,750. Participants can also have a Facebook Live recording made of their video using the Appprise AI tech.
Here are the prizes up for grabs:
Superior 16-inch iMac Retina 5K with 16GB RAM, a 1TB SSD and a 2TB RAID card – worth $3,299
Seagate Expansion 8TB External Hard Drive – worth $699
One year’s Amazon Prime membership – worth $119
All qualifying entries will receive a $100 coupon for Regus Sydney to spend. On a commercial printing package, as well as a copy of “The Accountant”.
All entrants will also have a chance to win special prizes including all-expenses-paid Provenance tours of Australia’s best restaurants, tickets to Game of Thrones and Empire, and coaching sessions with Adynovate, Apple, Ardent, YEOD, Rackspace and Microsoft.
“I am excited to see businesses of all sizes get involved with the competition. Said Jillian Harnum, General Manager of Regus Sydney. “In the fourth industrial revolution, small businesses need to be extremely agile. Using innovative technologies to stay ahead of the curve is crucial, and I am glad that we can help them do this with our Appventure and Apprise Skill competitions.”
No purchase is necessary to enter the Appventure and Apprise Skill Competition. But the competition is open to any small business in Australia.
There are many small business accounting software applications available. But none of them are as flexible and comprehensive as QuickBooks Online. However, it is not always the best solution, especially if you only have basic needs and want to save money. If your priorities are mobile accounting, Zoho Books may be more appropriate. If your business operates in a very unique industry, you may find QuickBooks Desktop Premier an excellent choice.