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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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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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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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End of Financial Year – Are you ready or not?

The key to a successful year-end is to be prepared and organised. If you’ve been using Cashflow Manager this financial year, you’ll find the process quick and simple. Follow these seven steps and have a happy new financial year. Click here to download our free EOFY Guide!

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Be prepared for Single Touch Payroll with Cashflow Manager

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is almost here and Cashflow Manager is working with the ATO to make sure that you are ready to go when it becomes mandatory for businesses with 20 or more employees on 1 July 2018. Cashflow Manager Gold and Wages Manager will be compliant at this date and will deliver an easy-to-use solution to make this change as simple as possible for you. What is Single Touch Payoll? Single Touch Payroll is a new simpler way to report [...]

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7 things every small business should do before Christmas

While Santa’s double checking his naughty and nice lists, make sure you check out our list of 7 tips to make sure your small business is all set for a jolly holly Christmas. Get into the festive spirit The end of a year is also a great time to celebrate and acknowledge the hard work and achievements of your team over the past twelve months. Start by creating a festive environment and getting creative with Christmas decorations, activities and events. Connect on [...]

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How to create a budget for your small business in Cashflow Manager Version 11

A business budget is a vital tool for success in starting and operating your business. It can help you plan the items and expenses necessary if you are a start-up, assist you with getting a business loan, show you how much you can spend each month, and help know how much money you need to make to meet all your expenses. In Cashflow Manager you have always been able to create a budget for a particular account but in Version [...]

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Mistakes small businesses make with their data backups

Everyone knows the importance of backing up their small business data, yet here at Cashflow Manager we still get many calls about lost financial information. Don’t wait until disaster strikes to find out that your backup system isn’t working. Here are three common backup mistakes to look out for. Skipping Backups One of the more serious and common mistakes made by small business owners is skipping or missing backups. This could be because someone simply forgot to do it, or there [...]

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Reporting Simpler BAS in Cashflow Manager Version 11

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) have simplified GST reporting for small business by reducing the amount of GST information required in Business Activity Statements (BAS). From the 1st of July 2017, small businesses will be automatically transferred to Simpler BAS. There are no changes to the reporting frequency or how other taxes are reported on your BAS. With Simpler BAS you only need to report the following GST information: G1 Total Sales 1A GST on Sales 1B GST on Purchases How does this work in [...]

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Our new-look Cashflow Manager Version 11 is here!

We are delighted to let you know that you can now download Version 11 of Cashflow Manager, Cashflow Manager GOLD and Wages Manager. The new features included in Version 11 will help you save hours of time with your bookkeeping, give you valuable insights into your business, as well as keeping you compliant with the Australian Tax Office. Two of the new features we are most excited to share with you include new navigation which makes it quicker and easier [...]

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