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Put the customer at the centre of your business to drive sales

  • On July 29, 2019
A starter’s guide to selling relevantly Advances in technology have impacted the way customers research products and services, and how they shop. Customers have often done their homework and researched all the various options available, and as a result, they think they have all the answers. They will confidently walk into your business telling you […]

Supercharge your business and improve business performance

  • On July 22, 2019
Here are ten ways to make sure that you continue to drive through each business quarter with purpose, vision and the courage to super-charge your business. 1. Eliminate distractions: Time is the scarcest resource and biggest killer for most businesses. Owners get distracted and focus too much time and energy on the wrong things. Be brave […]

What is Fringe Benefits Tax?

  • On July 12, 2019
Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) is a tax payable by employers for benefits paid to an employee (or an employee’s associate e.g. a family member) in place of salary or wages. This is separate to income tax and is calculated on the taxable value of the fringe benefits provided. In simple terms, it is a tax […]

Get your business records ready for end of year

  • On July 9, 2019
There is a lot to deal with at the end of the financial year, and while your tax return may not be due for some months yet, it is good business to get your 2019 records in order before you get stuck into the next tax year! What records do you need to have ready? […]

Issue payment summaries for non-employees you have withheld tax for this year

  • On July 4, 2019
Annual payment summaries must be provided to your employees and any other people you have withheld tax for by the 14th of July. Start reviewing the year’s payroll and relevant supplier reports now so that you can issue the payment summaries without delay. If you have withheld tax on behalf of people who are not […]

Setting the right business goals for growth

  • On July 1, 2019
If you’re going to grow your company in the right way, pinning down your goals and having a clear vision for the business from the outset is vital. You may want to increase profits and create an income that supports your lifestyle, or you are looking to increase market share and aim for hypergrowth. You […]

Single Touch Payroll/STP

  • On June 24, 2019
Single Touch Payroll (STP) is a new system of reporting wages, tax and superannuation information to the ATO. Initially, large employers were required to report from 1 July 2018. Now, all employers must enter into the reporting system from 1 July 2019. Small and micro employers have until 30 September to enter the system. STP is a […]

Employing casual workforce? Follow the rules

  • On May 26, 2019
Having access to a casual workforce can be a great way for your business to manage busy periods while keeping ongoing costs low. Before you jump at the opportunity, it is important to understand the rules. With the increasing casualisation of the workforce in Australia, there is a large and accessible pool of eager workers. […]

Documenting your sales process

  • On May 16, 2019
Businesses that follow a documented sales process generate more revenue. Prospective customers should receive the same service no matter which member of your sales team they deal with. A documented sales process ensures your sales team knows the correct process to follow; providing prospective customers with a consistent experience. It’s important to include your sales […]

Is my accountant a cost or investment?

  • On May 9, 2019
Accountants tell their clients to reduce their overhead costs as one of the seven ways to grow your business. One of your overhead costs is your accounting fees. So, is what you spend with your accountant an expense which needs to be reduced, or is it an investment? An expense is a necessary evil. It […]