Public Holidays – Paying Employees and Adding Surcharges

In Australia, celebrating public holidays is a vital part of our country’s culture. As a small business owner, you want to make sure you’re doing right by your employees and customers, especially when it comes to public holidays. Handling employee pay and navigating surcharges may seem daunting, but you can ensure a smooth and fair…

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Inspiring Inclusion through Women in Business

Empowering Women in Business 2024 marks my tenth year in business, and today, on International Women’s Day, I celebrate my journey to get here. Women in Business Statistics Statistically speaking, getting to this point in business is an achievement in itself, with 60% of businesses in Australia failing within the first three years and 20%…

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The Importance of Bookkeeping

A guide to who, what, when, why and how of bookkeeping for your business As we celebrate Global Bookkeeping Week, we want to provide you with a comprehensive guide on bookkeeping for your small business. If you are one of Australia’s 2.5 million small business owners, you may spend up to ten hours per week…

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Are you ready for STP Phase 2

Are you ready for STP Phase 2? In the 2019-20 Budget, the Government announced the expansion of the Single Touch Payroll (STP) system to report additional information. This expansion aims to simplify and streamline the flow of information from employers and employees to various Government departments, like the ATO, Services Australia, and Child Support Services.…

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Qld Business Basics Grant Round 3

The Queensland Government is offering Round 3 of the Business Basics Grants Program. Due to have opened on Wednesday 4th May, the SmartyGrants portal where you submit your application has suffered technical issues which has postponed the opening date. This is good news for small businesses that were unaware or needed more time to register.…

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ICB’s January 2022 eBrief

Small Business & The Bookkeeper The Vital Role Bookkeepers Play in Helping Business Bookkeeping plays a vital role in small business operations, but how much business owners know about the profession? What do Bookkeepers do, and what are some of the benefits of bookkeeping? Bookkeeping is more than just keeping the financial records up to…

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Life Lessons from the Toilet

One of my favourite business authors is Mike Michalowicz. I was re-reading his first published book, The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, today and in the first chapter I came across something that really struck me.

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