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Tracking your online success with Google Analytics

In the digital world, your company website is your main ‘shop window’ and will be the focus of much of your sales, marketing, and social media promotional activity. Do you know how your website is performing, and where online visitors come from?


5 Tips for Goal Setting for the Year

Effective goal setting will help you get the very best out of the year. Whether you want to grow your business or take more time for yourself, our five goal setting tips can help you achieve your long-term plans.


Automation can ease your business workload

According to recent research small and medium-sized businesses are spending on average 120 hours a year on admin tasks. Technology and software automation can go a long way towards automating the low-level admin tasks.


Christmas Parties, Gifts and FBT

By D'Lene Browning

Christmas is just around the corner. Make sure to consider tax implications as you plan your business end of year function and gifts for employees and valued clients. 


Small Business and Government Contracts - where do I start?

There are a significant number of major projects happening in our region. These projects provide great opportunities for our local businesses across many industries. Do you feel like you don’t know about opportunities, or you don’t know how to apply to be involved?


Company Director ID Number

Earlier this year ASIC and the ATO announced that all company Directors will be required to hold a Director Identification Number (Director ID). Read more about how and when to apply.


What Small Business Can Learn from Their Competition

They say competition is fierce, but we think it provides an opportunity for a business to learn and obtain insights. Find out what invaluable information you can gain from your competitors.


Building Your Most Important Asset – Your Team

From team-building exercises to managing personalities and resolving issues, building a winning team is invaluable for your business, where you’re only as good as the team around you.


Your Small Business Can Compete Against Large Retailers

As a small business, do you ever feel that competing against larger retailers is a daunting prospect? Maybe a shift in thinking is needed. There are advantages to being small that may surprise you.


Creating a Small Business Budget

Make sure you set your small business budget! It's a great way to eliminate wasteful spending and get to profitability faster. Setting a budget isn't complicated but it can still help to involve an expert.


Safeguarding Your Business

Small business is all about relationships. But when these go wrong, it is devastating. Ensure you have the systems in place to routinely look at where your money’s going in order to safeguard your business and your relationships.


Reminder: New Rules for Casual Employment and Conversion to Permanent Employment

Reminder to Employers: the Casual Employment Information Statement (CEIS) available from the Fair Work Ombudsman is now to be provided to existing casual workers as soon as possible after 27 September 2021.


Cashflow and Cost Control

Regular cashflow forecasts will help you make informed decisions. Whether your sales are boom or bust, you want to make sure that your costs aren't holding you back.


Understanding Your Revenue Drivers

How well do you understand your revenue drivers? The better you can understand the nature of your revenue and its drivers, the more you can flex, manage and control your ability to generate this income.


Making Data Meaningful in Your Business

Data is only powerful with context. It needs to be accurate and organised and you need to be clear on the necessities versus the niceties.


How is the Forecast Looking for Your Business

You don’t go fishing without checking the forecast, nor should you run your business without an annual forecast. The forecast tells us what's in store based on the direction we're heading.


Have You Changed Your Business Purpose

Over the past eighteen months, businesses have had to update, change and pivot just to survive. Do you know where you're going and how it's impacted on your underlying business purpose?


How to Survive and Thrive in a Changed World

Lockdowns, closed borders and uncertainty mean small to medium sized businesses are still struggling with the effects of COVID-19. Some recent research uncovered some common strategies for success in a crisis.


Covid Support Measures

With lockdown now affecting all of NSW, it is timely to provide an update of the Government assistance that is available for NSW residents.


Taxable Payments Annual Report for 2021

If you operate a building, cleaning, courier, road freight, IT or security business, you may need to submit a Taxable Payments Annual Report to the ATO.


Search Engine Optimisation for Small Businesses

With an estimated 130 trillion webpages identified by Google, how do you get a look in? Search engine optimisation (SEO) is all about providing internet users with the best experience and maximising your ability to be seen.


Pay and payroll mistakes that can cost your business

Businesses can get payroll wrong without being aware of it. Pay and payroll errors are a major risk for any business, so you need to know where you could be going wrong and ways to stay compliant.


Additional COVID Support Package for NSW Businesses

The Federal and NSW Governments have announced further support aimed at helping businesses and people right across the state fight through the current COVID-19 lockdown.


Casual Employment New Rules from March 2021

Employers, there are some important changes to employing casuals. You must provide a Casual Employment Information Statement and offer permanent employment in some situations.


New COVID Support Package for NSW Businesses

Today the Premier announced a new support package for small businesses across Sydney and regional areas impacted by the current Covid-19 Restrictions.


Mouse Control Support Program

By Gillian Hayward

Have you been effected by the mouse plague? If so, there are a range of funding measures available to assist.


Choosing the Right Apps for your Business

Software technology has evolved massively in the past decade. To ensure you’re getting the best from the available tech, it's important to choose the right apps and to create the ideal 'app stack' for your business.


Changes to Modern Award Rates 2021-2022

By Christina Cotter

The Fair Work Commission has announced a 2.5% increase to the national minimum wage to apply from 1 July 2021.


Tax Tips for Cryptocurrencies

With the popularity of this non-traditional currency on the rise, its important to understand that there are tax obligations associated with acquiring or disposing of cryptocurrency.


Tax Tips for Self-Managed Superannuation Funds

SMSF management can be time consuming and complicated. It's important to get your deductions and record keeping correct for the SMSF audit process and tax return.


Tax Tips for Property Investors

Make sure you are getting the most out of your investment property. If you have income from investment properties, now is the time to start gathering your records and reviewing your expenses for the 2021 financial year.


Tax Tips for Individuals

Although your tax return is not due for a few months yet, the end of the financial year is near. Are you making the most of allowable tax deductions? 


Tax Tips for Small Businesses

Need help with maximising your business deductions? There are many expenses common to most small businesses, and there are other expenses that are specific to the nature of the goods or services the business provides. Are you claiming all the tax deductions that you are entitled to?


Federal Budget 2021-2022 Key Points

The Federal Budget 2021-22 is all about economic recovery, including tax cuts, business incentives and investment in training. Many changes in the budget can benefit individuals and business owners.


Mental Health Matters

Work-related stress and mental health conditions can significantly impact a business. As a business owner you need to look out for your employees, and you also need to look after yourself. Keep reading for some tips to start you on the right path to ensuring mental health matters to you and your organisation.


What Happens When You Pay Your Super Guarantee Late

By Charles Talbot

Are you paying your employees superannuation on time, every time? If not this will cost you money. Significant fines and penalties can be imposed and they can stack up quickly.