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3 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Advisor

Many small business owners visit their financial advisor at the end of the financial year (EOFY) to get help with things like tax deductions and reporting. However, advisors are a valuable resource you should utilise all year round. If you are only consulting with your advisor every now and again, …

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5 Ways to Kickstart the New Financial Year

Before you dive headfirst into the new financial year, why not take stock, dust off your finances, and use these five strategies to kickstart the new financial year. 1. Streamline your systems Are you doing things the way they’ve always been done? The new financial year is a great time …

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Cyber Security Awareness & Risk Reduction

Two out of every five small businesses have experienced a cyber attack. That is a staggering statistic. So what are you going to do about it? Now is the time to make cyber security and risk reduction a top priority. It is time to review processes and platforms, and determine …

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Get Everything Organised for the End of Financial Year

The end of financial year is fast approaching which means it’s time to get your affairs in order before June 30 to help maximise your tax refund. Here are five options that you could potentially use to maximise your tax refund this year. 1. Organise your records Now is the …

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Understand & Reduce Your Operating Costs

One of the biggest financial challenges faced by small businesses is operating expenses. According to Semrush, 66% of small businesses face financial challenges, with 43% claiming the most prominent challenge is paying operating expenses. Operating expenses cover labour costs, employee benefits, insurances, necessary tools etc. With 2020 proving to be …

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4 common business accounting mistakes to avoid

A strong financial foundation is critical for growing your business. Avoid leaving money on the table by getting your accounts and processes up to scratch. There are countless businesses who make these four common accounting mistakes: Relying on spreadsheets Incorrectly setting up their chart of accounts Accounting on a cash …

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4 Reasons Why You Need an Accurate Business Activity Statement (BAS)

Your Business Activity Statement (BAS) is one of your most important tools when it comes to operating a business in Australia. Keeping your records up to date and accurate will save you time and money when it comes time to submit your BAS. We are going to share 4 reasons …

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3 Things You Need to Learn from 2020

  Small businesses employ almost 50% of Australian workers, so there is no doubt they are essential for keeping Australians employed. 2020 was a rough year for small businesses, having to adapt to the tumultuous new commerce landscape. Lockdowns, loss of income and insecurity saw businesses struggling. However, strife often …

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Repercussions of a Pandemic. How to Thrive.

  There’s no ifs or buts about it. Your business, no matter how big or small, has likely been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has crippled businesses around the world as they fight to retain customers and find new ways to stay relevant in a rapidly evolving market. …

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Cash Flow Problems? Consider These Tips.

Cash flow is the number one reason businesses fail. If you’re in this tough position you’re not alone and we’re here to help you get back on top. We’ll outline likely causes of cash flow problems as well as tips to help you deal with them. What went wrong? Asking …

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Employee vs Contractor – Which is Right for Your Business?

If you’re new to employing a team (even if you’re not, but you’re not 100% clear) thinking about the difference between a contractor and an employee can be confusing. Furthermore, there are some well established myths that are misleading at the very least. Even though it can be confusing, it’s …

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Got an eCommerce Business? Get the Basics Right.

If you’ve set up an eCommerce business, there are many things to learn, manage and plan. Many of those things are interesting, involved, even exciting. Possibly the last thing on your list is setting up accounting. But if you think about it, accounting is one of the most important aspects …

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What is an Outsourced CFO?

Let’s start with – what is a Chief Financial Officer (CFO)? The CFO is the person responsible for all the financial aspects of your company. The CFO will oversee those responsible within your company for maintaining accurate and timely books and keeping up with tax implications. The CFO will also …

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New Business Registrations

There are many things to consider when starting your own business and while it can be a very exciting time, it can also be quite daunting without sound advice. The legalities need to be carefully understood and this is where a good accountant will be your best friend and advisor. …

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Setting Goals for 2021

The end of the year is a time when many people set goals – both professional and personal. Make it a powerful way to launch into 2021, and hit the ground running in the new year. We’re here to share why and how to set goals, plus how to achieve …

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Your Office Christmas Party – And Tax

  It’s almost that time of year again. It’s silly season, where we allow ourselves to let our hair down a little and indulge in end-of-year festivities. The celebrations may look a little different in 2020 than any other year – and depend on which state in which you live …

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Why and How to Change Business Structure

  When beginning a new business, many entrepreneurs start with sole trader status. As your business grows, it may become necessary to change structures. Similarly, when purchasing a business, you may identify that the structure is not ideal and seek to make a change. There are many things to think …

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How to Keep Electronic Records

  Keeping great records is important for every business. It’s tied to legal and tax obligations, but it also allows you to keep track of how your business is performing. In this article we’re going to explore the pros and cons of using an electronic record-keeping system, and what you …

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How to set and reach achievable goals

2020 has been a year of challenges, but also a year of rethinking. There’s no doubt that lots of new ideas may have passed through your mind. Whether it was rethinking your work-life balance, saving money, or shifting towards a new business plan, there are many ways in which you …

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Making the Most of the Middle Income Tax Offset

Last year, many Australians were confused by the “low and middle-income tax offset”. The good news is that not only was it extended to FY 2019/20 but that it will also be available for FY 2020/21. In case you’re confused by the concept or your circumstances have changed, we’re providing …

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