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Tips For Reducing Distractions and Increasing Your Focus

It is super easy for most people to get distracted. Social media, Netflix and conversations in the hallway at work all contribute towards taking away our focus when we need to get work done. Here are some tips to reduce your chances of getting distracted and increase your chanc...

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Tips For Reducing Distractions and Increasing Your Focus

It is super easy for most people to get distracted. Social media, Netflix and conversations in the hallway at work all contribute towards taking away our focus when we need to get work done. Here are some tips to reduce your chances of getting distracted and increase your chanc...

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Crypto Investment Drops In India After Tough New Tax Rules

On the 31st March 2022, the Indian Government introduced a 30 percent tax on cryptocurrency. The Government proceeded to introduce the new law despite several warnings from stakeholders who were concerned the negative impacts the law would most likely have on India’s crypto ind...

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Consumers Are Disappointed with Lack of Progress from Businesses on Their ESG Goals

An increasing percentage of Australians are becoming disappointed with the lack of progress by made businesses towards sustainability and social initiatives, and are encouraging Australian businesses to step up and become more proactive in making change. As people around t...

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Tips For Testing A New Business Idea

Introducing new forms of innovation into your business model is super important for any business that wishes to continue to evolve, keep up with it’s competitors and remain relevant to their target audience.  All innovation ultimately begins as a simple idea, but bringing...

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Victorian Government Announces Ten Thousand Travel Vouchers For Victorian Seniors

The Victorian Government has announced that seniors residing in the state will be given access to an extra 10,000 travel vouchers, in a bid to bolter the state’s tourism industry that has been badly affected by the covid-19 pandemic. Under the scheme, seniors who hold th...

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The Cost of Building a Home Increased By 20 Percent In 2021

In 2021, the cost of building a new home increased by 20 percent. A number of factors such as; material shortages, disrupted supply chains and a bigger demand for skilled tradespeople all contributed towards this increase. It is now set to be even more expensive to build a h...

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North Korea Has Stolen $810 Million Worth of Cryptocurrency in A Single Hack

The FBI has revealed that hackers who are associated with the North Korean Government Have stolen just over $810 million worth of cryptocurrency. The cyber-attack occurred in March 2022 and was undertaken by a Pyongyang based video game company. "Through our investigation we ...

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How Often Should Your Business Post On Social Media?

One of the most difficult things to consider when planning the social media strategy for your business is to figure out how often you should be posting on each social media platform. As a social media manager, your ultimate goal is to achieve the best result from each social...

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Finance Advice for First Time Renters

Moving out of home and renting a property for the first time is an exciting experience and huge personal milestone to accomplish, but at the time it is a daunting experience. There’s inspections and things like electricity and internet to think about. Here are some tips for p...

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How To Spend Less Money

In recent months millions of Australians have been forced to adjust their spending habits as the prices of groceries continue to increase. A shopping survey conducted by consumer comparison company Canstar Blue found that, in the face of rising prices, shoppers had been fo...

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Over 170 Service Stations in South Australia Will Soon Accept Crypto as A Form of Payment

From July 2022 onwards Australian customers will be able to use cryptocurrency as a form of payment in over 170 convenience stores and service stations located in South Australia. The announcement comes as a large number of private companies continue to cautiously embrace di...

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The Commonwealth Banks Plans to Expand Crypto Services Have Been Delayed By Red Tape

The Commonwealth is still paddling through a sea of red tape which has been inflicted by financial regulators prior to launching its crypto products to all of its retail users. Financial regulators are standing in the way of expanded crypto services on Commonwealth Bank of A...

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Cryptocurrency Continues to Be Adopted by Mainstream

A large number of business leaders and crypto investors are calling for Australia’s tax rules to be updated to keep up to the pace of the rapid innovation that is occurring in the $52 trillion crypto market. Crypto entrepreneurs are begging for the regulatory and legal c...

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The NTAA Wants the ATO To Clarify Covid Test Deductions

The National Tax and Accountants Association (NTAA) is asking for the ATO to do more to clarify the application of tax deductions for Covid-19 tests because new legislation fails at “removing doubt”. Taxation manager Rebecca Morgan said s.25-125 of the ITAA 1997 in the n...

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How To Obtain The $250 Cost of Living Payment

The $250 cost of living payment which was announced as part of the 2022 Federal Budget will provide millions of Australians with a much-needed financial boost. A $420 one-off tax break was also revealed for more than ten million Australians, while the six million concessio...

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Tips For Making Money Off Your TikTok Account

The covid-19 pandemic has changed a lot of people’s attitudes towards working a typical 9 to 5 job and undertaking university study. Most people are looking for freedom, passive income and a flexible lifestyle so that way they are ensured a healthy work-life balance. If yo...

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Tips For Finding the Right Influencer to Promote Your Brand

In today’s world social media is one of the most impactful ways a business can promote their business to reach a large audience. A more common way to use social media is to utilise a social media content creator or an influencer to promote your brand. As great as it is t...

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What To Do If Your Business Experiences A Ransomware Attack

Across Australia the risk of businesses and individuals becoming victims of a ransomware attack is becoming a more common occurrence. Unfortunately, ransomware attacks have become a genuine threat to everyone from large enterprises, small businesses and even home users who have ...

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Tips For Starting A Successful Consulting Business 

If you are the type of person who has large amounts of knowledge in a specific field you might be able to leverage your knowledge and successfully build a profitable consulting business.  Regardless of whether you are in between jobs or looking to make a change, learn...

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2022 Budget Includes a $250 One-Time Cash Bonus For Centrelink Recipients

It has been revealed that 35.3 percent of the money allocated in the 2022 Federal Budget will be spent on social security and welfare payments after an increase was introduced earlier this month. This will bring the total amount spent to $221.68 billion. A decrease from $227.8 b...

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Australian Workers Are Set to Take a Real Pay Cut of 1.5 Percent Due to Inflation

Philip Lowe the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, hopes that inflation spike is just a one-off caused by supply chain disruption and soaring oil prices due to Ukraine invasion. Mr Lowe has also warned that Australians are set to take a real pay cut of 1.5 percent th...

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How To Give Your Employees Constructive Feedback

Knowing how to give your employees constructive feedback is an incredibly valuable skill to have. If you have the knowledge of knowing how to give feedback properly you have the potential to your employee the ability to grow and develop the people of your organization, improve t...

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Advice For First Time Managers

Managing a team of employees for the first time can be very intimidating and full of challenges.  In most cases, there’s no set approach to leadership, which means that many new managers don’t know where to start. While becoming a manager for the first time can be a ver...

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Health Is Currently the Most Popular Career Choice for Young Australians

It has been reported that 24 percent of young Australians are planning to work in the healthcare industry. The findings were discovered in the results of a recent survey that included the responses of 5000 young Australians. “During the pandemic, we’ve seen some of the...

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Pensioners Are Set To Receive A One Off $250 Cash Handout

The Australian Government is planning to distribute one-off cash payments of $250 to pensioners to help them with the cost-of-living pressures. Government pensions and allowances are the number one source of income for millions of retirees across Australia. However, it is ...

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The Best Questions To Ask Candidates During The Job Interview Process

As the Great Resignation causes havoc to businesses across Australia it is super important to make sure that your business has a strategic interview process to make sure that you hire the right candidates and replace your old employees with new employees who have the required sk...

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Signs You Have a Spending Problem

Without having any serious discipline or well-organised financial strategy it is super easy to waste money by buying unnecessary things. Many people often talk about how much regret they have after going a long period of time without any strict financial plan in place. By ...

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Important Things to Consider Before Decide to Change Jobs

Millions of Australian workers are preparing to quit their jobs in the upcoming months. However, before handing in your resignation letter it would be a good idea to think deeply and critically about whether or not you are making the right decision and also better assess how you...

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Tips For Developing the Branding Strategy of Your Business

Having a strong branding strategy tied to your business can go along way at making it easier for your business to attract the attention of a large number of new customers. Creating the right brand image is vital to the growth of your business. To make an image of your bran...

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Important Information About Influencer Marketing

Influencer marketing can be best described as a collaboration that involves a brand working with an online influencer to promote the businesses services or products. Some influencer marketing collaborations are less tangible than that as some brands simply work with influence...

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1 in 5 Australians Quit Their Jobs in 2021

Recently published research from National Australia Bank (NAB) has shown that one in five Australian workers quit their job in 2021. The research also outlined that one quarter of Australian workers are also considering changing their place of employment. Julie Rynski the NA...

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Tips For Negotiating a Pay Rise 

Covid-19 has significantly changed the landscape and structure of Australia’s workforce. A combination of historically low unemployment rates and The Great Resignation is going to create many challenges for Australian businesses in 2022. Since the balance of power has shift...

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Important Networking Skills That Every Business Owner Should Have

As a business owner knowing how to network effectively is one of the most valuable skills you can acquire. Networking skills can be best described as the skills you need to have to maintain professional or social contacts. Networking is a crucial skill in sales environment, busin...

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Tips For Using TikTok to Promote Your Business 

TikTok has quickly become one of the most popular social media platforms on the planet. Its usage has skyrocketed over the course of the covid-19 pandemic and as a result has become a valuable marketing tool for businesses who are wanting to expand their customer base. Here a...

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Australian Crypto Investors Have Been Targeted by Fake Crypto App Scams

There have been a number of sophisticated and well-organised scammers who have been exploiting the popularity of cryptocurrency by creating fake apps with the intention to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from wannabe Australian crypto investors. Recent data published b...

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Queensland Businesses Impacted By Covid-19 Ask for More Resources To Support Mental Health 

Confronting data has shown that mental health challenges caused by the impact of covid-19 has affected over half of Queensland business owners and their staff. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland (CCIQ) revealed that close to 63% of businesses surveyed by CCIQ sta...

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Tips To Help Business Owners Increase Their Daily Productivity

Being an owner of a small business means that your daily life is full of plenty of responsibilities that impact both your own financial situation and livelihood. If you are wanting to become more productive and consequently create a more successful future for both yourself and yo...

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The Steps Required to Change Your Accountant 

For many Australian business owners having a high-quality accountant is essential to ensuring that your business continues to remain successful for the foreseeable future. If you find yourself in a situation where you feel like your accountant is doing the bare minimum, it might...

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Important Information If You’re New to Cryptocurrency

Over the past 12 months, cryptocurrency has significantly increased in popularity across the world. 55 percent of Bitcoin investors say that they only started investing in 2021. At the start of this year The Commonwealth Bank announced that it was becoming the first of Australia...

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Wages Across Australia Might Soon Be Rising

As a result of the covid-19 pandemic, Australia is currently experiencing a skills shortage. This means that businesses are experiencing tough competition and must compete hard to attract high quality workers. The easiest way to attract high quality workers is to offer the...

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Cryptocurrency Is Continuing to Become More Popular with Australians

A recently published survey showed that almost 1 in 10 Australians are currently investing in cryptocurrency. Despite crypto becoming a more common investment most people still view it as a very risky investment and its riskiness is one of the reasons why they are willing to inv...

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Australia’s Unemployment Rate Drops to The Lowest Level Since 2008

The unemployment rate in Australia has surprisingly dropped to 4.2 percent in December 2021 from the figures of 4.6 percent recorded in the previous month. The drop means that Australia is currently experiencing it’s lowest recorded levels of unemployment since 2008. The A...

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Tips for Australians Who Are Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Living Paycheck to Paycheck without having any money in a savings account can be a risky way to live and even more dangerous in the age of the covid-19 pandemic. High inflation means that the cost of consumer products has risen exponentially. Nowadays, people are paying more ...

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More Than One in Four Queensland Workers Have Unpaid Super

It has been reported that over one quarter of Queensland’s workforce have unpaid super, with the average worker set to lose $60,000 by the time they reach retirement. The newly published analysis complied by Industry Super Australia (ISA) discovered that cumulative losse...

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Supermarkets in Western Australia Are Preparing for Their Shelves to Be Empty When Border Re-Opens

The high levels of panic buying witnessed in Western Australia in the early stages of the covid-19 pandemic is set to return as the states border is planning to be re-opened to the rest of the country on Monday 5th February. Supermarket shelves are being left empty due to a...

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Restaurants Across Australia Are Fighting Over Workers to Keep Their Businesses Running

Some restaurants across Australia have resorted in poaching workers from rival hospitality venues by offering them a higher pay rise to keep their business operating. Furthermore, a number of hospitality establishments across Australia have been forced to close temporarily for t...

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Tasmanian Businesses Experiencing A Decline In Sales As Covid-19 Cases Surge

For many Tasmanian businesses, the re-opening of the state’s border to the rest of Australia is causing plenty of logistical nightmares. Bernadette Wood who owns a venue in southern Tasmanian has revealed that despite a huge increase in interstate bookings, late cancella...

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Tax Advice And Tax Deductions For Freelance Workers

There are a huge number of tax deductions available for freelance workers regardless of whether your video skills are in popular demand or your Airtasker gigs are bringing in more money. Here is a list of important information you should aware of if you are currently working or ...

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South Australian Government Will Allow All Shops to Trade Without Covid-19 Restrictions on Australia Day

Rob Lucas the Treasurer of South Australia has revealed that all shops will be allowed to trade on Australia Day between the hours of 11am to 5pm regardless of its size or its businesses location. The special exemption will give permission to shoppers in the suburbs of Adelaide ...

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Important Information About Trauma Insurance

It is unfortunately possible that a sudden and unexpected incident of critical illness or serious injury can make it difficult to continue to work. Trauma insurance can help support you and your family at this time and pay for medical and rehabilitation costs. What Trauma...

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Important Information About Trauma Insurance

It is unfortunately possible that a sudden and unexpected incident of critical illness or serious injury can make it difficult to continue to work. Trauma insurance can help support you and your family at this time and pay for medical and rehabilitation costs. What Trauma...

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How to Know If Your Superannuation Is Underperforming

Australians are being urged to do one thing that has the potential to boost their super by tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Australians are being encouraged to check if their super accounts are performing this year, after a comparison tool launched five months...

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How to Know If Your Superannuation Is Underperforming

Australians are being urged to do one thing that has the potential to boost their super by tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. Australians are being encouraged to check if their super accounts are performing this year, after a comparison tool launched five months...

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Marketing Trends to Help Your Business Succeed In 2022

If you want to develop a successful marketing strategy for your business in 2022 you have been open-minded and embracive of new trends and technologies that are available to help your business succeed. In previous generations, marketing was about getting your name out ther...

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Age Pension and Government Benefits for Retirees

When you retire, you might be eligible to receive government benefits such as the Age Pension or a concession card. This type of pension and benefits you are entitled to generally will depend on your age, assets and your income. Age Pension In most cases, to be eligib...

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Budgeting Advice for Pilots

Unless you tell your money what to do it will simply go walkabout. As a pilot working as a very busy professional you will at times struggle to designate spare time to draw up a budget. Despite, being often time poor it is highly important to make creating a budget a top priorit...

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Psychological Tricks to Fast Track Your Financial Success

Money is very much about psychology as what it is about numbers. A person’s attitudes and beliefs towards money can have a huge impact on your financial decisions and consequently the financial results of the decisions we make. Here are some important mindset shifts that...

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Advice for Establishing Savings Goals In 2022

Saving more money is one of the most common New Year’s resolutions that people have every year but most of the time a lot of people fail to fulfil this goal and unfortunately fall back into their old ways of struggling to get on top of this money related goals. It is sup...

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Important Qualities Every Entrepreneur Should Have

Launching your own business is a difficult task and is not for everyone. Here is a list of traits that every aspiring entrepreneur should have if they wish to succeed in running their own business and also overcome the many obstacles that they’ll face during the early days of ...

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Tips for Decreasing Your Daily Expenses

A person’s everyday expenses can quickly add up to be huge amounts and often you will receive unexpected bills which will only add even more stress to your financial situation. This has become a bigger problem over the past 18 months with more Australians stuck at home du...

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The Commonwealth Bank Is Opening Up to Trading Cryptocurrency

In early November, the Commonwealth Bank announced that it plans to allow users of it’s CommBank app to trade cryptocurrencies. This announcement is a game changer for cryptocurrency in Australia, as the Commonwealth Bank is consequently the first of the four major banks to al...

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Tips For Keeping Your Best Employees During The Great Resignation

If you as a business owner are afraid about some of your best staff resigning in the upcoming months, here are tips to help enhance the quality of your workplace environment and consequently find new ways to entice your staff members to continue to work with your organisation. ...

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Disgruntled Former Employees Are the Greatest Cyber Security Risk for Businesses

In recent years cyber security has continued to be a major problem with businesses of all shapes and sizes. It is becoming more evident that former employees who leave an organisation disgruntled pose of the biggest cyber security risks for businesses.  Cyber-security...

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Tips For Being More Strategic With Your Marketing

Many small business owners find that time is elusive and as a result of this marketing tends to fall to the back burner and is not given as much thought as what is required to help your organisation succeed. Owners are so busy running their business, honouring family commi...

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Half of Australian Business Say Its Challenging to Recruit Skilled Professionals

A recent survey has discovered that half of Australian businesses find it more challenging to hire skilled professionals at the present time in compared to before the covid-19 pandemic. This mainly due to a huge competition for talent brought about by the restrictions on migrati...

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Australian SMEs are Being Targeted With Fraudulent Invoices

A recent survey has discovered that 1 in 5 Australian SME’s have been targeted with fraudulent invoices. Overall, the findings reveal that during the past 12 months eighteen percent of small businesses and sole traders have been victims of invoice fraud. With the average loss ...

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Businesses Have Rejected Australians Who Were Vaccinated Overseas

Struggling businesses within the tourism industry have revealed that they have unfortunately had to turn away visitors who have been vaccinated overseas because there is no easy way to prove that they have been immunised. The Victorian Tourism Industry Council and Restaura...

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Tips For Being More Strategic With Your Marketing

Many small business owners find that time is elusive and as a result of this marketing tends to fall to the back burner and is not given as much thought as what is required to help your organisation succeed. Owners are so busy running their business, honouring family commi...

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Half of Australian Business Say Its Challenging to Recruit Skilled Professionals

A recent survey has discovered that half of Australian businesses find it more challenging to hire skilled professionals at the present time in compared to before the covid-19 pandemic. This mainly due to a huge competition for talent brought about by the restrictions on migrati...

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Half of Australian Business Say Its Challenging to Recruit Skilled Professionals

A recent survey has discovered that half of Australian businesses find it more challenging to hire skilled professionals at the present time in compared to before the covid-19 pandemic. This mainly due to a huge competition for talent brought about by the restrictions on migrati...

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The Volatility of Cryptocurrency

The volatility of cryptocurrency is one of the major reasons why many people refuse to invest in the digital currency. The key reason for cryptocurrencies volatility is their newness. Throughout history, there have been many new phenomena’s that have taken time to settle down ...

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Common Marketing Strategies That Are Potentially Ineffective

Every business is unique and so is every customer, this means that the marketing strategies applied to entice customers will need to be diversified and readjusted to enhance the likelihood of enticing people from different types of social demographics and target audiences. ...

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Mistakes To Avoid Making When Saving For Retirement 

Planning for your retirement is a lifelong project and many mistakes that are often made can be avoided whilst you are young thus making it for more possible for you to live a more comfortable retirement.  Saving for retirement can be full of challenges, here is a lis...

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Ways Young Australians Can Invest In Their Future

As a result of international border closures, there is a huge opportunity for young Australians to rethink how they invest their money and time to help them create a desirable future.  Here are some tips for young Australians who are hungry to achieve their financial ...

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Australian Confirms Director ID Deadline

Current Australian directors will now be given 12 months to apply to receive their unique director identification number before fines of over $1.1 million kick in for non-compliance. Existing company directors will now be required to apply for a director identification numbe...

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20 Percent of Australians Report Experiencing Age Related Discrimination

Recently published research has shown that the occurrence of older workers in Australia being subjected to age related discrimination in the workplace has almost doubled in the past five years. According to the Australian Seniors Series: Ageing in the Workforce 2021 report, ...

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Signs That Your Budget Is Failing

Creating a well-structured budget is an essential part of managing your money intelligently and getting the most value out of your savings. Sadly, not all budgets are created equally and sometimes a poorly organised budget can do more harm than good, thus preventing a person ...

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Treasury Set to Increase Revenue Threshold for Charities

The revenue threshold for small, medium and large charities is set to be increased. This will save over 5,000 charities the need to produce reviewed or audited financial statements. The Treasury is in the process of currently consulting on exposure draft legislation which th...

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Small Businesses Are Concerned About Having Confrontations with Unvaccinated Customers

Businesses across covid-19 ravaged parts of New South Wales and Victoria are looking forward to being able to open to more customers when the states that reach their double vaccination targets. Despite the impending exciting there is also fears of confrontations that will oc...

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Payroll Jobs Drop During The Month of August

As a result of covid-19 enforced lockdowns, payroll jobs across Australia dropped during the early weeks of August. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced that payroll jobs fell by a further 0.7 percent in the fortnight to Saturday 14th August when compared to a...

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Small Businesses Are Concerned About Having Confrontations with Unvaccinated Customers

Businesses across covid-19 ravaged parts of New South Wales and Victoria are looking forward to being able to open to more customers when the states that reach their double vaccination targets. Despite the impending exciting there is also fears of confrontations that will oc...

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Small Businesses Are Concerned About Having Confrontations with Unvaccinated Customers

Businesses across covid-19 ravaged parts of New South Wales and Victoria are looking forward to being able to open to more customers when the states that reach their double vaccination targets. Despite the impending exciting there is also fears of confrontations that will oc...

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Tips To Help Grow Your Business Quickly

Running a successful business takes huge amounts of time, effort and devotion. The majority of business eventually fail, here are some tips to help your business avoid becoming another statistic and ultimately go onto to achieve long term success as a business. Hire The Rig...

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Millions Of Pensioners And Jobseeker Recipients To Receive Payment Increase

The Australian Government has announced that age pension, JobSeeker and a range of other social security payments will soon be increased. The Government has revealed that on Monday 20th September, the maximum single age pension rate will increase by $14.80 to $967.50 each fortni...

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Victorian Government Offers Tax Relief Post-Bushfire Crisis

An excess of 175,000 business across Victoria will benefit from a four-week $2.34 billion booster package. The package is due to run until the 30th September as the state’s businesses continue to struggle with the ongoing lockdown. On Saturday 4th September, Victorian Prem...

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SME Business Conditions Reached Record Highs Prior To New Lockdowns

According to recently published research from NAB, it has been revealed that business conditions managed to reach record highs in the weeks leading up to the new lockdowns which have been enforced across Australia. Improved trading, profitability and employment conditions acros...

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Tourism and Events Queensland Announces New Domestic Tourism Campaign Post Olympics Win

Tourism and Events Queensland have released a new campaign to promote domestic travel within Queensland during the course of the covid-19 pandemic. The campaign was launching in the week coinciding with Brisbane being named the host of the 2032 Summer Olympics. The campa...

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Australian Consumers Determined To Shop Local During Covid-19 Pandemic 

The recently published Consumer Sentiment Survey published by NAB illustrates that current economic uncertainty has caused many Australians to become more cautious with their spending. Generally, the majority of Australian consumers report choosing to buy less expensive products...

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Tips For Starting A Business That Makes An Impact

If you ask a number of entrepreneurs why they decided to start a business you are assured to receive a variety of different and sometimes surprising answers. Some entrepreneurs begin their business to find a solution to a problem, some might be fed up with working for someone el...

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How Business Owners Can Remain Proactive During Lockdown

It is very common for small business owners to talk about how they would love to have some time to work “on their business” and not “in their business”. Although lockdowns can be frustrating and result in a large number of financial challenges, small business owners ...

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Tax Planning Checklist for Small-Business Owners

As the End of Financial Year draws closer here are some important tips to help small businesses minimise their tax position before 30th June. Superannuation If you are wanting to save some real tax money, contributing to your super fund should be one of your strategies, ...

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Consumer Sentiment Across Australia Skyrockets To 94 percent

Small Businesses in Australia are coming out on top as an unintended consequence of the covid-19 pandemic. Recently published research complied by the Australian Made Campaign has revealed that consumer sentiment across Australia has skyrocketed to support local products to ...

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Tips For Record Keeping To Increase Your Tax Refund

If you are wanting to pay less tax, following a number of very important but very simple record keeping habits could make tax time easier each year and a number of different areas in your life a lot less stress free. Recently the Australian Tax Office (ATO) has begun to crac...

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Tips for Saving Money Faster

To save more money, you don’t need to always make huge changes to your lifestyle. You don’t have to suddenly find a new job that pays for five times more than your currently salary. What you need to do is set a few realistic, do-able lifestyle tweaks and decide to commit to ...

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The Australian Tax Office Is Cracking Down on Ineligible Work-From-Home Claims

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) wants taxpayers to be aware that there are four key ineligible work-from-home claims they will be monitoring closely as Australians look to make the most of their flexible working arrangements. The ATO has remained taxpayers that while the tem...

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The Australian Tax Office Announces New Recruitment Program for High School Leavers in Regional Areas

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has announced a new recruitment program that gives recent high school graduates living in four regional towns an opportunity to land a 12-month job with the ATO. The program known as the “Career Kickstart Program” will be available for recent...

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Tips for Preparing and Writing A Grant Application

Whenever there is an opportunity to apply for a grant which could benefit you or your business it is super important to make sure you are organised and fully prepared before you apply. Successful grant applicants must meet the grants eligibility criteria. It should also have...

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Information About the Costing & Pricing Learning Program

The Curtin University Not-for-profit Initiative has teamed up with NDS to develop a practical learning program which aims to increase costing and pricing skills for disability service providers across Australia. The purpose of the program is to build knowledge and skills aro...

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Alcohol Producers Set to Receive Tax Cuts of Up To $250,000 A Year 

The federal government has announced that as part of the May 2021 Budget, Independent distillers and craft brewers across Australia will receive tax cuts to encourage them to invest more money into their businesses. The additional money saved as a result of the tax cuts will ...

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How to Claim Tax Deductions on Donations You Make to A Charity

Often when you donate money to a charity, your donation can be tax deductable. Tax deductible donations are a fantastic way to give your tax refund a boost while contributing to a worthy cause that is close to your heart. This is the definition of a win-win situation. It is ...

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Tips for Starting A Business During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Millions of businesses across Australia have been financially impacted by the covid-19 pandemic. Sudden long downs and restrictions on the number of people allowed in venues has made it difficult for many businesses to remain financially viable. This means that starting a busine...

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Planning an Exit Strategy for Your Family Business

Planning and executing a successful exit strategy to either sell your family business or introduce a succession plan within your family has many challenges. Particularly in the age of covid-19 when banks have stricter borrowing conditions. Businesses at the present time are als...

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Tips for Getting A Bigger Tax Refund 

Every year millions of Australians miss out on taking advantage of a large number of legitimate tax deductions. It is highly valuable for employees and employers alike to determine if they are getting the full tax refund that they are entitled.   Here are some tips...

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CGT and FBT Exemption Draft Legislation Released

The Australian Government has published two pieces of draft legislation which were originally announced in the most recent federal budget from October 2020. The first piece of legislation which has been released include measures to exempt employers from the 47 percent fringe ben...

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Advice for Practitioners Wanting to Start Their Own Laser Hair Removal Clinic 

Working for yourself can be very rewarding for individuals working in the beauty services industry. Here are some tips to help practitioners who are wanting to start their own laser hair removal clinic. Make Sure You Are Legally Certified and Obtain A “Cosmetic Possession Lic...

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Getting A Licence from The ATO To Legally Distil Alcohol in Australia

If you are an Australian resident who aspires to distil their own alcohol, it is essential to be aware of the fact that you are required to pay tax on the alcohol you produce. Australians are required to obtain a licence to distil alcohol which is available to obtain for free fr...

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70,700 New Jobs Were Added to The Australian Workforce in March 2021.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has announced that almost 71,000 new jobs were added to the Australian workforce between February and March 2021. The total hours worked has also returned to the same levels that were recorded prior to the covid-19 pandemic. These figur...

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Marketing Tips For Sleep Clinics Wanting To Attract More Customers

It super important for owners of sleep clinics to take their marketing strategy for their business seriously if they are wanting to stay engaged with their existing clients and attract a larger number of patients. Focus on creating a brand that your customers will trust and are...

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Tax Deductions for Hospitality Workers

The hospitality industry has been one of the hardest hit sectors during the covid-19 pandemic. To make your financial situation less difficult it is important for hospitality workers to be aware of the many tax deductions that they are entitled to thus allowing them to put a huge...

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Business Advice for New Distillers

If you are thinking about starting or have recently established a business that specialises in distilling alcoholic spirits here are some tips to help your business become more successful. Focus on Building Your Unique Brand Creating an alcoholic beverage that tastes great i...

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Calls for Tax on Draught Beer to Be Reduced By 50 Percent

Pubs across Australia are requesting for the federal government to reduce the tax on draught beer to lessen the burden on inner-city venues that have been financially disrupted by the covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions since the beginning of the pandemic. There are calls being...

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The ATO Is Ramping Up Audits to Capture Unpaid Duty on Alcohol

Restaurants and bottle shops can soon expect to be contacted by the Australian Tax Office (ATO) in relation to potential audit action as the tax agency aims to tighten its grip on the sale and distribution of illicit alcohol. The ATO has recently issued Taxpayer Alert TA 2020/1...

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