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E-commerce & GST

If you are thinking about or have started your very own e-commerce shop have you considered GST as part of your business planning? Here is a few quick key points to consider when it comes to GST and online stores: GST is a sales tax you as a business may need to...

Introducing Hubdoc

What is it? Hubdoc is a cloud based tool to automatically import and manage all your financial documents and paperwork. For example it links in with all major banks and suppliers to automatically bring in, store and send across to Xero statement and bill information....

Xero Roadshow February 2018

by Drew Streitberg I attended the recent Xero Roadshow at the Perth Convention Centre on the 8th of February and wanted to share some of the new features and insights provided on the day. Many of the new features discussed were specific to tax practitioners and dealt...

2017/18 Federal Budget

by Drew Streitberg Each year the Federal Budget comes out with increasing fanfare and commentary from various sectors of the community due to Political parties and politicians themselves under every increasing scrutiny in the digital age. So what does it mean for you?...

ATO and Payment Plans

  by Marjolyn Noble It’s no secret in the business world, with the current economic climate, cash flow is causing quite a bit of pain for some small businesses.  With outstanding Debtor days increasing, or less receipts coming through the door,  managing cash...

Directors’ Duties

by Andrea Lyons Directors and company secretaries have a number of responsibilities under the Corporations Act. A breach of these duties may lead to the directors incurring personal liabilities, both civil and criminal. These duties include obligations to keep records...

To GST or not to GST

by Padma Ganeswaran Businesses who generate less than $75 000 per year are not required to charge GST.  In general there is a GST component of 10% in most of your business transactions. Some basic foods, education courses,  medical health care, ie Doctors services and...

The Power of Networking

By Sian Williams Whether you’re introverted like me or a complete social-extraverted butterfly, every small business owner has gone through the often dreaded process of attending networking events. Every business requires the right market and the only way to reach the...

Final Pay Simplified in Xero

By Donna Giese Do you remember how complicated it used to be to process an employee final pay, the leave calculations, the tax calculations? Well, Xero has simplified the process for us. Simple terminations are now just that. Simple. But you still need to do your...

Who’s got the time?

By: Drew Streitberg, Senior Business Advisor   Recently I attended a 2-day seminar at the Australian Institute of Management for a “Time Management” course. I felt this was rather ironic at the time given the amount of work I currently had sitting in my in-tray...