Running a business can be an isolating experience. And, with COVID-19 lockdowns and disruptions to trade, the pressure can be intense.

Mental Health Support for Business Owners

Running a business can be an isolating experience. And, with COVID-19 lockdowns and disruptions to trade, the pressure can be intense. NewAccess for Small Business Ownersis a free and confidential mental health program developed by Beyond Blue to give small business owners the support they need. Whether you’re just feeling stressed, or completely overwhelmed about…
Is a financial services compensation payment to your superannuation fund a contribution?

Did your super fund receive a compensation payment?

Is a financial services compensation payment to your superannuation fund a contribution? Of late, there have been several compensation payments made by financial services providers to customers that were inappropriately charged or overcharged for insurance premiums or services they did not receive, etc. New guidancefrom the ATO helps decipher whether these compensation payments are treated…
UNWINDING THE PANDEMIC

What Now? Unwinding the Pandemic

Australia’s two largest states and the ACT are in lockdown as the Delta strain of COVID-19 takes its toll while others are standing firm on a policy of eradication. The result is a country at a policy impasse and divided by border restrictions. And, it is not just businesses in lockdown that are in crisis.…
The ATO has begun utilising new powers that will allow it to disclose business tax debts to credit reporting bureaus, sparking concerns as businesses reel from ongoing lockdown restrictions.

ATO Utilising New Powers so Businesses Act on Tax Debts

The ATO has begun utilising new powers that will allow it to disclose business tax debts to credit reporting bureaus, sparking concerns as businesses reel from ongoing lockdown restrictions. Businesses with over $100,000 in tax debts have begun receiving letters from the Tax Office, warning them of the agency’s intent to disclose tax debt information…
Afterpay’s $39bn pay day

Afterpay’s $39bn Pay Day

Business advisers will tell you that you need to begin a business with the end in mind; a phrase popularised by Michael Gerber in E-Myth. The announcement of the intended sale of Australian born fintech company Afterpay, pioneer of the ‘buy now, pay later’ platform, is a case in point. Afterpay was founded in 2015…
Growing your business value

Growing Your Business Value

Over the next decade, as the baby boomer bubble of small and medium sized business owners roll through the system, Australia will experience one the largest transfers of business wealth in its history. Succession planning is more important than ever. Not just because of the transfer of wealth, but because of the polarising impact of…
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