Are You Attracting The Right Employees?

Are You Attracting The Right Employees?

Most business owners have a business plan. However we find that few have taken that a step further by creating a Recruitment or Resourcing Plan. 7 Tips to incorporating an effective Recruitment & Resourcing Strategy into your business Many businesses do not think about Recruitment until there is an actual need to recruit and find themselves in an urgent position to fill a seat or find a resource. They then hastily recruit the next available person. Often, it is this rush and la

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Fuel Tax Credits Refund Opportunity

Fuel Tax Credits Refund Opportunity

An important development has occurred in relation to the opportunity to obtain a refund of additional fuel tax credits from the Australian Taxation Office ("ATO"). Background As a result of the decision in Linfox v Commissioner of Taxation [2012] AATA 517, the ATO now accepts that businesses which are currently entitled to claim fuel tax credits for fuel used to operate heavy on-road vehicles may be eligible to claim further credits in respect of the fuel used to power any auxiliary

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Self Managed Super Funds

Self Managed Super Funds

  Self Managed Super Funds Take control of your super! Why is super so important? For many people super is simply the 9% that your employer has to put into a fund on your behalf each year. Because you can't access it and your employer makes the contribution it is usually easily forgotten about. The reason it is so important is because it's your money, and it's just being placed into a superannuation fund so that it can grow and be there to access when you retire. For many the age

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Emails: Why Less (Email) is More (Productive)

Emails: Why Less (Email) is More (Productive)

Why doesn’t US President Barack Obama choose his breakfast? It’s one less decision he has to make.   As the head of one of the world’s most important economies and the world’s biggest airforce, military and navy, his decisions affect the lives of millions of people. It’s crucial that he makes the right choices.   "I’m trying to pare down decisions. I don’t want to make decisions about what I’m eating or wearing. Because I have too many other decisi

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Government Tax and Superannuation Update

Government Tax and Superannuation Update

On Wednesday, 6 November 2013, the Treasurer, the Hon Joe Hockey MP, and the Assistant Treasurer, Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO, announced the Government’s decision to abandon some of the previous Government’s tax and superannuation proposals. The announcement also indicated which of the former Government’s unlegislated proposals the new Coalition Government would proceed with.   A key measure affecting superannuation which was abandoned was the proposal which wo

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Signs that your spreadsheet can’t keep up with your business growth

Signs that your spreadsheet can’t keep up with your business growth

There comes a time in every business’ lifecycle when the humble spreadsheet can no longer be relied upon for solely running a thriving business. What was once used for basic business procedures, like reporting and modelling, can gradually become stretched and overloaded by ever-increasing data types and volume levels. Spreadsheets are invaluable for basic data management such as storing and analysing data, producing charts and graphs, and creating basic reports. However, there

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