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18-Nov-2018 Schaefer Marketing Solutions

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Influencer Marketing For Small Businesses And Startups

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

18-Nov-2018 Xero

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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?

15-Nov-2018 business.gov.au

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$20,000 instant asset write-off extended

The $20,000 instant asset write-off threshold has been extended to 30 June 2019. This means you can continue to claim the cost of new or second-hand assets that are less than the threshold of $20,000.

15-Nov-2018 readwrite

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4 Email Personalization Tactics That Are Sure to Get Clicks

Email is a notoriously fickle channel. Something as simple as tweaking the subject line can be the difference between an 8 percent or an 80 percent open rate.

15-Nov-2018 WorkflowMax

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Are you being data smart with your smartphone?

A few weeks ago, the new shiny iPhone XS entered the market. For all the Apple lovers out there, this might mean being the first to wrap your hands around the irresistibly smooth all-glass design, or finally upgrading your old glitchy iPhone 6 to the new model.

If this is you, I’m guessing you’re focused on the opportunity to start afresh, buy a new case, clear all those apps cluttering your current device, and start playing with its new features. Right?

15-Nov-2018 Xero

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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?

15-Nov-2018 business.gov.au

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GST and BAS tips for running a successful business

Successful businesses spend that little bit of extra time on record keeping and getting their tax right, including preparing and lodging business activity statements (BAS). Once set up and organised, you’ll save time in the long run.

15-Nov-2018 Socially Sorted

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How Customers Engage With Social Media Video: 8 Things You Need To Know

Want to peek into the mind of your ideal customer and find out how they engage with social media video? How they are interacting with brands via video? How are they purchasing?

Take a seat, because in this post we break down exactly how customers are watching social media video and more importantly, how they are purchasing from video.

And it’s all based on data and research, so you can start using this intel now, to get results in your business.

15-Nov-2018 Entrepreneurs' Organization

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It's About Time

We equate being busy as being virtuous. When we’re maxed out, it feels safe. It must be productive. (Or is it?) It’s a badge of courage, honor or something …

15-Nov-2018 Xero

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Understanding Cloud Computing

Cloud computing got you perplexed? You’re not alone. Most of us talk about ‘the cloud’ without even realising what it really means. We’re clearing the air on cloud computing and how it can benefit your small business.

18-Oct-2018

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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.

18-Oct-2018

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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.

18-Oct-2018 Vend

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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.

18-Oct-2018

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Creating a business without debtors

There’s literally hundreds of blog posts giving you the 7-10 steps to reduce debtors and improve cashflow. Yet the debtors problem still exists to some extent in the majority of small and medium size enterprises (SMEs) globally.

18-Oct-2018

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Customer-centric banking innovation in Asia

Over 100 accounting/bookkeeping, marketplace and banking partners across Asia joined us in Brisbane this year to attend Xerocon, the most innovative conference for cloud leaders in Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

18-Oct-2018

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Debt Collection: The Whys & When

Too often businesses leave collecting debts at the bottom of the pile. Why? Often there is anxiety and worry around the process, or lack of trust in collection agencies. Sometimes lack of time and understanding of the process.

18-Oct-2018

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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.

18-Oct-2018

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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.

18-Oct-2018

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Tips for managing seasonal workers

During the Christmas holiday season, businesses of many types employ seasonal or casual workers to meet extra demands. Often these workers are hard-working young people who have travelled from overseas, bringing with them their own language and culture. This international melting-pot makes for a fun and productive work environment, although it can also present challenges.

03-Oct-2018

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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.

08-Jul-2013 Morrison Creed

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Creating an online customer survey

Online survey tools allow you to easily design and conduct your own surveys, providing a cost effective alternative to printing and posting client feedback forms.

21-Jun-2013 Morrison Creed

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Recruiting the Right Employee

Recruitment - it can be painful, costly and incredibly time consuming but you cannot afford to get it wrong. Taking on a new team member should be a long term investment. Following a robust process and taking your time will ensure the final decision is a successful one.

01-Jul-2012 Morrison Creed

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Making Tax Payments Online

Most banks offer an internet tax payment service which ensures sufficient payment reference details are included with your payment.

18-Jun-2012 Morrison Creed

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What is Benchmarking and how can it help you?

Q. What is Benchmarking and how can it help you?

08-Jun-2012 Morrison Creed

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Better Decision Making - Planning for the future

Putting together a proactive plan with your accountant to prevent any surprises and additional costs in the future creates better decision making for both short & long term benefits.

16-May-2012 Morrison Creed

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Prioritise your priorities!

In the age of information we’re constantly being distracted and stimulated by people, advertising and messages.

12-May-2012 Morrison Creed

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Increase your online sales

Improve your traffic!

08-May-2012 Morrison Creed

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Dealing with a dissatisfied customer

A complaint is an opportunity to turn a disgruntled customer into a loyal customer.

23-Apr-2012 Morrison Creed

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Avoid death by PowerPoint

Next time you’re creating an important presentation spare a thought for your audience by making it useful and visually engaging.

19-Apr-2012 Morrison Creed

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Getting great testimonials

Great testimonials will build a prospective customer’s trust and confidence before they buy.

12-Apr-2012 Morrison Creed

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ACC changes self-employed invoicing

ACC has recently changed the way it invoices self-employed clients with regard to their full or part-time status, dependent on whether you work 30 hours or more a week.

24-Mar-2012 Morrison Creed

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Remuneration of shareholder employees

The Penny and Hooper decision is a landmark tax avoidance case that has implications for small businesses operating through a company or trust.

16-Mar-2012 Morrison Creed

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Can We Help YOU With Your Year End?

It's all very well us asking you to prepare your records to bring into them. Many businesses are not sure what to do with the questionnaire they receive from their accountant at year end. You are required to complete the questionnaire, sign it and return it with the appropriate supporting documents. However many clients receive these questionnaires and don't know what they are for or what is expected of them.

31-Jan-2012 Morrison Creed

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Netiquette: Email Best Practice Tips

Email Best Practice Tips

28-Jan-2012 Morrison Creed

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Managing the Virtual Workplace

As working remotely moves toward standard practice, the internal management of virtual employees will become increasingly important.

21-Jan-2012 Morrison Creed

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Credit Card Fraud - It Could Affect Your Online Business

With online shopping on the rise, so is credit card fraud. Fraudsters can sometimes illegally access customer card data through computers used to process transactions and unsecured data.

19-Jan-2012 Morrison Creed

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Make that holiday happen

If you are a business owner, you’ll know that the more stressed out you are, the more you need a holiday and the less easy it is to make the time.

10-Jan-2012 Morrison Creed

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Holidays for busy business owners

Think you don’t have time to take a holiday?

09-Jan-2012 Morrison Creed

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Which numbers are important?

KPIs - Key Performance Indicators are pieces of measurable data that breakdown aspects of the operational side of your business in order to measure your progress.

04-Jan-2012 Morrison Creed

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The Remote Workforce

Working remotely can be an attractive proposition for both employers and employees.