I would like to provide you some feedback on the 2012 ABN Conference and a testimonial that you may use should you so wish! I am one of those people! I don’t hand over my very hard earned money unless I am absolutely sure there is some benefit besides being able to say ‘I hold a membership or association with this entity’. I have to be 110% convinced that there is a two way benefit. So, I went along to your conference wondering how much of a hard sell I was going to get to join without actually receiving any benefit. I had already skimmed your website thinking that your company was OK but wasn’t yet sold. Imagine my complete delight when there was NO SELL but one of the most beneficial – not to mention fun – conferences I had ever been to.
Day one, Martin Grunstein set my mood for the rest of the conference, I was open and ready and excited. And the day just got better and better! I sat up talking to my husband until 2am (and yes, he was grumbling by then) about all of the fantastic information that had been relayed. This is why first thing on day 2 of the conference I put in my application for membership.
I want to thank you, the ABN Team pulled me out of my comfortable but boring rut and gave me back the energy needed to move forward. It was a fabulously organised event that far exceeded my expectations and I would be very pleased to recommend membership to any bookkeeper.Carol | ABN Member, Victoria
Thanks very much for a fantastic conference, you all deserve a pat on the back for putting this together!Toni | ABN Member, Western Australia
ABN Ready Reckoner - Excellent document – must commend you!Marian | ABN Member, Queensland
I just wish to say thank you for your incredible support. The information I have been receiving is fantastic, relevant and helpful. My accountant asked me the other day why I needed to subscribe to other associations and ABN. Because I have only praise for your organisation - it took me about 20 minutes to answer that question.
To be a member of such a great organisation as yours is the answer to my prayers!Tanya | ABN Member, New South Wales
ABN where do I start on how to thank you for this valuable insight into our industry! What would I do without you? This survey is a wonderful tool for any bookkeeper at any stage of their business. Thank you thank you thank you. I wish I had this information when I first started out!Lea | ABN Member, Queensland
Wow, there is sooo much stuff in the latest Bookies Bulletin. Thanks for doing these, I always make a point to read the Bulletin when it arrives. Found the article from the person who has been with ABN for 10 years interesting. I must be getting fairly close to that number of years myself now. Like Yvoone I have found ABN a MUST for part of my Bookeeping network needs.
Every item ABN does and covers relates to Bookkeeping/ers needs. The Bookkeepers Knowledge Base should be compulsory for all Bookkeepers. Like Yvonne I strongly suggest anyone planning or already doing Bookkeeping should join ABN. Just thought this "silent" ABN member needed to speak out and thank everyone at ABN for a really great service you are providing.John | ABN Member, New South Wales
ABN Ready Reckoner is Fantastic! I love that it has ATO links, reference to our known ABN Bookkeepers Knowledge Base articles and software relevant tax codes. What a great way to start 2012!Vija | ABN Member, Victoria
Love the GST / BAS ready reckoner, look forward to using it! It is going to make my life much easier.Heather | ABN Member, Adelaide
Thank you for a wonderful conference, the information I received was invaluable. It has re-invigorated my love for wanting to work on my business, rather than just trundle along. I have decided to set aside a specified time every week to enhance my business, whether that means sitting down and listing all the benefits I bring to my clients, through to web design (I have no web page), or creating better systems inhouse, or creating letters to current clients about price increases in the future.Ann-Marie | ABN Member, Victoria
I attended the Roadshow (Worskshop) and found it very informative, especially as I am just beginning the process of implementing the Pure Bookkeeping system into our business. Thank you.Anne | ABN Member, South Australia
Hi Leanne and the team at ABN. Just like to pass on some great feedback to the Coffee Clubs held at Springwood by Fiona. They are so helpful, supportive and informative. Fiona does a great job of bringing up great relevant topics and encouraging all that attend to contribute and give some great information. Thanks to Fiona and all at ABN to providing a great service to what can be a bit of a lonesome but very fulfilling occupation.Marg | ABN Member, Queensland
I know what I will be doing this weekend ! I am very excited about having ABN as a resource now - I have heard so many good things about the network and wanted to join for quite some time and now I am up and running and on the way.Rebekah | ABN Member, New South Wales
Love the website. Well done to the team. Terrific. Easy to use.Maureen | ABN Member, Victoria
Despite little sleep, very energised after the conference. Best value was from the attitude of the ABN staff and just rubbing shoulders with the sisters/brothers of the bookkeeping family. Thank you to every one of you. What fabulous people!Sio-Ching | ABN Member, Victoria
Dear ABN, I want to send you a quick note to let you know that my membership is very worthwhile! I utilise your website and resources frequently and since I am in the process of growing my business, the Pillars are extremely helpful.Naima | ABN Member, Queensland
Just wanted to say what a lovely pack I received as Coffee Club Leader! I look forward to using them at my next meeting. Thank you so much for the way ABN looks after us!Carmen | Network Leader & ABN Member, New South Wales
I finally got to sit down and read the latest BB 2012 Edition 1 this morning (without interruptions) and would like to say many thanks for this and all the other editions you all produce. I find them very informative and get a lot of valuable information from it. My growing To Do list keeps getting longer - but that is a good thing if it means improving my business and service.Kristi | ABN Member, Victoria
Thank you for a fantastic conference. Friendly, informative and professional. Well done.Lyn | Non-ABN Member, Australia
I would like to say thank you to ABN for organising such great event. Such a great way to expand our knowledge and give us a shock as well. I'm very glad that the agenda was focused on Fairwork this year!!! This will definitely help us expand our knowledge and pass the compliance issues to our clients. Fixed billing was a great session as I will now defiantly implement this!!!!Serina | ABN Member, Northern Territory
I thoroughly enjoyed the ABN Workshop Roadshow! It’s given me the courage to push forward and fulfil my vision. My decision to become a self-employed bookkeeper was a sudden one, and have spent a year finding my feet. The information was overwhelming, exciting and music to my ears. This is the backup support and information I need, and I would like to utilise ABN as much as possible.Linda | ABN Member, South Australia
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