January 17, 2017

Use Off-Site Meetings to Motivate Staff A useful planning tool that has been growing in popularity over the last few years is the off-site meeting. Its basic premise is to take staff out of their usual environment (the office) during work hours, allow them to relax, and plan out the next few months, or theRead More »

January 11, 2017

As the economic landscape changes, it’s important to regularly review your business plan to discover whether it still works for your business given the internal and external changes that are bound to have occurred. The start of the year is a great time to review your business’s direction and goals. We’ve put together a listRead More »

December 5, 2016

For small businesses, other than the retail and tourism sectors, Christmas can really test the cash flow. Not only because we’re constantly spending on presents, food, festivities and holidays, but also because work slows down for a lot of industries round mid December and doesn’t start to pick up until February/March the following year. IsRead More »

December 1, 2016

In general, no! You can’t use expenses from entertainment as an income tax deduction. There are some exceptions, mostly around food expenses for meal allowances and incidentals relating to business travel and overtime etc., but otherwise entertainment, even specifically for business purposes, is not deductible unless you decide to classify the expense as a fringe benefit. ‘Entertainment’ accordingRead More »

October 15, 2016

Tom Betts, PPSR Asset Protection You think your business, its assets and loan accounts are as safe as they can be? Think again. More than 85 percent of small businesses have not used the federal government’s PPSR (Personal Property Security Register) since it was introduced in 2012 and many businesses have never even heard ofRead More »

October 11, 2016

Paulette McCormack Fresh HR Insights If you can prove that a redundancy is genuine, you will have access to the genuine redundancy exemption. Definition: Genuine Redundancy Exemption The genuine redundancy exemption is when employers are exempt from unfair dismissal laws because the dismissal was a genuine redundancy. Under the FW Act, a genuine redundancy willRead More »