Do you know the different tax implications of different business structures?

Business structures and your key tax obligations

- October 9, 2023 6 MIN READ

  So, you’re setting up a new business and you need to know the tax implications.  The first question you’ll need to consider is what structure to use. Do you form a company, do you operate through a trust or do you simply set yourself up as a sole trader? asks Mark Chapman, Director of… Read more »

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The brutal truth: Why your business idea might be crap (and how to fix it)

- October 5, 2023 2 MIN READ

A great idea doesn’t always make for a great business. Olivia Jenkins shares how you can validate your idea before putting in too many hours and too much money. As an award-winning Business and Marketing Consultant specialising in the health, beauty, fashion, and lifestyle industries, I’ve had the privilege of working alongside some of the most… Read more »

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How to avoid the risks of was/now pricing

- October 3, 2023 3 MIN READ

  In the dynamic landscape of small businesses, pricing and advertising are like two sides of the same coin. Entrepreneurs often employ various strategies to attract customers and increase sales. A widely used tactic is ‘was/now’ or ‘two-price’ advertising. It can be a powerful tool but comes with its fair share of complexities and legal… Read more »

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How Apple taught Sony a valuable lesson about disruption – and how to make sure it doesn’t happen to you

- October 2, 2023 3 MIN READ

It’s reasonable to imagine that if you’ve grown up in an industry, perhaps worked in one or two companies within it over two or three decades, and been regularly promoted into more senior roles, that you might self-identify as an industry expert. After all, you’ve probably seen it all right? asks Adam Bennett author of… Read more »

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Why workplace training should never be skipped

- September 28, 2023 3 MIN READ

Employee training should be a top priority for all businesses looking to hire new staff, yet the percentage of people participating in work-related training is considerably low with only 23 per cent of workers aged 15-74 undergoing such training, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics explains Thomas Amos, CEO & Co-Founder, Sidekicker. Many business owners… Read more »

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7 mistakes to avoid when spearheading change

- September 20, 2023 4 MIN READ

According to McKinsey & Co. over 70 per cent of transformation projects fail to meet their objectives, and it’s fair to say that every executive who’s been involved in leading transformation has at some point found it very difficult, writes transformational expert Adam Bennett, author of Great Change – the WAY to get big strategy… Read more »

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How to succeed as a woman entrepreneur (and the barriers along the way)

- September 19, 2023 3 MIN READ

  While gender should not define someone’s entrepreneurial journey, it’s essential to acknowledge and address the specific issues women entrepreneurs encounter, writes Amanda Thompson, author of Financially Fit Women. Entrepreneurship has always been a challenging journey, regardless of gender. The path to achieving financial success in business is often marked by numerous obstacles and opportunities.… Read more »

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Is the hesitation trap holding you back?

- September 18, 2023 3 MIN READ

Have you ever been faced with an important business decision, and rather than having confidence in yourself, trusting your awareness, and taking swift action, you hesitate? asks Simone Milasas. Has that hesitation ever cost you in some way? Maybe you lost a contract, or an exceptional employee quit. Or perhaps you missed out on bringing… Read more »