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Tech Startups: It’s more than just a Good Product

Posted by Azure Group on 23-May-2019 09:07:02



You have a great idea, even a brilliant one. A new product or technology that hasn’t been seen before in your market, so it should be a done deal right?

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Topics: Startups, business advisory, strategic advisor, technology

When is the right time to engage an Advisor for my Startup?

Posted by Azure Group on 15-Apr-2019 07:47:21


Anytime, is the right time to engage an advisor in your startup. At some point in your business lifecycle you will hit a ceiling and realise that strategic advice from those that know their particular area of business exceptionally well can speed up your progress and success.

This might be something you realise when first starting out, or at any point in your startup journey.

So how do you get the most out of your advisors when you have a start up? Here are our top tips.

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Topics: Startups, strategy, Startup Australia, Financial advisor, business advisory, strategic advisor

Most CEOs miss these 3 things when scaling their business

Posted by Azure Group on 09-Apr-2019 13:32:35


It is estimated that 70% of startups struggle with scaling. Getting a product to market and then gaining some initial interest and excitement is hard work, but it really is just the beginning. Once you have a working business and the wheels are churning then you need to be able to scale that business in order to maintain the future of the business.

Here are our top three areas we feel that many CEO’s miss and need to be doing in order to scale successfully.

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Topics: Startups, Startup investors, technology, tech industry, CEO

2019 Budget Update

Posted by Azure Group on 03-Apr-2019 11:31:39


With an election looming in the coming weeks the 2019 budget is up in the air. The Coalition have certainly pulled out all stops in offering a number of incentives but if they don’t win the election you aren’t going to see any of what has been promised. So will this budget help the Liberal Party get over the line or is it little too late?

Here is how the budget is going to affect you.

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Topics: Budget, labor, Federal Budget, Budget 2019

How will a change of Government effect Small business and Families?

Posted by Azure Group on 02-Apr-2019 08:15:12


Australian politics has been pretty colourful over the last decade and the Federal Election set for mid this year will be no exception. So what does a change of government mean for families and small business? We have put together a few predictions of what we think might change under a Labor government and the impact it may have.

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Topics: small business, House affordability Australia, Negative Gearing, taxation, elections, government

What changes will Artificial Intelligence & Data Science bring in 2019?

Posted by Azure Group on 20-Mar-2019 13:01:49


Artificial Intelligence (AI) was a thing of science fiction fantasy in the not so distant past, but now it seems to be part of the business vernacular.

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Topics: Tech Business, Startups, Startup Australia, AI, technology, artificial intelligence

The life of an Entrepreneur – are you willing to pay the price?

Posted by Azure Group on 04-Mar-2019 07:58:13


Entrepreneur is a pretty cool term. It is certainly a buzz word at the moment, with many people choosing to leave behind the security of a job to start their own business. 

Every entrepreneur has a different story about why he or she decided to go on that road. But if you are considering starting your own business, here are a few truths about just what it takes to build a successful business and be an entrepreneur.

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Topics: Entrepreneur, Startups, strategy, Startup Australia, business advisory, entrepreneurship, technology

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: Business accountants, Sydney Accountants, Accounting Firm Sydney, taxation, Accounting

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, strategy, Business growth, Business success, entrepreneurship, technology

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, Australian Taxation Office, ATO audit, taxation, scammers, scam, alert

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: cashflow, Small Business Accounting, tax obligations, taxation, forecasting

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: ATO, Trusts, Business structure, tax obligations, sole trader, legal obligations