Do depreciation deductions apply to you?

Owners of income producing properties are eligible to claim tax deductions for a number of expenses involved in holding a property. Most investors are aware of some of the deductions they are entitled to; for example, they know they can claim their Property Manager’s fees, council rates and any repairs and maintenance costs. However, all … Continued

NSW Payroll Tax Rebate – Jobs Action Plan

Is your business currently looking for new hires? Did you know that there is an NSW government initiative designed to encourage NSW businesses to hire employees & grow?  So if you’re planning to hire a new employee, you might want to check out this article so your business won’t be missing out on up to … Continued

Crackdown On Employer Non-Compliance

The Turnbull Government announced that they will provide the ATO with additional funding for a Superannuation Guarantee Taskforce. The taskforce will crackdown on employer non-compliance.   The ATO released a media statement on 29 August that the super guarantee gap for the 2014-15 year is estimated to be $2.85 billion, which represents 5.2% of the … Continued

5 Smart Ways to Invest Your Company Tax Return

Expecting a large company tax return? This is a great opportunity to re-invest in your business. Here are 5 ways you can use your return to deliver results. As with any investment, the more you put into your small business, the greater the output will be. That’s why it’s important to think carefully about where you … Continued

Business Benchmarking and Performance Review

Writing Performance Reviews

The performance review has become a rite of passage in the business world, yet many managers and employees fail to make the most of the opportunities these important discussions can provide. When used successfully, the annual review process can provide managers with insight into everything from employee perception of the company to ways to make … Continued

Federal Budget Update

The Federal Budget

The 2016 Budget was always going to be interesting. On one hand the Liberal Party wished to use this Budget as their policy platform for the coming election, and on the other hand, a budget deficit exists that needs to be eventually reduced. This Budget achieves its objectives of providing a few tax ‘perks’, whilst also increasing taxes … Continued

Reserve bank of Australia Updates

RBA cuts interest rates to 1.75%

The Reserve Bank of Australia has moved to head off fears about deflation, cutting its official cash rate by 25 basis points to a historic low of 1.75 per cent. Key points: Cut influenced by core inflation rate of 1.5pc — lowest reading on record If cut fully passed on, it would mean a $43-a-month … Continued

Domain Names For Your Business

Domain Names For Your Business

How To Find A Domain Name For Your Business Domain names play a key role in how visitors to your website identify your business. This is precisely why you should spend sufficient time finding the domain name that best suits your brand. But finding a suitable name for your website is not always as simple as … Continued

Efficiency Revenue

Efficient Business Systems

Efficient Business Systems Really Pay Off Too many businesses fall over because the owner has not established efficient business systems. This typically happens because the business owner is so caught up in the day-to day running of the business that the fundamentals of good business management get forgotten. Often too it must be said that … Continued

Tips on Paying down Debts

Paying Down Debt

Paying Down Debt Debt can be a crippling problem for small businesses wanting to grow or just break-even during difficult times. By reducing debt you’ll improve the value of your business, its financial situation, and its ability to continue operating into the future. Assess your debt situation Take a detailed look at all of your … Continued

Tips on Effective Business Advertisment

Advertising Your Business

5 Cost Effective Ways to Advertise Your Business Advertising is an essential component of success for any business. Proper advertising ensures more sales, but if you choose the wrong options, it can be a very expensive proposition. Let’s look at five ways you can reduce your business’s advertising expenditure without affecting your results. Referrals A referral … Continued

KPI to monitor for productivity boost

KPIs for Business Performance

  KPIs to Monitor and Improve Business Performance The key performance indicators (KPIs) for one company will invariably be different from the KPIs of another firm. What both hypothetical companies share however, is the challenge of selecting which KPIs are best suited for measuring the goals and progress of their particular business model.  Indeed, entrepreneurs … Continued

Habits to Avoid as an Entrepreneur

Surprisingly Destructive Habits You Should Avoid as an Entrepreneur Entrepreneurs want to have their hands on every aspect of their start-up. This is understandable, as many entrepreneurs come into their respective industries from a place of passion. Their passion will drive them to spend long nights at the office, working hard every hour of every … Continued