Tax time is the perfect time for scams

Tax time is the perfect time for scams Yet again, the ATO is warning tax payers against fraudsters attempting to scam them by posing as ATO representatives. In 2015 almost 87,000 phone and email scams were reported to the ATO, an increase of over 90 per cent from 2014. From January to May this year, the ATO [...]

September 27th, 2016|Business Tips|Comments Off on Tax time is the perfect time for scams

Warning to clients doing their own BAS

Warning to clients doing their own BAS Hidden risk in amending BAS We recently came across this article from Worrells Solvency & Forensic Accountants and we wanted to share it with you because it has some serious implications. “We should all be aware of the current provisions relating to Director Penalty Notices, regarding reported and un-reported [...]

April 18th, 2016|Business Tips, Tax|Comments Off on Warning to clients doing their own BAS

SuperStream deadline: Less than 100 days to go!

SuperStream deadline: Less than 100 days to go! If you are one of the 40% of small businesses that are yet to organise yourself for SuperStream, the ATO has reminded us that there are less than 100 days to do so. With the June 30 deadline rapidly approaching, the ATO is encouraging small businesses to [...]

April 18th, 2016|Business Services, Business Tips, Tax|Comments Off on SuperStream deadline: Less than 100 days to go!

Free business planning tablet apps available on Android™ and iPad

Free business planning tablet apps available on Android™ and iPad Australian business owners can develop business, marketing and emergency plans using a suite of free tablet apps developed by the team at business.gov.au. Following the success of the business planning iPad apps launched in September 2012, the free apps have been made available for Android™ [...]

October 2nd, 2015|Business Tips|Comments Off on Free business planning tablet apps available on Android™ and iPad

Business Planning Video

Business Planning Video Watch the business planning video for a humorous, fictional take on how having a business plan (and a grandma) help Albert become a lemonade magnate. Having a detailed business plan is very important. It not only provides a roadmap for business success but is also essential to attract funding. Albert's business plan helped him to: learn [...]

September 25th, 2015|Business Tips|Comments Off on Business Planning Video

Marketing Plan Video

Marketing Plan Video Watch this video to find out how having a marketing plan and strategy helped Edwin become an ice-creamillionaire! A good marketing plan can help you reach your target audience, boost your customer base, and ultimately, increase your bottom line. It is often required when seeking funding for your business. Edwin's marketing plan [...]

September 25th, 2015|Business Tips|Comments Off on Marketing Plan Video

Top 10 Bad Business Handshakes

Top 10 Bad Business Handshakes Don't let your business get off to a shaky start! The team at business.gov.au has developed a humorous video countdown of the Top 10 Bad Business Handshakes. From the dominant wrestler to the infamous dead fish, the video provides a humorous and exaggerated take on a situation that businesses of all 'shakes' and [...]

May 24th, 2015|Business Tips|Comments Off on Top 10 Bad Business Handshakes

The 3R’s of the Holiday Season

The 3R’s of the Holiday Season As the year draws to a close and the new one rapidly approaches, it’s an ideal time to follow the 3 R’s of the holiday season to prepare for another action packed year ahead. Rest Even the fittest athletes in the world need to rest regularly to re-energise and [...]

December 16th, 2014|Business Tips|Comments Off on The 3R’s of the Holiday Season

The Top 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before the End of the Year!

By Dean Marinac, Chief Performance Officer i-Generation Pty Ltd This simple exercise that I do every year for myself and for my business will give you focus and purpose as you start thinking about the financial year ahead. I spend an hour on it at the end of each year, but you can spend as [...]

June 20th, 2014|Business Tips|Comments Off on The Top 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before the End of the Year!

Do you trust the Government to give you the biggest tax refund possible?

A Simplified Tax System? On 4th May 2014 the Hon Joe Hockey, Treasurer, announced a move towards "Simpler Tax Returns". What this means is "From 1 July, the Australian Taxation Office will provide an online and substantially pre-prepared tax return for people without complex tax affairs." Now if you fall into the category of "people [...]

May 19th, 2014|Business Services, Business Tips|Comments Off on Do you trust the Government to give you the biggest tax refund possible?