Can you believe we are in the final quarter of this financial year already? With 3 down and 1 to go, I'd love to share a few pointers to help you maximise the final quarter of 2018:
I'm a firm believer that most of of us pay our fair share of tax, so when there is a grant on offer, particularly for small and medium sized business, I'm all over it. Whether it's federally funded or state funded, I'm often asked what's on offer, so here's my summary for the current round of grants.
The Australian Government is investing $200 billion over this decade and beyond into modernising the nation's defence capability. That's a significant market to consider playing in.
I read a lot of books. Bookshops at airports will never go broke whilst I continue to travel.
My most recent purchase was this beauty: Truth, Growth, Repeat (A Business Manual for Generation Why) by Mike Edmonds. You need to go and buy this book!
Here are some handy dates to mark in your diary.
22 January - December monthly Business Activity Statement (BAS) due.
29 January - December quarter superannuation guarantee contributions due.
2017 has been a wonderful year! Thank you to all of my clients, friends, family, colleagues and network for being part of it. 2017 has dealt us some challenges and some wonderful opportunities and delivered some wonderful adventures!
Thinking of something different for client gifts this year?
Have you considered your own range of wine?
I love a great planning session!
I have developed a tool to help you map out your plans for 2018. It's simple, it's old school, it's ... a wall planner!
And here's yours to download for free.
You can print this on paper if you have a jumbo printer, or better still, send the file to your local signwriter and have it made into a whiteboard. Here is what you will need to tell your signwriter:
As I write this entry, there are only 7 Fridays until Christmas. How did that happen? Well I know how it happened, it happens this way every year. Yet every November, my heart seems to race a little faster.
Capability Statements are a fantastic way to showcase the credibility, capability and experience of your business without getting into pushy selling. In addition to being useful to include with tenders and expressions of interest, capability statements can be a useful resource for your staff, sub-contractors and colleagues to promote your business in a professional manner.