Business Update – 29 April 2022

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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

Oops we’ve done it again!

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We are finalists in the Australian Accounting Awards – Superannuation Specialist Accountant of the Year. Petra King from Xperion – Proud to be boring accountants has been short-listed for the Australian Accounting Awards 2022 and named a finalist in Superannuation Specialist Accountant category. The Australian Accounting Awards recognises and acknowledges the achievements of individuals and firms whether they are in the profession’s most senior ranks or if they’re a rising…  Read more

Important Things to Know about an Estate Plan

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If putting together your estate plan isn’t at the top of your priority list, you’re not alone. It’s something that people typically don’t want to do–for a variety of reasons. It’s not fun to think about what happens after we’re gone, and we often believe we have a lot of time to get our affairs in order. No matter how large or small your estate is, you need a plan…  Read more

Federal Budget 2022: What it means for you

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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has released the 2022 Federal Budget ahead of a Federal election in a few months. This article has a summary of the “Winners and Losers” of the Budget and we’ve compiled a recap of the key points below. Get in touch with us if you have any questions. A Quick Overview Due to soaring fuel prices, the fuel excise tax will be cut in half, saving motorists…  Read more

Business Update – 20 April 2022

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Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Mask Mandate to be Dropped in South Australia South Australians will be spared from wearing masks in most public indoor spaces from Good Friday, but will still be required in high-risk settings such as hospitals, aged care or residential disability facilities, on public transport and in ride-sharing vehicles. Business…  Read more

5 Effective Ways to Find New Clients

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If you want your business to continue growing and thriving, you’ll need to find ways to bring in new clients. Here are 5 ways you can find new clients for your business. 1. Set aside time for marketing Regardless of whether marketing is your preferred activity, you need to set aside time for it. It’s easy to put marketing at the bottom of your priority list, but doing so makes…  Read more

Business Update – 11 April 2022

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Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Central Bank Opens Its Door to Interest Rate Hike The central bank dropped its previous pledge to be “patient” on policy, signalling a step towards an eventual tightening. While the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) kept its cash rate at 0.1%, it noted inflation had picked up and was…  Read more

4 Key Areas to Evaluate in Your Business Budget

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With the potential for business life to return to something resembling normal, it’s a good idea to take a look at your budget and see where you may need to shift some of your priorities. Pay attention to how your spending over the past few years affected your business and either helped you achieve, or took you away from, your overall goals. Considering how your business and your employees functioned…  Read more

3 Ways to Delight Your Online Customers

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Businesses are increasingly moving online to expand their reach and provide the best possible experience to their customers. Being online, however, means more competition, so business owners must come up with ways to amp up their game to gain a bigger market share. If you own an ecommerce business or are looking to start one, read on to learn about ways to delight your online customers. Put the buyer’s journey…  Read more

Business Update – 1 April 2022

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  Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Federal Budget 2022 Find out how the Federal Budget 2022 affects you. ABC News offers a summary of Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s latest budget, indicating who’s getting a cash boost and who’s not. Bonus Tax Deductions for Small Businesses The Technology Investment Boost allows small businesses to claim 120%…  Read more

2022/23 Federal Budget

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1.     Personal income tax changes 1.1         Increase to low and middle income tax offset (‘LMITO’) The Government has announced a once-off $420 ‘cost of living tax offset’ for the 2022 income year, which will be provided in the form of an increase to the existing LMITO. This will increase the maximum LMITO benefit to $1,500 for individuals and $3,000 for couples, and will be paid from 1 July 2022 when…  Read more

2022-23 Federal Budget Update – A quiet night for SMSFs

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This year’s Federal Budget cost-of-living relief, job growth and women’s security. The key measures that you should be aware of as an SMSF trustee are outlined below. Should you wish to discuss how these may impact your personal circumstances or retirement plans please contact me to arrange a time to chat.   Extension of the temporary reduction in superannuation minimum draw down rates The Government has extended the 50 per…  Read more

Can I live in my SMSF property when I retire?

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Yes, but only after transferring the property from your self-managed super fund (SMSF) to yourself.  This can only occur upon retirement.  As the trustee, you cannot live in the SMSF property if it’s still owned by your super fund, even after retiring. This rule applies to your relatives (no matter how distant) and members of the fund too. The property also can’t be rented by trustees, members or their relatives…  Read more

Small business tax accounting

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Many small businesses run into costly mistakes when filing their taxes without the support of an accountant. This isn’t surprising. Small business tax accounting is complicated, so unintentional mistakes are often made. For example, many business owners struggle to provide evidence for transactions, or even miss out on tax deductions they’re entitled to. They often end up paying more tax than required.  Although it’s tempting to “wing it” on your…  Read more

Business Update – 18 March 2022

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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

Financial Planning to Ensure Financial Independence for Women

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Financial independence is an important goal for many people. It means you have the ability to support yourself financially, without relying on others for assistance. It also means you control your finances because you make your own financial decisions, rather than someone else making them for you. Regardless of who you are, financial independence makes it easier for you to achieve your dreams. It also gives you the peace of…  Read more

4 Tips for Positioning Yourself as a Market Leader

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Small business owners often feel that they have to do something to stand out from the crowd and attract an audience. If that’s how you feel, you’re definitely not alone. Many business owners try to stand out by creating fancy websites that grab attention. Those may work in the short term, but it’s worth considering other ways to market yourself as an industry leader and build relationships with your ideal…  Read more

Nine Tips to Reduce Debtor Days for Construction Business Owners

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Steady, reliable cash flow is crucial for the survival of your construction business – so taking steps to ensure your customers pay promptly is a key priority. Debtor days refers to the length of time it takes clients, on average, to pay you for the work you’ve done. A higher number of debtor days means clients are taking longer to pay you. A lower number of debtor days means clients…  Read more

Do I need an ABN as a sole trader? (it depends)

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  As a sole trader, you need to apply for an ABN, regardless of your business size. This article explores why sole traders benefit from having an ABN, but first, let’s clear up any confusion around definitions.  What is a sole trader? A sole trader is legally responsible for every aspect of their business, as the only owner trading as an individual. This is the cheapest and easiest business structure…  Read more

How to set up a company in Australia (6 easy steps)

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When it comes to running a business, the personal assets of sole traders aren’t protected. This is a major disadvantage if anything goes wrong. It’s a big reason why so many Australians choose to set up their own company, which exists as a separate legal entity from its owners.  The company shoulders liability in the face of financial or legal difficulties. This low-risk investment is also a more tax-friendly option,…  Read more

Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants for businesses in South East QLD

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Extraordinary Disaster Assistance Recovery Grants are available to assist directly impacted small businesses, primary producers and non-profits with the costs of clean-up and reinstatement. Disaster recovery grants for businesses Grants of up to $50,000 are available for affected small businesses following the South East Queensland Rainfall and Flooding to hire or purchase equipment and materials, clean up, remove debris, replace or repair damaged infrastructure and stock and other costs associated with the recovery process.…  Read more