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How To Insure Your Home Business

August 21, 2014 | Kate Fairley

Running a business from your home? Have the right business insurance is essential.

When you’re just starting out every cent counts, which is why many small business owners choose to launch their business from home.  Home based enterprises are the fastest growing sector  of the business market with women at the forefront of the growth. But what does that mean for insurance? This post explains the important things […]



Have You Set Financial Goals?

August 5, 2014 | Janet Culpitt

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 were to retire tomorrow, how much would you need to provide you the lifestyle you want after all those hard years of working? And remember that amount has to last you 30–40 years. What is the Wealth Paradox? Simply explained, the Wealth Paradox proves that around 80% of Australians get to age of […]



Tips To Make Payroll Management Less Perplexing

August 4, 2014 | Angely Grecia

Stop burying yourself in paperwork and make life easier by using accounting software to keep track of all your employee payments and contingencies.

Employees and contractors are what keep the wheels of your business well oiled. But when it’s pay day, do the dollars always land in their accounts on time? Are you certain each person is being paid correctly, and leave entitlements are compliant? Accurately and consistently maintaining your payroll is an everyday business essential. If you’re […]



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

One of the most important online pages you'll create for your business is your contact page. How is yours looking?

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 […]