Single Touch Payroll deadline is looming!

The Single Touch Payroll deadline is here! If you have employees you need to be ready for Single Touch Payroll! You’ve probably heard about Single Touch Payroll by now. It’s a pretty big deal for any business that has employees. So…what do you need to know and how does it affect you? Hint: Contact us! Keep reading to find out more. What is Single Touch Payroll? Single Touch Payroll (STP)…  Read more

Protect Yourself and Your Data – Proactive Steps for Living Safely in the Digital Age

These days your personal data is everywhere, and that information is valuable to marketers, hackers and everyone in between. If you want to prevent the unauthorized use of your personal information, you need to take a proactive approach to protecting yourself and your identity. You can no longer afford to be blasé about your data security – if you are not taking proactive measures to prevent the use of your…  Read more

Improving your business with better time management

When things are hectic, most small business owners wish they could find a way to get more than 24 hours into a day. Often, your ‘to-do’ list can get so long that you feel you never get to put as much attention into every task as you would like. It can also mean more time in the office or dealing with work issues after-hours – cutting into your free time…  Read more

STP – Are you STP compliant yet?

Single Touch Payroll (STP) as of 1 July 2019 is a requirement not just for those Employers with 20 plus employees that had qualified to commence reporting STP as of 1 July 2018, but also for Employers with less than 20 employees. The Australian government had announced “Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 4’ has been passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate and is now forging ahead…  Read more

Get your VIP ticket for Apps4Wholesalers Melbourne

Software for Inventory Businesses Earlier this year our very own Pam Madytianos was asked to speak at an Apps4Wholesalers event and we’ve got some exciting news…she’s heading to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre in October for round 2! Plus: this time, we’ve got VIP ticket registration so you can come along (with some cool perks too!) The conference is jam-packed with ideas and technology to improve your inventory based…  Read more

How to get your life back in a seven-day-a-week business

This is one of the biggest requests I receive when working with business owners – “How do I get my life back and not have to work 7 days a week?”  Small business owners already have a difficult and time-consuming job running their business. If their business is open five days a week, they usually need the weekend to catch up on paperwork, pay bills and manage any tasks they didn’t get…  Read more

3 Easy steps to create good habits in your business

Like most small business owners, there are never enough hours in the day to complete every task on your list. Often you’re faced with prioritising what you need to do right now – deal with a customer, meet a deadline, attend a meeting or event – and the things you know you should do for the ongoing growth of your business. Scheduling time to attend to these business activities on…  Read more

5 Ways to Save Money for your Business

Looking for simple ways to cut costs in your business?  These 5 tips will help you make a noticeable difference to your bottom line. 1. Reduce staff costs Without a doubt, having someone to help deal with routine tasks can greatly improve productivity. The rub is that hired help is often too expensive for small business owners. Internships can be a real win-win: a student gets hands-on experience assisting you…  Read more

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is now required for all Australian Business’

  Single Touch Payroll (STP) as of 1 July 2019 is a requirement not just for those Employers with 20 plus employees that had qualified to commence reporting STP as of 1 July 2018, but also for Employers with less than 20 employees. The Australian government had announced “Treasury Laws Amendment (2018 Measures No. 4’ has been passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate and is now forging…  Read more

Tips to Keep Your Business Finances in Order

If you’re like most small business owners, you spend the majority of your time managing daily operations, keeping customers happy, and looking for new ways to grow. Spreadsheets, cash flow analysis, and financial projections are probably not your first passion. However, measuring profitability, creating realistic budgets, and planning ahead for the future are crucial to your professional success. Here are four tips to get a handle on the numbers, and…  Read more

Strengthening your balance sheet

Your balance sheet (now more correctly called a Statement of Financial Position) reveals a great deal about your business, including the total value of your assets – the things you own; how much you owe to others – your liabilities; and the level of your solvency. These three aspects will be studied carefully by lenders and investors − and by buyers if you intend to sell your business. But they…  Read more

Boost Revenue with Mobile Solutions

Could you improve your closing rate with a mobile app? If you own a tablet or mobile phone but aren’t taking advantage of mobile sales tools, you’re missing out on the opportunity to shorten your sales cycle and boost your bottom line. From CRM apps to invoicing and payment technology, there’s a mobile solution for your small business that can make it easier to convert prospects to customers – and…  Read more

How to turn your hobby into a business

Thinking about turning your passion into a paying gig? These steps will help you avoid some common mistakes as you set out to earn an income from your favorite pastime. Do you have what it takes? Unless you’ve run a business before, it’s easy to get carried away with the idea of how perfect it will be to get paid for doing what you love. Reality check: the stress of…  Read more

4 Tips for Getting Your Business Through Tough Times

If you’re a small business owner whose company hasn’t gone through hard times, that’s great but it’s likely to happen at some point. As much as we dream about being brilliant enough at business that we’ll never face slow times, there are many things beyond our control that can negatively affect our business. Here are four tips for getting your business through difficult periods so you can look forward to…  Read more

Deadline looming: Get ready for Single Touch Payroll

Do you have employees? Are you prepared for STP?  If not, now is the time to prepare as 1 July is fast approaching. By now you may have heard the buzz around Single Touch Payroll. It’s a pretty big deal for any business that has employees. So…here is what do you need to know and how it affects you and your business: What is Single Touch Payroll? Single Touch Payroll…  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

End Of Financial Year Tips 2019

Can you believe it’s almost that time again? EOFY! With 30th of June fast approaching, are you prepared for end of financial year? Each year seems to come around faster than the last and although we keep thinking there’s plenty of time, before you know it there it is yet again! Now is the time to start tidying up your accounting file and preparing for a more stress free end…  Read more

Email: The productivity killer

Remember when email was new and novel, and everyone thought it would vastly improve communication while freeing up time? It did improve communication on some levels and freed up employee time at first. Now, however, email has become a productivity killer. Workers have to wade through hundreds of emails in their inbox each day, and many people choose to deal with email as it comes in rather than all at…  Read more

Are you ready for Single Touch Payroll?

Do you have employees? Are you prepared for STP?  If not, now is the time to prepare as 1 July is fast approaching. By now you may have heard the buzz around Single Touch Payroll. It’s a pretty big deal for any business that has employees. So…here is what do you need to know and how it affects you and your business: What is Single Touch Payroll? Single Touch Payroll…  Read more

Signs it’s time to upgrade systems

Most small business owners can’t afford to think small. They always need to keep their mind on growth strategies to help them achieve long-term profitability. But becoming profitable in the first place often requires business owners to work long hours on a shoe-string budget. They don’t always have time to implement systems that will support them when they’re ready to scale. It’s not uncommon for entrepreneurs to use free or…  Read more