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18-Nov-2018 Schaefer Marketing Solutions

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Influencer Marketing For Small Businesses And Startups

Some benefits of social media and content marketing are normally inaccessible for small businesses and startups because:

18-Nov-2018 Xero

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Make Small Business Accounting Fun

Owning a small business is exciting. You get to do what you love, day in, day out. But traditionally, small business accounting isn’t exciting. So how can we change this stereotype and make accounting fun and easy?

15-Nov-2018 business.gov.au

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$20,000 instant asset write-off extended

The $20,000 instant asset write-off threshold has been extended to 30 June 2019. This means you can continue to claim the cost of new or second-hand assets that are less than the threshold of $20,000.

15-Nov-2018 readwrite

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4 Email Personalization Tactics That Are Sure to Get Clicks

Email is a notoriously fickle channel. Something as simple as tweaking the subject line can be the difference between an 8 percent or an 80 percent open rate.

15-Nov-2018 WorkflowMax

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Are you being data smart with your smartphone?

A few weeks ago, the new shiny iPhone XS entered the market. For all the Apple lovers out there, this might mean being the first to wrap your hands around the irresistibly smooth all-glass design, or finally upgrading your old glitchy iPhone 6 to the new model.

If this is you, I’m guessing you’re focused on the opportunity to start afresh, buy a new case, clear all those apps cluttering your current device, and start playing with its new features. Right?

15-Nov-2018 Xero

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Construction accounting basics

Construction is unlike any other business. Building projects can last for months or even years – and you might be both an employer and a contractor. So how do you learn the basics of construction accounting?

15-Nov-2018 business.gov.au

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GST and BAS tips for running a successful business

Successful businesses spend that little bit of extra time on record keeping and getting their tax right, including preparing and lodging business activity statements (BAS). Once set up and organised, you’ll save time in the long run.

15-Nov-2018 Socially Sorted

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How Customers Engage With Social Media Video: 8 Things You Need To Know

Want to peek into the mind of your ideal customer and find out how they engage with social media video? How they are interacting with brands via video? How are they purchasing?

Take a seat, because in this post we break down exactly how customers are watching social media video and more importantly, how they are purchasing from video.

And it’s all based on data and research, so you can start using this intel now, to get results in your business.

15-Nov-2018 Entrepreneurs' Organization

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It's About Time

We equate being busy as being virtuous. When we’re maxed out, it feels safe. It must be productive. (Or is it?) It’s a badge of courage, honor or something …

15-Nov-2018 Xero

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Understanding Cloud Computing

Cloud computing got you perplexed? You’re not alone. Most of us talk about ‘the cloud’ without even realising what it really means. We’re clearing the air on cloud computing and how it can benefit your small business.

18-Oct-2018

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Accurate Inventory Forecasting, No Crystal Ball Needed

Anticipating future demand is a tough job, wrought with ways you might go wrong. Proper demand forecasting and inventory control can save a company from buying too much or too little of something, which of course avoids expensive overstock scenarios or stockouts.

18-Oct-2018

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Aussie businesses get over $3.5m to launch their innovative idea into global markets

Offers for grants worth over $3.5 million will support 7 businesses to help launch their innovative products, processes and services into domestic and international markets.

The funding has been provided from the Accelerating Commercialisation element of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme.

18-Oct-2018 Vend

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Crafting Your Mobile Strategy: How Retailers Can Go Mobile and Increase Sales

We no longer need studies to tell us: Smartphones are almost everywhere. Most of the customers coming through your doors have a mobile device with them. And these devices aren’t always shoved in pockets or bags — shoppers are using them while they’re in store too.

18-Oct-2018

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Creating a business without debtors

There’s literally hundreds of blog posts giving you the 7-10 steps to reduce debtors and improve cashflow. Yet the debtors problem still exists to some extent in the majority of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) globally.

18-Oct-2018

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Customer-centric banking innovation in Asia

Over 100 accounting/bookkeeping, marketplace and banking partners across Asia joined us in Brisbane this year to attend Xerocon, the most innovative conference for cloud leaders in Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

18-Oct-2018

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Debt Collection: The Whys & When

Too often businesses leave collecting debts at the bottom of the pile. Why? Often there is anxiety and worry around the process, or lack of trust in collection agencies. Sometimes lack of time and understanding of the process.

18-Oct-2018

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If You Don’t Got the Time, You Don’t Got the Money

Clichés. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. (See what just happened there—it’s that bad).

The most widespread, just-waiting-to-pop-out-at-you, cliché is a very short one, measuring just three words—time is money.

18-Oct-2018

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Make your business's homepage stand out!

The homepage is the most important page of your business’s website. It is the virtual shop front to your business, providing your customers a first impression of what you have to offer. You only have seconds to grab your customer’s attention so it is key to make sure that they can find what they’re looking for quickly and easily.

18-Oct-2018

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Tips for managing seasonal workers

During the Christmas holiday season, businesses of many types employ seasonal or casual workers to meet extra demands. Often these workers are hard-working young people who have travelled from overseas, bringing with them their own language and culture. This international melting-pot makes for a fun and productive work environment, although it can also present challenges.

03-Oct-2018

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Tax deductions for small business owners

Tax time is fast approaching—it’s important to do your homework and know exactly what tax deductions you can claim.

21-Sep-2017

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Lower investment returns stretch SMSF investment goals

A weaker investment outlook that indicates returns will be lower for longer means SMSF retirees need more savings to achieve their retirement goals.

29-Jul-2017 Vend

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6 Retail Books You Need to Read

Helpful and informative retail books abound everywhere you look these days.

08-Jun-2017

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Superannuation year end planning for the 2016/17 financial year

The end of the financial year always seems to crop up faster than it should.  Given the impending July 2017 superannuation changes, being on top of your end of financial year planning is as important as it has ever been.

04-Apr-2017 Kidmans Partners

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Super Reform - Super Contributions Cap Changes

Super contributions cap changes: what do they mean for you? The super reforms introduced in the 2016 Federal Budget are set to start coming into effect from 1 July 2017

08-Mar-2017 Kidmans Partners

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Happy International Women's Day

Happy international women's day! Wednesday 8 March 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the first International Women's Day.

23-Dec-2016 Kidmans Partners

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A Message from the Directors of Kidmans Partners 2016

As we reach the end of another successful year, we take this opportunity to thank each of you for your ongoing support and contribution to our firm.

27-Sep-2016 Xero

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Track small business cashflow without spreadsheets

If you track income and expenses on a spreadsheet, you could be losing sight of how your business is performing and wasting a lot of time on data entry. There are low-cost alternatives that allow you to monitor business cashflow really simply.

15-Sep-2016 Kidmans Partners

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What do the new tax tables mean for you come 1 October?

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has released new tax tables that will take effect next week. Whether you pay wages or receive a regular wage, here are some tips to get you ready for the changes.

30-Aug-2016 Kidmans Partners

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Don't Roll the Dice - Take HR Seriously

Do you run a business with employees? If yes, then we can guide you to take care of your Human Resources (HR) the EASY way.

17-May-2016 NowInfinity Legal

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4 Reasons for Setting up an SMSF

In the past, most people invested their Superannuation in Retail or Industry Superfunds to which their employers contributed a percentage of their salary.

17-May-2016 Kidmans Partners

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Temporary provision - Small business $20,000 immediate asset deduction

As part of its initiative for "growing jobs and small business", the Federal Government announced a new provision in the May 2015 Budget to temporarily replace the previous instant asset write-off threshold of $1,000 to $20,000

12-May-2016 Colonial First State Investments Limited

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Save on tax and let the good times roll

SAVE ON TAX AND LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL. The future you want doesn't have to cost you much now.

04-May-2016 Colonial First State Investments Limited

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Save on tax and retire with more

Waiting and wishing won't put more in your pocket for retirement, but reducing your tax bill can.

20-Apr-2016 bSTAR Pty Ltd

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Selling Memorandum

One of the key inclusions in your Selling Memorandum is your unique selling points. Your unique selling points are the features that distinguish your business from your competitors.

18-Apr-2016 bSTAR Pty Ltd

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Retire Without Selling!

Are you one of the many baby boomers business owners struggling to come to terms with Succession and Retirement Planning?

09-Apr-2016 Bstar Pty Ltd

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Are you losing staff to higher salaries?

The way to win the salary war! If you are losing staff due to higher alternative salary rates on offer in the market, then offering performance based rewards will assist you to retain staff and improve your bottom line!

01-Apr-2016 Bstar Pty Ltd

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Caught the Economic Downturn? Time for a Business Health Check!

The key to operating a successful business and making money in an economic downturn or recession is to know where your business performs well and where it can improve.

30-Mar-2016 Bstar Pty Ltd

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How are you managing your Business Risk?

There are many sources of business risk. When starting your business it's important you understand there are certain risk events you can control and other events you can't.

26-Mar-2016 Kidmans Partners

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SuperStream Deadline Approaching

The new way of processing Superannuation Payments is almost here.

15-Mar-2016 Kidmans Partners

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Give your Super a Boost

An alternative way of building up your retirement savings.

21-Dec-2015 Kidmans Partners

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A Message from the Directors of Kidmans Partners

MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTORS OF KIDMANS PARTNERS. As another year comes to a close, we just want to take this opportunity to thank each of you for your ongoing support & for helping make 2015 another great year.

10-Dec-2015 Kidmans Partners

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Women lagging behind when it comes to saving for retirement

WOMEN LAGGING BEHIND WHEN IT COMES TO SAVING FOR RETIREMENT! Ladies take note!

25-Nov-2015 Kidmans Partners

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More Australians planning to seek financial advice

MORE AUSTRALIANS PLANNING TO SEEK FINANCIAL ADVICE

18-Nov-2015 Kidmans Partners

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Work-related car expenses reforms effective from 1 July 2015

In the 2015-2016 Budget, the Federal Government announced significant changes to the methods for calculating work-related car expenses.

02-Nov-2015 Kidmans Partners

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Tax break for workers aged 56+ not being utilised

In an economy where tax breaks are far and few between, it is surprising that so few who are eligible to take advantage of a transition to retirement (TTR) arrangement actually do so.

20-Oct-2015 Kidmanes Partners

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Getting Tech-Savvy

Are you making the most of technology in your business?

10-Feb-2015 Vend

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How to Collect Data in Your Store and Four Ways to Use It

Retail stores have long been collecting basic details (i.e. name and email) on their customers. Now, with the help of some nifty retail cloud solutions, it’s possible to collect so much more.