How to Ensure your Variable Expenses don’t drown your Business

Posted by Kelly Morgan on 25-Feb-2019 10:44:18



Fixed expenses are known, and often they are the ones that businesses focus on because they are the big ticket items. Staffing costs, rent, insurance, vehicle or machinery leases, etc. When we are cost cutting it is these items that we look to see how we can reduce the costs.

However, what many businesses often forget about is the variable expenses. They can be the frivolous amounts that we spend which add up over time and can make a significant difference to our bottom line. They can also be unexpected expenses that blow the budget and leave us with less cash flow than anticipated.

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Topics: Business accounting, Business success, business advisory, business strategy

Our top 5 Metrics for measuring Team's Productivity

Posted by Kelly Morgan on 29-Jan-2019 11:26:57



When you are assessing the health of your business and business practices we often look at the business stats. We look at our sales performance, profit, margins for our products and our expenses. But there is one vital measurement we should be spending much more time on and that is measuring your team’s productivity.

Staffing costs can be one of our biggest expenses as a business, so you want to make sure that you are getting value for that expenditure and that they are performing to a level that you require in order to meet your business goals.

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Topics: Azure Group News, Business performance, business advisory, business strategy, productivity, team

Challenges Foreign Companies face when Setting up Business in Australia

Posted by Michael Derin on 18-Jan-2019 08:49:54



Australia is an attractive market to set up a business. Ranked third in the Asia Pacific region for overall competitiveness, and world wide for countries with a population over 20 million, it comes second to the United States. However, there are a number of considerations when choosing how to enter the Australian market.

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Topics: Azure Group News, ATO, international business, Starting business in Australia, strategic advisor, international tax, business strategy

Strategies for improving Business Performance in 2019

Posted by Michael Derin on 07-Jan-2019 07:00:00

By now you’ve probably settled back in to the working week, feeling recharged from the Christmas break. Your team is well rested and motivated to get stuck into all that 2019 has install. With your optimistic outlook and the positive energy surrounding your business it makes 

January is the perfect month to reflect on the past twelve months and revise your strategies for the year ahead.

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Topics: Azure Group News, Budget, Business Growth & Cashflow, Entrepreneur, SME, Small Business Accounting, KPI, strategic advisor, business strategy

Tech Tools that make doing International Business easy

Posted by Michael Derin on 04-Dec-2018 07:48:59



Doing business internationally has never been easier. Technology has not only solved many problems, but it has made it so cheap that companies of any size can be competing on the international market.

Here are some tech tools that will make your life easier when doing international business:

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Topics: Azure Group News, Tech Business, international business, Startup Australia, Technology Business, strategic advisor, international tax, international tax specialist, business strategy