Business Update – 16 March 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Entry Ban for Cruise Ships to Be Lifted After two years, the government announced that it would lift its entry ban for international cruise ships next month. This could potentially boost a tourism industry impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. New Zealand Opens Borders to Australians Fully vaccinated Australians will be…  Read more

Business Update – 9 March 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. COVID-19 Vaccine Claims Scheme The government is developing a claims scheme to provide a simple, streamlined process to compensate eligible people who suffer a moderate to significant impact following an adverse reaction to an approved COVID-19 vaccine without the need for complex legal proceedings. The scheme covers the costs…  Read more

Business Update – 2 March 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Financial Assistance for Flood Victims in QLD and NSW Residents in 26 flood-affected local government areas across Queensland and New South Wales can apply for Commonwealth financial support through Services Australia. Australian Government Disaster Recovery Payment (AGDRP) of $1,000 per eligible adult and $400 per eligible child is available.…  Read more

Business Update – 23 February 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Australia Welcomes Back International Tourists After almost two years, vaccinated international tourists and business travellers began arriving in Australia with few restrictions. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said 1.2 million people had visas to enter Australia with 56 international flights due to touch down in the first 24 hours of…  Read more

Managing Field Workers in Your Construction Business

It’s one thing to manage workers when they’re all in the same place at the same time. However, when you run a construction business with field workers, things can get a lot more challenging. Not only are you typically not on the same job site as them, you might also have workers scattered over a variety of sites and projects. Managing them doesn’t just mean scheduling them and making sure…  Read more

Business Update – 16 February 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Booster Shots Now Required To Be Fully Vaccinated Australians will need to receive booster shots to be considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19, although authorities said foreign travellers will continue to need only two shots to enter the country. If you haven’t received a booster within six months of your…  Read more

E-invoicing: A Huge Cashflow Win for Australian Businesses

The Australian government has made some important announcements over the past few months with regards to e-invoicing. In the 2021-22 Budget, the government committed $15.3 million to increase the adoption of e-invoicing, which guarantees accelerated payment terms. In this article, we will look deeper into what e-invoicing is and how any type of business can benefit from it. What is e-invoicing? Over 1.2 billion Business to Business (B2B) and Business…  Read more

Business Update – 9 February 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Borders to Reopen to International Travel The borders will be reopened to vaccinated tourists and other visa holders from 21 February. Unvaccinated travellers who have a medical reason for not getting inoculated will need to apply for a travel exemption and will be required to quarantine at a hotel.…  Read more

FBT Implications of Christmas Parties

Many businesses host Christmas parties and give gifts to their employees as appreciation for a year of hard work. However, some business leaders don’t understand the fringe benefits tax (FBT) implications of such. In order to avoid significant costs to your business, read this article and learn more about your obligations. What is Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT)? A fringe benefit is a type of payment that employees receive separate from…  Read more

Business Update – 2 February 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. NSW Unveils $1 Billion Support Package for Businesses The New South Wales government has unveiled a $1 billion support package for small and medium-sized businesses hit by the Omicron outbreak. However, the payment will be capped at half of what was offered during the Delta wave in 2021, after…  Read more

Questions to Prepare for When Pitching to Investors

If you’re looking for people to invest in your business, be prepared to answer some important questions. Investors look for smart investment opportunities—that means they want to find out as much as they can about you and your business before they make a decision about whether or not to invest with you. It’s vital to have well thought-out answers to investors’ questions. Give them evidence you’ve thoroughly examined your business…  Read more

Business Update – 19 & 25 January 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Update Your ABN Details Make your ABN details even more detailed by adding up to 4 additional business activities on top of the main business activity currently stored. By reflecting the full range of your operations, government agencies will be able to provide you with the right support and…  Read more

4 Tips for Encouraging Repeat Customers

There’s a lot of data supporting the idea that it’s less costly, easier and more efficient to encourage repeat customers than bring in new ones. Among the stats Hubspot lists are that a 5% increase in customer retention is responsible for more than 25% increase in profit; repeat customers are 9 times more likely to convert than first-time visitors; and a 2% increase in customer retention has a similar impact…  Read more

Business Update – 12 January 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Business Adoption of eInvoicing More than 1.2 billion invoices are exchanged in Australia every year, with around 90% of invoice processing still partly or fully manual. Replacing a paper or email invoice with an eInvoice will lead to up to around $20 in cost savings. The government has taken…  Read more

Top 3 reasons start-ups fail and how to avoid them

The start of a business is an exciting time. You’ve got a great idea for a business and are enthusiastic to get started. It’s important to plan ahead to give your business the best chances for success. Planning ahead means anticipating challenges and developing ways to successfully address them, so they don’t upend your start-up. Here are three reasons why start-ups fail and ways you can avoid them Lack of…  Read more

Business Update – 5 January 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. We hope you and your families and a very safe and happy New Year! Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help you have a great start into the new year. COVID-19 Vaccination Info Kiosks COVID-19 vaccination information kiosks are now open in shopping centres and at events in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Western Australia to help you…  Read more

3 Reasons Why Business Partners Break Up and How to Prevent Them

For many business owners, partnerships are an ideal way to run a business. Operating a business with a partner means you don’t have to make all the decisions on your own. It means you have someone there with you, to help you carry the burden and share ideas with. That can be a great thing, when it lasts. Unfortunately, many business partnerships fail. Although they fail for a variety of…  Read more

4 Benefits to Hiring a Bookkeeper for Your Business

Bookkeepers can be highly beneficial for businesses of any size. They offer expertise and insight into areas that you may not have experience in. They can also take some tasks off your to-do list, freeing up your time and energy to focus on other matters. Here are 4 benefits to hiring bookkeepers to help you manage your business. Expertise A bookkeeper is an expert at managing, sorting and recording your…  Read more

4 Ideas to Manage Customer Wait Times Without Hiring More People

Balancing customer experience against your budget is a difficult task. You need the right amount of staff working to keep customers happy, but not so many people that workers are standing around looking for things to do. If your customers have long wait times, that’s good news for you initially—it means your business is popular. The bad news is customers won’t wait around forever for you to fix your time…  Read more

Business Update – 22 December 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. This is the last weekly digest for the year. We hope you have a safe, happy and relaxing holiday break and we’ll be back with more updates in the New Year. Government Rules Out Lockdowns Despite Omicron Surge Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia must move past “the heavy…  Read more

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