Almighty Tours and Transport

Business in Profile: Almighty Tours and Transport In operation in the Cessnock region for 3.5 years, Almighty Tours and Transport offer wine tours, Sydney airport and cruise terminal transfers, Newcastle airport shuttles as well as local wedding and restaurant transfers for locals and visitors.   Almighty Tours and Transport employs three people, who ensure the […]

Get your BAS covered and your agent registered Is your tax or BAS agent registered? Using an unregistered agent puts both you and your business at risk! If you use an agent to prepare or lodge your tax and/or business activity statements (BAS), make sure they are registered with the Tax Practitioners Board. Under the […]

From the Chambers June 2018

From the Chambers June 2018 We hear from some of the local chambers of commerce and their upcoming activities. Hear from Kurri Kurri Towns with Heart, Around Hermitage, Parish of Pokolbin and Wollombi Valley Chamber of Commerce…       Kurri Kurri Towns with Heart Tenders are now being sought for the Pit Horse Statue […]

The power of the social

The power of the social   If you’ve been thinking the term ‘capital’ just refers to your business funds, think again.   There is a new ‘capital’ making its way into the business world; ‘social capital’, and it’s driving big changes in business structure, performance and consumer perception.   In fact, 58% of Australians surveyed […]

NSW Export Capability Program

NSW Export Capability Program The NSW Government invites you to an introduction exporting workshop in Cessnock. This workshop aims to help aspiring and existing exporters in the wine sector.   The workshop will cover: Welcome by the NSW Government Tips for export planning in the wine sector by Export Council Australia Developing your pitch for […]

Business in Profile: The Branxton Greta Vineyards News The Branxton Greta Vineyard News is a local newspaper, published on a fortnightly basis. It has been a newspaper of choice in our region since 1997, producing an astonishing 469 editions in that time!   The Branxton Greta Vineyard News employs 2 people,  and operates locally from […]

Resources for Regions results are in & Cessnock’s a winner! The NSW Government announced Cessnock City Council secured $3.5 million under the Resources for Regions funding program. Cessnock City Council was successful with two R4R Submissions: $2.1M for Cessnock CBD Regional Recreation Precinct Upgrade (Bridges Hill Playground) $1.4M for the Cessnock CBD Revitalisation, Town Square. […]

EOFY Bonuses

EOFY Bonuses – $20,000 Instant Asset Write-Off Research undertaken by Officeworks and H&R Block suggests up to two thirds of businesses are not utilising the advantage of the $20,000 Instant Asset Write-Off bonus. The deduction, which is primarily intended for physical assets which can include equipment, tools and electronics (such as computers and phones) and […]

Feeling Flexible?

Feeling Flexible? Can you offer flexible work arrangements to your employees? If the answer is ‘yes!’ you could be rewarded with more motivated and engaged employees. The desire for flexible work arrangements doesn’t just come from parents or carers. While these employees need flexibility to continue working full-time while meeting their care obligations, they are […]

Illegal signs = Big Fines

New rules for parked trailer advertisements and signage   Illegal signs could mean big fines in NSW. There are new rules in place for parked trailer advertisements and signage to improve road safety and reduce driver distraction. In late 2017 policy amendments were made to improve road safety and reduce driver distraction through the State […]