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How to get more out of your work day

Being a small business owner is, for many, a hard slog. It feels as if there is never enough time in the day and there is always a fire or two to be fought with the result being many business owners end up feeling burnt out, stressed and miserable which can lead to  health issues and relationship drama. So, what can we do to resolve this?

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Pay off the mortgage or put more into superannuation?

This is a common question we receive from clients and we’re not surprised if you have also been wondering the same thing.

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How to manage cash in your small business

It seems barely a day goes by when I don't hear about a business getting into strife as a result of poorly managed cash flow. Cash is so obviously crucial to the success of any business, indeed it is the lifeblood, but if it is so obvious, then why do so many small business owners struggle to predict cash flow and stay on top of it?

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Are small business losses tax deductible?

It's common for small businesses, any business for that matter, to run at a loss in the first few years of operation as the business is established, staff are trained up, customers are found, etc. The question is, can you claim a tax deduction for these losses at some stage, or are they lost forever?

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What is Single Touch Payroll?

Single Touch Payroll is a reporting system that allows the ATO to get access to your business payroll data every single time you make a pay run. It's not necessarily more work for you, but you do need to make sure you've got the right systems in place to keep the tax man happy.

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Insider tips on what it takes for your tech startup to succeed

Let’s say you’ve got a great idea for a business. Or an app. Or software startup. You’re confident that it will be a success. You’re confident in your own abilities. You’re ready to make the leap.

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What grants are available for hiring new staff?

There are quite a few different schemes out there designed to encourage business owners to hire more people and we're going to take a look at two cash back schemes that are simple to access, yet not widely known.

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What's in it for me? Budget 2018

Considering you're all no doubt nursing  budget night hangovers, I thought it might be useful to provide you with a quick summary of the major announcements made during the 2018 budget that might affect you, our readers, just in case you've forgotten what happened last night.

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Can I claim a tax deduction for my bicycle?

Do you ride your bicycle to work or client meetings? If so, you may have wondered whether you can claim a tax deduction for it and thus help you justify the purchase of those new Zipp wheels which you simply must have for commuting. In this post we take a quick look at how the deduction rules apply to the humble bicycle.

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Our guide to startup lingo

With a government slapping the word 'innovation' on everything from buildings to tax breaks, sharks in tanks on our TV screens and young tech billionaires answering the questions of a clueless US congress, you're no doubt inundated with information about "startups" all described using a language that you're not entirely sure that you follow. Rest easy, fellow e-traveller, in this article we'll take a look at what the lingo means so you can effectively call BS when confronted with it (and confronted with it you will be).

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