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Is This Happening to Your SME? Warning Signs You Can’t Ignore

Is This Happening to Your SME- Warning Signs You Can’t Ignore

Having to reduce your working hours, lay off staff or worst of all, put up the “closed” sign for good doesn’t happen overnight. But for too many Australian small businesses and medium sized enterprises, the warning signs are either not noticed or are ignored until it is too late to do anything about them. So… Read more

Does Your SME Really Need a Website?

Does Your SME Really Need a Website

If you are reading this, then that means you are on our website – welcome! In 2015, many small business advisory shows and newspaper columns will say that having a website is absolutely essential for every small business. But there are many more options for having an online presence now, and many of them may… Read more

What’s Causing the Share Market Slump and Why Your Super is Affected

What’s Causing the Share Market Slump and Why Your Super is Affected

It’s a proven fact that shocking headlines sell more newspapers and generate more “clicks” to online websites. So when we are confronted with headlines like “Billions wiped of the Australian share market today” it is natural to be more than a little curious. But even if you don’t own shares directly, the performance of the… Read more

Why Cash Flow Is So Important For SMEs

Why Cash Flow Is So Important For SMEs

Running a small business or medium sized enterprise (SME) is an immensely challenging but incredibly rewarding endeavor. You are required to constantly win new work, retain existing clients, deliver high quality results as well as defend against competitors. But when it comes to your business finances, there are really just two numbers that matter: money… Read more

Understanding What Taxes Apply to Your Investment Properties

Understanding What Taxes Apply to Your Investment Properties

Buying a property is one of the most sensible and common ways that Australians invest for their financial future. But as with any investment, the difference between a good return and a great one is in the detail. And over the long term, a few percentage points of difference in what you earn and what… Read more

Understanding the Many Advantages of SMSFs

Understanding the Many Advantages of SMSFs

Superannuation was introduced in the early 90’s as a way for Australians to contribute to their retirements alongside the Australian Government pension and other assets. Over the years, the compulsory superannuation guarantee has risen from the initial rate of 3% of ordinary time earnings, to current levels above 9%. But in recent years, there has… Read more

Is Negative Gearing Unfair?

Is Negative Gearing Unfair

The love affair that Australians have with property is undisputed. The signs are absolutely everywhere, from our high rate of home ownership as a nation, to the packed carparks of Bunnings on weekends, and the continued popularity of renovation shows on prime time television. But although it might be thought of less often, tax settings… Read more

Tips for Avoiding Bad Debts

Tips for Avoiding Bad Debts

Many small and medium sized enterprises put most of their planning time into crafting business plans and ideas that will capture new business and drive more value from existing clients. But far fewer have plans in place for collecting debts and avoiding that painful situation where you have to place money you have earned in… Read more

Xero vs MYOB: Which Will Work Better For Your Business?

Xero vs MYOB- Which Will Work Better For Your Business

Fast growing industry disrupter, Xero, and the old standard bearer for computer-based accounting software, MYOB, have both been generating more headlines for accounting than normal lately. The reason for MYOB’s prominence was the return to being a publicly traded company on the Australian stock exchange, though some of that excitement has since faded as the… Read more

Innovative Ideas for Health and Wellness in Australian Businesses

Innovative Ideas for Health and Wellness in Australian Businesses

Workplace health and wellness for Australian employees can sometimes be overlooked in the hectic day to day activities of any small business or medium sized enterprise. And when managers and owners look into ways to improve the work life balance and work lives of their employees, it is easy to find broad non-specific statements like… Read more

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