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What to expect from ATO
Risk Reviews and Audits
Understanding your numbers
to improve your results
Thinking of buying a business?
Things to consider
Get in control of cashflow Track and understand customers'
shopping habits using cookies
Succession planning for
small businesses
Take some small steps
to better wellbeing
Cash versus accrual
accounting explained
Increasing your stock turn in a
slow-moving economy
Improve your
work-life balance
Is your business attracting
the right talent?
Reaching your customers online
at the right time
Reducing your lock up days
to free up cash

Does your business
have a CRM tool?

6 reasons to look
at your financial reports
How to create a on-page
marketing plan
How to prepare your
personal budget
Surround yourself with
champions
Xero's short-term cashflow
feature for businesses
How to make your business appeal
to a local audience
Selling your business?
Make a plan
Review your expenses - and
save yourself money
Payroll update: minimum wage,
award changes and parental leave 
JobKeeper Scheme
extended and amended
Create a one-page
business plan
Improve debtor days to
help cashflow recovery
Tracking your online success
with Google Analytics
Cash is not profit
and vice versa
Understanding working capital
to maintain business success
Managing risk Managing change
in your business
Maximising your
cash reserves
Customer relationships are
more important than ever
 
What do you want
from your business?
Understanding your
revenue drivers
Tax Tips for
property investors
Reinventing your product and service
offering post-Covid
Ethical Marketing
Reduce your debtor days and
improve your cashflow
Selling with empathy New Super Carry Forward rules
Maximise your contributions
How to manage poor
employee performance
Smart ways to get rid
of excess stock
Tax Tips
for Individuals
Key numbers to focus on
in your business now
Tax tips for self-managed
superannuation funds
Prepare for finalising
Single Touch Payroll





How to create a cash flow
forecast for your business

Are you putting your
professional development first?

Get your business records
ready for your tax ready










Using testimonials and case studies
to transform your business

Employee conflict:
healthy or unhealthy?

Business sustainability in
uncertain times










How to safeguard your
team's mental health

What can you do to prepare now,
for a return to business?

Cash flow and cost control










Eight C's to help your
business during Covid-19

Developing your Contactless
Business Operation Policy

Managing cashflow and
accessing emergency funding










JobKeeper Payment - 
rules announced

Director Penalty Law 
Extended to GST

How to handle bad reviews
about your business










PAYG Instalment Variations and
 Refunds to Assist Cash Flow

Preserving your business
through lockdown

Requesting payment of overdue
accounts in a crisis










How to keep your business
running during an emergency

How to increase profit, cashflow
and business value

Claiming deduction for working from
home to be made easier










The JobKeeper Payment: Support for
Australian businesses and sole traders

The value of cashflow
forecasting during a crisis

How to build stronger
relationships with your suppliers





Social distancing:
Running effective online meetings
What is intellectual property?
And how do I protect mine?
The Value of a
brand style guide
The Four Kinds of Seller Keeping your cashflow
strong in tough times
Measure customer advocacy
with NPS
Report PAYGW correctly to
claim tax deductions
How to scale up your business Top 8 things to outsource
in your business
Gift cards and vouchers now
have three year expiry
Common BAS errors
will impact your business
Are you paying
too much tax?
Modern award annualised
salary changes
Addressing performance
niggles in your team
Natural disaster support
available for organisations
     
How to use forecasts
and scenario-planning
Governing versus managing Getting ready to exit your business?
   
How healthy is
your working capital?
  How to say no if
you're a yes person!
  Competitors analysis -
know who you're up against
   
Nail your marketing
goals this year
Your workspace can
impact productivity
Do you know what you don't know?
Business stress keeping
you awake at night?
Set the right growth goals
for your business this year
The benefits of creating
a holding company
Cashflow freedom - The 7
causes of poor cashflow
Start your year off in
the performance zone
Set better goals
with effective reflection
Understanding who your customers are
is essential for your business
Your small business has a
great story to tell
Driving your business
with reporting
   
Achieving financial freedom   What is content marketing
and why is it important?
  Want to spend more time
doing what you love?
 
         
   
Choosing a new
business bank account?
  The 7 key
governance capabilities
 
  Introducing remote working?
         
     
Christmas parties and presents
- and tax!
 
  Give yourself a present
this Christmas
  Want more money, more time
or less stress?
 
         
   
 10 Steps to achieving balance
this holiday break
  How to write engaging content
for your marketing
  New rules for
salary sacrificing super
         
   
Create the perfect
business plan
  Understanding your statement
of cash flows
  How to make your out-of-office email
work harder when you're away
       
   
Fundamental Three to successfully
scale up your business
 

Funding your business -
equity or debt?

  Good leadership is more
than business acumen
   
   
 Fundamental one to successfully
scale up your business
  Be, Do, Have    Fundamental two to successfully
scale up your business
 
         
   
Happy customers,
happy bottom line
   Employing casual workers?
Follow the rules
   Have you got a strategy for a
financially stress-free holiday period?
         
   
Employee engagement is key
to business success
  10 ways to improve
self-awareness
  Planning for seasonal
dips in income
   
   
 Why you must set
SMART goals
  Your leadership style matters
more than you think
 
  Are you playing the
growth game?
         
   
Keeping on top of
overdue accounts
  Understanding your balance sheet    Understanding your
Profit and Loss Statement
         
   
How productive are
your business meetings?
  Company culture is vital
from day one
  P is for purpose,
not profit
         
   
What is the forecast?   Collect your debtors faster   How to regain control
of your business
         
   
What role does your board play?
Understanding leadership
 
   The importance of tax
planning for directors
  Finding the balance 
         
   
Cash vs Accrual Accounting
- It's all about timing
 
   Employee benefits and the link
to staff engagement
  What is your unique selling point? 
         
   
 Building a better business
in 10 steps
   Automation can ease
your business workload
  Dividends and paying
yourself as a director
         
   
 Build strategies to get workplace
conflicts under control
   Become a digital business
- futureproof your tech
  Do you have a client
reception procedure
         
   
 Managing millennials in business   Don't stress about your
work/life balance
  What to consider when you're
buying an investment property
         
   
 Successfully implement and embed
change in your business
   Are you a slave
to your business?
   Ask - don't pitch
         
     
 Minimise team turnover
and time spent recruiting
  Why all businesses need to
plan for succession
 
  The importance of
tax planning for directors
         
   
 Amplify your business
with social media
  Communication is the key
to business success
  Deep Work - Ditch distractions and
be one of the focused few 
         
   
How to develop your
company brand 
  Hiring the right people
for your business
  Get on top of time wasters
in your working week  
         
         
Make data meaningful
for your business
   Teaching your kids about money   Looking for business funding?
We can help
 
         
   
 5 key things to get right
when starting a business
  Living above the line
- how winners behave
  Use the Fresh Start Effect
to achieve positive change
         
   
Remote work is on the rise -
support your virtual team 
  The fundamentals of an
Organisation Chart
  Insuring your business 
         
   
 Do the groundwork for effective
PR for your business
  The difference between
directing and leading
   Are you bringing your A game
or your O game?
         
   
 Put the customer at the centre
of your business to drive sales
  Prepare for finalising 2019
in Single Touch Payroll
   Price elasticity of demand
         
   
Is your small business ready for
Single Touch Payroll?
  The five A's of change - A process to
achieve continuous improvement
  Supercharge your business and
improve business performance
         
   
Struggling to sell goods or services
to your customers?
 
  Got your business running?
Great, now go draw your future
  Staying on top of an
appointment-based business
         
   
 Profit vs Cash   Working form home?
Claim your home office expenses
  Understanding the 10 departments in
your business is crucial for productivity
         
   
Make your business
more profitable
  Forecasting
cash flow
  Keeping your tax and expenses in
check when you are self-employed
         
   
 Your Fringe Benefits Tax Return
is due soon
  Documenting your
sales process
  Simple things your sales
team must avoid
         
   
What is succession
planning?
  What is employee engagement
and why does it matter
  Ready to take your
business overseas?
         
   
Growing revenue through
increased market share
 
   How to scale up
effectively
  Get strategy at the heart of
your successful business
 
         
   
Keeping debt low through
proactive credit control
  Cost management and
cutting your expenses
  Creating new
habits
         
   
Setting the right goals
for your business
 
   What's the point of
market research?
  The value of real-time
management reporting
         
   

Invoices - What should you include?

   Establishing an advisory structure for
your small business
   Are you ready for
Single Touch Payroll?
         
     
Special Disaster Assistance
Recovery Grants - Small Business
  Weighing up the cost of risk
Insuring your business
 
   Tax and your website:
what can you claim?
         
   
Measuring the health
of your business 
  Keeping on top of
small business cash flow 
   Set your business up for
success with the right structure

 

 

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