Financial Software to Run Your Business

There are three ways you can manage the financial flow of your Music School or Studio. Manually using books of accounts, Spreadsheets, or other Software Apps. You may want to get a bookkeeper and accountant if you are not familiar with how to record your business cashflow. Especially if your income is already within the auditing bracket.

For this blog episode, we will share with you different software you can choose from. Some have an app included to let you manage your finances on the go using a mobile phone or tablet.

Things to Look for In A Finance Software:

  1. Recognized by the Government
    • The first thing to look for is if this software is accredited by the government to whom you have to file taxes to. To find this out if you are in Australia for example, go to this link for a list of accredited finance software products. You will save time if you first look at this list.
  2. Integrated Standard Business Reporting Forms
    • The next thing to ask is if this finance software already has built-in integrated reporting forms that you need to submit to the ATO.
  3. Billing Students
    • Have a look at their system if they allow for manual entry of payments, billing through email, or integrated payout system on your website.
  4. Bank Accounts
    • Can you connect your online banking to their system?
    • Can you connect multiple bank accounts?
  5. Payroll Requirements
    • If you are planning to or already have a team of music teachers working with you, does their system account for all payroll requirements?

Financial Software Products in Australia

Here are some of the most popular software products you can choose from arranged in no particular order. Feel free to shop around and see what you prefer.

  1. Xero
  2. MYOB
  3. QuickBooks
  4. Reckon One
  5. Sage
  6. Cashflow Manager
  7. Nominal
  8. Saasu

If you feel the need for assistance particularly in this subject matter, let me personally mentor you in my coaching sessions so that you avoid the trial and error cycle that usually occurs in startup music teaching businesses or if you do feel you want to grow your business at a higher success rate.

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Wendy Brentnall-Wood

Wendy Brentnall-Wood

I am passionate about encouraging and inspiring people to begin to experience the heart filling joy of making music in a simple, easy and systematic way, enabling them to enrich their lives and the lives of those around them.


Rhys Lett

Rhys is the director/owner of the Eastern Suburbs School of Music in Boronia and Carrum Downs, suburbs of Melbourne, Australia. He is also a guitar tutor and a music educator for 26 years. Rhys taught in a lot of different spaces, in private music schools, state primary school and as well with refugee

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Mat Creedon

Mat Creedon is a multi-Instrumental Teacher @ Mat Creedon School of Music. He has been teaching music for 30 years now. He also has a private studio in Balwyn North (Melbourne, Eastern Suburbs) and teaches total beginners, as well as intermediate & advanced students. Mat teach most instruments as well as some sound healing and meditation practices.

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