According to a recent Telstra survey, only 50% of Australian small businesses have a website. Surely this can't be true! With the same report finding that 62% of customers will stop considering a small business if they can't find information about it online and 47% of customers under the age of 40 searching for a small business online at least once a day - there can be no doubt that having a website is a fundamental weapon in your marketing arsenal. Read More...
Franchising is big business in this country and while buying into a franchise can often be promoted as a ‘gold mine’, the
reality is, franchises can also fail. Let’s examine some of the most important things you need in place when buying a
Cash is King, especially in small business. In this post we look at the importance of maintaining a regular cash flow and what business
owners need to do to manage their cash flow and profits.
ATO Audits - A Blitz on Cash-Based Businesses
The ATO conducted a blitz in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria because they were identified as having 'high cash economy risk
behaviours'. Due to its success, the Tax Office will maintain its audit focus on cash-based businesses. Could yours be next?
Company Tax Rates for the year ending 30th June 2018 will only be 30% for those businesses with a turnover of more than $25 million. The
rate of at which dividends will be franked will depend on the company’s turnover of the previous year. We look at the scenario's for
year ending 30th June 2018.
You’ve worked hard to build up a nest egg and although everyone wants to retire sooner rather than later, you might also want to
implement a plan to reduce your working hours. To make it all happen you need to know when you can tap into your superannuation.
All employers need to perform a headcount as at 1 April 2018 to determine when they need to implement the latest ATO digital initiative -
Single Touch Payroll. Employers with 20 or more employees will need to start reporting through Single Touch Payroll from 1 July 2018.