Apps to Keep You Healthy during Self Isolation

Around the world, millions of people are in self-isolation. This is a time where individuals are required to stay in their homes or in a hotel. During this time, daily routines are being disrupted, gyms are closed, pubs are closed, and social interaction is kept to a minimum. It is extremely important at this time that you keep active and keep your mind and soul nourished. We are lucky to…  Read more

Who is Open and Who is Closed?

Who is Open and Who is Closed? Banned or closed Registered and licensed clubs, licensed premises in hotels and pubs, casinos and night clubs. Cinemas and entertainment venues Auctions and open house inspections. Personal services such as beauty therapy, tanning, massage and tattoo parlours (but not physiotherapy). Outdoor and indoor markets, although “major food markets” (the prime minister cited Sydney’s Flemington market as an example) will be addressed by states…  Read more

Information for Employees – Coronavirus (Covid-19)

In the workplace What if you want to work from home as a precaution? If applicable you would need to make a request to work from home (if possible), or take some form of paid or unpaid leave.  Requests would be subject to normal leave application process. Personal Leave If an employee contracts the Coronavirus or needs to care for a member of their immediate family who have contracted the…  Read more

Support for Businesses

The following government website is a great resource for accurate government correspondence and information: The Australian Government is supporting Australian businesses in the following ways: Boosting cash flow for Employers Temporary relief for financially distressed businesses Increasing the instant asset write-off for depreciation Backing business investment Supporting apprentices and trainees Tax Payment Deferrals Important notes for employers regarding various employee situations: Section 524 of the Fair Work Act states…  Read more

Changes to Superannuation in response to COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19, the Australian government has made changes to access of your superannuation. What does this mean for you? If you meet the eligibility requirements, you can access up to $10,000 from your superannuation savings, in both this financial year and the next*. Eligibility requires one of the following: Unemployment Redundancy on or after 1 January 2020 A reduction to working hours of 20 per cent or…  Read more

How to Connect to Clients Without Face-To-Face Meetings

With many office’s still open and offering their services, and social distancing in full swing, we need new ways to meet with clients, telephone and video conferencing is the best way to keep in contact, and keep your business moving. With an ever-adapting world with modern technology, there are multiple ways to connect: Zoom video conferencing – Facetime Telephone appointment Avaya Video Conferencing – Express Virtual Meeting –…  Read more

Mobile Technology Trends for Small Businesses

Mobile technology is changing the way we do business. Consumers now use smart devices to research, compare and purchase products and to communicate with your business. This is changing the way businesses need to operate at a fundamental level. Are you missing business opportunities by overlooking this key technology trend? As one of the fastest growing technologies, mobile technology will affect your business operations. For example, the increasing use of…  Read more

Recruiting new staff? Start with a plan

When you are employing staff, there are a number of things to consider for your business. Before you place the job ad, review your current staffing. Is there existing talent and capacity within your team that could cover the role? When you’ve established that your current staff capacity requires you to hire, you’ll want to follow a robust process to ensure you attract quality candidates. Job description – Be clear concise…  Read more

What is a bookkeeper? Do you need one?

As a small business owner, do you need a bookkeeper, an accountant, or both? Bookkeepers can seem a little mysterious – what do they even do? What do accountants do? What’s the difference? Well, they both deal with the organisation, the recording and the reporting of financial transactions of a business. Simply put, a bookkeeper clears the way for the accountant to work with your business strategically. This means: keeping…  Read more

How to license your business ideas

Looking for a cost-effective means to create another income stream? Consider this: ambitious companies are always on the lookout for the next lucrative business idea. Licensing your intellectual property to another company can be a win-win when both parties see eye to see, and result in a worthwhile pay out for all concerned. Wondering how to get started licensing your bright business ideas? Read on. Intellectual property 101 If you’re…  Read more

Can a Virtual Assistant Help Your Business?

When you run a small business you likely want to spend as much time as possible on the tasks that make money for your business. Unfortunately, there are many day-to-day chores that require your time but aren’t necessarily worth your energy. Faced with those errands, many small business owners either spend their valuable time and energy on chores they hate or put them off until the last minute. That’s where…  Read more

Four easy ways to make your business environmentally friendly

These days, there’s an increasing focus on reducing our environmental impact. Many businesses offer recycling programs and even have composting, while some companies encourage car pooling, offer parking spaces for hybrid vehicles, or move their operations into environmentally friendly buildings. There are many things you can do as a business owner to make your business more environmentally friendly, but it’s important to take steps that represent permanent change rather than…  Read more

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