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…
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.…
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…
NSW & VIC Businesses in Lockdown

UPDATE: COVID-19 What lockdown support is available to NSW business?

If your business is adversely impacted by NSW lockdowns, support is available. The NSW and Federal Governments have released a series of measures to support business during extended lockdowns of four weeks or more. Up to $100,000 in weekly JobSaver cashflow support payments Up to $15,000 through the expanded NSW 2021 COVID-19 business grants program…
Acting Victorian Premier James Merlino on Wednesday announced extended support for the state’s small and medium-sized business

Victoria Doubles Business Support Package

Government weighs up federal support as Victoria doubles business support package. The Victorian government will allocate a further $209.3 million to support the state’s small businesses through an extended lockdown as the Morrison government hints at federal support on Thursday. Acting Victorian Premier James Merlino on Wednesday announced extended support for the state’s small and…
Gladys Berijiklian NSW Government

NSW Announces $24m Innovation and Research Program

The Berejiklian government will offer small and medium-sized businesses up to $24 million in grants over two years to commercialise solutions for the government’s agencies. The NSW government on Tuesday announced its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, a scheme geared toward encouraging small and medium-sized businesses to solve government initiatives related to five of…
The 2021 Hunter Innovation Festival is back with a bang!

Proud Sponsors of the 2021 Hunter Innovation Festival

The 2021 Hunter Innovation Festival is back with a BANG! The Garis Group are proudly sponsoring the 2021 Hunter Innovation Festival brought to you by Hunter iF, and Festival Partner 2021, the City of Newcastle. Kicking off on Monday 3rd of May, until Sunday the 16th, with this year’s festival theme being ‘Innovate to Regenerate.’…
‘Increase the rate, broaden the base’: Looking at GST 20 years on

Looking at GST 20 years on: ‘Increase the rate, broaden the base’

Consumption tax should be raised to 20 per cent or broadened to cover a wider base, says tax experts as debate over the GST rages on. At a tax reform conference hosted by the Blueprint Institute in Sydney on Monday, a panel of tax experts each had varying suggestions to government on the ways the…
The Garis Group Win Australian Small Business Champion Award for Accounting Services

Hunter Headline – Local Business Excellence Awarded at Australian Small Business Champion Awards

A number of local businesses were recently recognised at the Australian Small Business Champion Awards, the only national recognition program dedicated to celebrating small businesses around Australia The program aims to acknowledge outstanding Australian small businesses and encourage high standards of excellence in small business practice. The long-awaited ceremony was held on Saturday 27 February…
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