Your Chart of Accounts sits at the heart of your accounting system, providing a list of codes against which you and your accountant can code your financial transactions. That may sound dull, but in fact, it’s a hugely powerful tool for understanding your finances – and giving you the most detailed view of your income … Read more Customise your Xero chart to improve your accounting
Keen to get into the property market as an investor? Before you start looking, you need to understand that what you’re looking for in a house, that you would occupy, might be different from an investment property. When you’re hunting for an investment property, rather than looking for features specific to your needs; like commute … Read more Thinking investment property, what do you consider?
Did you know that every business has one thing in common? There are 10 departments in every business, no matter how small. These are: Shareholder. Director. Leadership. Product / Service Development. Operations. Marketing. Sales. Finance. Admin / IT. HR. Many business owners control multiple departments and where many if not all of them. Now imagine … Read more Are you directing or leading…
Your small business has a great story to tell, so make it count now and in the future. If you are looking to employ a PR consultant to help drive media coverage, make sure you have done your groundwork for your best chance of success. Four questions to ask internally: 1. Have you nailed your … Read more effective PR in Business
If it’s time to (start using/switch to more powerful) online payroll software, I recommend Xero payroll for many reasons. We have listed a few of the reasons below on why Xero Payroll makes for one of the best choices for running payroll in your business. Simplicity – With just a few clicks you can choose how … Read more When you want to simplify payroll, the simple choice is Xero
SEO or Search Engine Optimisation is the term used to describe a number techniques you can use to increase the visibility of your company online. SEO may involve some time invested, but it is worthwhile to increase traffic and enquiries through your website Why is SEO so important? The internet is now the first port … Read more What is SEO and how you should empower your business with it
You’ve been scammed, hacked or breached! Another year, another scam. While data-driven crime is more sophisticated and difficult to address than ever, human error and judgement remain one of the major problems. The latest data breach report from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) is surprising for the simplicity of the problems – … Read more Avoid the scammers
For a while now, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has been concerned about tax deductions individuals have been claiming for a whole host of expenses. The latest on their ‘hit list’ are home office expenses. We guide you through what you can and can’t claim if you work from home. Last financial year, 6.7 million … Read more Working from home: What deductions can you claim?
Is a Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) right for you? Or Maybe you already have a SMSF but want to make it work harder for you? More than a Million Australians run their own SMSF. But the small business clients talk and the news media is in a frenzy about SMSF’s and property investments. We … Read more the SMSF Myth or Mission
Single Touch Payroll (STP) – the direct reporting of salary and wages, PAYG withholding and superannuation contribution information to the ATO – comes into effect from 1 July 2018. For employers Employers with 20 or more employees at 1 April 2018 must use standard business reporting-enabled software from 1 July 2018. The head count for … Read more Single Touch Payroll: what you need to know