MYOB acquires online document collaboration startup Dovetail

5:48PM | Wednesday, 21 May 2014 |  Australian business solutions provider MYOB has announced the purchase of Dovetail, an innovative startup that provides online document collaboration solutions for accountants.

MYOB co-founder Craig Winkler among early investors, as Practice Ignition raises $650,000 seed funding

2:04PM | Friday, 21 February 2014 |  Practice Ignition, an Australian firm that helps accountants to streamline their interaction with clients, has raised $650,000 in seed funding from investors including MYOB co-founder and early Xero investor Craig Winkler.

Startup Victoria named official simulcast partner of San Francisco’s Lean Startup Conference

12:42PM | Tuesday, 3 December 2013 |  Advocates of the lean start-up methodology, a customer-led iterative approach to product and business development, are gathering in San Francisco later this week for the International Lean Startup Conference.

Shop Small campaign to support local businesses comes to Australia

11:00AM | Friday, 1 November 2013 |  Shop Small, a national movement to promote and celebrate local small business owners is coming to Australia this November.

Cloud accounting CEO tells start-ups: It’s time to get automated

8:21PM | Monday, 5 August 2013 |  Start-ups need to recognise no matter what product or service they offer, they’re technology companies and the key to growth is automation, says Marc Lehmann, chief executive of Australian accounting platform Saasu.

Time to think about a business spring clean as end of winter approaches

7:24PM | Tuesday, 30 July 2013 |  We’re more than halfway through winter and, for many, thoughts are turning to spring and warmer weather.

Three tips to get your finances straight in the new financial year

7:09PM | Tuesday, 9 July 2013 |  Financial advisors and accountant experts are calling for businesses to seize the opportunity presented by the new financial year to set goals and sort out their finances.

Five quick tips and mistakes to avoid with cloud accounting

7:10PM | Monday, 8 July 2013 |  With a new book, XERO for Dummies, out on the market, Heather Smith is a big believer in cloud accounting, especially for business owners who aren’t comfortable with their financial literacy.

Start-ups work less, earn more and set for growth in the coming year: Survey

7:57PM | Thursday, 4 July 2013 |  Businesses less than two years old saw better revenue growth and greater confidence than more established small businesses, according to a survey.

Small businesses not ready at tax time and struggle with excessive legislation, accountants say

6:39PM | Wednesday, 26 June 2013 |  According to research by the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) and accounting software firm MYOB, 98% say their clients were not fully prepared for when they submit their end of financial year statements.