MAUS announces partnership with Business Innovation Summit

MAUS is pleased to announce we are partnering with the annual business innovation and social media summit. The AdviserEdge conference takes place in Brisbane from the 19-21st March at the State Library of Queensland.

AdviserEdge conference is at the sharp and pointy end of Social Media, Technology, and Strategy for Service and Relationship Based Business.

It is a catalyst for doing things differently, for better, for true innovation and idea exchange. It is about creating the physical gathering of a growing virtual community of Professionals, Entrepreneurs & Business Owners for three days of the best and most valuable time investment of their professional year. AdviserEdge is THE leading edge and it attracts those who are drawn to a philosophy of learning and idea exchange.

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MAUS invites you to the Accounting Business Expo| 21-22 March 2017

MAUS is pleased to announce we will be attending Australia’s largest business and technology event for accountants and finance directors working in practice and in business.The Accounting Business Expo takes places from the 21st – 22nd of March at the brand new ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre.

Come say Hi! We will be located at stand #323 and would love the opportunity to meet with you and discuss how we can help you and your business improve productivity / win new clients / automate and structure your engagements.

To help you succeed, we have organised free tickets for you and your team to attend the Accounting Business Expo – Australia’s BIGGEST business event for the accountancy and finance industry. It’s the once-a-year event that provides you with the knowledge, skills, tools and connections to thrive in this exciting time.

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MAUS announces today the expansion of the international consulting group and adds another 7 consulting partners.

MAUS an SME software publishing and consultancy group continues to build and grow MAUS throughout Australia and around the world.

“We are very proud to announce the successful addition to our ranks of 7 highly capable business advisors that will service the Western Australian, Victoria, NSW and Malaysian markets”  says Peter Hickey, the CEO and founder of MAUS. “These new advisors that have just completed training will offer business advice and help small to medium sized businesses. Our tools and training are designed to help business advisors, accountants and financial advisors around the world to build a successful practice based on our methodologies which have been implemented in over 60,000 businesses around the world.”

Having just completed our March training we would like to welcome Katie Hurst, Roza Bann, Shane Graham, Daniel Riddle, Bernadette Beach, Mohd Haither Hussin and Dean Hopping to the MAUS Network!

Our offer to consultants, accountants, financial advisors and anyone wanting to startup a new consultancy

Are you passionate about helping business owners achieve success? Do you want someone to provide you with hand holding, step by step instructions and mentoring? If you want to have one of the most respected brands in this area work with you and provide you with all the tips, secrets and best practices that we have learnt over the last 20 years. Don’t re-invent the wheel! Learn how to become a highly successful business consultant / coach just like our most recent graduates through the MAUS accredited training program.

Learn how to:

– Attract new clients using state of the art marketing and lead generation tools

– Justify your fees by adding value to your clients with resources costing millions of dollars to develop

– Grow your business by turbo charging your first few months with training, confidence building and proven client acquisition models

– Implement best of breed client methodologies

For more information about future training and the accredited partner program, visit the website at or send a quick email to request a free more information pack to

9 Tips to Business Success in 2017 – Free Webinar

We are excited to announce our next Free Business Webinar!

The Top 9 Tips to Business Success in 2017
Presented by Peter Hickey, CEO and Founder of MAUS Business Systems
Tips and secrets from someone who has been through it all!
Peter Hickey – Webinar Presenter
Friday – 17th February 2017
12pm AEDT (Sydney Time)

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This webinar will fire up your business in 2017!

MAUS is holding a free Webinar hosted by Peter Hickey, CEO of MAUS Business Systems, where he discusses the key tips to business success and creating a valuable business. Some of the topics that Peter will cover include…

  • Building a killer business model
  • Automating your business
  • Effectively Managing staff

This Webinar will have you walking away with practical knowledge and examples of how to position your business for success in 2017. Peter Hickey, CEO and founder of MAUS is a worldwide leading SME expert and has been active in buying and selling businesses. Peter founded MAUS in 1990, successfully building the company from a one-man business to a multi-million dollar enterprise before selling it to a multi-billion dollar software publisher.

Register For Free Webinar


Also note Peter will be selecting 10 Business Owners to mentor over the next 12 months

Would you like to be part of a 12 Month Your Business Success Coaching Course?

Personally mentored by Peter Hickey!

Each month you will meet with Peter to discuss and review your business. Peter will keep you accountable and provide you with insight on your business direction, plans and strategies. Over the 12 months period Peter will explain the next level of the Your Business Success program in bite size chunks and provide you with the tools and templates that you will implement in your business over the next 30 days.

The goals is to double the value of a business over the 12 month period, by focusing on strategy, accountability and systems.

The program includes training for one of your key people as well as yourself, a complete rnage of MAUS software, videos, PowerPoints, management guides and more. Powerful, exciting and effective!

MAUS is now filling it’s last places for the next Your Business Success Group Coaching Course, commencing on the 14th of March, run by Peter Hickey, CEO of MAUS Business Systems. The below video will give you a great insight into what this course could achieve for you, your staff and your business…..Only 10 businesses will be able to attend. MAUS will be subsidising some of the cost for early bird registrations….

Put yourself in the best position for 2017 and learn how to take control of your business. This is the quickest & easiest way to take your business to the next level…spots are filling up fast.

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80-20 rule of customer buying

There is an old rule in business that predicts 80 per cent of your sales will come from just 20 per cent of your customers. This is largely true.

Typically, you get the lion’s share of your sales from people who just happen to have a deep interest in what you sell, live near your location, or have some emotional bond with you or your business. That could be 20 per cent of your customers or two per cent. Whatever the case, they account for a lot of your big and/or frequent orders.

This rule doesn’t quite apply to the Internet. Maybe it is because it is so easy to compare prices, so easy to jump from one site to the next (you don’t have to drive there in your car), and there are so many sites to choose from.

The majority of site sales come from a constantly shifting group of new faces. To be sure, core customers who return time and again are greatly appreciated, but they don’t account for the majority of revenue. When it comes to the 80-20 model, the exact opposite may be true for Internet business.



MAUS launches One Day Certificate Course in Surfers Paradise, QLD.

Join the Fastest Growing Business Advisory Segment

Consultancy Fundamentals – Business Advisory Training Course

MAUS Business Systems, an innovative software publishing and training company has announced they will be hosting a One Day Certificate Course in Consultancy Fundamentals. This course is perfect for Advisors, Accountants, Brokers and Consultants looking to get ahead of the market and take advantage of the booming Exit & Succession segment while also solidifying their skills in consultancy fundamentals.

“Our Consultancy Certificate course is also ideal for anyone that wants to start a business consultancy. A consultancy business is a low investment, lifestyle business. It provides the consultant with the satisfaction of being able to give back to small to medium sized business the wealth of experience that has been developed over many years. It also can be very lucrative.” says Peter Hickey, CEO & founder of MAUS Business Systems.


MAUS conducts an annual One Day Certificate Course:

  • The next course is on November 10th 2016 at the Crown Plaza – Surfers Paradise, QLD.

“This workshop will focus on the fundamentals from building a profitable business model to winning new clients. Each candidate will actually walk away with a complete step by step client workbook.”

“The Course will take a core focus on the booming Exit & Succession Market. MAUS is proud to announce a new partnership with the Exit Planning Institute, a leading provider of training and methodology in this segment. Learn how to engage your clients with this $600 Billion dollar ‘blue ocean’ opportunity. The one day program was also designed to take professional advisors and accountants through a one day course that covers Exit Planning opportunities and methodology”

Peter Hickey, CEO and founder MAUS. Contact MAUS for more information 1300 300 586

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Significant changes to the ISO 9001 standards! What you should know…

A new version of the ISO standard has just been launched, replacing the previous version (ISO 9001:2008)

What is ISO 9001?

ISO 9001 is a standardised framework that sets out the requirements for a quality management system. It enables businesses and organisations to be more organised, efficient and customer satisfaction focused.

Why has the global ISO standard been reviewed and revised?

The world has changed and with ever changing business environments, organisatsions today are very different from decades ago. To ensure the ISO standard remain relevant in the marketplace, it is reviewed every five years and revised if needed to incorporate this new evolution of change.

What are the major differences between the old and new standard?

The main difference to the new standard is the new structure and an increased focus on risk based thinking. It now follows the same overall structure as other ISO management system standards. This brings a common framework to all management system standards which helps to maintain consistency, alignment, and common language across all standards.

What are the benefits of the new ISO version?

Main changes to the standard are as follows:

  • A much larger emphasis on business leadership towards achieving goals and objectives.
  • Addresses business risk and opportunities using more of a structured framework.
  • Simplified language, and structure of application and terms for organisations using multiple management systems for WHS, QA & Environmental.
  • Communication and awareness
  • Fewer prescriptive requirements, more accessible for service/knowledge based organisations.

I am currently using the old ISO standard. What should I do?

Don’t let your business get left behind! It is highly recommended that you update your quality management system to the new ISO standard as soon as possible so you can stay current with the needs of today’s changing business world.

With every organisation being unique its own way, its important you take the necessary steps to fine-tune your management system to fit the new standard.

I am certified to the ISO 9001:2008 standard. What should I do?

If you are like many businesses who wish to maintain your ISO 9001 certification status, it is advised you upgrade your existing quality management system to the new version of the standard and pursue certification to it. Organisations have a three-year transitional period from the date of the official publication (September 2015) to move to the new standard.

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MAUS excited to attend the 2015 Safety In Action show in Melbourne.

MAUS excited to attend the 2015 Safety In Action show in Melbourne

MAUS is excited to announce our attendance at the 2015 annual Safety in Action show which is going to be held in the Melbourne exhibition centre from the 15th – 17th September.




MAUS will have our full range of products and services on display including our award winning cloud based software platform featuring a complete Health & Safety Management system for SMB’s and a complete end to end consulting system for consultants. Also, in light of the recent legislation changes, the MAUS Health and Safety Planner software has been re-mastered and overhauled to reflect the latest 2015 AS/NZS 4801 standards.


Australia’s #1 cloud software system for small to medium business

Our award winning cloud based software platform features a simple and easy to use health & safety management system which can used by any small to medium-sized business to assist in managing their health and safety requirements.

With advanced web-based capabilities, you can have full confidence knowing everyone is working on the same page and employee responsibilities can be accountable with unique user login access and automatic notifications via email.

Easily navigate through each of the modules and brand the system with your business and logo on the home screen. The system’s user interface displays core modules on a gird of titles, which improves the user experience on tablet computers and touchscreen devices as the primary means of launching applications.


The MAUS Health & Safety Management system features:

  • Incident Logging & Corrective Actions
  • Centralise everything into a full Document Library
  • Easily track Employee Safety and Training Records
  • Automatically Generate Safe Work Method Statements
  • Identify all Risks & increase Awareness
  • Full Document Control
  • Measurement Analysis and Improvement
  • Workflow Documents & Recording

Why attend the 2015 Safety In Action show:

  • Learn from Industry Experts
  • See and try out new Products in the Interactive Sessions
  • Keep up to date with the latest Developments and Legislation
  • Valuable Networking Opportunities

To get your tickets and more information about safety in action 2015: Click Here

We look forward to seeing you at the MAUS booth (B33) at this years show. For any other questions feel free to call the MAUS team on 1300 300 586, or send us an email on


You give – you get! A great philosophy for building your practice

If you are an accountant or a business advisor…

I think the HR templates below are excellent. I suggest that you could use them by giving them to your business clients or even new prospects that you have had a discussion with and want to engage with again.

It is the little things that help you to stand out from the crowd.

These HR templates below are located on the government website:

Induction checklist for hiring new staff – Click Here

Letter of engagement template for hiring new employees – full-time/part-time – Click Here

Letter of termination of employment – Click Here

Peter Hickey,
MAUS Business Systems

MAUS Sponsors North Shore Business Awards

MAUS award

Peter Hickey, the CEO of MAUS, is no stranger to the needs of small business. He has successfully built his company from a one-man show to a multi- million dollar company, selling and buying back the business throughout the journey.

Today, MAUS spends its days assisting small businesses to be great businesses, and for this reason, Mr. Hickey did not hesitate to get behind the North Shore Business Awards as a sponsor.

“Being a sponsor of the North Shore Business Awards is a natural fit for us. Owners of small to medium size businesses often feel as if they have plateaued or worse still, are going backwards. Some feel like they are hitting their head against a brick wall trying to grow their business and are looking for a solution to take them to the next level. That’s what we do, that’s where we can help. Our software solutions are affordable, easy to use and helps business to grow and to be sustainable,” Mr. Hickey explains.

MAUS Business Systems’ software, the ‘MAUS Hub’, was selected as the 2013 winner of The Australian Business Award for Best Software Product in its industry classification. The MAUS hub provides a compilation of tools in fields ranging from human resources, quality assurance and health and safety, to financial planning and valuation and succession planning.

Mr.Hickey is the author of a bestselling book on business planning. He won the Ernst & Young NSW Entrepreneur of the Year award in 1999. He founded an educational division and authored a management training course that is now an accredited Executive Masters of Entrepreneurship run through one of the largest universities in Asia. His company, MAUS Business Systems, has more than 20 years of experience and is the largest publisher of business management software in Australia. These multi – award winning business tools are now being used by more than 100,000 active users around the globe.

“MAUS Business Systems was awarded the 2013 winner of Information Technology at the Australian Small Business Awards, so I know the value awards such as the North Shore Business Awards can have for business. It can be the launching pad for bigger and better things,” says Mr. Hickey.

So, whether you are looking at starting a new business or are looking to improve your current systems, to take that next step, MAUS has the tools and expertise to help your business succeed.

For more information on MAUS, visit