Some benefits of social media and content marketing are normally inaccessible for small businesses and startups because:
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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tax time is fast approaching—it’s important to do your homework and know exactly what tax deductions you can claim.
A weaker investment outlook that indicates returns will be lower for longer means SMSF retirees need more savings to achieve their retirement goals.
Helpful and informative retail books abound everywhere you look these days.
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.
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
Happy international women's day! Wednesday 8 March 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the first International Women's Day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the past, most people invested their Superannuation in Retail or Industry Superfunds to which their employers contributed a percentage of their salary.
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
SAVE ON TAX AND LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL. The future you want doesn't have to cost you much now.
Waiting and wishing won't put more in your pocket for retirement, but reducing your tax bill can.
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.
Are you one of the many baby boomers business owners struggling to come to terms with Succession and Retirement Planning?
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!
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.
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.
The new way of processing Superannuation Payments is almost here.
An alternative way of building up your retirement savings.
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.
WOMEN LAGGING BEHIND WHEN IT COMES TO SAVING FOR RETIREMENT! Ladies take note!
MORE AUSTRALIANS PLANNING TO SEEK FINANCIAL ADVICE
In the 2015-2016 Budget, the Federal Government announced significant changes to the methods for calculating work-related car expenses.
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.
Are you making the most of technology in your business?
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.