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10-Dec-2018 Practiceplus

Christmas celebrations: avoiding Fringe Benefits Tax

It’s Christmas season again, a season to be jolly and a season of giving! Every employer is probably on a quest to appreciate employees for a job well done all year round, and also to provide incentives to help secure great performances from them in advance, for the coming year. Continue reading

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28-Nov-2018 YBM

Shutting down over Christmas and New Year?

The end of 2018 is fast approaching. It’s time to start thinking about what happens over Christmas and New Year. Many businesses shut down or run on skeleton staff over the holiday period. In this blog, find out how this affects pay and leave. Continue reading

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16-Nov-2018 Practiceplus

Influencer Marketing For Small Businesses And Startups

Some benefits of social media and content marketing are normally inaccessible for small businesses and startups because: Continue reading

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16-Nov-2018 Practiceplus

Make Small Business Accounting Fun

Owning a small business is exciting. You get to do what you love, day in, day out. But traditionally, small business accounting isn’t exciting. So how can we change this stereotype and make accounting fun and easy? Continue reading

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13-Nov-2018 Practiceplus

Construction accounting basics

Construction is unlike any other business. Building projects can last for months or even years – and you might be both an employer and a contractor. So how do you learn the basics of construction accounting? Continue reading

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17-Oct-2018 Practiceplus

Crafting Your Mobile Strategy: How Retailers Can Go Mobile and Increase Sales

We no longer need studies to tell us: Smartphones are almost everywhere. Most of the customers coming through your doors have a mobile device with them. And these devices aren’t always shoved in pockets or bags — shoppers are using them while they’re in store too. Continue reading

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16-Oct-2018 Practiceplus

Accurate Inventory Forecasting, No Crystal Ball Needed

Anticipating future demand is a tough job, wrought with ways you might go wrong. Proper demand forecasting and inventory control can save a company from buying too much or too little of something, which of course avoids expensive overstock scenarios or stockouts. Continue reading

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16-Oct-2018 Practiceplus

Aussie businesses get over $3.5m to launch their innovative idea into global markets

Offers for grants worth over $3.5 million will support 7 businesses to help launch their innovative products, processes and services into domestic and international markets.

The funding has been provided from the Accelerating Commercialisation element of the Entrepreneurs’ Programme. Continue reading

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16-Oct-2018 Practiceplus

If You Don’t Got the Time, You Don’t Got the Money

Clichés. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. (See what just happened there—it’s that bad).

The most widespread, just-waiting-to-pop-out-at-you, cliché is a very short one, measuring just three words—time is money. Continue reading

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16-Oct-2018 Practiceplus

Make your business’s homepage stand out!

The homepage is the most important page of your business’s website. It is the virtual shop front to your business, providing your customers a first impression of what you have to offer. You only have seconds to grab your customer’s attention so it is key to make sure that they can find what they’re looking for quickly and easily. Continue reading

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10-Oct-2018 YBM

Two-Step Authentication to Keep your Data Safe

Is your data protected? New regulations for the transfer of data and software security have certainly brought this to front of mind, and not without frustration. This year has seen a significant increase in all things data security, and we all have no choice but to comply. Continue reading

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03-Oct-2018 Practiceplus

Tax deductions for small business owners

Tax time is fast approaching—it’s important to do your homework and know exactly what tax deductions you can claim. Continue reading

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06-Sep-2018 Practiceplus

Emergency Drought Relief – some practical tips

Welcomed by many, criticised by others, the reality is that some government relief is available for many of our farmers affected by drought. Many ag providers, including YBM, are offering face-to-face assistance with claims, so be sure to access this if you need it. Continue reading

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24-Aug-2018 Practiceplus

Keeping your finances in shape

Having spent years as a fitness instructor and in financial services, there are many lessons I’ve learned from keeping in shape and living a healthy lifestyle that can be transferred to managing your finances. Continue reading

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06-Aug-2018 Practiceplus

Are you eligible for a Drought Transport Subsidy?

Applications are now open for Drought Transport Subsidies and YBM would love to help you. Continue reading

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19-Jul-2018 Practiceplus

What you can and cant claim at tax time?

Are you looking for a new accountant? Are you wanting to understand what you can and can’t claim? Continue reading

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19-Jul-2018 Practiceplus

Can you claim motor vehicle deductions?

Do you know if you’re eligible to claim motor vehicle deductions in your income tax return? Kel Lech from our office steps you through the requirements to be able to claim this deduction. Continue reading

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23-Apr-2018 Practiceplus

RAA Reimbursements for YBM Farm Business Advice

In an effort to provide assistance to our farming clients, YBM have recently been in touch with RAA. Excitingly, we have found some subsidies available for business advice. Yes, subsidies, not just low interest loans! Continue reading

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04-Mar-2018 Practiceplus

$20,000 Instant Asset Write-Off Scheduled to Cease

Small businesses have until 30 June 2018 to utilise the instant asset write-off threshold of $20,000. The threshold, which has applied from 12 May 2015, is scheduled to reduce to $1,000 from 1 July 2018. Continue reading