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8 Ideas for accelerating your business.

Invest in a CRM – A good Customer Relationship Management system streamlines your contact with customers and houses data about their personal information, interests and needs, giving you valuable insights and data about your users. Using a CRM that includes marketing automation will provide even more benefits, letting you send out marketing emails and build […]

Tax Treatment of Cryptocurrencies

Capital Gains Tax If you acquire cryptocurrency as an investment, you may have to pay tax on any capital gain you make on disposal of the cryptocurrency. Regardless of any market fluctuations, you do not make a capital gain or loss until you dispose of your cryptocurrency. A disposal can include: Selling or gifting cryptocurrency […]

2021 Federal Budget Recap

Last night the Morrison Government released their 2021 Federal Budget, including a $106.6 billion deficit and some tax breaks in an effort to rebuild the economy. The deficit is $6 billion better than predicted a year ago, but about $100 billion worse than projected in 2019.   Tax offset The government is extending its low […]

Investing in your future

Investing in your future. The government regularly reminds us that each Australian must take responsibility for funding their future. Regardless of when you will be able to access your super, or when you choose to stop working, you need to be aware of how your superannuation is being managed and if the final balance will […]

Have you set up Power of Attorney?

Don’t forget these important documents What would happen if you were physically unable to sign important documents or became mentally incapable of making key decisions? This is when a Power of Attorney becomes a vital tool in managing your life – when you are unable to. Put simply, a Power of Attorney is a legal […]

How will aged care affect your family?

Naturally, when investigating options for an elderly person, finding the right level of care is crucial, as is anticipating future care requirements and planning for them. Given a choice, most people would prefer to remain in their own homes and the government has committed to ensuring that home care resources will be gradually increased over […]

A Guide for Start-Ups

It’s a huge step in anyone’s life to launch a business. Not only do you need to have a feasible idea and finance behind it, you will also need to deal with competition, the economy and the constantly evolving marketplace. There will be times you will need to take risks, but without risks how can […]

Aged Care: Levels of care

Levels of care Care options include in-home care and residential care providing standard accommodation and personal services. Residents pay for optional additional services. In-home Care Four levels of care: Basic Low level Intermediate High Best suited for Elderly person/s capable of living safely and independently in their own home. What it includes Actual services included […]

Marketing for new businesses

What is marketing? Marketing is more than just advertising. It’s a concentrated effort to get your business across to the customer by pushing it from every angle. Marketing involves the product itself, branding, price points, where you sell it and the way you promote it. There’s an old marketing principle that says customers need to […]

Aged Care Planning: Assessment

The first step – Assessment Illness, disability or the passing of the years can make it difficult for you or your loved one to maintain an independent lifestyle. The ideal is to remain in one’s own home for as long as is reasonable and safe, but knowing when independence is no longer feasible is the […]

Bootstrapping a business

What is Bootstrapping? Bootstrapping a business is when an entrepreneur uses their own money as start-up capital for their business. The term comes from the old saying ‘pull yourself up by your bootstraps’ and refers to getting something done yourself. This method of financing allows you to have 100% ownership of your business and not […]

What is your aged care funding strategy?

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, in 2017 almost 3.8 million Australians were aged 65 and over. Consider for a moment: this figure shows those people contemplating aged care for elderly family members are fast approaching the age when they’ll need it themselves. Sobering thought. What this means is that as aged care becomes […]

Do you know who gets your super?

Who decides what happens to your superannuation savings when you die? You may think that you do, but that isn’t always the case. The ultimate decision may be made by someone you don’t even know – the trustee of your superannuation fund. Let’s look at how you can have greater control.   BINDING DEATH BENEFIT […]

Superannuation: Preserved but not forgotten

It is important to be aware of exactly when and how you can access your super, and what you can do in the meantime to make sure it is working to your advantage.   PRESERVED UNTIL WHEN? The super rules state that you can’t generally get your hands on your benefit until you meet at […]