Migrating your website without downtime

Migrating your website without downtime

Having a strong digital presence has now become a basic part of running a business. Business owners are investing time and resources into developing and upgrading their websites. An important thing to remember during this process of website migration is efficiency. When shifting from one website host to another, poor planning can lead to longer…

Adapting workspaces to protect employees

Adapting workspaces to protect employees

As employees return to office spaces, there is a growing concern as to how employees can protect themselves at work. It is crucial that employers carefully plan their work spaces to minimise the risk of COVID transmissions. Consider the following essential ways you can adapt your workspace to protect your employees and customers during these…

Appointing an SMSF auditor

Appointing an SMSF auditor

Self-managed super fund (SMSF) trustees are required to appoint an ATO-approved SMSF auditor no later than 45 days before lodging their SMSF annual return. An SMSF auditor is a professional who assesses your fund’s compliance with superannuation law and examines your fund’s financial statements. SMSF auditor eligible requirementsYour SMSF auditor must be: Independent. SMSF auditors…

Developing a sales strategy plan

Developing a sales strategy plan

A successful sales strategy plan will provide your business with clear priorities, goals, and outcomes that can help you increase sales. Outline your mission and goalsWhat’s your business’ mission statement? What are the goals and objectives that will help you achieve this? Your mission statement should define what your business stands for and what it…

Tips to making your website accessible

Tips to making your website accessible

The key goal for all business websites is to attract as many visitors as possible. However, not many business owners remember to cater their website to those with special needs and disabilities. To make sure your website is accessible for everyone on the internet, here are a few tips to consider. Be mindful of your…

Using your SMSF to buy property

Using your SMSF to buy property

Using SMSFs to buy property has become increasingly popular among Australians in recent years, particularly since it became possible for SMSFs to borrow money to fund a direct property purchase. Residential property A residential property owned by an SMSF has some limitations as to who it can be leased to. To buy property through your…

Should you lodge a TPAR for your business

Should you lodge a TPAR for your business?

The Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) is an industry-specific report through which businesses inform the ATO of the total payments made to contractors for services in that financial year. This information is then used by the ATO to match the contractors’ income declarations to improve their compliance efforts. A TPAR is generally required by businesses…