There have been massive changes to the Back to Work program which includes the $20K Youth Boost I have promoted loudly and widely. Form 1st July 2018, the program will change significantly. If you are using this program, or considering using it, it pays to read the fine print and check out the changes.
I absolutely love the Business Growth Fund! There is so much assistance available right now for small and medium sized businesses and I'm always on the look out for grants that may be of interest to my clients and the wider business community. This one is up to $50K and is a beauty.
Traineeships can be a great way to hire a much much needed office staff member to enhance your efficiency. The good news is there are government grants available to assist with the cost. In fact, they cover most of the costs!
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?