Small business events: the most effective marketing tool?

Are small business events the most effective marketing tool? In today’s online world it is easy for businesses to rely on phone, email, and social media to engage with existing and prospective customers. This is limiting. Not only does it take away the personal element of business, it greatly reduces any opportunity to develop genuine relationships. Those genuine relationships are the key to success in small business. This has been argued by countless experts over many years (Peter Drucker, Barry [...]

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Small business leadership - like a boss

Leadership mastery: Knowing your weaknesses

Apparently, employees leave managers, not companies. Bridgette Hyacinth, an expert in HR and leadership, writes “In spite of how good a job may be, people will quit if the reporting relationship is not healthy”. Despite evidence that 50% of American workers voluntarily leave their jobs because of bosses, the statement remains questioned. According to data gathered by Culture Amp, only 12% of the decision-making process made by an employee before leaving a job, was down to the manager. Their opinion: development opportunities. In fact, their [...]

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Knowledge Base: Your Cashflow Manager Help Centre

You spoke, we listened, and now we would like to introduce you to Knowledge Base, our online Cashflow Manager Help Centre. Cashflow Manager Knowledge Base This centralised hub, which you can access direct from the support tab on the Cashflow Manager website, gives you instant access to helpful information on all Cashflow products, from installing the latest software update to handy hints and tips for setting up and using Single Touch Payroll. Access Knowledge Base direct from the Cashflow Manager website Knowledge Base [...]

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Customise customer invoices

How To Customise Your Customer Invoices

Sending invoices is a major role for a business owner, without them, you don’t get paid. Cashflow Manager has the functionality to customise your customer invoices. By using a customised layout, you can add on a logo or image, personalized messaging, payment terms and payment information. The Customised Layout function is located in the Invoice Manager module under the Tools menu. In there you have the option to customise Invoices, Adjustment Notes, Picking Slips, Purchase Orders, Purchase Invoices, Receipts and Statements. To [...]

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Simple, Low Cost Single Touch Payroll Compliant Software

We are excited to release a low-cost, Single Touch Payroll (STP) solution for very small business’, called Wages 1-4. We released this solution in response to an ATO initiative aimed to assist businesses with very few employees, who do not currently use payroll software, to begin reporting electronically. Our pricing and product features are set according to the ATO’s guidelines. You can see Wages 1-4 listed here on the ATO no-cost and low-cost STP solutions register. Wages 1-4 looks and functions much [...]

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Single Touch Payroll now available in Cashflow Manager

As you are aware, the ATO have announced they are making big changes to how small businesses report to them. Specifically, the ATO is transitioning businesses who pay wages to employees to digital reporting methods. This new method of reporting is called Single Touch Payroll (STP). This simply means that employers will be required to send their employees’ tax and super information to the ATO each time they run their payroll and pay their employees. STP reporting has been rolled out gradually [...]

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How to get more customers

You’ve got your business, employees and cash flow all set up and are wondering where your next sale is coming from and how to get more customers. This is a question that many small business owners have asked at one point or another. Sales are essential to every business and without sales, you can be certain that you will fail. In order for your business to be successful, you have to find what works for generating sales and boosts [...]

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What do the Banking Royal Commission findings mean for Australian Small Business and Agribusiness?

The final findings and recommendations by Commissioner Hayne were released to the public on Monday 4th February. We have sifted through the 76 recommendations and drawn out those which will impact SMEs and those in the agricultural industry specifically. SMEs The definition of small business This will be simplified so that an additional 10,000 to 20,000 additional SMEs in Australia will be governed by the Banking Code. This will offer better protection for these businesses when dealing with their banks. Credit assessment process There [...]

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Staff management in small business

It is no secret that the way you manage staff in a small business has a significant influence on their productivity, performance and job satisfaction. As a business owner, you may need to adopt effective management techniques to get the best out of your employees and increase cash flow. Your staff management style will determine how motivated your employees are to participate in and contribute positively to the workplace and treat it as if it were their own. Sometimes managing [...]

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Managing overhead costs for small business

Average overhead costs for a small business More than half of Australia’s small businesses reported a bigger growth than the past several years, according to a recent CPA Australia report. However, keeping the doors of your business open takes a lot more than passion and a stomach for risks. Business owners have a lot of things to consider when running a business, including the costs. With invoices, income statements and other expenses to consider, it is no surprise that many small [...]

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