New (Financial) Year, Same Me

New (Financial) Year, Same Me

By Tara Lennie Happy New Financial Year! No this is not going to be a spiel about setting goals, but rather to take this moment to reflect and refresh on your personal goals as a half-way mark into the calendar year. I only suggest this as that’s exactly what I did the other day. I went to my phone, looked in my notes and had a little review of what I had set myself to achieve for this year. Funnily enough, I had found that I had forgotten and not even actioned some of these goals. I even had

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How much should I charge?

How much should I charge?

How much should I charge?   Money can be a very sensitive topic. It is more than the profit of your business. It acts as a measure of your success, validating your skills and experience. When setting a price for your product or service, you’re trying to price something you’ve poured blood, sweat and tears into and that is no easy feat. Factually speaking, deciding what price to charge tends to be more difficult for female entrepreneurs, which often leads to women charging less th

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12 Ingenious Ways to Save Money this Winter

12 Ingenious Ways to Save Money this Winter

12 Ingenious Ways to Save Money this Winter 1. Bundle Up It is winter for a reason, so rather than running around the house in shorts and no socks, put on a jumper, socks and some comfy slippers. Also, don’t forget a blanket for the couch to use whilst you’re watching your favourite TV show or reading a book. 2. Install and Use a Programmable Thermostat Don’t keep your house at 21 degrees (or warmer) all day, use a programmable thermostat to set the temperature to automatically turn

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5 tips for improving your work-life balance

5 tips for improving your work-life balance

5 Tips for improving your work-life balance   We all have the best intentions for work-life balance, but it’s often incredibly difficult to make that a reality. I wanted to share some simple ideas you could try to achieve work-life balance 1. Take all your holidays Without a holiday, life begins to feel like a treadmill, so taking a break is a wonderful way to refresh the mind and rejuvenate the body. Encourage your staff to take holidays and watch it boost morale! 2. Keep fit and

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How does mental incapacitation affect my SMSF?

How does mental incapacitation affect my SMSF?

How does mental incapacitation affect my SMSF?   Article by Anna Agati - MB+M   We have previously presented you with seminars and articles on what will happen to your Self Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF) when you pass away, we may have also discussed this with you personally. However, do you know what will happen to your SMSF if you or your spouse/partner are still around and unable to make decisions? To be a member of a SMSF, you also have to be a trustee of the Fund, e

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Say hello to the new Xero Expenses

Say hello to the new Xero Expenses

Say hello to the new Xero Expenses Expense claims are the simple truth of running most any business. From gas, flights, meals, supplies, and everything in between – there are countless expenses that need to be reimbursed to the folks who work at your business. But it’s amazing how the simple task of reimbursing employees turns into a paper-filled/process-filled/follow up-filled back-office nightmare. Not anymore. Today, Xero are excited to announce new Xero Expenses to tackle these issues a

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