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Tuesday 31st March

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    Financing your small business

    Having access to finance when you need it in your business is a great strategy, but where do you go looking for it? Banks and other traditional options Banks remain the most favoured option for small business funding. Bank finance can be tricky if you don’t know what to look for, so let’s look at the common types of funding banks offer to small businesses. If you are seeking temporary finance, then both a revolving line of credit (often referred to as an overdraft) and credit cards are the most frequently utilised. But beware of the catches! The revolving line of credit usually requires some type of security — often mortgage over …

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    Getting ready for SuperStream – Counting down to June 30

    Will SuperStream be impacting your business? If you have 20 or more employees, you have 100 days until (at publish date)  you need to comply with the ATO’s SuperStream obligations. SuperStream is a program to simplify reporting on and paying superannuation. What it means for you is that by 30 June you need to make super payments electronically (no more sending cheques) and also electronically provide contribution data (including your employees’ details and information about the payment). The ATO has stated that failing to comply with SuperStream requirements can result in them undertaking taking furt …

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    10 ways your accountant can help you increase your profit

    If your business is not generating the amount of profit that you would like and deserve, then the first person you need to contact is your accountant. Let’s face it, accountants are the last trusted advisor and the cornerstone of the financial world. Your accountant should be the first person you call to help you grow all aspects of your business, especially your profit. Often your accountant can see ways to improve your bottom line that you might miss because you are in the trenches every day fighting for profit and growth. From past experience, I have helped many business owners improve their profit, and more often than not it just fro …

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    MYOB PayDirect extends its range of on the go payments

    The payment dilemma Whenever I’m at the checkout, I’m torn between payment options. Do I whack my purchase on the credit card to earn ‘reward’ points? Or do I use my hard-earned from my ‘savings’? Sigh, if only shoplifting was a more socially accepted practice… The reason I bring up my payment dilemma is that up until now, this hasn’t been a problem for me when paying businesses that use mobile payment services. Generally speaking, the Friday night souvlaki van or electrician have only taken credit card payments from me. Apart from a few banks here and there, it’s been a bit tricky taking EFTPOS payments via a mobile pay …

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    Roadshow Live2Air – Serving up a lunch special

    Got lunch plans on Tuesday 17 March? Fancy a 90 minute catch up from 1pm? That’s eastern daylight savings time, by the way. Sorry, Perth - more like brunch for you. You don’t need to dress up for this date. Don’t even need money. Well, unless you’re grabbing sushi or a roll, perhaps. Nope, it’s just 90 minutes of you and your trusty computer. Wait, what? It’s MYOB Live2Air: Roadshow Special! So what’s it about?  It’s your final opportunity to catch up with what 10,000+ happy accountants and bookkeepers have experienced over the last month or so in locations throughout Australia and New Zeala …

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    On the Road; MYOB Roadshow Diaries Week 3

    MYOB AccountRight Product Manager Dale Dixon is on the road in Australia and New Zealand, presenting to 8,000-plus accounting and bookkeeping partners. In his down time, he’s blogging about the experience with observations from each event, questions from attendees, and tales from road. If you haven’t seen it, check out part 1. FRIDAY 20 FEBRUARY – CHRISTCHURCH Christchurch finished off what has been a truly fantastic Roadshow season. We had so many people that the room was bulging at the seams. It's been a while since I was last in Christchurch and it's really weird to see so many empty blocks in the CBD. So many buildings hav …

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