Business Update – 28 February 2024

Welcome to our Weekly Digest – stay in the know with recent news updates relevant to business and the economy. Employer audits to surge, ATO warns The ATO has warned businesses of an increase in employer audits, as it plans to double the number of audits for 2022. The surge is due to a focus on Super Guarantee (SG) compliance. The ATO emphasised the importance of businesses meeting their SG…  Read more

Business Update – 21 February 2024

Getting caught up on a week that got away? Here’s your Weekly Digest of some stories relevant to business and the economy. Big reason interest rates will be cut – and soon Rate cuts aren’t forecast until December 2024 but this prediction doesn’t tell the full story of what’s happening in Australia. Australia’s economy likely to slow until stage-three tax cuts, lower interest rates and easing inflation kick in, CBA…  Read more

The Power of Core Values in Business

As a business owner, you’re the architect of your business’s vision and culture. But in the hustle to develop products, chase sales, and keep the lights on, some of the foundation often gets lost in the mix. Core values—those guiding principles that shape your company’s identity—are more than just words on a wall or a statement in a handbook. These aren’t just buzzwords to sprinkle throughout your website – your…  Read more


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Business Update – 14 February 2024

Welcome to our Weekly Digest – stay in the know with some recent news updates relevant to business and the economy. Assistance for businesses affected by storms or floods The Australian government is offering financial aid to businesses affected by floods through various programs. Support includes concessional loans, grants, tax relief, and counseling services. The aim is to help businesses recover, rebuild, and sustain operations in the aftermath of the…  Read more

Is the 4-Day Work Week for You? Pros, Cons and Tips

When was the last time you felt that you had a week’s worth of energy to pour into just four days of work? As COVID-19 has reshaped our work-life balance and continues to redefine what is essential in our professional world, the concept of a shorter workweek is gaining traction. With proposed legislation in various states and countries, and the ongoing conversation among professionals, it’s evident that the discussion around…  Read more

Business Update – 7 February 2023

Welcome to our Weekly Digest – stay in the know with some recent news updates relevant to business and the economy. Australian house prices poised for record surge in 2024, predicts Commonwealth Bank economist Australian homeowners may be in for a windfall this year as the country’s largest bank, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA), anticipates a significant surge in house prices. Belinda Moore, a senior economist at CBA, made the…  Read more

Business Update – 17 January 2024

Welcome to our Weekly Digest – stay in the know with some recent news updates relevant to business and the economy. High chance’ of RBA achieving its goals in 2024: CBA Commonwealth Bank of Australia chief economist Stephen Halmarick has predicted that the central bank’s desired outcomes from increasing interest rates are likely to come to fruition this year. Australian capital city rents up 13% over year as further hikes…  Read more

The World Has Gone Mad – Tips for Surviving The Crisis

Word of Warning – This video may be distressing for some business owners. I recommend taking some time to watch it when you will not be interrupted.   In the below video, we share Tips for small business owners to survive the current economic climate.   If you would like to chat about your business and had any concerns, please get in touch.      Read more

Do you know your break-even point?

All business owners need to be aware of their break-even point — that is, the number of units they need to sell in order to cover their operating costs. Once you’ve reached your break-even point, it’s time to celebrate: your business is no longer in the red, and you are officially earning a profit. This article will show you how to calculate your break-even point so you can make wise…  Read more

Why Your Business Might Not Look Like a Winning Bet to Investors

Have you had a potential investor turn away from your business for seemingly no reason? Investors don’t usually turn away from good opportunities so was there something that made your company or business plan unappealing? Here are six reason businesses makes themselves unattractive to investors. 1. There’s No Proof of Concept You can find good ideas everywhere but only a few of those ideas will actually end up profitable for everyone…  Read more

10 Tips To Reduce Debtor Days For Small Business Owners

stevepb / Pixabay Steady, reliable cash flow is crucial for the survival of any small business – so taking steps to ensure your customers pay promptly should be a key priority. When your clients consistently pay on time, you’ll avoid the dreaded “feast or famine” cycle. You’ll be able to pay your vendors, suppliers, and employees on time – and not least of all, yourself. Implement these ten tips now…  Read more

5 reasons why Benchmarking is good for your business

Do you know how your business is performing when stacked up against competitors? Where you could improve, what you are doing well and what you could do to steer your ship in the right direction?   The good news is, there’s no need for guesswork. Benchmarking can answer these questions for you. Here are our top five reasons why your business should benchmark: Benchmarking allows you to dive in deep…  Read more

2018 Federal Budget Update

The Federal Government has now handed down the 2018 Budget.  Whilst there have been a number of changes, we have given you a summary of the wins and losses for business owners, along with our thoughts in the below video (12 min view time). Small Business  ($10M or under turnover) Extension of $20k asset write off.  Will revert back to $1k from 1 July 2019. Contractor reporting system to be extended to Road…  Read more

Improving cash flow: How to get paid faster

Maintaining positive cash flow can be challenging for small businesses, whether you’re just starting out or have been running your company for years. The difficulty often comes down to waiting for clients to pay their invoices. One or two chronic late payers cost valuable time and money when you have to chase them down; if reliable clients also fall behind one month, the result can be devastating. These tips will…  Read more

Insights from your Profit and Loss account

Most small business people would agree that their Profit and Loss account (now more correctly called a Statement of Financial Performance) is among the easier – if not the easiest – financial document to understand. It’s typically presented in two parts. The top half of the statement reveals the various sources of income the business has received for the period covered, such as a quarter, half year or full financial…  Read more

Creating an Effective Performance Target: 7 Key Questions to Ask

It’s essential for any business to have a robust set of performance targets for its workforce. These will drive employees to achieve in the areas that are critical for success. Therefore, it’s important to ensure that the targets are calibrated correctly in order to realise the desired results. Before introducing any new target, make sure you’ve answered the following seven key questions: Is it specific? A target is no good…  Read more

10 More Quick Growth Tips For Small Business Owners

Help grow your business through collaboration, expansion, improved marketing and some of the following quick tips. 1.  Improve your customer service Businesses with good customer service retain consumers and attract new business through word-of-mouth. Even if you think you’re already providing good service, make it a priority to provide refresher training to frontline staff at least once a year. Alternatively, hold regular meetings to discuss any issues as they arise.…  Read more

10 Quick Growth Tips For Your Small Business

Small businesses can grow in boom times as well as periods of difficulty by working smarter and taking advantage of opportunities. Put these following effective tips into practice to help grow your business. 1. Utilise new technology Modern technology can save you time, improve productivity and reduce your operational costs. Make use of Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social media tools to market your business. Dropbox is a cloud-based service…  Read more

How to set your business’ payment terms

Healthy cash flow is important for any business, but particularly for small business owners in those first few “make it or break it” years. Business owners who set clear payment terms with their customers, invoice quickly, and follow up on late payment can avoid the dreaded cash flow crunch that can quickly put them out of business. These simple guidelines for setting payment terms can help you get paid quickly…  Read more

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