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16-Jun-2021 YBM

Four easy tips to get your tax right

On the road for work? Deductions for transport and logistic employees may include travel and self-education expenses. Continue reading

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10-Jun-2021 Kirsten

Keep your finger on the pulse this tax time.

Are you a doctor, specialist, nurse, midwife or carer? Time for a check-up on the deductions you can claim this tax time! Continue reading

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03-Jun-2021 YBM

Get an A+ on your tax claims

Haven’t lodged your tax return yet? Tax time revision is made easy with the ATO’s top tips on what education professionals can and can’t claim. Continue reading

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27-May-2021 Kirsten

Making tax time stress free for builders and construction workers

It’s that time of year again when you need to start thinking about your tax. But before you rush to lodge your return, it’s important to double check what you can and can’t claim. Continue reading

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19-May-2021 YBM

Federal Budget Update

Got 5 minutes for a brilliant summary of the Federal Budget? Continue reading

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19-May-2021 YBM

How will the Federal Budget affect you?

During this year’s Federal Budget announcement Treasurer Josh Frydenberg stated
“Australia is back!”. The Budget proposes positive changes to superannuation, an extension
of the low and middle income tax offsets and a boost to aged care services. Continue reading

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05-May-2021 YBM

Tax Time Toolkit for Retail Workers

Find out what you can claim this year as a retail worker. Continue reading

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15-Apr-2021 YBM

Funding your retirement – the majority of Aussies cannot rely on Super alone

Around 1.7 million Australians over the age of 70 have no superannuation. Don’t be left short in your retirement. Come see us now. Continue reading

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23-Mar-2021 YBM

Single Touch Payroll changes from 1 July 2021

From 1 July 2021, small employers will commence to report for closely held payees, and the quarterly exemption for micro employers will generally cease. This article summarises the ATO guidance. Continue reading

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17-Mar-2021 YBM

Fight the flight

Even in volatile markets, the fundamental tenets of good investment remain unchanged: Quality assets, quality structures and quality management. Continue reading

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11-Mar-2021 YBM

Ladies, make your money work harder!

Growing the money pot doesn’t mean you have to work harder – you can make your money work harder for you. Continue reading

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10-Feb-2021 YBM

AgriStarter loan offers support to new farm business owners.

Succession loans and first farmer loans are now available through the ArgiStarter loan to enable new and established farmers to achieve their agribusiness goals. Continue reading

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06-Jan-2021 YBM

One of our greatest strengths

Being a member firm of the Walker Wayland Australasia network connects YBM to other independent firms who are driven by similar values. Continue reading

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21-Dec-2020 YBM

The financial impact of a furry friend

There are over 29 million pets in Australia with approximately 61% of households owning one. Continue reading

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12-Nov-2020 YBM

The Regional Job Creation Fund – A great opportunity for Central West businesses.

Now’s the time to expand your business and take on that new project with new funding available for job-creating projects. Continue reading

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23-Jul-2020 YBM

Jobkeeper 2.0. What changes after 28 September.

The Federal Government have extended Jobkeeper into 2021, but with tighter access and reduced rates. Continue reading

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20-May-2020 YBM

Support our team and set us a challenge!

Our dedicated team are keen for you a set them a challenge to help raise money for MS. As many of our friends and clients are well aware, we love clocking up the kilometres for a good cause! So, this … Continue reading

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28-Apr-2020 Practiceplus

Guide to creating a business plan

These two steps are the foundation of your business plan. Without them, it will be challenging to create one. But why should you bother with a business plan? Continue reading

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24-Apr-2020 Practiceplus

Do you need an Accountant for your startup?

Working with an accountant during the early stages of your start-up ensures you have the right foundations for your business. Continue reading

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12-Mar-2020 YBM

Today’s a great day to plan how to grow your business!

Now is the time to plan your business strategies for the rest of this year and next. How YBM can help you with that. Continue reading

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24-Feb-2020 Kirsten

What bushfire relief is available for businesses and communities?

Some welcome news to the communities affected by the recent bushfires as the state and federal governments announce a suite of initiatives to immediately help those affected. Continue reading

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17-Feb-2020 Kirsten

Sisters are doing it for themselves

How a dream for a gathering of awe-inspiring business owners and change-makers became a very successful reality. Continue reading

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16-Jan-2020 Kirsten

Setting Charge Out Rates For Tradies’ Businesses

One of the key activities that accountants can perform for tradies is analyse costs and labour productivity figures, to determine whether the charge out rates have been set at rates which are going to assist a business to achieve its profit target. Continue reading

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21-Aug-2019 Practiceplus

BOOST YOUR POTENTIAL WITH THESE ACCOUNTING CERTIFICATIONS

The stable demand for accounting services has made the field a promising one for accountants. This makes it one of the highest salary earners in the labour market. However, as an accountant, your degree may not be enough for you … Continue reading

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04-Feb-2019 Practiceplus

You Don’t Have Weaknesses, Just Overdone Strengths

The theory of overdone strengths Continue reading

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27-May-2018 Practiceplus

Get Your Staff Ready for Cloud-Based Software

Shifting data, systems and the inner workings of a business onto the cloud can be a big move. However, it’s hard to stay away from the cloud these days; the applications of cloud-based software are seemingly endless. Continue reading

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25-Apr-2018 Practiceplus

How to Prevent and Handle Internal Theft in Retail Stores

When thinking about threats to your retail store, shoplifting is probably number one, right? The idea of someone swiping hundreds of dollars of products into a giant bag and walking out with them is horrifying, isn’t it? (post by Cara Wood) Continue reading

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27-Mar-2018 Practiceplus

Women in Tech – It All Adds Up!

Recruiting more women into roles within the technology sector continues to be to a major challenge for employers. In the UK technology sector, only 15% of people working in STEM roles are female, and women hold only 5% of tech leadership positions. Continue reading

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24-Feb-2018 Practiceplus

Handle conflict like a pro: essential team conflict management examples and tips

Conflicts are inevitable, even in the most engaged of workplaces. Regardless of the source of the conflict, if they are left unresolved, conflicts can quickly impact employee morale and productivity. Continue reading

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23-Feb-2018 Practiceplus

How to Deal with Difficult Customers: Nine Proven Tips for Retailers

Dealing with difficult customers can be… well, difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right attitude and action steps, you can effectively navigate these tricky customer situations and emerge (hopefully) unscathed. Continue reading

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23-Feb-2018 Practiceplus

The Power of Customer Success

Customer Success is one of the most important strategic priorities at Spotlight Reporting. The more we learn about Customer Success principles, strategy and practice, the more we can see the powerful resonance this could have for accountants in practice. Continue reading

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15-Jan-2018 Practiceplus

4 Essential employee engagement trends for 2018

Creating a highly-engaged workforce and a thriving workplace continues to be a major focus for all HR managers. And the reason is simple. Continue reading