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Tax apps saving time and money

Keeping track of your finances in a small business can be a full time job. Tools that make this less of a headache can save you time and your sanity at tax time. There are numerous receipt scanning apps out there that can do a range of different things.     Some apps just take…

Debt recovery apps are a low cost way to improve small business processes

Debt recovery app getting results

Cash flow is the life blood of any business, it needs to keep flowing or the business dies. It is estimated that Australian small businesses are currently owed $26 billion dollars. But what can you do to get your overdue accounts paid?       Well there’s an app for everything these days. The debt…

need help to resolve a financial services complaint?

Assisting SMEs with financial services complaints

Small business owners have to deal with a wide range of issues while running a business.  When problems with financial products, services or advice arise they can be time consuming and expensive. The Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA) can help. AFCA is an independent, not-for-profit, non-government organisation. They assist small businesses resolve financial services complaints….

superannuation under the spotlight

Superannuation under the spotlight

The end of the financial year is fast approaching and it’s time to make sure you have all your ducks in a row when it comes to employee superannuation.   In recent months there has been an increase in reports in the media of employers not fulfilling their financial obligations to their staff. This is…

Pay rates for public holidays

Pay rates for public holidays

As you’re probably aware the Easter long weekend starts this Friday. And due to the seemingly random way the Easter calendar works, this year it falls near Anzac Day. So what should you pay your staff if they work on public holidays? Which days are public holidays? Public holidays differ from state to state. In…

calculating surcharges

Surcharges on menus and credit cards

It is quite common to see that a surcharge will be charged for Sundays and public holidays on menus in cafes and restaurants. But as a business are you legally allowed to apply a surcharge and if so, how much?   Yes, restaurants and cafes are allowed to charge a surcharge on Sundays and public…

Reduce your business electricity costs

Are you paying too much for electricity? OK, stupid question, but with summer heat poised to increase everyone’s power bill, it might be time to see if you can keep your costs down. The NSW Business Chamber is trying to help businesses, great and small, to reduce the amount they pay for electricity. Compare, switch…