Learning From Successful Small Business Veterans

Are you getting tired of repetitive, recycled journalism about small business and tech startups? We are. Which is why we were happy to discover a great website that publishes profiles of real small business. Here's the special part: They only discuss companies that are … [Read more...]

When should you hire an expert?

Some small business owners get by, by doing it all. But there are times when it's better to hire an expert. Rather than being costly, the right consultant saves you cash, saves you time and makes good business sense, even if you're on a tight "micro-business" budget. Small … [Read more...]

Start this year on the right foot: Advice from successful entrepreneurs

Australia's most successful entrepreneurs have a lot of incredible success stories. (Some of them are our clients!) We doubt you can find an entrepreneur or successful business person who hasn't learnt some of their most valuable lessons the hard way. That's why it pays … [Read more...]

No-Till Seeder Subsidy and Conservation Tillage Offset – Ended July 2014

For Primary Producers, the Government offered a tax rebate for 15% of the cost of a no-till seeder. This was referred to as the "Conservation tillage refundable tax offset". By the ATO's definition, conservation tillage refers to sowing a crop using narrow or knife points for … [Read more...]

Does Your Business Need to Register for Fringe Benefits Tax?

Fringe benefits tax (FBT) is a tax paid to the ATO by businesses that provide certain types of benefits to their employees in place of (or to 'top-up') salary or wages. Does your business need to Register for Fringe Benefits Tax? To find out, let's cover a couple of important … [Read more...]

Important Changes to Superannuation Rules

The ATO has enacted some important changes to superannuation rules, effective January 2014, that employers and employees should know about. From the ATO: "As an employer, what do I need to do?  From 1 January 2014, if your employees haven’t selected a preferred fund, you’ll … [Read more...]

Starting a Franchise Business

Starting and running a franchise business is an attractive, simplified way for many people to start a small business. There are several important things to know about the transactions that take place between franchisors and franchisees -- plus some important considerations … [Read more...]