Business Update – 29 June 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Lack of Chinese investment worrying A new report shows that Chinese investment in the Australian economy fell a staggering 69 per cent in the last financial year, reaching 2007 levels. The shift signals a change in the international financial landscape. ATO cracks down on family trust fraud, worrying tax…  Read more

5 steps to test your business idea

When you’re in business for long enough, you’ll likely come up with new ideas you want to try. Innovation is important for your company to grow, to diversify its income, and to attract new customers. An important step between having an idea and jumping into it is testing the idea. Here are some important ways to test your idea, so you can launch it with confidence. 1. Talk to people…  Read more

Business Update – 22 June 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. What an American recession means for Australia What exactly does it mean for Australia if the United States is headed for a recession? Sky News breaks it down here. ASX continues to drop Most of Australia’s biggest companies continued to see major slides in the stock market last week,…  Read more

7 tips for combatting employee burnout

The working environment of the past 2 years has brought the concept of burnout to the forefront. Unexpected work-from-home situations, juggling the new normal, and mental fatigue have all contributed to the issue. Recognizing employee burnout and having a plan to address it will ensure you retain employees and keep your company healthy. 1. Ensure everyone takes their time off In an attempt to appear as though they can handle…  Read more

Business Update – 15 June 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Changes to aged care payment system Services Australia is updating the aged care payment system. Residential aged care services events won’t be able to be submitted between 14 to 22 July. Read the details here. Food tech company NotCo expanding into Australia The company produces plant-based milk, beef, and…  Read more

4 Money Saving Tips for Business Owners

Running a successful business requires you to make smart decisions about everything from who you hire to how you spend your money. There are many legitimate expenses to cover, but it’s easy to overspend in areas that aren’t helping you or your business. Spending wisely is key to owning a sustainable business. Here are four practical money saving tips for business owners. 1. Have a list of all your subscriptions,…  Read more

Business Update – 8 June 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. ATO reminds Australians about changes this tax season The Australian Tax Office anticipates that many will continue to be impacted by COVID-19, and is offering support to get your taxes right the first time. A summary can be found here. Cash rate expected to rise this week The official…  Read more

How to keep your finances on track

When it comes to your finances, it’s a good idea to check in on your progress periodically, to see if any adjustments to your budget or changes in your habits are necessary. Even if you’ve set your budget for the year, you may learn a new strategy or have a priority come up suddenly that causes you to shift your thinking. Here are ways to take stock of your finances,…  Read more

Business Update – 1 June 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. ASX carries momentum into a new week The local sharemarket started the week at a three-week high, coming off a rally from last week. Tech and payment firms were among the industries leading the charge. Bubs jumps 80% as deal struck to aid US Baby formula manufacturer Bubs Australia…  Read more

How to Create a Personal Brand

The words ‘personal brand’ are still somewhat controversial, and carry an unfortunate cast of self-promotion and vanity. The truth is that personal branding is more important than ever in the job market, and those without a clear personal brand or mission to create one are lagging behind the competition. What is a personal brand? How you present yourself has always been important in the workplace. In the corporate heyday, it…  Read more

Business Update – 25 May 2022

Australia Weekly Digest – 25 May 2022 Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Antony Albanese becomes Australia’s PM First Labor PM in nearly a decade vows to bring Australians together, and “promote unity and optimism, not fear and division.” ASX sinks again after Wall Street “bloodbath” The stock market was down again last week, taking…  Read more

Do you share this habit with the world’s most successful business leaders?

What do Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, and Arianna Huffington have in common? All of these smart, savvy, successful business leaders share a passion for self-improvement through reading. If you want to improve your skills as a business owner, why not spend a bit of time each day reading books that guide you to greater success? This reading list of 4 inspiring business books will help you get started:…  Read more

Business Update – 18 May 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Changes to company tax rates are in effect Companies, corporate earning trusts, and public trading trusts may be eligible for a reduced tax rate this season. Learn more about the changes and find out who qualifies here. STP Phase 2 requires more information when submitting payroll Single Touch Payroll…  Read more

How to create an advisory board for your business

Many remarkable entrepreneurs, including Warren Buffet, Sheryl Sandberg, and Richard Branson, have credited their success, in part, to the advice of their mentors. An advisory board is an informal group of mentors whose collective business expertise—and objectivity—can help you make better, more informed decisions, thereby accelerating growth. Unlike business consultants (whose fees may well exceed your budget), advisory board members may agree to provide advice pro bono, for a small…  Read more

Business Update – 11 May 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. GST fraud attempts circulating on social media lead to extra security measures Due to a significant number of GST refund fraud attempts, legitimate businesses may face extra steps to receive their refunds as extra security measures are put in place. Tighter controls around ABN and GST registration have been…  Read more

Seven Tips for Managing Managers

Managing people is one thing, but anyone with experience of managing managers will know that’s a completely different ball game. A management team that works in complete harmony is a rare and beautiful thing, but it never comes easy. In fact, it’s paradoxical to think it should ever be that a group of people with strong leadership and management skills will operate without conflict for any length of time. The…  Read more

Business Update – 4 May 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. More Australians turning away from home ownership A new study suggests that younger Australians are choosing to invest their money in stocks over buying a home. Around 43 percent said they would choose to invest their money instead of spending it, and 38 percent of those saying they would…  Read more

Social Media Etiquette: 12 Quick Tips for Professionals

With social media, you can connect with business associates quickly and creatively. But this communication mode is not without risk. A thoughtless post can offend customers and other business partners and damage relationships rather than build them. By following a few ground rules you can be confident your comments and posts will be appropriate ones. Abstain From Posting or Tweeting Certain Information If you aren’t sure it’s acceptable to post…  Read more

Business Update – 27 April 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Xero Report: Small Business Creation at Record Levels Landmark research from Xero has revealed new small business registrations in Australia are at unprecedented levels, growing 34% from 225,000 in 2019 to over 300,000 in 2021. Over the next 10 years, an estimated 3.5 million small businesses are expected to…  Read more

Pros and cons of working with family and friends in business

Ever dreamed of starting a family business? Investing in a franchise opportunity with friends? Businesses owned and operated by families can have incredible staying power. Volkswagen, Samsung, and Nike – all family-owned companies – are among the world’s most successful, leading brands. It can be fun and rewarding to work with family and friends. But before you hire the people you care about most, it’s wise to consider the pros…  Read more

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