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Now an ICB Training Provider!

Northpoint Business Consulting recently went through the process to become an Accredited Training provider with the Institute of Chartered Bookkeeping (ICB) We are very excited about this new alliance. This means that bookkeepers can now claim certain training activities, including WorkflowMax training and consulting, as part of their Professional Development hours. Yay! We know how important […]

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Successful meetings – What’s in a name?

There are a lot of subtle ways you can set a meeting up for success. This article focuses on getting the right title. It seems like a little thing, but having the right title for your meeting can really set the tone. If you have a generic title, such as “discuss info needs” it really […]

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Boost productivity by booting the data entry – A look at Shoeboxed

A lot of my process and Cloud integration clients are bookkeepers and accountants and it always amazes me how much paper they are constantly surrounded by. It is most extreme with bookkeepers, who often work out of a home office and manage with piles and piles of source documents (invoices, receipts, bank statements, etc). I […]

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New PowerPoint Presentation course

We have a new course, hot of the press! It is designed as a practical PowerPoint course, incorporating technical skills as well as the opportunity to practice and improve your presentation skills.  During the first half of the day we will cover core skills in creating a really great PowerPoint Presentation, including: Creating a Presentation […]

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Sydney BusinessConnector Mixer

On Tuesday I went to the Sydney BusinessConnector ANZ Small Business Hub event. It was promoted as an “evening of genuine business networking” . While I wasn’t familiar with the group or the presenter Hugh Todd, I was drawn in by the promise of drinks and nibbles overlooking the harbour and the very reasonable price tag. The […]

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What’s all this cloud nonsense?

Cloud products and services are popping up just about everywhere. As a general rule, we find people fall into one of two camps:  Ooh, what is that? I want it What’s all this ‘Cloud’ nonsense? Anyone familiar with change theory will of course recognise these groups as typical symptoms of Early Adoptors and Late Majority or Laggards […]

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Microsoft Network Partner

Northpoint is a member of the Microsoft Partner Network! The network aims to help bring resources together to provide support to businesses and individuals across a range of needs. Through this network we will be able to stay at the forefront of new products and trends. For example, we will be taking a sneak peak at Microsoft […]

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New Project Management course is here!

And this will absolutely not be your typical project management course – there’s not a template in site! It’s all about the interplay between people, structure and process. It’s an absolute labour of love, combining my study in human behaviour and group dynamics from anthropology with the practicalities of trying to manage projects in a non-profit or […]

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Knowledge Workers – Like herding Cats?

Knowledge workers have been an emerging class over the last 20 years or so. While manufacturing, retail and service industries are fairly easy to define and understand, ‘knowledge work’ isn’t really an industry unto itself. It sits across these other areas and is primarily found in upper management, where people are looking for innovation in […]

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Timesheets vs Value Billing

Value Billing has been a bit of a buzz word for quite a while now in Consulting. But over the last few months I have increasingly come across people making the shift in other industries, most notably accounting and bookkeeping thanks to some pretty funky innovations in software. For those of you who don’t know, […]

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