Grow your mail list with social media

Grow your mail list with social media

Growing your mailing list is a strong marketing strategy, but not all of us know how. Consider the three tips below: Insert a sign-up button Although many businesses have a Facebook page, they fail to make it easy for visitors to visit their page to sign up to the business’ mailing list. A simple and…

How to boost morale

How to boost morale

From time to time, it is normal for employee morale to take a plunge. Whether it is a stressful time at work or a major workplace change is occurring, employees may respond unfavourably. However, if employee morale is low over substantial periods of time, it may point to problems with management and the overall culture…

Assistance for new business owners

Assistance for new business owners

The ATO has established the ‘Business Assistance Program’ to help new business owners understand their tax obligations associated with running a business. Small businesses that have recently registered for an ABN, registered for GST or likely to register for GST in the near future and have a turnover of less than $2 million a year…

Lower House passes first home super scheme

Lower House passes first home super scheme

While many Australian’s sit firmly on either side of the first home super scheme debate, the Lower House has passed the scheme. The scheme was proposed in the Budget released in May 2017, and was only just passed by the Lower House. The Government has notioned that Australia’s retirement savings system will not come under…

Standing out online

Standing out online

With more and more businesses turning to online marketing avenues, businesses need to have a strong strategy for standing out amongst the crowd. Here are three tactics to help your business stand out online: Showcase personality Your website, email marketing campaigns and social media are all an extension of your business’ brand. Use online marketing…

Motivating your staff

Motivating your staff

The ability to motivate your staff should be a key priority for all employers. Understanding people and what motivates them can see your business thrive. Consider the following tips for motivating your staff: Recognise a job well done There is no reason not to take time to appreciate and thank employees for a job well…

Questions to ask before applying for a loan

Questions to ask before applying for a loan

A loan can be great help. It can assist you in achieving your goals faster, such as buying a house, purchasing a new car or getting your business up and running. However, there are many considerations to make before taking on a loan as choosing the wrong loan can cause financial and legal havoc down…

Super co contributions

Super co-contributions

Individuals may be eligible for a Government super co-contribution. A Government co-contribution means the Government adds to your super. You may be eligible for the super co-contribution, low-income super contribution (LISC) from the 2012-13 to 2016-17 financial years, or low-income super tax offset (LISTO) from 1 July 2017. Super co-contribution The Government will make a…

How to save time and boost efficiency

How to save time and boost efficiency

Many business owners are looking for ways to squeeze more into their cramped work schedules. But unfortunately, this may mean spending more time on unimportant tasks and not prioritising what really needs to get done. Rather than multi-tasking or spending late nights in the office, consider implementing these tips to optimising your time and boosting…

Selling your home and CGT

Selling your home and CGT

When it comes time to sell your home, you may be wondering if you will need to pay capital gains tax (CGT). Generally, if you live in the home you are selling you will not have to pay CGT under the main residence exemption. The ATO considers a dwelling as your main residence if: –…