Refresh - 3 tax changes for small business The government has introduced legislation for the following three small business measures that, if passed, will apply from 1 July 2015: A tax offset to individuals who run small businesses (with an aggregate annual turnover of less than $2 million), or who have a share of a small business’ income included in their assessable income. The tax offset is available to individuals, partners, or beneficiaries of a trust that is a small busi
By SARAH KIMMORLEY (www.businessinsider.com.au) There’s nothing like some beautiful, fresh green foliage to break up the monotony of an office space. But did you know plants can also affect your bottom-line? According to research carried out by the University of Queensland, an office enriched with plants makes staff happier and boosts productivity by 15%. Along with this, Professor Alex Haslam from UQ’s School of Psychology, also found that by adding plants to a workplace it
Written on the 19 February 2015 by Jenna Rathbone (from http://www.goldcoastbusinessnews.com.au/) THE Gold Coast tourism industry is confident that a change of government is exactly what the city needs to boost tourism and ensure the industry is not overlooked by a dominating political party.
Head of Gold Coast tourism Martin Winter (pictured below) met with the new Minister for Tourism Kate Jones today and says, ironically, the benefits of having no Labor representation on
(article credit: Bob Gorman, dynamicbusiness.com.au) Small business marketing doesn’t have to be intimidating. In fact, if you take a common sense approach and have a plan, you can succeed with ease. However, if you don’t try hard or understand how to proceed, you can waste your time and money, which can hurt your business greatly. With this in mind, here is a short guide on how to create a marketing plan. What you want First and foremost, before you do anything, you need to
Article credit: Daniel DiPiazza (http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/241835) So you want to start a business, but you have no idea where to start. Many beginning entrepreneurs have faced the same dilemma. The answer: start with freelancing. The word "freelancing" may sound scary but the concept is pretty simple. All you have to do is find skills that you already have, then find people who will pay you for those skills. Before you know it, you're in business. Here's how it wor