26 Feb 2016
Ok, so who wants to help with the BookPals rollout?
We've just put a call out on the Kampus website looking for someone who is studying software development and wants to make a name for themself by helping us create our new phone app!!!
It's all well and good being a software development student and learning all the theory behind this stuff, but here's your chance to work with people who are right in the "thick" of software development to find out what it's going to be like in the real world.
Check out the advertisement we have just posted on Kampus and if you think you've got what it takes to help us create a simple to use phone app so that BookPals users can quickly and easily get their receipts up into their BookPals account we want to hear from you.
25 Feb 2016
We had a fantastic Board meeting at BookPals earlier this week where we discussed the BookPals rollout and what more we could do to make your bookkeeping easier and more straightforward.
We all agreed that a big part of why BookPals is so good is because your receipts are attached to your transactions inside it, so instead of running around looking for receipts that might be years old if ever you get audited - or your Accountant asks for them - now all you need to do is simply go straight to the transaction in question and click on the receipt that is attached to it and there it is right in front of you!!!
It's such an easy process, but we all had the same question -
"How can we make it easier?"
And the answer was sitting right there on the table in front of us -
Create A Phone App!!!
I know - I know - none us should have had our phones out on the table while we were in the middle of a Board meeting, but it resulted in a great BookPals enhancement, so we'll live with it!!! LOL
So - in the coming weeks - you'll be able to upload your receipts straight into BookPals using our new Phone App and might I remind you that until the 1st of March you can subscribe to BookPals for the grand old price of $5.00 per month.
You're reading this right - $5.00 a month - and the subscription stays at the same price for you after it goes up for everyone else on the 1st of March AND you get the Phone App when it's ready to go!!!
BookPals is getting better by the minute - but the minutes are running out fast - join us now to make your bookkeeping so much simpler.
21 Feb 2016
What I mean by this is - are you marketing your business in line with your true core values, or are you attempting to attract more clients to your business by using all those "things" out there that are supposed to be "great", but do not truly represent you - your business - or what you hope to achieve in the world?
Well, today we welcome back a BookPals Business Sanity guest who shows you how important it is to stay true to your inner self, because today we welcome back Kris Prochaska of krisprochaska.com.
You would remember Kris from a previous podcast episode where she provided ideas on how to stop those nagging "little voices" that creep inside your head when the going gets tough while running your own business and today Kris talks about more resources she has created to assist you in this area by helping you embrace what she calls your Natural Genius Factor.
Get ready to attract more clients to your business by being true to your inner self after listening to this episode of BookPals Business Sanity.
Those of you who have been following the BookPals rollout will know that on March 1 2016 the price of BookPals increases from $5.00 per month to $15.00 per month.
That means that the final countdown has begun for you to use BookPals for a third of the price that it is going to be from the 1st of March 2016!!!
It's important for you to know that this is not some "thrown together" trial version of BookPals that we are virtually giving away to entice you into a more expensive version of our product - this is the "full blown" BookPals bookkeeping system that everyone will be paying three times more for in a very short period of time.
Best of all, you get to use BookPals for the first 30 days free of charge, so there is absolutely no risk to you to register for it right now.
If - during the first 30 days - you decide that BookPals is not for you, simply cancel your subscription and go back to using what you currently use for your bookkeeping.
If you hate business bookkeeping and are frustrated by the options currently on the market, why wouldn't you register for BookPals?
19 Feb 2016
As part of our marketing "push" we've had the "Beast" fitted out with some fantastic signage and we'd like to give a HUGE shoutout to Todd and Tony of Dynamix Signs for the wonderful work that they have done with little to no notice.
So, you can't miss the "Beast" now so if you find yourself driving past us make sure you give us a wave and say "Hi" because we would love to hear from you.
Oh - and by the way - remember that you only have 10 days left to get BookPals at a third of the price to what it is going to be come 1 March, so if you are looking for an easy to use solution to your business bookkeeping, there is no better time than now to join BookPals.
Come in now and find out what BookPals is all about ---
14 Feb 2016
BookPals has gone through a whole heap of changes and enhancements since the Beta version first launched back in October 2015 and I must say - hand on heart - that you now have access to the most simple to use bookkeeping solution on the market.
I'm confident when I make this claim because this is the feedback we are constantly getting from those business owners who have started using BookPals - and their Accountants who now have quick and easy access to their receipts - and it leaves a warm glow in the pit of our tummies knowing that we are helping business owners in some small way to make their business lives easier and more straightforward.
We are most confident that once you move across to BookPals your bookkeeping will become a whole heap easier so what we have done is create a BookPals Business Sanity podcast episode to give you a better idea of the enhancements we have made to the BookPals product to help you decide if BookPals is what you need for your business.
Have a good listen to this episode so that you understand how BookPals is going to help you and we would also encourage you to take up the great offer we have right now because - as you will hear in the podcast - this offer is only available for you for another two weeks so if you are considering moving across to BookPals you would be crazy not to do so today.
Enjoy this episode of BookPals Business Sanity and learn how one aspect of your business life is about become easier and more straightforward.
8 Feb 2016
As a small business owner how many times have you heard someone say "What's the use of working harder - it just means that you pay out more in taxes"?
We all know that there is not truer statement than "The only two certainties in life are death and taxes" but are you really claiming everything - and I mean EVERYTHING - that you are legally entitled to claim which then allows you to keep more of your hard earned money in your pocket?
Well, today you meet someone who has made it his mission to ensure that you claim everything you are legally entitled to claim in your business, because on today's episode of BookPals Business Sanity you meet John Pollock of FinancialGravity.com.
John specializes in ensuring that business owners claim everything that they are legally entitled to claim within their business, which ensures that when it's time to lodge their financial returns they are confident that every dime they are entitled to keep stays in their pocket.
Make sure you are claiming everything that you are entitled to claim within your business after listening to this episode of BookPals Business Sanity.
6 Feb 2016
Can I say right here and now that the feedback we have received from those of you who have started using BookPals has been fantastic and has helped us greatly in understanding what you need to make the bookkeeping part of your business easier and more straightforward.
What it also did was give us more than 50 "things" that we needed to add to BookPals to meet your requirements and to get BookPals to what have called a Release Ready stage.
Well guess what - we finished the last of your requirements yesterday and BookPals is now - officially - Release Ready!!!
What this means is that you now have a bookkeeping solution that is easy to understand - easy to use - and even easier to get help from Bookkeepers when the time comes where you decide that you have had enough of the bookkeeping and want to get someone to help you with it.
It also means is that you can give your Accountant direct access to your receipts so that at any time of the year your Accountant can quickly check your records to make sure everything is going along fine and - more importantly - at the end of the financial year when it's time to do your tax returns, your Accountant has immediate access to your receipts instead of you wasting hours putting together piles and piles of paperwork to give to your Accountant - who then spends hours and hours trying to make sense out of these papers (and charges you thousands and thousands for the privilege of doing so!!!).
As with everything, these extra enhancements have come at a cost (as an aside, how was Christmas because we worked right through it?!!! LOL) so there is going to be an increase in the monthly subscription fee for BookPals.
As you know, the current price of BookPals is $5.00 per month and in a few short week's time this is going to increase to $15.00 a month but as a thank you to everyone who has provided us with feedback on our product we are keeping the subscription fee at $5.00 per month until 1 March 2016.
What this means is that if you sign up for BookPals between now and 1 March 2016 you get to use BookPals for $5.00 a month - AND YOUR SUBSCRIPTION DOES NOT INCREASE WHEN THE PRICE GOES UP 1 MARCH 2016!!!
It gets better - the first month is absolutely free of charge, so what this means is that if you sign up for BookPals now you get to use it for the first month absolutely free of charge and if you don't like it and cancel your membership in the first month it has cost you NOTHING to find out if BookPals is right for you.
It gets even better - we have about 30 more items up on our whiteboard at the moment that we want to add to BookPals in the coming weeks and months to make it even easier for you to do your bookkeeping - AND YOU GET THESE FUTURE ENHANCEMENTS AT NO EXTRA COST IF YOU JOIN NOW!!!
That's right - for $5.00 a month you get the original version of BookPals - more than 50 enhancements that have been added to it from when it first started - AND all future enhancements we have in the pipeline!!!
If you are one of those business owners that sits at home of an evening and on weekends trying to sort your business bookkeeping when everyone else is out doing what's most important in their life, then you will never stop kicking yourself if you miss out on this offer.
THE CLOCK IS TICKING AND TIME IS RUNNING OUT - JOIN BOOKPALS NOW AND START MAKING YOUR BUSINESS LIFE EASIER AND MORE STRAIGHTFORWARD
1 Feb 2016
Well, the BookPals Business Sanity Christmas Classic podcast series comes to a close today and I am so glad that this episode made it into the series because it teaches you how to have a seriously unfair advantage over your competitors.
As small business owners, we are constantly trying to work out ways in which to get that competitive edge over our competition, but there are times when we struggle for ideas on what that competitive edge might be.
One thing that can help you gain this competitive edge is by "getting into the heads" of your potential customers.
"How do you do that?" I hear you say and the answer is very simple -
By Creating Exceptional Copy!!!
I'm not talking about the "We provide you with the greatest service" or "We stand out from the crowd" kind of copy - I'm talking about the kind of copy that really "grabs" your reader and shouts at them "We're Exactly What You Need And This Is Why"!!!
And that's why this chat with Alison Lukin of Market Like A Rock Star is such a great discussion, because Alison can create - or help you create - exceptional copy just like this for your business.
Sit back with a pen and paper and get ready for some wonderful ideas on how to create exceptional copy for your business after listening to this BookPals Business Sanity Christmas Classic podcast episode.