How to avoid blurring the lines between business and personal finances

StuartBusiness Process

Whether you’re a sole trader or in an alternate business structure, managing your personal and business finances separately is essential for good financial management. We know it’s not uncommon to use personal savings, particularly when bringing your business idea to life, but as your business grows, it’s important to track business and personal incomings and outgoings separately. Spot The Difference … Read More

How to navigate small business growing pains

CraigBusiness Structures

The growth phase for small businesses, while exciting, can be one of the hardest to manage. But with some smart technology and clever processes, growing your small business can be an exciting transition. There’s a new set of challenges to navigate for every hope of a self-sustaining business. This is the phase when you have a product or service your … Read More

How to safeguard your business against future audits

StuartBusiness Audit

Last year the ATO scrutinised over 760,000 business operations, resulting in, close to, an extra billion tax dollars for the Australian Government. While an audit can be a good learning experience for business owners, it can also be a time-consuming lesson. The investigation can take months, or even years, and requires a lot of time and energy regardless if you … Read More

Long Service: What Building and Construction Industry Employers Must Know

StuartBusiness Process

What Building and Construction Industry Employers Must Know

Traditionally designed to reward employees who stayed with the one employer for a period of service, long service leave in this form has quickly became inaccessible to most Australian workers. For workers in the building and construction industry, the thought of long service leave seems only a distant dream. Whether it’s contract tenures or simply site availability, long service for … Read More

Is your business ready for EOFY?

CraigBusiness Structures, General, Tax

While most people would assume we’re pedal to the metal for tax time, it’s pretty much business as usual. We’ve been discussing tax planning with our clients over the past 12 months. Sure, we’ll give them a gentle reminder to pay super contributions before 30 June, including any additional super contributions for the year, but really, it’s just like any … Read More

2018/19 Budget changes that may affect your business.

StuartBusiness Process, General, Super, Tax

2018-19 budget changes affect small business

Reward for work is a dominant theme in this year’s Budget. The seven year personal income tax plan initially targets low to middle income earners before making significant changes to the tax brackets. While there’s much to be said about the complete budget, we’ve reviewed the key highlights that may affect your business. $20k accelerated depreciation extended until 30 June … Read More

The accountant and the bookkeeper: A match made in financial heaven

CraigBusiness Process, Cloud Accounting, General

With 1,440 minutes in a day, it’s no surprise small business owners hustle to make every minute (and dollar!) count. We know tracking financials can be a chore, but it doesn’t have to be. Tell-tale signs you need a bookkeeper  No time to work on the business You don’t understand your compliance requirements You don’t understand your cash flow Invoices … Read More

How does your business stack up?

CraigBusiness Audit

Understanding your business and using the data to make effective, strategic decisions is vital to the success of your business. And with the help of your accountant and accounting software, you should be able to identify and measure your key areas on a regular basis. The trouble most business owners have with setting business targets is that many businesses don’t … Read More