Work Health & Safety

Free 'Introduction to Work Health & Safety' presentation 29 August
Work health and safety (WHS) is one of the most complex and vast areas of regulation in the business arena.

New WHS laws replaced the occupational health and safety (OHS) laws in NSW on 1 January 2012. These new laws provide greater consistency, certainty and clarity across Australia making it easier to understand your workplace health and safety duties. Businesses and volunteer organisations that operate over several states will be able to initiate nationwide safety policies and procedures.

Whilst a national WHS scheme provides numerous benefits, for many, the prospect of wading through the legislation and understanding the responsibilities can be daunting.

The good news is that there is an easier way to understand and address your WHS responsibilities Read more…

New ATO reporting requirements

New ATO taxable payments reporting for building and construction businesses
From 1 July 2012, building and construction industry businesses are required to report payments to contractors for building and construction services to the ATO on the Taxable payments annual report.

Who needs to report?
If 50% or more of your business activity or business income relates to building and construction services, and you have an ABN, you need to report payments you make to contractors.  A contractor can be an individual, partnership, company or trust.  The ATO requires specific details to be reported on each contractor, and has provided a worksheet for this purpose, which you can obtain from the ATO's website.

When to report Read more…

Unleash the potential in your business

Brace for the financial year ahead and unleash the potential in your business
With budgets still tight and market uncertainty killing consumer confidence set to continue for a long time, businesses are hit harder than ever.

Yet business owners who continue to seek expert advice and invest in periods of downturn are more likely to reap the benefits when consumer confidence improves. Making the right choices is an enormous part of making it through periods of uncertainty.

Why is it that some businesses achieve levels of performance that far exceed others? It's not because they're in better markets, have more resources, or they're smarter than anyone else. The answer is they think differently, choose well more often and continually seek expert advice. Read more…

FY 2012-2013

Get a head start on cash flow and budgeting in your business in 2012/13
Cash flow and budgeting are important management tools which allow businesses to properly manage performance. Each performs different functions enabling businesses to make informed decisions based on the data and information provided by them.

Business owners, especially as we look forward to a new financial year, should be forming cash flows and budgets now to allow comparison of performance and planning for the business when 1 July rolls around. Read more…

Client Case Study

Some of the simplest strategies can make a huge impact on your business
The pressures of daily business can often mean strategic planning takes a back seat - but to have a successful business you must plan ahead

Most businesses, once established, tend to grow steadily and organically until they become self-sustaining which, for many, is fine. Typically, a business that is ticking over provides an income and lifestyle to which its owners become accustomed.

Imagine, though, the impact of implementing a new business strategy that improves or fast tracks results? Read more…