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  • Staying motivated

    Often, motivation is highest when we first establish a new goal or begin a new project. As time progresses, it is not uncommon for motivation to dwindle, particularly when the goal or project is not going to plan or is more challenging than anticipated. Remember you cannot control everything. There will be things that are out of your hands, that you cannot control as much as you would like to. Rem...

Macmillans Waller Fry

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  • Chatbots as a business growth strategy

    Looking for a competitive advantage that will help continue to grow your business? Look no further than chatbots. When used effectively, chatbots provide a number of advantages that can help boost your business. Chatbots are invaluable when it comes to customer service. They allow you to publish content directly to your audience. For customers, communicating (with a well designed) bot is practical...

Macmillans Waller Fry

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  • Understanding credit scores

    Credit scores are an impact factor in determining an individual’s credit worthiness. When an individual applies for a loan, such as a mortgage or car loan, a credit provider will use a credit score to help them decide whether to lend the money, the amount to lend and the interest rate. An individual’s credit score is calculated using the individual’s personal details; the type of credit providers ...

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  • Fair Work introduces new app

    The Fair Work Ombudsman has released a new app called “Record My Hours,” to help reduce the amount of disputes regarding underpayments between employees and employers. The app assists employees in recording the hours they work and other information about their employment for circumstances where issues about their pay arises. Employees can export the data via email and share it with their employer ...

Macmillans Waller Fry

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  • Consolidating your super

    Chances are, if you have had more than one job, you will most likely have multiple super accounts. Having multiple super accounts means more fees and less savings. Consolidating all your super accounts into one account can help you to keep track of your super, reduce unnecessary paperwork, and most importantly, save on costs. The first step in consolidating your super is selecting a fund to move a...

Macmillans Waller Fry

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  • New measure to combat franked distributions funded by capital raisings

    The Government has announced a new measure in the 2016-17 Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook to prevent the distribution of franking credits where a distribution to shareholders is funded by particular capital raising activities. This new measure is intended to address issues raised by the Tax Office’s Taxpayer Alert 2015/2 regarding arrangements used by companies for the purpose of, or for purp...

Macmillans Waller Fry

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  • Social media and your business

    Using social media as a marketing tool for your business is an extremely effective strategy, but only if it is done right. Keep in mind the following tips for optimising your business through social media: Do your research: establish what it is you want to achieve and investigate which social media platforms will help you best achieve this. Consider your target audience and the platforms they enga...

Macmillans Waller Fry

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  • Protecting your staff from workplace bullying

    Protecting your staff from workplace bullying is necessary in this day and age; just as is protecting your business from potential lawsuits as a result of workplace bullying. According to the Fair Work Ombudsman, workplace bullying is defined as any repeated behaviour towards an individual or individuals by another individual or individuals that is unreasonable and causes any risk to health or saf...

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  • How to deal with negative people, positively

    We have all encountered an individual who – despite everything positive around them – insists on focusing on the negative. These people can make day to day life more stressful than it needs to be, particularly if it is in the workplace. Luckily, there are many strategies you can employ to avoid getting bogged down by these people: Active listening Most people who are exhibiting negative or irratio...

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  • What investors will look for when funding a startup company

    Ultimately, every investor is different. However, when looking to invest in any startup company, there are a number of boxes you will need to check regardless of who decides to invest in you. You need to know the market. How big is the market? How populated is the market? Is your product or idea doing the same as every other product on the market? How does your product stand out in the existing ma...

Macmillans Waller Fry

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Budget friendly online marketing strategies

    Online marketing strategies are a cost-effective way for small businesses to create awareness and attract target customers. Although small businesses don’t have the budgets and resources large companies can afford, they are not completely at a loss as there are many low-cost online marketing strategies available. Here are three low-cost marketing strategies to boost your business’ online presence:...

Macmillans Waller Fry

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • How to increase prices without deterring customers

    Although, some business owners may be apprehensive at the thought of increasing prices, it is an inevitable and necessary part of business survival. While most customers may not be thrilled by the announcement of a price rise, there are ways to approach a price raise for a more favourable reaction. Here are the best tactics for increasing your prices without losing customers: Timing is crucial Bef...

Macmillans Waller Fry

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Creating an office of problem solvers

    One major key to success is the ability to problem solve. Knowing how to respond to and resolve issues that arise creates stronger, more effective businesses. Whilst employees ought be highly skilled in their given fields, one trait that is truly invaluable is that of problem solving. As an employer, there are tips you can follow to encourage and develop the problem-solving abilities of your staff...

Macmillans Waller Fry

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • Who is a ‘related party’ in an SMSF?

    Self-managed super funds (SMSFs) have a number of investment restrictions which apply to transactions conducted within the fund. One such restriction applies to transactions involving ‘related parties’ of the fund and ‘relatives of members.’ No one associated with the SMSF should obtain a present-day benefit from the fund’s investments. The fund needs to meet the ‘sole purpose test’ of providing d...

Macmillans Waller Fry

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Generated 2 weeks ago

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  • ATO to report unpaid debts to credit agencies

    The Mid-Year Economic and Fiscal Outlook 2016-17 (MYEFO) announced that from 1 July 2017, the ATO will disclose tax debt information of businesses who have not effectively engaged with the ATO to credit reporting bureaus. The new measure is aimed at enhancing the integrity of the tax system and ensuring businesses who are not compliant do not gain an unfair competitive advantage over those busines...

Macmillans Waller Fry

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Getting your business insurance right

    Business insurance can be a tricky area to navigate. Being under-insured can spell the death of a small business, but, on the other hand, it is all too easy to end up paying insurance premiums that are too high. This can place a significant drain on your business’s valuable resources. Some common types of insurance that small business owners should consider include: Workers’ compensationAll busine...

Macmillans Waller Fry

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Getting your business insurance right

    Business insurance can be a tricky area to navigate. Being under-insured can spell the death of a small business, but, on the other hand, it is all too easy to end up paying insurance premiums that are too high. This can place a significant drain on your business’s valuable resources. Some common types of insurance that small business owners should consider include: Workers’ compensationAll busine...

Macmillans Waller Fry

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Reviewing your trust deed before 1 July

    With changes to Australia’s superannuation rules coming into play on 1 July 2017, self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees would do well to review their fund’s trust deed. Despite the fact that maintaining an up-to-date trust deed is a vital aspect of managing a SMSF, many trustees fail to do so, usually due to the time and cost restraints associated. However, a SMSF trust deed can only ensure comp...

Macmillans Waller Fry

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Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Reviewing your trust deed before 1 July

    With changes to Australia’s superannuation rules coming into play on 1 July 2017, self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees would do well to review their fund’s trust deed. Despite the fact that maintaining an up-to-date trust deed is a vital aspect of managing a SMSF, many trustees fail to do so, usually due to the time and cost restraints associated. However, a SMSF trust deed can only ensure comp...

Macmillans Waller Fry

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Offering employees non-cash benefits

    Most small business owners would love to be able to offer their more valuable employees a pay rise. Increasing an employee’s pay is likely to reduce staff turnover, increase job satisfaction and boost productivity by raising motivation and commitment. Unfortunately, most small business owners are simply not in a position to offer their staff a larger pay packet. However, there are a number of non-...

Macmillans Waller Fry

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Offering employees non-cash benefits

    Most small business owners would love to be able to offer their more valuable employees a pay rise. Increasing an employee’s pay is likely to reduce staff turnover, increase job satisfaction and boost productivity by raising motivation and commitment. Unfortunately, most small business owners are simply not in a position to offer their staff a larger pay packet. However, there are a number of non-...

Macmillans Waller Fry

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Tips to prevent business fraud

    Business fraud is a significant and growing issue for small business owners. Although fraud is not completely unavoidable, there are ways businesses can protect their private and confidential information. Here are five tips to help secure your business information:– IT security. Using effective IT measures, as well as ensuring websites are secure and safe for individuals to use.– Physical security...

Macmillans Waller Fry

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Tips to prevent business fraud

    Business fraud is a significant and growing issue for small business owners. Although fraud is not completely unavoidable, there are ways businesses can protect their private and confidential information. Here are five tips to help secure your business information:– IT security. Using effective IT measures, as well as ensuring websites are secure and safe for individuals to use.– Physical security...

Macmillans Waller Fry

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Investing on arm’s length

    Running a self-managed super fund requires trustees to adhere to complex laws and follow a number of onerous rules. One of the most fundamental investment rules for SMSFs is that the trustees must transact on an arm’s length basis to ensure no conflict of interest arises. An arm’s length transaction requires trustees to conduct on a commercial basis as if there was no relationship between the part...

Macmillans Waller Fry

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Investing on arm’s length

    Running a self-managed super fund requires trustees to adhere to complex laws and follow a number of onerous rules. One of the most fundamental investment rules for SMSFs is that the trustees must transact on an arm’s length basis to ensure no conflict of interest arises. An arm’s length transaction requires trustees to conduct on a commercial basis as if there was no relationship between the part...

Macmillans Waller Fry

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Preparing for the FBT year-end

    With the fringe benefits tax (FBT) year ending 31 March 2017, now is the time for business owners to get their FBT affairs sorted. When calculating FBT liability, employers must gross-up the taxable value of benefits provided to reflect the gross salary employees would need to earn at the highest marginal tax rate (including Medicare levy) to buy the benefits after paying tax. To calculate fringe ...

Macmillans Waller Fry

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 3 weeks ago

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  • Preparing for the FBT year-end

    With the fringe benefits tax (FBT) year ending 31 March 2017, now is the time for business owners to get their FBT affairs sorted. When calculating FBT liability, employers must gross-up the taxable value of benefits provided to reflect the gross salary employees would need to earn at the highest marginal tax rate (including Medicare levy) to buy the benefits after paying tax. To calculate fringe ...

Macmillans Waller Fry

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Finding your point of difference

    In today’s competitive landscape, business owners need to be able to identify and promote their business’ point of difference. A differentiated brand helps businesses to stand out to customers and can prevent them from getting lost in the traffic. Businesses can differentiate themselves from competitors with similar offerings by creating a unique selling proposition. A unique selling proposition i...

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