Think You Can’t Afford Xero? Think Again

Confused about Xero and think you need $50/mth to start?

We’ve had quite a few small business owners tell us recently they can’t get started with Xero as they can’t afford $50/mth from their business yet, and they are probably right.  But you don’t need $50/mth to get started. That’s what we love about Xero.

Building Your Software Ecosystem

With so many business applications available to subscribe to it’s important to ensure that where possible they work together.  In doing so, apps talk to and with each other providing an ecosystem for your business to grow within whilst also delivering efficiencies to your everyday tasks.

How to Select Apps for Your Business

We love cloud computing (not just accounting) and the rise of SaaS means that you can build solutions for your business as the need arises. 

Selecting applications can be a never-ending task, ask your friends in business what they use and you will likely get a myriad of recommendations, all coming with free trial periods.  It can be tempting to try out all of them.  Here are our tips to get on with the job and get the most out of your apps

Life in The Clouds

‘The Cloud’ is what we call software and data that lives on the servers external to your computer.  These servers are generally in large dedicated warehouses around the world and you generally access the data by logging in over the internet.

Do You Have a Business Roadmap to Success?

As the New Financial Year approaches now is the perfect time to put some time aside to work on your next year of business.

We love working with business owners and helping them achieve their business dreams, however we’re also business owners and believe that it’s so important to ‘walk the talk’. 

We’re going to be taking a few hours now to invest in our business and will discuss the following items.

2016 Tax Planning Tips

Tax Planning Tips for 2016! Find out how to minimise your tax with a few easy steps.

Use these 5 Ratios to Grow Your Business

Understanding your business numbers isn’t always easy.  So here are 5 Financial Ratio’s you can use to gain further insight into the performance of your business.

Are you engaging an Employee or a Contractor?

Our advice to clients is to try to set things up correctly from the outset, but if you are in a situation with workers who really need to be moved over to be employees start planting the seeds and making them aware things will need to change. It can take time and you want to avoid losing good team members if you can.

Are Gifts Sent to Clients Deductible?

Over the next few weeks we will be running a series of blogs on spending in the Christmas season. What’s deductible, what attracts Fringe Benefits Tax and how to ensure you can make informed decisions on where you spend your money. 

Is There Fringe Benefits Tax on Office Parties and Employee Gifts?

We find a lot of businesses get really confused as to what they can/can’t claim and if there are any Fringe Benefits Tax consequences to the entertainment they provide to their staff and associates as a result of Christmas festivities.