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XERO – Client Transitioning

Making the transition to a new process, whether it be taking a different route to work or swapping integrated business apps, it can be daunting for some. Bottrell Business knows that taking the leap can be challenging, though a very rewarding switch when executed correctly. Helping clients transition to XERO is just one of the [...]

The Importance of Paying Your Bills On Time

Why you should pay your invoices on time? As well as being unethical, the practice of deliberately paying later than the agreed terms is wrong for sound economic reasons: It weakens your organisation because it harms your reputation; It damages your supply sources and strains your relations with suppliers; It weakens the economy as a [...]

How to lodge a late tax return

How to lodge late or previous year tax returns If you are an individual lodging your tax return yourself online, the deadline to lodge in 2017 was 31 October. If you were to use a registered tax agent the deadline may be brought forward to 16 May 2018. Most people generally lodge their returns every [...]

Top 2 Apps to Save Money

We have compiled the top 2 Apps to help you Save Money for everyday living. 1. Pocketbook Personal Finance Expense Tracker This Australian-grown app syncs easily with your all your financial needs including bank accounts, credit cards and loans. Pocketbook categorises more than 80% of your transactions after it searches for your regular payments such as [...]

A New Era of Accountants

As the effects of technology, speed of change, and information overload take their toll on many businesses, the accounting profession is also under pressure to change. Gone are the days where compliance was the only service provided. For accounting businesses to stand any chance of surviving in the future, they need to change and evolve [...]

Living Away From Home Allowance (“LAFHA”) in Australia

The LAFHA is an allowance which is.. paid directly by an employer to an employee to compensate their additional non-deductible expenses because of a requirement to live away from their usual place of residence to do their job. LAFHA rates meeting this description are a fringe benefit, but are only taxable as such if the benefits exceed “reasonable” limits. [...]

Improved XERO Apps

From finance to reporting software, check out the new and improved additions to Xero’s app marketplace. Bottrell Business are XERO Gold Partners, and specialise in all the Improved XERO Apps within this article. Need some training or assistance putting these methods into action? Call us today to find out about our Training Modules and Seminars - [...]

XERO Training – Business Growth

Whether you’re just starting out or taking the next steps to expansion, Xero and Bottrell Business look at six key lessons for business success and business growth. These tips are by entrepreneurs learning from the experiences and insights of different industry sectors. Each of the showcased entrepreneurs had a business idea which they wanted to turn into [...]

XERO Training – Updating Your Tech

A small business’s survival isn’t defined by its ability to innovate, its market share, or its growth strategy. A great idea is only as good as the next one. A competitive playing field is inevitable. Best-laid plans don’t always work out the way you want them to. It's time to update your tech, with XERO [...]

Best Business Apps for Finance and Accounting

These apps can streamline all of your business’s financial tasks, including payroll and taxes, and give you a better picture of your company’s financial health.  GUSTO This app, formerly known as ZenPayroll, streamlines your company’s payroll, tax and benefits process. Features: In addition to managing online employee on boarding, Gusto automatically reports new hires to the government; [...]

Crypto Meltdown

Bitcoin Price Dives Below $9,700 as India Hints at Hard Line on Crypto Usage The Bitcoin price dove below $9,700 on Thursday following reports that India may take a hard line against cryptocurrency usage to combat its use in “illegitimate” enterprises. India’s finance minister, criticized cryptocurrencies during a speech before the country’s parliament. Jaitley, who [...]

Debt collection for small businesses: Tips & Tricks

Debt collection for small businesses: Tips & Tricks At some point, every operating business whether large or small has had to face, or will possibly have to face, a situation involving debt collection. In today’s fast-paced economy, some customers may be having more difficulty than normal paying their overdue debts. For small business owners, this [...]

4 Tips for Hiring a Debt Recovery Firm

It happens in every business an industry- debt recovery.   You’ve called. You’ve emailed. You’ve sent letters through the post.  It’s at this point that businesses should start considering turning to a debt collection firm. These businesses specialise in collecting what needs to be paid. They understand what works. However, because of the vast number of debt collectors, [...]

Debt collection for small businesses: Tips & Tricks

At some point, every operating business whether large or small has had to face, or will possibly have to face, a situation involving debt collection. In today’s fast-paced economy, some customers may be having more difficulty than normal paying their overdue debts. For small business owners, this can be a little tricky. Recovering bad debt [...]