Secrets to Keeping Your Employees Happy

Traditionally, employers have relied on giving employees raises as a way to retain their staff and reward them for being hard-working and loyal. Raises can get expensive, and there is often an upper limit for what you can offer when it comes to increasing salaries and wages. Keeping your employees happy makes business sense. You want to keep your good employees, and it costs money to find, hire and train…  Read more

Business Update – 18 May 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Changes to company tax rates are in effect Companies, corporate earning trusts, and public trading trusts may be eligible for a reduced tax rate this season. Learn more about the changes and find out who qualifies here. STP Phase 2 requires more information when submitting payroll Single Touch Payroll…  Read more

4 Tips for Positioning Yourself as a Market Leader

Small business owners often feel that they have to do something to stand out from the crowd and attract an audience. If that’s how you feel, you’re definitely not alone. Many business owners try to stand out by creating fancy websites that grab attention. Those may work in the short term, but it’s worth considering other ways to market yourself as an industry leader and build relationships with your ideal…  Read more

Business Update – 11 May 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. GST fraud attempts circulating on social media lead to extra security measures Due to a significant number of GST refund fraud attempts, legitimate businesses may face extra steps to receive their refunds as extra security measures are put in place. Tighter controls around ABN and GST registration have been…  Read more

Social Media Etiquette: 9 more Quick Tips for Professionals

With social media, you can connect with business associates quickly and creatively. But this communication mode is not without risk. A thoughtless post can offend customers and other business partners and damage relationships rather than build them. By following a few ground rules you can be confident your comments and posts will be appropriate ones. Check Your Messages for Grammar and Spelling Your co-workers and business partners evaluate your communication…  Read more

Business Update – 4 May 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. More Australians turning away from home ownership A new study suggests that younger Australians are choosing to invest their money in stocks over buying a home. Around 43 percent said they would choose to invest their money instead of spending it, and 38 percent of those saying they would…  Read more

Social Media Etiquette: 12 Quick Tips for Professionals

With social media, you can connect with business associates quickly and creatively. But this communication mode is not without risk. A thoughtless post can offend customers and other business partners and damage relationships rather than build them. By following a few ground rules you can be confident your comments and posts will be appropriate ones. Abstain From Posting or Tweeting Certain Information If you aren’t sure it’s acceptable to post…  Read more

Business Update – 27 April 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Xero Report: Small Business Creation at Record Levels Landmark research from Xero has revealed new small business registrations in Australia are at unprecedented levels, growing 34% from 225,000 in 2019 to over 300,000 in 2021. Over the next 10 years, an estimated 3.5 million small businesses are expected to…  Read more

Working out an effective marketing budget

“How much should I spend on marketing?” Most small business people ask me this question at some stage. Many small business people find working out how much to spend on marketing a tricky exercise to calculate. Generally there are five ways to work out a marketing budget for the year. Remember that these are marketing budgets, not advertising budgets. Marketing covers everything you do in your business that creates awareness,…  Read more

Business Update – 20 April 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Latest Changes in Travel Rules The requirement for people travelling to Australia from overseas to test negative for COVID-19 before arrival has been lifted. A ban on international cruise ships coming to the country and a rule preventing rapid antigen testing price gouging have also ended. You can find…  Read more

5 Essential Tips for New Property Investors

Everyone wants to achieve financial independence. However, until you have enough income-generating assets, you are unfortunately dependent on someone else such as your employer. Investing in properties, when done right, can provide an ongoing income stream and a cash lump sum when you decide to sell it. If you are a first time property investor, check out these five tips that can help you along your journey towards financial independence.…  Read more

Business Update – 13 April 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Mask Mandate to be Dropped in South Australia South Australians will be spared from wearing masks in most public indoor spaces from Good Friday, but will still be required in high-risk settings such as hospitals, aged care or residential disability facilities, on public transport and in ride-sharing vehicles. Business…  Read more

Life Lessons to Teach Your Kids If You Want Them To Be Rich

Everyone wants the best for their children, and this includes being rich. Being rich is not just about money– it is about wealth in all aspects of life. In this article, we will share some life lessons you must teach your kids while they’re young to help them grow into adults who can build financial wealth, meaningful relationships, and an overall happy life. Lead by example Children learn from their…  Read more

Business Update – 6 April 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Central Bank Opens Its Door to Interest Rate Hike The central bank dropped its previous pledge to be “patient” on policy, signalling a step towards an eventual tightening. While the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept its cash rate at 0.1%, it noted inflation had picked up and was…  Read more

How to Build an Effective Financial Plan for Your Business

Every business needs a financial plan. Your financial plan gives you a way to monitor and review your cash flow, make adjustments to your spending, and anticipate any upcoming financial issues. It can also make you more prepared to request funding or find investors so you can bring more money into your business. Although many business owners are aware that financial planning is important, it is often overlooked. Without a…  Read more

Business Update – 30 March 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Federal Budget 2022 Find out how the Federal Budget 2022 affects you. ABC News offers a summary of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s latest budget, indicating who’s getting a cash boost and who’s not. Bonus Tax Deductions for Small Businesses The Technology Investment Boost allows small businesses to claim 120% of…  Read more

How to rebuild trust after a bad online review

Online reviews are an important marketing tool for many small businesses. They give potential customers and clients a chance to see how effective your goods or services are, how responsive you are to your clients, and what other people’s experiences of your business have been. The vast majority of people check online reviews before making a purchasing decision. When reviews are great, that’s a fantastic thing. It’s when you get…  Read more

Business Update – 23 March 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Australia to Produce Its Own mRNA Vaccines Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccines and other mRNA jabs will finally be made in Australia after the government finalised a production deal with the US company. Moderna will build a new production facility in Victoria and supply the country with 100 million doses a…  Read more

Setting and Achieving Financial Goals

Financial security, whether that’s for a business or an individual, requires planning. You need to know where you want to be, where you are now, and how to cross the gap between the two places. Having goals and a plan makes it more likely that you’ll achieve financial security–whatever that means to you. Here are some steps to setting your financial goals. 1. Be specific with what you want It’s…  Read more

Business Update – 16 March 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Entry Ban for Cruise Ships to Be Lifted After two years, the government announced that it would lift its entry ban for international cruise ships next month. This could potentially boost a tourism industry impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. New Zealand Opens Borders to Australians Fully vaccinated Australians will be…  Read more

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