9 Tax Saving Hacks that Small Business Owners often miss

Posted by Tanya Moran on 16-Oct-2018 07:49:06



The 2018-2019 tax year is well under way. Small business owners know that cash flow is often a major worry and stress. Living on tight margins, every penny counts. So make sure you aren’t paying more tax than you need to!

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Topics: taxation, Tax professionals, Australian Taxation Office, Tax, small business, Small Business Accounting, Sydney Accountants

If you sell your products overseas you may be eligible for the Export Market Development Grant

Posted by Michael Derin on 11-Oct-2018 08:45:29



If you have a local operation that produces or manufactures a product you know the challenges of running this sort of business. It might be successful and you might think it would be a good product to sell overseas. However, many Australian business owners struggle with the thought of exporting a product because of the complexities and expenses. Some great businesses with fantastic products just never leave our shores because it just isn’t financially viable to invest in the set up of such a venture.

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Topics: international business, EMDG, Export Market Development Grant, Business accounting, Azure Group News, EMDG Lodgment, Lodgement, EMDG application

Virtual Reality is one of the high-growth industries for entrepreneurs in 2018

Posted by Azure Group on 09-Oct-2018 08:42:53



In a few years it will be hard to find a business or person that isn’t touched by Virtual Reality ("VR"). In fact, if you are using Siri on your phone or have Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa then you already have virtual reality in your life.

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Topics: virtual reality, Startups, Technology Business, Tech Business, Entrepreneur, enterpreneurship, Azure Group News, VR, real estate, plan property

Is it Perfect Timing to Invest in Australia?

Posted by Azure Group on 02-Oct-2018 08:38:14



We may have just faced yet another leadership change and cabinet reshuffle. But our political musical chairs hasn’t seemed to affect our ability to be an appealing investment prospect. With record low interest rates and stable unemployment we are a country with a lot going for it.

Australia is an economy that has proven it is resilient, adaptable and safe. As the world’s 13th largest economy it has a AAA rating by all three global rating agencies and is forecast to have an average annual read GDP growth of 2.9 per cent over the next five years. 

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Topics: Investment, Invest assets, Invest money, Investor, Property Investor, Startup investors, Invest in Australia, international business

5 Reasons you should understand the Value of Your Business

Posted by Kelly Morgan on 28-Sep-2018 07:00:00



Ever wondered what your business is worth? 
If you aren’t planning on selling in the near future you may not have even thought about it. However, we think it's important to always understand the value of your business and outline 5 compelling reasons why!

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Topics: Business success, Small Business Accounting, Business accountants, small business, Business Growth & Cashflow, Azure Group News, business valuation

Four painless ways to make your Tax Debt go away

Posted by Tanya Moran on 27-Sep-2018 09:44:29



Having a tax debt can be stressful. But there are proactive things you can do to ensure that you handle your tax debt in a way that will keep you out of hot water with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO).

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Topics: ATO, tax debt, tax obligations, Tax professionals, Small Business Accounting, Australian Taxation Office, taxation, Tax, Azure Group News

Is Keeping it Simple Smart when setting Business Goals?

Posted by Azure Group on 24-Sep-2018 13:13:00



We've got a whole load of tips we could share with you to help you achieve your business goals but let's start with some fundamentals, which we find really helpful when advising businesses - 
Keep it SIMPLE and SMART. 

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Topics: strategy, goal setting, enterpreneurship, Business success, KPI, business goals, 90 days spring methodology, Financial advisory

Issues that commonly occur in Tech Startups

Posted by Michael Derin on 20-Sep-2018 12:36:36


Startups are difficult at the best of times, but there are some issues that are unique to the world of tech startups. We have broken these into two sections,
financial viability and strategic advice.

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Topics: Tech Business, Technology Business, startup accountant, Startup Australia, Startups, Azure Group News, Accounting Firm Sydney

7 Tax Questions when Starting a Business

Posted by Tanya Moran on 14-Sep-2018 16:24:08

Starting a business is an exciting time in your life. There are so many decisions to make and important things to learn, and tax is often the last thing that we want to think about. However, you can get into hot water pretty quickly if you ignore your tax obligations. So here are 7 common tax questions that you need to know if you are starting a business:

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Topics: Tax professionals, claiming tax, tax obligations, Starting business in Australia, startup accountant, Small Business Accounting, Azure Group News

Can you succeed as an Entrepreneur if you treat your Business like a Hobby?

Posted by Michael Derin on 01-Sep-2018 09:12:00

Whether you need motivation to transform your idea into a functioning business or you just need a little boost when you’re down, it’s always good to seek wisdom from bright and successful minds who have experienced it all before. 

Recently, I heard one successful entrepreneur say “If you don’t want to work ON YOUR startup for at least 10 years, don’t startup at all”.  This was meaningful to me because, as a business owner myself with more than 25 years experience in entrepreneurship I can easily relate with that sentiment.

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Topics: enterpreneurship, Entrepreneur, Startups, Startup investors, Business growth, Business Growth & Cashflow, Business success