When shopping around for your business, regardless of what you’re purchasing, the first thing you should consider is your budget. Your budget will always be the first business resource that will take a hit every time you purchase business equipment and goods.
However, when it comes to getting your business its cloud accounting software, you should start to dig deeper than budget consideration. Cloud accounting software offers incredible advantages, like significant reduction of time spent on accounting, easier collaboration, and being able to send and receive financial data on the go.
You should be able to weigh a cloud accounting software’s cost against its benefits and compare its performance against its competitors. Here’s a comprehensive cost comparison of cloud accounting software to help you decide which one matches the needs of your business: Continue reading
If you’re running a small business in Australia, chances are you’re constantly pressed for time. Preparing and lodging your business payment summaries would certainly take time, good thing the Australian Tax Office (ATO) now allows certain reports to be lodged online.
If the type of annual report you’re going to lodge is all about payments you have made regarding work, which includes salaries and wages, then you’re in luck as the ATO allows Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) withholding payment summary annual report to be lodged online.
The only question is, how do you prepare and lodge your business payment summaries online? Continue reading
As a bookkeeper, you understand the importance of knowing the ins and outs of your business. From the inventory to finances, you need to have an iron-clad knowledge of each aspect in order to create usable data when tax-time comes around. This is especially true for cash flow managers. When you are charged with managing the cash flow of a business, you are ostensibly overseeing the transference between the buyer and seller – and the numbers need to add up every time.
Gone are the days where cash flow management needed to be handled by hand. Today, there are various cash flow management software options available for managers everywhere that are designed to make the job simpler and more streamlined than ever before. As we discuss below, we will examine just why this software is important, which apps are popular today, and will answer the question about whether cash flow management software is the right fit for you and your business. Continue reading
Owning a small business on the Gold Coast is always exciting. It’s an uphill battle most days, but owning and operating your own venture creates a great sense of pride and purpose. While the sense of accomplishment is running high, many people that open businesses tend to overlook certain aspects of the operation. One such area that isn’t very glamorous is the bookkeeping that needs to be taken seriously.
Bookkeeping is not very exciting. However, keeping a proper set of books for your business is essential to the health of your business. In this article we’ll take a look at some of the reasons why you need to focus on bookkeeping for your business and some helpful information to ensure you stay on top of the bookkeeping. Continue reading
Owning and operating a small business on the Gold Coast has its challenges. With each quarter bringing a new set of issues – along with reporting duties that need to be fulfilled – you need to stay on top of all of the various aspects of your business if you want to stay ahead. You want to have your bookkeeping well arranged for when the ATO comes around, so having a qualified and experienced bookkeeper is a great investment.
There is one issue that remains somewhat sticky when it comes to bookkeepers. That issue revolves around the hourly rate for services. Hourly rates can be difficult to determine, and can be difficult to wrap one’s head around. There are various factors and services to consider when choosing a bookkeeper that fits your business’ needs. In this article, we’ll examine a few of those factors and try to zero in on just what constitutes a reasonable rate for bookkeeping on the Gold Coast. Continue reading