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Get the Structure Right

Get the Structure Right

One of the most critical decisions when you are starting a business is choosing what kind of business structure you should set up. 

Help a Sister Out!

Help a Sister Out!

It’s been a really interesting week for me – ANZAC Day has got me thinking about Mateship, and how a group can make so much more impact than individuals

Collecting the Cash

Collecting the Cash

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just open your business, and everyone who uses your services or buys your product pays up front?   Hmmmm, Perfect World!

Security Strategies

Security Strategies

Amongst the other more pressing challenges faced by small business, security issues are often overlooked – but taking pre-emptive action can minimise or reduce potential fraud and criminal activity, which can be crippling for small business owners.

Record-Keeping that Works

Record-Keeping that Works

Cashbook – the Cashbook may be a good option for you if you have a fairly low number of transactions, and/or an aversion to computers. 

Business Boot Camp

Business Boot Camp

Recent years have been a bit tough for many small businesses, but there are some handy strategies you could implement which may be beneficial, both in good times and bad.

New to Business…???

New to Business…???

OK, so given that I am fairly new to self-employment myself, I guess it’s a little bit condescending for me to try to tell everyone all the things they SHOULD be doing, especially for those who have been on this road for some time.

Patience is a Virtue

Patience is a Virtue

You know, it’s tempting to open the doors, and just expect people to start walking in…

I Had to Lock My Doors…

I Had to Lock My Doors…

The long weekend was here…and I had no choice but to lock my office door.  This is because I have very little willpower, and absolutely have to manage my behaviour like a child sometimes (a failing that I KNOW I have).

Do you satisfy the Benchmarks?

Do you satisfy the Benchmarks?

The Australian Taxation Office has spent considerable time and money over the past few years to formulate Industry Benchmarks to identify businesses avoiding their taxation obligations.  However, it’s not all doom and gloom – we can use the Benchmarks as a very handy tool to assess your own performance against industry standards.

Getting the Balance Right

Getting the Balance Right

Sometimes, it’s not about the “Bottom Line”. Sometimes it’s more about the things that money CAN’T buy. There’s gotta be more to life than just working and paying bills. 

For the Girls

For the Girls

I really didn’t even start today planning to write a Blog post, but with such a momentous occasion as “International Women’s Day”, how could I resist?….

Help! The GST is Killing Me….

Help! The GST is Killing Me….

So, I hear this fairly regularly and I don’t understand. Often small business owners look at the GST as “another tax” they have to pay. Without trying to be too blunt, I gotta tell ya…You are looking at it wrong!