Christmas Parties and Presents – and Tax!

Christmas Parties and Presents – and Tax!

Christmas is a great time to acknowledge and reward your employees and other associates by celebrating and giving gifts. But don’t get caught out by entertainment rules! Claiming entertainment and gifts as business expenses is not always straight-forward, as there are...
Contractor or Employee – What You Need to Know

Contractor or Employee – What You Need to Know

What is the difference between a contractor and an employee and whose responsibility is it to get right? An employee works in the business and is integral to that business has rights and entitlements under the Fair Work Act 2009 has a reasonable expectation of ongoing...
Surround yourself with champions

Surround yourself with champions

It’s human nature to be influenced by the people in your inner circle. In fact, the odds of being successful are a lot higher if you’re surrounding yourself with people who are also successful. In a business context, consider very carefully the people and friends you...
The importance of good leadership in a crisis

The importance of good leadership in a crisis

When the going gets tough, your role as leader becomes even more important to the future survival, recovery and success of the business. As we’ve seen during the recent coronavirus pandemic, the 2008 economic crash and many previous downturns, having a strong leader...
Top tips for building a strong company culture

Top tips for building a strong company culture

Like it or not, all companies have a culture. While it might be easy to define culture in nice words, it can be much harder to grab hold of in daily business, especially when times get tough. A strong company culture is a driving force, underpinning a successful,...
Staying on track with your personal budget

Staying on track with your personal budget

You’ve taken the first step and developed your personal budget for the year. However, don’t set and forget and then expect to achieve your personal finance goals! If you don’t monitor your progress, your spending habits are unlikely to change. So, what steps can you...