NCA Blog

What are your small business New Year resolutions?

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to reflect on what’s working in your business, and to set some goals for the year ahead. Set aside some time to think about your recent achievements, and any current challenges. Think about your work style, too. If you’re like many small business owners, you may be guilty of bad habits that can hold your business back, such as:

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Is a business mentor worthwhile?

“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” — John Crosby

The opportunity to learn from a mentor can do more for a small business owner than any course, educational program, or degree. Being a mentee means you get the benefit of first-hand experience, without having to make all the mistakes yourself.

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Single Touch Payroll – Are You Ready?

There has been talk from the ATO on the subject of Single Touch Payroll (STP) dating back as far as 2014, however it has only been over recent times that we have received further information about what STP really is and how it will affect employers.

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HECS HELP Debt Benefit

The Government announced in the 2017 Federal Budget that the HECS-HELP Benefit will be removed effective 1 July 2017, meaning the 2017 financial year will be the final year in which eligible taxpayers can claim this incentive. However, you have until 30 June 2019 to lodge your application.

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Contractor or employee? – Getting it wrong can cost

It is a common oversight by many business owners in that they believe that engaging a contractor automatically means that they are not responsible for paying any super entitlements or withholding tax. This isn’t necessarily correct, and in fact the ATO and the Office of State Revenue looks closely at the true relationship between a contractor and an employer to determine whether any super should be paid or tax withheld, or payroll tax paid.

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Save time with appointment booking apps

Like other time saving apps, tools designed to automate your booking calendar are a huge boon to busy small business owners.
Put an end to time-wasting telephone tag and those endless back and forth emails with any of these 4 popular scheduling apps.

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Boost Revenue with Mobile Solutions

Could you improve your closing rate with a mobile app?
If you own a tablet or mobile phone but aren’t taking advantage of mobile sales tools, you’re missing out on the opportunity to shorten your sales cycle and boost your bottom line.

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