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NSW Budget Announcement

The NSW Government will continue to support local businesses impacted by COVID-19 with policies to make business management easier. This will allow impacted businesses the opportunity to re-build, attract investment and create jobs for the future. The Government has endeavored to turn around a historic $16b budget deficit bought on by the COVID-19 pandemic by undertaking a major reform of its tax system.

Illegal Phoenix Activity: are you liable?

Illegal Phoenix Activity refers to a company being purposely liquidated or otherwise closed for the sole goal of avoiding creditors. This is an illegal way in which some businesses avoid paying creditors and other liabilities, including taxes and funds owing to employees. Once the business has been shut-down, a new entity often pops up in a similar name, holding the previous company’s assets.

Is Systems Integration the key to Inventory Management Success?

When you think of inventory management, what comes to mind? A stock-take day used to be a tedious and manual process, hours upon hours of reconciling data and physically counting items. These days, we rely on technology to keep business inventory levels up to date. But is your system as efficient and synchronized as it could be?

Why an Offshore Partner is a Cost-Saving Win

Last month we shared insights on how outsourcing your accounting needs can boost your business, giving your organization ample room to grow. This month, we’re extending this topic further – to why choosing an offshore office for your outsourcing needs can bring even greater benefits into your organization.

M&A can be an option for growth

If you’re a business owner, it’s safe to say you’ve spent years building your company. You’ve invested the proverbial blood, sweat and tears, and now you’re looking for way to continue growth – no small feat, especially during a pandemic. Organic growth has likely brought your business to where it is today, and you know it can be a slow and trying process.

Collaboration, COVID, and Communication: Why we need to connect in-person

As COVID-19 spread rapidly around the world in early 2020, many companies were thrown into a rapid shift to remote working. Even for organizations with remote working policies in place, scaling up to an entirely remote workforce was a huge challenge. Suddenly, we all found ourselves at home. We were now sharing our workspaces with barking dogs, children, the neighbour’s lawn mower, and new colleagues – our spouse, our flatmates, and even extended family members. An extraordinary adjustment period in any circumstance, and with the pandemic showing no signs of ending soon, we are now faced with a new challenge: how do we safely integrate in-person back into our lives?

Estate Planning for your family’s security

Thinking about estate planning and drawing up a will is an uncomfortable topic for many people, but it’s a really important step in ensuring that your family is secure, and your wishes are carried out in full. If you think you’re still too young to even bother thinking about your estate or to have a will at all, well, there’s a few reasons you might want to reconsider your stance.

Systems integration – A key driver of efficiency and transparency into your business

When you started a business, you probably weren’t thinking about how to make sure your software systems all spoke the same language. You might have started out with only one or two systems, and over the years, have expanded the numbers of services and systems that you use to run an effective business. But if your data isn’t stored in a hub, and your systems can’t communicate with one another…you might be missing out on big opportunities for efficiency.

How Outsourcing Your Accounting Needs Can Boost Your Business

Whether you’re a new business or a well-established organization, there’s always room to grow. One of the most efficient ways to boost your business is through leveraging outside expertise through outsourcing. Finance is the lifeblood of a business, allowing you to track and consistently assess the performance of your business. It’s also an area that can be data heavy, and often the level of expertise required can fluctuate over time. Your initial set-up with some basic accounting software might no longer be serving your best interests, but it’s difficult to know without a full assessment from a financial professional.

Succession Planning and Ongoing Business Success

If you’re a business owner, when you hear the term “succession planning”, you may immediately think of leadership roles – who is going to replace me as CEO when I retire? This is certainly one important consideration, especially if you’re nearing retirement age. But if you’ve been consistently engaging in succession planning within your business for some time now, your question should be answered with a modicum of ease.

Why a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund might be right for you

Have you been thinking about taking a more active role in your investments and retirement planning? If so, you may want to consider if a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) is right for you. Just like your current superannuation fund, an SMSF is a fund set up to help you save and invest for a comfortable retirement.

Uplift your business with robust processes, procedures, and systems

Processes, procedures, systems…as a business owner, these topics might not be at the top of your priority list. In fact, they might make your eyes glaze over and your attention wander. But they’re some of the most important tools you hold in your business, and can be the make-or-break items for success. Here’s why:

Growing your business? Consider R&D Tax Incentives, and Export Market Development Grants.

Is your business in a place where you’re considering whether it’s time for growth? Two things you may want to consider is whether you’re eligible for Research & Development (R&D) tax incentives, and if you qualify for an Export Market Development Grant (EMDG).

Advantages of cloud computing in a post-COVID business world

The rapid global spread of COVID-19 has left a lasting impact on the business world, and we can expect to see the implications of these changes for decades to come. Many companies have needed to rapidly pivot to a distributed, remote working set-up for the majority of their staff, and this has presented significant challenges. Providing both employee and customer access to your business’s key data is crucial to keeping your operations up and running.

How the humble budget can grow your business

The simple household budget, and its counterpart, the annual corporate budget, have long been staples of financial planning. However, with the advent of ambitious tech companies relying on venture capital and angel investors to turn their disruptive and innovative ideas into pure profit, we’ve also seen a shift in thinking.

Why Single Touch Payroll is important for Jobkeeper payments

Single Touch Payroll (STP), plays an important role in receiving Jobkeeper stimulus payments. Here’s what you need to know. Single Touch Payroll is key for businesses to gain quick and easy access to the government’s Jobkeeper wages subsidy scheme. This scheme is intended to provide payments of $1,500 per fortnight to millions of Australians via their employer.

CASH FLOW FORECASTING

The global pandemic has thrown the business world into a period of extreme uncertainty, leaving many business owners wondering what actions to prioritise. Business owners and individual employees are worried about financial liquidity – and with good reason. There are a few key actions you can take now that will assist in your business’s recovery in the coming months.

TAX PLANNING

The end of the tax year will soon be upon us with 30 June just around the corner. It’s a great time to look at your expected taxable income and profit for this financial year which will allow you to get your affairs in order and plan how to take advantage before 30 June.