Xerocon 2017: Wrapped

CraigCloud Accounting, General

Last week Stu packed up and headed south of the border to chilly Melbourne, for Xerocon 2017. We joined other accountants and finance professionals to hear loads of exciting announcements, updates and innovations for advisors (that’s us!) and end-users (that’s you!) across the two-day event. Overall, Xero in 2017 and beyond is continuing its quest to be a more automated … Read More

10 Small Business Grants You Need To Know

CraigUncategorized

Finding funding and support that are available for your small business can be overwhelming but with our compilation of 10 opportunities below, you may be able to take advantage of some great initiatives. EMPLOYING AND TRAINING Small Business Grants (NSW) Provides small business owners in NSW who don’t pay payroll tax a payment of $2,000 for each new full-time position … Read More

Top tips for business owners wanting to boost their retirement nest egg – Part 2 (Guest Blog from Acadia Wealth Advice)

CraigSuper

It is not uncommon to see owners of many thriving businesses devote all their financial resources, time and attention into their businesses at the expense of their personal finances. Often this requires accelerating efforts to boost their retirement savings at the back end of their working lives. In our earlier blog we spoke about the recent changes to superannuation, specifically … Read More

Top tips for business owners transitioning into retirement – Part 1 (Guest Blog from Acadia Wealth Advice)

CraigSuper

Chances are you’ve poured your blood sweat and many tears into building your business into the thriving venture it is today. Now, it’s time to turn your attention to what life looks like as you transition into retirement or pull up stumps completely. Successfully transitioning out of your business can be a lengthy process with financial, legal and operational obligations. … Read More

Spotlight On: Super Strategies for Employees

StuartSuper

For many, the new calendar year is a time for change and refocusing, and the end of the financial year should be no different. Australia recently welcomed some positive changes to superannuation for employees. So if you are an employee, now it’s time to focus on your finances and consider the following opportunities for maximising your employment package and overall … Read More

Spotlight On: Super Strategies for Business Owners

CraigSuper

There is no doubt you have heard a lot about the recent super reforms. With so much being said, we’ve distilled our top strategies to help you stay compliant and take advantage of the new rules.   Make voluntary personal contributions The goal posts are changing around both concessional (pre-tax) and non-concessional contributions caps. Lower super caps make it harder … Read More

3 Ways to manage ATO debt before it’s too late

StuartTax

With small businesses accounting for $12.5 billion in overdue tax, it’s no surprise the Australian Tax Office (ATO) is reprioritising tax debt in order to balance the budget. From 1 July 2017, small businesses will risk outstanding debt being disclosed to credit agencies. While the measure will only apply to those businesses with an Australian Business Number and tax debt … Read More

2017/18 Budget changes that may affect your business.

StuartGeneral

The 2017-18 Budget has been sold as a Budget of “choices”, with the Government making some clear-cut decisions about who to reward and who to penalise. While there’s much to be said about the complete budget, we’ve reviewed the key highlights that may affect your business. Want a printable version of this infographic? Click here.   To view the full … Read More