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Changing From Sole Trader to a Company: Your Essential Checklist

Changing From Sole Trader to a Company: Your Essential Checklist

In Australia, turning 18 bring with it a lot of changes. We change from being legal minors to adults, and with that comes a whole range of new responsibilities such as being able to vote, buy property in our own right and become a director of a company. In the same way, changing your business… Read more

Engage Your Customers With Great Content

Engage Your Customers With Great Content

Content marketing is not a new concept, but it has taken on much more influence with the rise of simple-to-put-together websites and Facebook co-existing with more traditional letter box drops and newsletters. So how do you go about writing great articles and content that will really grab your customers’ and clients’ and make them want… Read more

The Health Benefits of Cycling and Yoga

The Health Benefits of Cycling and Yoga

It might not be the kind of article you’ve come to expect from the blog here at Scott Partners, but the fact is we are all passionate about a few things – in addition to helping you plan and grow your small business or medium sized enterprise. And a couple of those things include cycling… Read more

Funding Options for SMEs

Funding Options for SMEs

While it would be wonderful to have a product or service that was profitable from day one and able to pay all of your bills, the reality is that this simply not true for 99% of businesses. So to bridge the gap between start up and being cash flow positive (after bills and expenses) small… Read more

The Basics and Benefits of FIFO Inventory Accounting

The Basics and Benefits of FIFO Inventory Accounting

From the point of view of a business owner or operator, inventory accounting and valuation provides a great and potentially frightening challenge. To varying degrees, how well these tasks are handled will be reflected in the functionality and sustainability of your business. At the very least, good accounting and valuation practices are required in order… Read more

Is the Trans Pacific Partnership Good for SMEs?

Is the Trans Pacific Partnership Good for SMEs

The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is one of the largest trade deals ever executed, and could represent a huge opportunity for Australia and Australian small and medium sized enterprises. However, what is often lost in the reporting of these trade deals is how the agreement could actually benefit businesses in Victoria. What is it? The… Read more

Secrets to Growing Your SME Fast From Xero

Secrets to Growing Your SME Fast From Xero

At Scott Partners, we don’t make any secret of the fact we are big fans of Xero. The motto for the company is “Beautiful Accounting Software” and as users, we can testify to the fact that it is true to label. But it also a great business, and in five years has grown from a… Read more

Practical Marketing Essentials for SMEs

Practical Marketing Essentials for SMEs

The missing link between having a great product or service and earning great profits is also one of the hardest to get right: effective marketing. Without a reliable way to get your message out to your potential clients and customers, chances are your small business or medium sized enterprise will struggle to earn the revenue… Read more

Are You Ready? Developments that SMEs Need to be Aware Of

Are You Ready- Developments that SMEs Need to be Aware Of

The pace of change for small and medium sized enterprises across Victoria, and Australia, has been unrelenting in recent years. New taxes, new technology, new regulatory burdens and an economy affected by a once in a generation mining boom and bust cycle have all added to the ever-evolving environment. But looking forward, what are the… Read more

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

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