Making the most of technological advances has lead to a global nod for Townsville’s Regional Business Services, who has been named the Australian finalist for the Intuit Firm of the Future 2018 competition.
As artificial intelligence and machine learning become more and more entwined with our everyday lives, it can be hard for small businesses to keep up with technology. Not so for Townsville-based business Regional Business Services (RBS) though… In fact, RBS is so switched-on, the company has been named as the Australian finalist for the global Intuit Firm of the Future 2018 competition.
“We’re incredibly excited to have been selected to represent Australia, especially being in a regional location,” says manager of the bookkeeping and accounting company, Trent Yesberg.
“This is about highlighting how advanced businesses and technology are in Australia. We in Australia genuinely compete on the world stage, with our innovation and our philosophies.”
RBS has used QuickBooks Online since it’s been offered in Australia, making the most of Cloud software such as KeyPay, Microsoft 365 and other apps.
“This has enabled us to become 100 per cent online and has created huge opportunity for us and our clients,” says RBS founder, and Trent’s father, Ian Yesberg. “We’ve always had remote clients. When I started RBS in 2001, I would drive out west every month to look after their bookwork. It was common to use CDs and snail mail to handle the work in those days.
“Now we have clients from Normanton, through Townsville, out west and all along the eastern seaboard all the way down from Brisbane and the Gold Coast to Melbourne in Victoria. Their bookwork is always up-to-date and we can help focus on more value-adding services such as monthly performance reviews and developing strategies for clients to grow their businesses while automating administrative tasks.”
The Intuit Global Firm of the Future competition is for Accountants and Bookkeepers to share their use of technology, software and philosophies in regards to how they run their businesses with QuickBooks Online. Five global finalists have been announced — Australia, United States, Canada, United Kingdom and India.
“We submitted our application along with an example of how we’ve supported one of our client’s businesses through the use of Intuit QuickBooks Online and were thrilled to be announced as a finalist,” Trent says.
“Intuit sent a former CNN Producer, David Timko, to visit us last month to record a two-minute video of ‘a day in the life of’ for the final part of the competition. The public now get to vote for their favourite video from October 16 through to 31.”
The winner will be announced at the QuickBooks Connect conference in San Jose in November.
“We would love to have all of Australia’s support in helping us take out the global win,” Trent says. “For us, it’s about promoting the great work all of Australia does in being innovators and forward-thinkers.
“We’re just a small family business that’s using technology to make our lives, and the lives of our clients, so much easier. We hope our story empowers other everyday Australians to follow their business dreams.”
Place your vote at:
Regional Business Services
39 Ingham Road, West End