Spotlight on: Receipt Bank

StuartBusiness Technology

receipt bank

Not only for our clients, but for ourselves as well. For the last 12 months we’ve been using and happily recommending Receipt Bank to our clients. Receipt Bank’s aim is to remove the burden that bills, receipts and invoices place on businesses. And let’s be honest, they do quite literally stack up. Receipt Bank has developed a software and service … Read More

Can you have yourself a tax-free Christmas?

CraigGeneral, Tax

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Coming into the silly season we often get asked about entertainment expenses. What’s reasonable? What’s deductible? In short Entertainment expenses are generally not deductible. This includes the cost of business lunches… even if you’re doing ‘business’, attendance at sporting events… even if your client signed on the dotted line at the event, as well as gala or social nights, concerts … Read More

The benefits of buying an existing business

StuartBusiness Audit, Business Structures, General

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Buying an existing business can be a great opportunity to hit the ground running and avoid the disadvantages of starting from the ground up. In a majority of situations, buying an existing business is considered a safe option. You acquire a business that already has a loyal customer base, regular cash flow and hopefully goodwill associated with the business name. … Read More

Landing your small business loan

CraigGeneral

smallbusiness loan success

Money is the lifeline of any business, so regardless of if you’re starting out or running an existing business, securing finance is important – especially for small businesses. Before you approach a lender or investor, make sure you and your business are in the best position to seek finance. Prepare and plan Your business plan should be considered, well researched … Read More

Landed a big contract? Call your accountant.

StuartBusiness Structures, General

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Landing a big contract is great news for you and your business. But before you pop the champagne cork you’ve got some thinking (and talking) to do. Increased business = Increased risk. Growing your business means your business increases in value, which also means an increase in risk. Getting the right business advice is crucial when any significant changes happen … Read More

Landed a big contract? Call your accountant.

DarnelleBusiness Structures, General

phone

Landing a big contract is great news for you and your business. But before you pop the champagne cork you’ve got some thinking (and talking) to do. Increased business = Increased risk. Growing your business means your business increases in value, which also means an increase in risk. Getting the right business advice is crucial when any significant changes happen … Read More

7 features of a good accounting system

DarnelleBusiness Technology, Cloud Accounting

too much information forms

We like to think of ourselves as tech-savvy, forward thinking accountants. We love a good accounting system. Nothing gives us more pleasure than transforming a business from an archaic accounting system onto slick, shiny new accounting software. But a good accounting system in 2014 needs to be more than just a super-charged excel sheet. It needs to provide easy-to-understand information … Read More

Xero announces new updates and features

DarnelleBusiness Technology, Cloud Accounting

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From the Xero blog today… Last month I was at Xerocon Sydney where we announced some of the new Xero features being launched over the next three months. Well, it’s only a few weeks later and the first of these features are live – it’s how we roll. Batch deposits For those of you dealing with customers paying by check/cheque … Read More

Business structures: 4 things every business owner should know

DarnelleBusiness Structures

Building a business structure

Starting a business is literally building something from the ground up. When you start you need a solid foundation (your business plan) and a structure to build on. Start-ups and businesses that forecast growth or substantial change need to carefully consider their business structure, as it’s much easier to start the right way, than have to change halfway through operation. … Read More