Division A and private loans

Division 7A and private loans

It is not uncommon for businesses to provide loans to shareholders or associates of a company. However, business owners should know the conditions that their loan must satisfy under Division 7A, to avoid the amount being deemed a dividend. Written agreement Division 7A loan agreements need to be made under a written agreement before the…

Why excess super contributions can be expensive

Why excess super contributions can be expensive

A great way to grow your retirement savings is by making regular contributions to your super fund. However, there are limits to extra contributions which when exceeded, may be subject to additional tax liabilities. Concessional contributions There are two kinds of contributions, concessional and non-concessional, which have different contribution caps. Concessional contributions are payments made…

Tips to reduce churn for your business

Tips to reduce churn for your business

Acquiring new customers can often be simpler than retaining existing customers. However, loyal customers give your business a higher chance of succeeding. Unhappy customers stop doing business with you, negatively affecting your business’ growth. The rate at which your business is losing customers is called churn rate. It can be crucial to address this churn…

Managing work based anxiety

Managing work-based anxiety

Studies have shown that while only 9% of individuals have a diagnosed anxiety disorder, 40% experience ongoing stress or anxiety in their daily lives. For many, work can be the source of constant stress. Signs that you may be feeling anxious at work include excessive or irrational worrying, sweating, increased heart rate, feeling jittery, or…

Extending relief with JobKeeper changes

Extending relief with JobKeeper 2.1 changes

The Government has introduced additional changes to JobKeeper to help more businesses qualify for the relief payments. One of the key changes was moving the relevant date of employment for an eligible employee from 1 March to 1 July 2020, to extend employee eligibility. This allows those who were full time employees on or before…

Making the most of your marketing budget

Making the most of your marketing budget

Maximising returns on investments is the primary goal for every business owner who invests in a marketing campaign for their brand. Learning how to properly test and troubleshoot your budget according to your business needs can help you save a failing campaign from costing you money. ObjectivesThe first step to budget optimisation is being clear…