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Financial Planning Strategies with EASE

Do you have clear financial goals on where you want to be in 5 and 10 years time? Are you confident the path you're on at present is going to get you there? Are you confident the financial decisions you're making at the moment are going to ensure you reach your...

Why are my accounting fees so high? Help us to help you

by Sian Williams In this mixed economic climate we are more than aware that some small businesses out there are struggling with cash flow and making ends meet. A thing to do during these times is carefully review your current business performance and analyse whether...

Facebook Forum – new for EASE clients

by Marjolyn Noble To quote Bob Dylan,  ‘times they are a changin’ and something EASE likes to do is keep abreast with all of these changes.    Social Media, once just a link to keep in touch with family and friends in different parts of the country or the even the...

Superannuation Guarantee Contributions

Superannuation Guarantee Contributions - Some facts to consider                                                         Written by Drew Streitberg At EASE Business Services, we often receive enquiries from clients regarding employer obligations relating to employee...

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?...

Is your Innovation getting all the right benefits?

Written by guest writer Michael Leyland Do you ever find yourself creating new products, services or processes because the ones available aren’t quite right or will just not do the job? Then you may be conducting R&D! If you are an Australian company conducting...

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...

How solid are your foundations?

written by Marjolyn Noble Most people would not consider building a house without putting down a solid and reliable foundation, yet when it comes to business all too often we see that this is often overlooked? ‘What business foundations are you talking about?’  I hear...

WHAT’S BEHIND THE NUMBERS?   XERO REPORTS

  by Donna Giese By now, most of you will have your December BAS finalised or very close to.   It is a good time to have a look at your results for this fiscal year and plan for the remainder of the 2016 FY …. The Profit and Loss report is a good place to start, by...

How good is your information?

As a small business owner, once Xero is installed, many think that’s the end of the road in terms of having a good accounting system to ensure the best chance of business success. Sorry but the fun doesn’t end there. Your accounting system is only as good as the way...