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Getting the most from your Accountant means more than doing your Taxes

Posted by Azure Group on 14-Jan-2019 13:38:47



Great accountants don't just take care of tax-prep and compliance issues. Numbers really do tell a story and today's entrepreneurs are turning to qualified business accountants to help drive success and business profits.


We often think of an accountant as the person that does our tax return or lodges our BAS statements each quarter. But an accountant with true commercial acumen can really make a significant difference in your business and help you.

Strengthening and developing your relationship with your accountant is really an investment in your long term business success.

Here are some examples of how your accountant can add more value to your business.

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Topics: Accounting Firm Sydney, Azure Group News, Business accountants, Sydney Accountants, taxation

Do these 50 things to become a better Entrepreneur

Posted by Azure Group on 06-Dec-2018 07:43:06



There is one thing that entrepreneurs want, and that is to be better. They are constantly striving for bigger and better. Never satisfied, they are always looking to achieve great things. But the one thing that will bring about the greatest shift for an entrepreneur is within. Working and investing on themselves is the best investment an Entrepreneur can make.

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Topics: Entrepreneur, Business success, Business growth, entrepreneurship, Azure Group News, Sydney Accountants

ATO SCAM ALERT: Don't get caught paying fake Debts

Posted by Azure Group on 29-Nov-2018 10:48:38



Tax time may be over, but some scammers are just getting started. Stay vigilant and warn your friends, family and clients so they don’t get tricked into paying a fake debt. 

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Topics: ATO, ATO audit, Azure Group News, scammers, scam, alert, Australian Taxation Office

How to avoid a Tax Hangover this Festive Season

Posted by Azure Group on 20-Nov-2018 12:13:56



It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

While Santa’s checking his pressie list, make sure you check out our 8 tips to get yourself and your Business ready for the Festive Season. 

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Topics: tax obligations, Accounting Firm Sydney, Small Business Accounting, Business accounting, cashflow, forecasting, christmas, taxation, Azure Group News

We asked Lawpath how your obligations differ depending on which Business Structure you choose

Posted by Azure Group on 12-Nov-2018 10:07:49

You are all set to make your great startup idea reality. Your plans are rolled out, and you are raring to go. This is the stage at which you need to consider what business structure you are going to adopt.

Your business structure can make or break your startup. To help you consider your options, we asked Lawpath what they thought?

LawPath is Australia’s leading provider of online legal services for businesses and individuals, providing technology powered legal solutions at a fraction of the time, cost and complexity of the traditional system.

Setting up a new business can be a daunting task, and it is important that you understand the implications of the business structure you choose. Not only will you require different documents, but you’ll also have different obligations to the relevant government agencies and the ATO.

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Topics: tax obligations, Trusts, sole trader, LawPath, Business structure, Azure Group News, ATO, legal obligations

Is Artificial Intelligence a must have for Small Business?

Posted by Azure Group on 07-Nov-2018 11:23:41



Artificial intelligence ("AI") has been around for a while. In fact for the last 30 years it has fuelled most science fiction novels and movies. But it is now becoming more approachable for every day people and many people whether they realise it or not are using it already in their home and office. The rapid growth of ‘smart home’ devices such as Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa demonstrates the consumers appetite for such products. So where does this leave small business?

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Topics: AI, artifical inteligence, small business, Tech Business, Azure Group News, Technology Business

5 Areas of your Business to Review before the New Year

Posted by Azure Group on 30-Oct-2018 12:26:01



Entrepreneurs are more likely to plan for the future than evaluate the past. But how can you fix something when you don't know it's broken? How will you celebrate achievements when you don't realise how significant they are to the big picture? If you do not conduct a review mid way through the year, it's likely you'll begin January with the same troubled systems, processes, and problems.

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Topics: strategy, business advisory, business valuation, Business success, Business growth, Azure Group News, strategic advisor

Can you do the math? What's 25 percent of $148?

Posted by Azure Group on 18-Oct-2018 09:57:05



One area that many entrepreneurs and small business owners undervalue is math. What do we mean by math? The ability to, at any moment, know the critical numbers that calculate whether you are profitable or not.

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Topics: Business accounting, Business accountants, Small Business Accounting, Azure Group News, business advisory, Sydney Accountants, Accounting Firm Sydney, Entrepreneur

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