Learn the reasons you should start organising information for next year's tax returns, and how that can save you money.
Too busy to get your business systems in order? These financial clean-up tasks will benefit your business, any time of the year!
A big boost in sales seems like a dream come true, but there can be a cash-flow sting in the tail. Here’s how to manage increased sales growth like a pro.
Superannuation can be one of the most effective ways to build you retirement nest egg. There are a range of strategies you can consider to boost your super savings.
Discover how why our unique 5 step process is important and how it can help you and your business succeed.
With a self-managed superannuation fund viewed by some as a status symbol, an increasing number of Gen Ys (those born from the early 1980s to the early 2000s), are exploring the idea of running their own retirement fund. But is this really a good choice given they will need to lock their money away for decades?
Before you start spending, there are a few things you need to know....
Is your work and life in balance?
As a business owner, work-life balance is very important but can be difficult to achieve. These tips can help you find a balance between your business life and your personal life, plus help you be happy and successful.
Living without a budget is similar to traveling across the country without a roadmap. While both can be accomplished, the result is usually expensive and wasteful. The household budget lists every anticipated expense in major categories that can be directly tied to actual expenditures.
Do you have a website for your business? You may be able to claim some of the assorted costs associated with designing and hosting it.
If you want your business to work smarter and faster, cloud accounting software is a wise investment. Working in the cloud will give you a better overview of your finances, and improve collaboration with your team.
On 18 February 2015, Treasury released exposure draft regulations as part of the legislative reforms introduced by the Government on 4 December. The regulations continue the process started by the Government’s that addresses inadvertent breaches of the contribution caps where the error would result in a disproportionate penalty.
Last week we released version 2.6 of the Android app. It’s been a staggeringly long time since I put out a blog post about Android – for the Files release for expense claims, way back in July. A lot has happened since then. This post wraps up the five major releases we’ve done over that time, and gives you an idea of what we’re working on now. While we haven’t made a song and dance about Android for a while, we have released a steady stream of small but significant improvements.
Let the Prosperity team show you how to save tax on your home loan (and get the BEST interest rate)
Omni-channel: The new way for retailers to grow sales and reduce accounting costs. It seems customer demands have outpaced technology over the past few years, particularly when it comes to seamless retailing across in-store, online and mobile channels.
The e-commerce landscape has and will always be in a constant state of evolution. With the change in technology and behaviour, online retailers have had to factor in user experience not just from a store browsing point of view but also from an order fulfillment and customer service perspective.
How the IRS is Increasing Scrutiny of Small Businesses
WorkflowMax is a web based workflow management solution used by creative agencies, accounting and consulting practices and even tradesmen to manage their businesses from quoting and job costing, through to invoicing and reporting.
The term family trust refers to a discretionary trust set up to hold a family's assets or to conduct a family business. Generally, they are established for asset protection or tax purposes.
When it comes to investing, one of the basic pieces of advice given to investors – large and small – is to ensure their portfolio is well diversified to help protect their investments against volatile markets.
Stockouts almost always make it to the “worst nightmare” lists of retailers, and for good reason. Not only do they lead to lost sales, out-of-stocks also result in poor customer satisfaction and lower loyalty levels.
Many of us procrastinate, but how many of us are chronic procrastinators? Negatively affecting not only our own performance but the people we work with.
Just what are we talking about when we refer to ASIC's Registry?
We don’t need a crystal ball to see that the future of retail involves frictionless shopping experiences. Today’s consumers (and those in the near future) want not only to shop across multiple channels (i.e. online, mobile, brick-and-mortar), but to do so quickly and seamlessly.
Here in the goRoster office we’re all about helping others. So, in keeping with that theme we’ve put together some useful tools that all of you can use no matter what type of hospitality business you work for!
SuperStream is a government reform designed to improve the efficiency with which money and data flows around the superannuation system.
Property is the most trusted asset class for Australians, yet only around 3.5% of all SMSF investment is in residential property according to the latest ABS report.
One of the things our clients love the most about WorkflowMax is the fact that, since it's cloud-based, you can be practically anywhere in the world and still be able to check in on your business.
You’ve got a little creative agency, and it’s doing quite well. You’ve landed a few high profile clients, and your reputation in the community is growing. You’re even in line for a couple of awards this year.
Tax information for employees that need to transport bulky tools and equipment between their home and work. There are rules that you need to check and records you need to keep.
Find out how the ATO are making taxes less taxing with the introduction of myTax. Visit http://ato.gov.au/myTax for more information and to check if it's right for you
This short video is an introduction to what you need to know when buying, owning, and selling your rental property.
Did you lock your front door today? Protecting your personal information is just as important. So do you know what you need to protect and how? Watch our video and make protecting your personal information part of your day.
Overall the quality of life for Australians has done nothing but increase for the last 50 years. This paradigm is shifting.
To understand why growth slows or stagnates in any business, we first need to look at how a typical business evolves and why the frustration starts to mount as this growth slows. We call this the ‘Growth Roller-Coaster’.
What are the tax consequences of sub-dividing your block?
Buying a home is the biggest purchase most of us make in our lives. So big, in fact, that most of us have to borrow some or all of the money to buy our home. The benefit of borrowing is that we can stop wasting money on rent, and we can start enjoying our home straight away.
With the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) cash rate at record lows, a number of banks have entered into the fixed rate battle with some very attractive loan packages.
Reducing costs in your small business and creating processes that cost you less doesn’t need to take a lot of time or effort. In many cases, it’s about making smarter choices when deciding the most effective use of your small business dollars.
One of the most difficult decisions for any business owner – professional service or otherwise – is how best to effectively price his or her product or service. And with good reason, too.
Are the next generation of leaders equipped with the right skills and qualities to confidently handle the unique challenges of the future workplace? Read on to get EI’s tips for fostering talent and developing emerging leaders.
“The average human has one breast and one testicle” – Des McHale
This cheeky quote sums up the value of data when data means everything without insight. Big data is everywhere – but too much data, with too little insight, results in little impact. Research is now showing us that the “big data” trend is struggling to demonstrate a return on investment for this very reason.
Employment management has evolved rapidly in the past few years. Its changed so much in fact that what you think you know about how to manage employment is probably already wrong.
Expenses are a hassle and they cost time and money to process. To help you with the paper war we’re expanding the choice of providers that integrate with Xero and sort this problem for you.
Our latest add-on Receipt Bank is a receipt and invoice processing service that gathers together your receipts and invoices, scans them, converts the receipts into useful data and then sends them directly into Xero.
Welcome to the world of the super rich…
From superyachts to champagne – get inspiration from the oligarchs on how to submit your receipts this summer!
Blessed Lotus is a women’s apparel company focusing on fashion forward casual and resort wear. DeAnne founded Blessed Lotus on the principles of social entrepreneurship. Blessed Lotus’ purpose, beyond providing chic clothing to modern women, is to financially support the mission of bringing education to impoverished and oppressed children around the world. The sales of Blessed Lotus apparel fund Rippled Purpose, a 501(c)(3) designated charitable organisation.
Whether you work at a startup, a large corporation, or something in between, the end of the month always means one thing: it’s time to get those expense reports in! People often consider expense reporting to be a pain in the elbow, and that’s why we’ve made it our mission to make expense reports suck less.
Receipt Bank allows you to add in details of your bank accounts and payment methods in order to help us categorise your receipts and invoices even more efficiently!
Debtor Daddy is a brilliant credit control app that works alongside Xero to help you get your invoices paid faster. It's an automated reminder system that sends up to 5 email reminders to your customers if they don't pay their invoices by the due date.
It’s no secret that businesses with a culture of training are seen as quality organisations. The right training is a key element in the business strategy and it’s the lifeblood of most successful businesses. A true training culture continuously challenges its own methods and ways of doing things. This ensures continuous improvement and the capacity to change.
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