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Protect Yourself From The Tax Man

July 25, 2014 | Kate Fairley

Ring your insurance broker TODAY and make sure that your business insurance policy does include Tax Audit protection.

Firstly to all the fabulous business owners out there, here’s a great big congratulations on surviving another financial year in business. Give yourself a pat on the back! Now tell me how your accounts are looking. Did you have to race around scrambling up receipts for your accountant? Or are you one of those people […]



Cash Flow Management: Essential To Business Success

July 7, 2014 | Angely Grecia

Here's 7 tips to help manage the cash flow of your business.

In the modern information age, knowledge truly is power. For business owners, that power comes from having a deep insight into how well their business is running. Perhaps the most important indicator for a small business is your cash flow. Cash flow refers to the way in which income flows into accounts and back out […]



The Insurance Every Mobile Business Should Have

June 11, 2014 | Kate Fairley

Under roof or mobile make sure you are clear on whether your belongings are insured.

If you run any kind of business which involves travelling to offer your products or services, chances are you have some property that goes along with it. It might be something as common as a laptop or mobile phone, or it could be more specific to your trade like your kit if you’re a professional […]



‘End of Financial Year is Coming’

June 2, 2014 | Angely Grecia

Limit your chance of stress and get your business organised and prepared for the end of the financial year.

Not only is ‘winter coming’, so is the end of the financial year (EOFY).  Our research shows almost half of SMEs are preparing for EOFY ahead of time (fantastic!) but 31% reported working weekends, 20% have worked past midnight and 14% turned down invitations to catch up with friends in order to complete their EOFY obligations […]



How to Decide if You Need Glass Insurance

May 14, 2014 | Kate Fairley

Is it time to revise what your insurance policy actually covers? You can't claim what you are not covered for.

So far we have introduced you to the basics of the Business Package; we have covered the Fire & Perils section which protects your stock and fit-out from things like fire, storm and impact damage. We have explained the Money section and how you can protect your takings – even from 3.30-itis. We have also […]



Screen Scraping: Knowing The Risks

May 12, 2014 | Angely Grecia

Are you at risk? Make sure your accounting software program is providing secure access to your banking data.

If you’re using cloud-based accounting software, chances are you’re enjoying the time and money-saving benefits of having your financial transactions fed automatically into your accounting solution. However, some of the techniques used by some software providers to achieve this are not as safe or secure. Understanding the data gathering process Some cloud-based accounting solutions rely […]



Your Worst Nightmare Come True

March 19, 2014 | Kate Fairley

Limit your chance of stress and get your business organised and prepared for the end of the financial year.

One of the hardest things as an insurance broker is having your client call and tell you they have had a burglary. It sucks every time. It’s not like an accident or a storm, instead someone deliberately broke into your client’s business and stole from them. They chose to do it. Thankfully though, most clients […]



Know Your Numbers to Drive Business Success

March 12, 2014 | Angely Grecia

Are you at risk? Make sure your accounting software program is providing secure access to your banking data.

Managing cash flow is core to the long-term success and viability of every business. Yet our latest MYOB Business Monitor revealed 36% of Australia’s SME owners and managers don’t use an accounting software package. I recognise though, the majority of you (and we don’t ask this in our surveying but I’m fairly sure I know the answer) […]



Getting Over the Mental Money Barrier

February 24, 2014 | Ingrid Cliff

Continuing to spend more than you can afford does catch up with you in the end. Planning and budgeting is the key to wealth accumulation.

If you are in business, you are also in the business of selling. But why can it seem so hard to get people to part with their money in return for your services? According to brain imaging studies, your brain’s activity during pain is almost identical to your brain’s activity when spending money. Every time […]



I’ve Lost Yesterday’s Takings

February 19, 2014 | Kate Fairley

If cash is part of your business - make sure you insure it for loss.

I love insurance, I’m not being sarcastic here, I really do. How many times have you lost your car keys and thought to yourself, geez I wish I could ring my car keys right about now! Losing your marbles is also a pretty common occurrence for most business owners, which can sometimes result in you […]