Author: Lauren Janssen

The perfect time for planning?

Stuck in lockdown and feeling frustrated? It could be the perfect time to do some planning. Having a plan, or just a couple of goals, can help you make better business decisions and sort out your priorities. Being in lockdown is frustrating. There’s so much you can’t do. But is it the perfect time to […]

There are seven ways to grow your business

There are just seven ways to grow your business. The first five grow your sales and the last two reduce your costs. The seven ways are: Increase customer retention. Stop your customers defecting to the competition by keeping them happy. It’s easier to retain existing clients than attract new ones. Increase leads generated. Gain more […]

The 10 ways to lift your margin

Improvements can always be made at the margin. Small tweaks to your processes or systems can make a massive difference to the end result. It’s the same with your business margin – a 1% increase in your gross margin on $500,000 of sales is an extra $5,000 on your bottom line. The best part about […]

Review your expenses – and save yourself money

Need to rein in your expenses? We’ll review your current costs, find the expenses that could be cut, and will provide a proactive spend management programme to reduce your spending. Running a business will always mean incurring certain expenses, or ‘spend’. There are always costs, overheads and supplier bills that mount up – and these […]

Wellbeing in the Workplace

Creating wellbeing in the workplace doesn’t have to take time and resources. There are simple things you can do to promote a healthy workplace, including some great apps to support wellbeing. Supporting and promoting health and wellbeing in the workplace is important for staff and business owners alike. Providing a physically and mentally healthy workplace […]

Why bookkeeping is essential for your small business

As a small business owner, do you need a bookkeeper, an accountant, or both? Bookkeepers can seem a little mysterious. In fact, they deal with the organisation, the recording and the reporting of financial transactions of a small business. Simply put, a bookkeeper clears the way for the accountant to work with your business strategically. […]

Inventory Management Best Practices for Retailers

In a competitive market, knowledge is key to business success. Modern inventory tracking technology will give you the insights to ensure you fulfill the needs of your customers and ultimately drive sale. Inventory management is incredibly important in retail and yet studies reveal that 43% of small businesses either don’t track inventory at all, or […]

Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) for 2021

The taxable payments annual report (TPAR) reports to the ATO information about payments made to contractors for certain services. TPAR for the building and construction industry has been in place for some years. In recent years, cleaning services, courier services and some government entities have been added to the system. Last year, taxable payments reporting […]

Using the Value Ladder to increase sales

One of the best ways to increase sales is to use the Value Ladder to build a relationship with your customers. The higher the customer values their relationship with you, the more money they’re willing to spend. On the bottom rung of the Value Ladder, we have an initial offer of value. This should be […]

Getting back to business

Success in 2021 will look different to previous years. Have you defined what success looks like for you in 2021? Are you focusing on what you can control in your business in the current Sydney lockdown? We can help you with your plan and help you GET BACK TO BUSINESS. It goes without saying that […]

Government support for your business

What financial support is available this time around to help you and your business through the challenges of the next few months of lockdown and COVID-19 restrictions? #lockdownsupport As Australia goes into a new wave of Covid-related lockdown, businesses again face the challenges of social distancing, the wearing of face masks and other restrictions. All […]

Tax tips for self-managed superannuation funds

Are you spending too much time on SMSF management? It’s not easy to get all the details right, especially if your fund has changed operations over time. Do you need some help with managing your SMSF investments, assets, compliance, administration, and reporting. Having a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) gives you control and flexibility over how […]

Tax Tips for Property Investors

Are you making the most out of your investment property? Getting the income and allowable tax deductions right can be complex. If you have income from investment properties, now is the time to start gathering your records and reviewing your expenses for the 2021 financial year. Income to Declare All income earned from each property […]

Tax Tips for Small Businesses

This year it’s important to get your records and tax return correct because of the unusual business circumstances, govt grants and JobKeeper. Make sure you’re claiming all that you can for your business. Common Tax Deductions for Small Business Are you claiming all the business tax deductions that you are entitled to? There are many […]

Tax Tips for Individuals

Are you making the most of allowable tax deductions? Individuals can claim for general work-related expenses as well as occupation-specific expenses and working from home. Book a time now to prepare your 2021 tax and we’ll help maximise your return. The end of the financial year has arrived. You can get ahead by preparing all […]