Post-Pandemic Marketing Management

After a difficult year and ongoing lock-downs, you need to get back in touch with your customers and re-assess your marketing. Australians have all been through a tough and transformative time over the course of the Covid-19 pandemic. The world that existed pre-Covid has gone and we live in a post-Covid landscape where many areas of life, business and society have changed radically. For example: The standard 9-5 office-based work…  Read more

After funding for your business? Let an expert help

Top tips for successfully securing funding for your business The key enabler for success for many startups and small businesses is securing funding. Even with the growing support around the world for investing in entrepreneurs, many businesses still struggle with the preparation required when applying for funding. Here are our top tips: Network – get out there and build your network. This is invaluable not only to build the business, but…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 31 March 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Brisbane Looking at Easter Lockdown Extension While the decision on the lockdown extension will not be made until Wednesday night, the spread of the UK variant of the coronavirus has increased the possibility of an extended shutdown in Greater Brisbane over the Easter weekend. State border closures and disruptions…  Read more

Simple things your sales team must avoid

There are certain selling faux pas which your sales team must avoid in order to improve their results: 1. Chasing unsubstantiated leads. You must earn the right to sell to someone. Carefully consider who you target and how to build trust before pitching. You only get one chance to start a relationship; make sure you make a great first impression. 2. Being unprepared. If unprepared, you’ll instantly be on the…  Read more

Is your business eligible for the loss carry back tax offset this financial year?

As part of the Federal Budget 2020-21, the government announced a loss carry back measure to encourage new investment and work with the temporary asset expensing measures also announced at the budget. The new law started on 1 January 2021. Eligible corporate entities that previously had an income tax liability in a relevant year, and have subsequent losses, can claim a refundable tax offset up to the amount of their…  Read more

Want to save thousands on your home loan in just 30 minutes? Here’s how:

Do you want to save money? Want to travel around Australia now that lock-downs have ended? Need some extra cash for an important purchase or just after some extra to #TreatYoSelf?   If you’re a home owner, you know how expensive all things home can be. Council rates, water bills, electricity; the list goes on. That’s not to mention your mortgage, which you probably pay hundreds of dollars on per…  Read more

How to create good habits in business

If you’re 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 an 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

Still Doing Your Own Payroll? Here’s 3 Reasons Why You Should Stop

At face value, it seems like a great idea. If you’re a small business owner with just a few employees, you probably think that hiring a payroll specialist is an expense that you can avoid. You feel that you can handle it yourself. You have the best intentions to keep your staff paid right and on time. What could go wrong, right? Well, lots actually. Below are the reasons why…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 24 March 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Phase 1B of Vaccine Rollout Begins Phase 1B of Australia’s COVID-19 vaccination rollout plan started this week to further cushion the health, social, and economic impacts of the pandemic. Priority groups in Phase 1B include: elderly adults aged 80 years and over elderly adults aged 70 years and over…  Read more

Signs You’re Undercharging for Your Work

When it comes to the overall success of your business, one of the most important decisions you’ll face is how to price for the work you do. Charge too much and you could scare away potential customers. Charge too little and you could run yourself out of business. Figuring out how much to charge is stressful, but it’s worth it. If your business doesn’t bring in enough money to pay…  Read more

Is your business eligible for JobMaker credits?

The JobMaker Hiring Credit scheme is designed to encourage businesses to employ additional young Aussie jobseekers aged 16-35 years. The hiring credit subsidises an increase in employee headcount. Eligible employers can receive the hiring credit for up to 12 months for each eligible employee engaged between 7 October 2020 and 6 October 2021. Registration for the scheme has been open since December 2020. Employers can still register for the scheme…  Read more

Life Insurance: Fact vs Fiction

There’s a fair bit of misinformation when it comes to life insurance – so here’s some general facts to think about when deciding if you’d like to get protected.   Life Insurance is Expensive Not necessarily! Policies and premiums vary based on a variety of factors such as age, health and lifestyle. It can be less than $1 per day for a non-smoking 30-year-old to have comprehensive cover.   Life…  Read more

Developing an effective sales process

Businesses that have a clearly documented sales process generate more revenue; it ensures the sales team knows the correct process and provide a consistent experience. Customers and prospective customers will receive the same service no matter which member of your sales team they deal with, strengthening your brand and building a relationship of trust. Does your business have a documented sales process? Is it followed by every member of your…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 17 March 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Phase 1b Vaccination Roll Out to Commence on 22 March 2021 Phase 1b vaccinations will commence on 22 March 2021, and more than 1,000 general practices will join the COVID-19 vaccination program from next week to further strengthen the capacity and ensure an efficient distribution of vaccines across the…  Read more

Why banks won’t lend to a business

How to obtain financing is a common concern for new businesses and those preparing to scale. Getting approved for a business loan or line of credit is more difficult than qualifying for a personal loan. It’s crucial that small business owners are adequately prepared to meet with a lender to present their business in the best possible light and qualify for the money they need. Here’s what you can do…  Read more

Common Homeowner’s Insurance Terms That You Should Know

While homeowner’s insurance isn’t required by law, it is often required if you are taking out a mortgage in order to purchase your home. There are a lot of things that you need to think about when purchasing homeowner’s insurance, including what types of coverage you think you need. This can be a challenging task, especially if you are not up to date on your homeowner’s insurance terminology. The following…  Read more

Kindness is a business trend

Kindness was the byword of 2020’s lockdown. As the community faced a crisis together, a sense of goodwill and generosity extended to small local businesses, with a push to buy local and support shops, cafes and others affected by the pandemic. However, according to findings in Xero’s Small business trends 2021, many small business owners underestimate the value of kindness and community support. Valuing community support Xero’s report showed that…  Read more

8 things your invoice needs in order to get paid faster

So you’ve set up your business and sold some products and services. Now, you have to send an invoice to collect your payment. But what should you include on your invoices in order to get paid faster? Even if you’ve been running your business for a while, you might be missing other information that you should include. So here is a step-by-step guide on what to include on your invoices.…  Read more

Do you need to plan for your retirement?

Longer life expectancy is creating difficulties when it comes to navigating the financial and emotional realities of retirement. With the developments of modern medicine and technologies, life expectancy is changing. In fact, an Australian today who is over the age of 65 is likely to live well into their 90s! With longer life expectancies, most retirees can’t afford to stay on autopilot with their retirement – there’s a growing number…  Read more

COVID-19 Business Update – 10 March 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. COVID-19 Vaccination Drive On Track, Says PM Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the vaccination drive against COVID-19 is on track to meet the target of having everyone inoculated by October, despite delays. As of 7 March 2021, the total number of people who have been vaccinated stands at 86,369.…  Read more

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