• How to avoid becoming the next Blockbuster

    How to avoid becoming the next Blockbuster

    It’s the responsibility of any small business to keep up to date with advances in their industry.

    Without doing this, you run the risk of ending up like Blockbuster, or Kodak. Ignoring technology and changes in the way your industry operates leaves you at the risk of becoming obsolete.

    This is even more important for a software business, no industry changes faster or more often than IT.
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  • Do what you love, not what you have to

    Do what you love, not what you have to

    Let’s start this week's blog by asking a question. It’s a simple question that has many different legitimate answers.

    Why do most people start their own business?

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  • Be a hater

    Be a hater

    Let’s be honest people love to complain and talk about the things they dislike.

    In fact, people are often more passionate about the things they hate than the things they love.

    Case in point is the dating app hater. People are matched on the things they both have a mutual hatred of.

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  • Get your FBT house in order

    Get your FBT house in order

    As the year-end tax reporting period starts to heat up like the Australian summer, business big and small need to start getting their FBT house in order.

    For a big business that means having their highly paid accounting firm begin the process of FBT, for small business and those who lodge directly that means the time is nigh to begin data analyses clarification of facts and circumstances, preparation of benefit data, completion of the FBT return form, review (yes, a review is a good idea) and lodge the return.

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  • The times they are a changing...

    The times they are a changing...

    Change is one of those things that scares people. Most people love routine and avoid change at every turn.

    They stay in a job for years longer than they should simply because, even though they may hate it, it’s familiar.

    Changing anything is difficult, and while as people we feel that, organisations know that. As a result, they demotivate people by making the process complicated and time-consuming.

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  • Do you need to pay FBT?

    Do you need to pay FBT?

    You may be required to pay fringe benefits tax (FBT) if you provide certain fringe benefits to an employee (or their associate) in respect of employment. An employee can be a current, future or past employee, or a director of a company or trust.

    Learn more here:


  • FBT for Not for Profits

    FBT for Not for Profits

    Working for a Not For Profit (NFP) is very different from working for a large corporate. The focus is not on profit, but on how much money can be spent on life-changing programs or initiatives for those who need them.

    As a result, NFP’s are generally unable to offer competitive salaries and are often below the market rate for most of the positions they fill.

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  • Get your motor running

    Get your motor running

    As a motor vehicle dealer your number one priority is dealing motor vehicles, not dealing with FBT issues.

    Good software can be the difference between FBT being just part of your business, and headache. You want software to be is easy to use; fit for purpose and something that helps you rather than hinder.
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  • New to FBT?

    New to FBT?

    If you're an employer new to FBT, this guide from the ATO will be an invaluable resource:


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