Navigating Financial Health: Mastering Cash Flow Forecasting for Your Small Business

In the dynamic world of small business, managing your cash flow effectively is not just a good practice – it’s essential for survival and growth. Understanding and implementing cash flow forecasting can be the compass that guides your business through uncertain financial seas. But what exactly is cash flow forecasting, and how can it transform … Read more

Bah humbug: The Christmas tax dilemma for micro and small businesses

Christmas is a time for giving, but it’s also a time when many micro and small businesses need to be mindful of the tax implications of their festive generosity. This guide will help you navigate the FBT minefield and ensure you’re not giving the ATO an unwanted Christmas bonus. 1. Keeping Team Gifts Spontaneous and … Read more

Who will have the most Epic Xmas Party for 2023?


Hello small business champions! The festive season is knocking on our doors, and it’s time to think about the Christmas party. You want to be the boss who hosts a bash that’s talked about well into the New Year, right? But here’s the catch: you want to do it smartly, without getting lost in a … Read more

The Shape of Australia’s Future 


What will the Australian community look like in 40 years? We look at the key takeaways from the Intergenerational Report. The 2023 Intergenerational Report (IGR) is a crystal ball insight into what we can expect Australian society to look like in 40 years and the needs of the community as we grow and evolve. It … Read more

Business Boost with Tax Incentives for Employee Training and Digital Transformation in Small Businesses


In the ever-evolving business landscape, small businesses must continually adapt and innovate to remain competitive. Recognising the importance of digital adoption and skills development in driving business growth, the Australian Federal Parliament has introduced new tax incentives as part of the 2022-23 Budget. These incentives, known as the Small Business Technology Investment Boost and the … Read more

How does tax apply to electric cars?


Just in time for the Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) year that started on 1 April, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has released new details on electric vehicles. FBT exemption for electric cars If your employer provides you with the use of a car that is classified as a zero or low emissions vehicle there is … Read more

What do the ‘Secure Jobs, Better Pay’ reforms mean?


The Government’s ‘Secure Jobs, Better Pay’ legislation passed Parliament on 2 December 2022. We explore the issues. The Fair Work Legislation Amendment (Secure Jobs, Better Pay) Bill 2022 passed Parliament on 2 December 2020. The legislation is extensive and brings into effect a series of changes and obligations that will impact on many workplaces. The Bill also addresses … Read more

How high will interest rates go?


Low-interest rates have been a mainstay since the global financial crisis of 2008. When the pandemic hit, Governments pushed stimulus measures through the economy and central banks reduced interest rates even further. Coming out of COVID, housing market demand was strong and prices boomed but at the same time, supply chains remained restricted and the … Read more