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If you’re looking to claim JobKeeper from the month of April onwards (Including from the date it was available from – 30th of March) there are five things you need to keep in mind you need to do before the end of May to make sure you’ll be paid when the ATO makes the payments […]
  JobKeeper: Do I need to pay employees first, to be eligible?   The answer is absolutely.    The JobKeeper payment is a reimbursement from the ATO for wages that you’ve paid in the month previous.   The first JobKeeper fortnight commenced on Monday, 30th of March 2020 and ended on Sunday, 12th of April […]
  “If employees have been stood down after the first of March 2020, does an employer have to pay them to receive the $1,500 reimbursement per fortnight?”    The answer is, yes.    In another video, we talked about the requirement to pay the employees first, before you receive the reimbursement. This includes employees who […]
If you’re looking to claim JobKeeper from the month of April onwards (Including from the date it was available from – 30th of March) there are five things you need to keep in mind you need to do before the end of April to make sure you’ll be paid when the ATO makes the payments […]
              This week, Business owners around Australia are getting smashed with BAS & PAYG Tax Bills.  While there’s no way to avoid paying tax (other than earning no profit or doing something dodgy / illegal) here’s 5 ways you can experience some Small Business Tax Relief …   >> […]
Curious as to exactly how the Inspire CA business is performing? We’d like to share with you the story that our numbers tell. WHY? 1 – We couldn’t have made this impact without you. So THANK YOU! 2 – We are growing with you. Young Families, Small Businesses, – Achieving Big Goals. It’s not just […]
Understanding your working capital timeline allows you to control it. Understanding how cash flows to and through your business is the first step on taming the beast and setting yourself up to win. Download your free working capital timeline infographic
How does $34,000 TAXED SAVED sound? Have you ever wondered whether or not you’re in the right business structure? Or if you have no idea why you’re set up the way you are? To clear up the mist surrounding business structures, we’ve put together a quick 20 min LIVE webinar that answers the most common […]
Check out this webinar and see how to: Improve your Christmas cashflow so you can Holiday in PEACE. With Christmas coming up, the wheels of business tends to slow as everyone winds down for the year. But the problem for you is, you still have expenses that don’t go on holidays! Here is a summary […]
This is a fairly technical article – but it is an important one. All too often, I see business structures slapped together with average advice from accountants. And one of the killers is just setting up a company, with individuals (usually the business owner / owners) as shareholders. It won’t hurt you now, but it will hurt you […]
Let’s Make it Your Best Year yet – Plan for Profit! Wouldn’t it be great to Plan well for 2016 now so you can spend more quality time with your family? How do the multi millionaires plan for profit for the next year so they can holiday in peace? Watch this webinar and find out: Here is […]
Welcome to the NEW YEAR!!! I just recently wrote an article about a baseball team using numbers to win.  And in that same week, hearing a quote, I realised something about Michael Jordan’s career. Michael Jordan would make a great businessman. Oh, I would actually say he is a great businessman, second to basketball. Michael […]
And designing the dream lifestyle you want, with plenty of holidays and time to work ON the business! Hey, welcome back to 2016!  Ever heard of the saying “the quality of one’s life is in direct proportion to the quality of the questions you ask of yourself”? I’m pretty sure it was that big motivational […]
Ever had a great idea for a business that was borne out of a frustration you faced?  Ever wanted to take a 3 month Road trip around Australia?  Ever tried one of those crappy frozen meals and wondered if there was anything better out there? (I know I have!) It was an absolute pleasure to […]
Build an Inspiring Book List with Harvee Pene (Partner & Business Advisor at Inspire CA) as he undertakes his 2016 Challenge:  Read (implement & review) a Book a Week.   Harvee – The second I walked past the title, it was book love at first sight. “OVERSUBSCRIBED: How to get people lining up to do […]
Build an Inspiring Book List with Harvee Pene (Partner & Business Advisor at Inspire CA) as he undertakes his 2016 Challenge:  Read (implement & review) a Book a Week. This is a brilliant story about the commercial and creative forces that came together to create Pixar. You can download Creativity Inc here. Ironically Steve Jobs only […]
We recently attended a charity for Hummingbird House and while putting on my black tie, inquisitive 7 year old nephew asked “Uncle, what is Hummingbird House?” I said “Do you know what a Hospice is?” He said “Yeah it’s a sad place where old people go before they die.” To which I said “Well Hummingbird […]
A visual memoir of the Australia Day themed Inspiring Business Event on Jan 22, 2016 Welcome to our first Inspiring Business event of 2016!   What started as a small group of like minded business owners getting together for after work drinks and a chat has turned into a Meet Up Movement with almost 500 […]
Build an Inspiring Book List with Harvee Pene (Partner & Business Advisor at Inspire CA) as he undertakes his 2016 Challenge:  Read (implement & review) a Book a Week. Happy pre-Australia Day people’s. Turns out this book a week challenge isn’t so hard, once you get your momentum up! The key is in implementation, rather […]
Build an Inspiring Book List with Harvee Pene (Partner & Business Advisor at Inspire CA) as he undertakes his 2016 Challenge:  Read (implement & review) a Book a Week. 1st day back in 2016 and it was highly appropriate to ‘just’ finish this awesome book on the boat ride into the office this morning. This […]
Build an Inspiring Book List with Harvee Pene (Partner & Business Advisor at Inspire CA) as he undertakes his 2016 Challenge:  Read (implement & review) a Book a Week. The Virgin Way How to listen, learn, laugh and lead This is one of the only books that have left me laughing out loud, usually in […]
A better, faster, easier way to succeed in business Build an Inspiring Book List with Harvee Pene (Partner & Business Advisor at Inspire CA) as he undertakes his 2016 Challenge:  Read (implement & review) a Book a Week. Straight up, people around me would say I’m a pretty impatient man.  So this is my kind […]
Collaborate with 5,000+ inspirational entrepreneurs on the same journey as you Running a small business can be hard. Being an entrepreneur can be lonely. Most fail. Yet every morning we get out of bed to realise our entrepreneurial dreams. To provide for our families. To be a business that exists for good. To be the one […]
Happy Birthday Inspire! Our own start up story, told for the first time. WOW it’s Inspire CA – Young Family Small Business 3rd Birthday today. For the first time, I’m going to share the cool story about how Ben Walker and I met (and way later came to be in business together) I helped start […]
Help! cashflow is killing me #AccountingAnswers:  3 tips to even out the ups and downs Fixing cashflow problems is like dealing with the pain of a toothache. Strong painkillers give immediate but temporary relief. A filling or root canal can remove the problem of pain. Improvement in Oral Health with prevent further decay. In this […]
[su_youtube_advanced url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4s7tCmYe7Po&feature=youtu.be” height=”340″ controls=”no” autohide=”yes” showinfo=”no” rel=”no” modestbranding=”yes”] Building a Profit War Chest and save your Business How a Small Business owners can very quickly amass Emergency Cash Reserves and Build a Profit War Chest: Most business owners don’t have the time to or know-how to read the different accounting reports necessary to manage the […]
Book Review: Daring and Disruptive: Unleashing the Entrepreneur by Lisa Messenger.   Build an Inspiring Book List with Harvee Pene (Partner & Business Advisor at Inspire CA) as he undertakes his 2016 Challenge:  Read (implement & review) a Book a Week. Morning all, Happy Monday   The Entrepreneurial Grind hit me hard last week – […]
Give your Super a Boost! An alternative way of building up your retirement savings. While most of us will hopefully accumulate enough superannuation throughout our working lives to have a comfortable retirement, many of us simply won’t have the funds there to splurge on something nice every now and then. What if we could tell […]
  We believe that every business owner has an inspiring story to tell.  A story of how they began.  A story of how they overcame the odds.  A story of what drives them.  A story of when they had a breakthrough.  A story of who inspires them to keep going.  Entrepreneurs of Brisbane is where […]
Do Cool Sh*t: Quit your day job.  Start your own business.  Live happily ever after. by Miki Agrawal.   Build an Inspiring Book List with Harvee Pene (Partner & Business Advisor at Inspire CA) as he undertakes his 2016 Challenge:  Read (implement & review) a Book a Week. I believe everyone wants to do cool […]
[su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcaGg10f5pk” width=”640″ height=”360″] How much GST can I claim on a new car? When it comes to claiming GST on a car (Goods & Services Tax), it’s very similar to claiming GST on any other business expense. You can only claim the GST to the percentage that it relates to earning an income in your business. So […]
Can’t afford to hire your next employee? It’s an age-old dilemma for small business owners: You need help to grow your business, but you can’t afford to hire anyone. This common situation is a catch-22 that has driven many an entrepreneur into early burnout, if not an early grave. There is an answer to the […]
Many Business owners tell us that GROWTH is amongst the top items on their agenda for 2016. To grow you need more customers. More customers means more sales. Before Sales you need Marketing. You probably dabble in Social Media.   But not many of us generate tonnes of leads from Facebook. So to help out, […]
  We believe that every business owner has an inspiring story to tell.  A story of how they began.  A story of how they overcame the odds.  A story of what drives them.  A story of when they had a breakthrough.  A story of who inspires them to keep going.  Entrepreneurs of Brisbane is where […]
The Four Hour Work Week Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich.  Build an Inspiring Book List with Harvee Pene (Partner & Business Advisor at Inspire CA) as he undertakes his 2016 Challenge:  Read (implement & review) a Book a Week.   The Four Hour Work Week or 4HWW is a very […]
8 ways to know if you can afford to hire your next employee – Part 2 of 2 The opportunities for growth in your business will come in ebbs and flows, like waves. Hire too early and you’re a sitting duck waiting for an opportunity off in the distant horizon. Hire too late and you’re playing catch […]
[su_youtube url=”https://youtu.be/kzI9gzHGrYs” width=”640″ height=”360″]   Is donating to charity tax deductible? There’s three rules at play: Is it more than two dollars? Are they a DGR? You want to ask the provider that. Are you a profitable business? Now, why three is important is because of the ATO. If you are in loss, they’re going […]
?? Collaboration Not Competition: a tale of 2 candles ?? Only read this if you operate business in a very competitive industry, like we do. Competition = 2 competitive business owners fight over the flame of a single candle (a business opportunity). When they believe that only 1 can have the flame, they snuff out […]
Why is an SMSF better for investing in commercial property, and leasing it back to yourself, than an investment trust? Many people ask us how is it that they can stop paying somebody else for their lease. A lease is a big expense, and they want to somehow cash in on that money, or that […]
#Accounting Answers: So remember young family, small business equals family trust or discretionary trust as the ideal structure for 9 times out of 10. If you don’t understand how your structure works, or you don’t feel you’re in the right structure we absolutely need to talk, but let me give you a really cool example […]
Before you can decide about the best way to pay yourself for your hard work in your business, you need to understand about structures. 9 times out of 10, if you’re a young family in a small business, your ideal structure is a company and a discretionary trust. Another name for discretionary trusts are family […]
SMSF Myths Busted! Self managed super fund Is a Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) right for you? Already have a SMSF, but want to make it work harder for you? Over 900,000 Australians run their own SMSF. But the news media is in a frenzy at the moment about SMSF’s and property investments. We understand that SMSF’s don’t suit […]
The Power of Building an Empire Using Social Media Many Business owners tell us that GROWTH is amongst the top items on their agenda for 2016. To grow you need more customers. More customers means more sales. Before Sales you need Marketing. You probably dabble in Social Media. But not many of us generate tonnes […]
  Build an Inspiring Book List with Harvee Pene (Partner & Business Advisor at Inspire CA) as he undertakes his 2016 Challenge:  Read (implement & review) a Book a Week. Book Review: What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life. At this level, sport – like business and life – is a mind […]
Find out how Phillip Di Bella revolutionised the Australian coffee culture! We’ve all experienced the disappointment that comes with an average cup of coffee, however Phillip Di Bella has made it his mission to change this. Dissatisfied with the level of customer service and consistency within the coffee industry, Phillip started Di Bella Coffee. His […]
Ben Love, Father, Businessman, and Hero We believe that every business owner has an inspiring story to tell.  A story of how they began.  A story of how they overcame the odds.  A story of what drives them.  A story of when they had a breakthrough.  A story of who inspires them to keep going. […]
We believe that every business owner has an inspiring story to tell.  A story of how they began.  A story of how they overcame the odds.  A story of what drives them.  A story of when they had a breakthrough.  A story of who inspires them to keep going.  Entrepreneurs of Brisbane is where we […]
Chapter One:  You Have The Power to Change Stuff Build an Inspiring Book List with Harvee Pene (Partner & Business Advisor at Inspire CA) as he undertakes his 2016 Challenge:  Read (implement & review) a Book a Week. CHAPTER ONE is the story of one of my favourite brands, Thankyou. A social enterprise that gives […]
What is a Car Fringe Benefit?   A car fringe benefit can occur when an employer makes a car they own or lease available for the private use of an employee. If you conduct your business through a company or trust, you may be an employee of the company or trust. Are any of your […]
DISTRIBUTE INCOME TO  RETIRED PARENTS (& IN LAWS!) How does this strategy work? Discretionary Trusts are great for Young Families in Business as they give you… you guessed it, DISCRETION. In fact they’re more well known as Family Trusts. They give you discretion about who pays tax, how much they pay and potentially when it’s […]
Write Off Bad Debts How does this strategy work? Let’s say you are a plumber, and builders are your clients. You send them invoices regularly for your work. Sometimes they pay. Sometimes they don’t. There always seems to be a dispute. Let’s say for a $1,000 invoice you send, the builder pays $800 but refuses […]
How does this distribute to your children strategy work?   Discretionary Trusts are great for Young Families in Business as they give you… you guessed it, DISCRETION. In fact they’re more well known as Family Trusts. They give you discretion about who pays tax, how much they pay and potentially when it’s paid. So let’s […]
  Make Additional Super Contributions to reduce your tax How does this strategy work? You may be aware that superannuation is the best investment vehicle for tax purposes out there. It’s also easy to put this in the back of your mind for a number of reasons. You might think: 1) “I can’t touch it […]
How does this strategy work? Each month you pay super for your employees. 9.5% of their wage. For a quarterly payroll of $100,000, that’s $9,500. Now your Employee Super Payments are typically due on 28th day of the following month after each quarter finishes. For the quarter of March to June 2016, it’s due 28 […]
How does this strategy work? Life Insurance is money your family will receive in the event of you kicking the bucket. Interestingly the premiums you pay for Life Insurance are not tax deductible, unless they’re paid from your superannuation. Let’s say the premiums for your Life Insurance are $5,000 per year. Option 1 (Without Tax […]
  Sales is such an important part of any business. Many of us hate the word sales, but it pay the bills and keeps the lights on. So we asked Richard Bell, the speaker at our upcoming Inspiring Business Event, “when you’re advising sales professionals, what sales advice do you give them?” Before Rich’s career […]
Accelerated Asset Depreciation – 100% deduction NOW if it’s under 20 k. How does this strategy work? You buy an asset.   A car for example. For running around doing quotes onsite. Its value will GO DOWN (aka depreciate) over time. So the tax man lets you claim that depreciating value – Thanks, Tax Man! […]
  Time Your Capital Gains – Hold for 12 months & Sell  in a low income year. How does this strategy work? You bought an investment. A property for example. Bought it for $200,000, sold it for $300,000. You made $100,000 profit – wooohoo. The tax man wants a piece of your pie – booo. […]
We believe that every business owner has an inspiring story to tell.  A story of how they began.  A story of how they overcame the odds.  A story of what drives them.  A story of when they had a breakthrough.  A story of who inspires them to keep going.  Entrepreneurs of Brisbane is where we […]
We believe that every business owner has an inspiring story to tell.  A story of how they began.  A story of how they overcame the odds.  A story of what drives them.  A story of when they had a breakthrough.  A story of who inspires them to keep going.  Entrepreneurs of Brisbane is where we […]
WE’RE HELPING YOUNG FAMILIES IN SMALL BUSINESS ACHIEVE A VERY BIG GOAL – SAVE $500,000 IN TAX BEFORE 30 JUNE. We’re calling it the … SAVE $500,000 TAX CAMPAIGN Imagine for a minute … What half a million dollars would mean, back in the hands of the Young Families that work so hard to earn […]
This Inspiring Business Event is powered by Inspire CA, an uber cool and disruptive accounting firm that is proving that not all accountants are boring. Secure your tickets now: WEDNESDAY 8th JUNE, 5:30pm – 8pm  Co-Founder of Australia’s 9th fastest growing company shares his rare insights into finding your competitive advantage.   Inspiring Business Event […]
THANK YOU PHIL – A year of NEW beginnings! Last Friday the Inspire Team farewelled our friend and Senior Accountant Phil “Shep” Shephard. Phil has had a big year, welcoming his new baby girl Melody Jane Shephard into the world. He is now making a move to the sunny coast to be closer to family […]
Are you SuperStream ready? To make sure employer superannuation contributions are paid in a consistent, timely and efficient manner, the ATO has introduced SuperStream. The key component of SuperStream is that it is compulsory to make your superannuation contributions online with products that are SuperStream compliant. The easiest way to become SuperStream compliant is to […]
  Congratulations to the #InspireFamily aka clients of Inspire CA. We’ve been busily researching the latest in tax law and have found a number of strategies that will either save you tax, increase your wealth and / or accelerate your cashflow.   Thanks to your prompt action, we are well on our way to our […]
“How much should I / can I pull out of the business?” is a question we get asked almost everyday.  There are two primary ways a business owner gets paid from the business and it’s extremely important to understand the difference between the two.   For business owners, what is the difference between a Salary […]
561,478 reasons to aim high! In April 2016 we set a very big (and hairy) audacious goal. To save young families in business, $500,000 in tax before 30 June. Well it’s our pleasure to announce that as at Monday 13th June 4pm we’re up to $561,478 tax saved! Congratulations #InspireFamily. The campaign is not over […]
Hi #InspireFamily, Please join me in welcoming Jake Pretorius to the INSPIRE team. Jake came to us a few months ago with his dream of becoming an inspirational accountant. He has since excelled in his 12 week internship (aka baptism of fire!) all while juggling his last few months of Accounting Degree at UNI and […]
I’m fresh off the boat from 9 magical days in New Zealand and instead of cheap souvenirs, I’ve got a game changing business strategy for you: Grab a big 12 month calendar and map out all the holidays you want to take, aim for 8 – 12 weeks. Block out: the overseas holidays the local […]
In April 2016 we set a very big (and hairy) audacious goal.  To help young families in business by having, to save $500,000 tax for our clients before 30 June. Well it’s our pleasure to announce that as at Thursday 30th June we’re up to over $1,000,000 tax saved! Congratulations #InspireFamily. It feels great to aim for […]
It’s a new Financial Year, and we believe the key to financial bliss is starting the year the way you’d like to end it. So Ben Walker, brings you his top 9 New Financial Year Resolutions you should start now. 1. Miracle Morning A mentor of mine once told me “Ben, a great morning, makes […]
  In every Self Managed Super Fund there are 2 sides.  An Accumulation side and a Pension side. Using Harvee’s plane analogy from the beginning, the accumulation side or phase of a SMSF is when the fund is actively growing.  The same as when that plane is climbing to new heights.  You can’t touch any […]
  There are three key people that should be in your A team. a Bookkeeper an Accountant a CFO or Chief Financial Officer What do bookkeepers do? They process day to day transactions of your business and they reconcile your bank statements and sometimes they have accounts payable and accounts receivable functions. Sometimes, they also […]
When should you outsource your bookkeeping or when you should do it yourself? First of all, we need to figure out what’s the cost of a bookkeeper. Here at Inspire CA, we do have a bookkeeping package that’s around $200.00 a month. That’s how much it costs to do your bookkeeping for that month or […]
I’m not proud of it.  But my first business was … selling cigarettes to under-aged kids. This entrepreneurial dream didn’t last long as the principal of my school had actually gotten wind of what I was doing. I packed up shop really, really, really quickly, but not before learning a lesson about business and profits […]
As Accountants, we are seeing people drop out of high-paying employment or jobs, and jumping in and starting their own business. This is a very exciting time and it’s a great way to be absolutely in control of the impact that you make on this world. However, this big move towards jumping into business is […]
Imagine you’ve got an amazing business that is trading through a Trust. You take out some profit to feed yourself, feed your family, put the kids in school and live comfortably. But you still have some excess profit left over! If you take it out, you’ll have to pay up to 49 percent tax. What […]
  How much do I need in super to start an SMSF? The rough guideline for how much you need in superannuation to justify a SMSF or Self Managed Super Fund is about a quarter of a million dollars or $250,000 – or more. Remember a SMSF can have up to 4 members and so […]
What is negative profit? Imagine your business has ten thousand dollars a week coming in. A negative fifteen percent profit means that you are actually spending eleven thousand five hundred dollars. One thousand five hundred more, than you should actually be spending. One thousand five hundred dollars more than you have. That’s what a negative […]
Parkinson’s Law says is that if there’s an available resource, it will be used up. For example with my uni assignments, if I’ve got three weeks to complete a uni assignment, I’ll take the three weeks to complete the uni assignment. Realistically though, I’ll probably do nothing for the first two and a half weeks […]
  Ever wondered if coffee meetings are tax deductible? Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a big coffee freak. I have about 3 or 4 cappuccinos every day. My favourite coffee shop is Bellissimo. You’ve got to try it. It’s around the corner from Inspire and there’s also one around one from my house. […]
  In this video, you’ll learn how to use Facebook groups to increase your referrals and retain your best clients. Hi, I’m Harvee from Inspire and stay tuned. How to use Facebook groups to grow your business and referrals, and retain your best clients?  This is a really passionate subject of mine because I love […]
  You’ve been there before, you’re sitting on the computer, you’ve got your to-do list of things that are priority and important to do in your day, but you’re just sitting there scrolling and looking at Facebook, or you’re in your inbox. The worst thing is, you know you’re not really doing anything. You’re just […]
  Feel like you don’t have enough time? I want to share with you 4 easy and powerful tips so you can create more time, even when you feel like you  don’t have it. Now, this is a really interesting one, because the challenge is we all have the same amount of time, so it’s […]
Focus, focus, focus. Learn how to stay focused, laser-sharp focus on your goals and stick to your priorities. How to maintain focus? That’s exactly what I think about when I think of focus, is a magnifying glass. You probably did this when you were a kid, you have an A4 piece of paper and you […]
  Learn how to set a big goal for your company and have your team actually buy into it and not just roll their eyes like every other time you’ve said this. It’s really important that we engage our team from the start with our new ideas and business aspirations. This is, so they can […]
  It’s Monday morning; you’ve just finished a fantastic weekend. You’ve played the sports with the kids. You’ve gone to the beach, had a beautiful meal, and it’s just been wonderful. When you wake up, and it’s Monday morning, you check your emails, and you’ve got a hundred new emails that have come in over […]
⏰⏰⏰ The ugly truth about TIMESHEETS – what old school accountants don’t want you to know about how they charge when they bill you by the hour ?? You may not realise this but ‘Old School’ Accountants charge by the minute. They are driven by timesheets.   What’s the problem with your accountant charging you […]
Creating a powerful culture worth being a part of begins with you! I believe we each have a responsibility as individuals to be the culture that we want to see around us. For instance, if we walk into work and we’re grumpy and have had a bad morning and just happen to get up on […]
Logic vs Human Behaviour I was talking to a good friend of mine recently who I know regularly donates blood. I know that because he posts on Facebook whenever he does it.  So yesterday, I asked him, how much blood have you donated? He said about 40 L. I said holy crap, the human body […]
How much money can be transferred to the War Chest without threatening the health of the business? Start out slow and easy, then build up. Most stable companies should be able to post a profit of 10% – 25% after all expenses. But, to start off, begin with low threshold, where maybe 5% of every […]
The benefits of becoming a Cash Rich Business: 1. The War Chest is a rainy day fund, a backup when storms hit but this fund is specifically for those really bad storms. It is not something to be accessed unless it is an emergency. When storms hit it can trigger a panic of trying to […]
  Commonly asked questions about Building a Cash Rich Business: I built up some debt over the years trying to keep things afloat.  How do I get out of that debt while still building my War Chest? At the Cash Rich Business workshop, we’ll give you a plan to rapidly pay down your debt that […]
Now for the three quick educational stories about Parkinson’s Law, The Size of Your Dinner Plate, & Toilet Paper. They’re three lessons you won’t forget that reinforce why becoming a Cash Rich Business not only is a good thing, but it works because it works WITH human nature not against it. Perhaps you, like me, […]
Hiring your first employee in your business can be a very daunting task if you haven’t done it before. There’s all sorts of worries that could be going through your head: How do I do the Payroll each week or fortnight? What do I need to do for Superannuation? What is WorkCover, and what I […]
If you have never met us before, we’re the guys who help young families use their small business to achieve big goals. Now that’s a cause that’s very dear to our hearts because, as you may know, the statistics when it comes to failure in both business and family aren’t great. The experts say, three […]
Opportunities can’t tell the time  Just be ready to say “yes”! Opportunities are stupid.  I don’t mean they are irritating to have around or generally score badly in basic arithmetic evaluations.  I mean they have no sense: no sense of timing nor sense of occasion.  They just appear – sometimes only fleetingly and oftentimes, never […]
Adapted from Gary Keller’s recent book, “The ONE Thing”, what is the ONE number you could focus on, such that by improving it everything else would be easier or unnecessary? What we want to identify here is the one number in your business that will have a roll on effect to other aspects of your […]
Time out! Can we just talk for a minute… for free? Firstly and most importantly the answer to that one is a yes.  A resounding and emphatic yes for that matter.  But let’s take a step back because I’ve come in half way through the story. Have you ever had a tradesperson over at your […]
Call it coincidence, but over the past couple of days, I’ve discovered that the sporting “greats” use numbers to win. What do I mean by this? Well, let’s look at the example of the Oakland A’s. Prefer to watch this article? [su_youtube url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UD8fAdxrahE” width=”640″ height=”360″] Moneyball – Focus on One Number Moneyball is a movie […]
Step 1 – Stop the leaks TAKE YOUR PROFIT FIRST Revenue – How happy are you with your current revenue? Profit – How happy are you with how much profit you have sitting in your profit war chest? Expenses – How happy are you with the percentage of tax you are paying? Expenses – How […]
  This article contains the revolutionary secret to beating the ever growing statistics of Business’ not making it after their first couple of years. These five simple steps will change the future of you and your business forever.  Step 1 – Stop the leaks and take your profit FIRST! This might surprise you, but the […]
This article contains the revolutionary secret to beating the ever growing statistics of Business’ not making it after their first couple of years. These five simple steps will change the future of you and your business forever. Step 2 – Control the Tap & get paid faster! Imagine a river.  A river flows.  From high ground […]
  This article contains the revolutionary secret to beating the ever growing statistics of Business’ not making it after their first couple of years. These five simple steps will change the future of you and your business forever.  Step 3 – Fill the Bucket by attracting more customers! Learn with us how to attract more […]
This article contains the revolutionary secret to beating the ever growing statistics of Business’ not making it after their first couple of years. These five simple steps will change the future of you and your business forever. Step 4 – Get a Bigger Bucket by generating repeat business Step 2 asked HOW FAST. Step 3 asked HOW MANY. […]
This article contains the revolutionary secret to beating the ever growing statistics of Business’ not making it after their first couple of years. These five simple steps will change the future of you and your business forever.  Step 5 – Invest in Multiple Buckets, create automatic cash flow. Remember Jesus first miracle? He turned water into […]
The traditional “week-end” is becoming a fading memory for a lot of the business owners we get to speak with and hear from.  That’s not to say that they aren’t getting any time off to enjoy life and/or spend time with family but the consensus is there’s less time to do the things that matter. […]
For business or pleasure?  That’s a question you still get asked at customs desks around the world but it should also be a question we ask ourselves whenever we roll up to a car dealership. As with everything in the car yard or showroom, there are pros and cons and this is especially true of […]
Everything ends badly.  If it didn’t, it wouldn’t end… That is a very pessimistic view – let me say that right out of the gate.  But is it the view of a pessimist, a realist or perhaps a pessimistic reali… I’ll stop.  Take for example the fairly recent case of Mercedes Corby’s business partnership with […]
Every Friday we just want to stop the world for a moment and give you a couple of real tips to think about that will make a real difference to your business and in your life. So we’ve reached the end of another week and we are now hip deep into February – already!  2017 […]
Newsflash:  Cash flow is still the number one priority to many businesses out there today and rightly so.  Some have described it as oxygen keeping their businesses alive, others see it as fuel that drives their commercial success. For something so widely understood to be of such high value to enterprises, it’s surprising that more […]
Towards the tail end of the weekend I remember seeing some hype about the Superbowl which is the grand final of American football for those that aren’t familiar.  It’s beamed around the world to a HUGE worldwide audience – a massive event. So huge and all-consuming is it, that even those with less than a […]
What price inspiration? How much should be spent on a chance to make valuable contacts?  How much is too much to risk on an opportunity?  Important questions that span high school economics classes (opportunity costs) to the great Daryl Sommers telling us, “you’ll never never know, if you never ever go…” Go where, though? Richard […]
Did we mention we had a coffee shop – of sorts?  Yeah, we wanted people we met to be at ease and to share our fondness for constructive chats.  So we turned part of our somewhat oversized premises into a café. It was a really cool idea and one that most certainly would have worked […]
If a familiarity if not a deep understanding of the numbers in and around your business was not necessary, we wouldn’t be here.  But it is and we are definitely here for you.  So grab a coffee if that’s your thing and we can also finish the story about our café. But before we go […]
To say things got a bit warm over the weekend would be like suggesting too much tax is an inconvenience.  As the mercury soared, I stayed close to the air-conditioning while my thoughts were with small business owners. Something we hear quite often from our new and prospective clients is that they are trying to […]
Because we’re all about helping families derive more benefit from the business they own rather than merely working in a business that owns them, we need to shine a light on the whole truth about commercial success.  It’s a little unconventional but there again, I already started a paragraph with “because” so what could be […]
You’ve got to spend money to make money.  Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.  Save your pennies.  These are all well-worn statements that contain more than a grain of common sense.  The size of those grains depend on which business sector you operate in and what your priorities and needs are.  Here’s one […]
Every Friday we just want to stop the world for a moment and give you a couple of real tips to think about that will make a real difference to your business and in your life. There’s an old saying advising us all that prevention is better than cure.  And it’s absolutely true – in […]
Not enough thought goes into pricing.  Either that or the wrong thought processes are applied to pricing.  We see it time and time again in various businesses and particularly start-ups.  Over the weekend I thought about the often-seen “closing down sales” as I did a bit of shopping.  It occurred to me that there’s more […]
First World solutions to first world problems with real life impacts I want to start by saying that this is a guilt-free article, packed with opportunity and inspiration.  So don’t worry, you needn’t try to hide any first world problems you might have.  It’s not about that. Besides, having “first world” problems is nothing to […]
The thing about ground-breaking entrepreneurs is that they think differently about everyday situations by applying very different, often elevated, goals and functionality to common items and situations. Back in the day we all thought about how sensible phones, phone lists/directories and maps were.  So we put them in books and carried them around with us. […]
Today’s BAS webinar can help you get it right It probably doesn’t get more embarrassing than what popular host and celebrity Steve Harvey had to go through when he misread the score card and named the wrong contestant as winner of the 2015 Miss Universe.  Let’s embrace the pain one more time.  Yikes! But many […]
Every Friday we just want to stop the world for a moment and give you a couple of real tips to think about that will make a real difference to your business and in your life. Many small business owners around the country are, as we speak, in a white hot BAS panic because the […]
Sometimes you find yourself driving around the city on a weekend wishing you had a guaranteed space to park your car.  That’s just part of normal life nowadays but it can get frustrating.  But finding a place to park, let alone finding a “dream-spot”, is only half the problem as the price of parking in […]
Yes, I see the irony.  Unless reading our Inspired Daily article is a scheduled part of your everyday work routine, there’s a chance that you’re procrastinating.  You are doing almost anything else rather than simply getting on with what you are supposed to be doing.  It happens to almost all of us at one point […]
Well not in so many words, but inspirational author, thought leader and speaker Simon Sinek blames part of the so-called “dealing with millennials” problem at the feet of dopamine-peddling social media.  Agreed.  We echo the notion that a disproportionate amount of time, energy and emotion is devoted to accruing likes and shares (not that kind) […]
Why are we here?  A wonderful question that people from all walks of life, in a number of locations around the world have asked down through the ages.  Today, I’d like to focus on those of us who have stepped out and decided to create the best life they could for their family and themselves […]
Every Friday we just want to stop the world for a moment and give you a couple of real tips to think about that will make a real difference to your business and in your life. Can you feel it?  Tax season is getting closer and closer and as we’ve often said, the key to […]
Is it just me or have there been a lot of baby birth announcements on social media lately? Despite the Australian population swelling beyond 24million it may still come as a surprise that a child is born every 1 minute and 40seconds.  Which is quite mind-boggling because that means that over 30 times an hour, […]
Everybody is different so it should come as no surprise that everybody is different too.  We each place different demands on our physiques beyond the whole heart, lungs and brain function imperative – something that came up in a roundabout way earlier last month, we met Chef Pete Evans. We talked through brands and business-building […]
The rising cost of office space, particularly in the CBDs, highlights the need for businesses to get even smarter about how and from where they run their enterprises.  The traditional office can work, so do co-workspaces but have we forgotten one obvious option? One of the things we hear quite often from business owners, employees […]
If we didn’t care, we wouldn’t bother.  But we do and that’s why we like to stay connected with clients past, future and present by any means necessary.  There are those that believe that an accountant is a “suit” to be visited once a year or once a quarter if you run a business or […]
Every Friday we just want to stop the world for a moment and give you a couple of real tips to think about that will make a real difference to your business and in your life. Cash flow remains a hot topic and so it should.  We have spoken about it before both in our […]
We believe there is a quantifiable psychological benefit to having a clear view of critical numbers.  But instead of trying to quantify them here, early on a Monday morning, let’s just focus on proving to ourselves anecdotally, that it’s true – more inspiring that way. To me, it’s hard to think straight when there’s sweat […]
Australia is full of people who are very familiar with, if not completely nuts for, one sport or another.  They might have a favourite team, a favourite player or simply play on weekends or maybe after work.  This is not all people by the way but our friends at the Australian Bureaus of Statistics (ABS) […]
Recently we’ve been speaking about the many and varied ways technology allows us to run a business and the different ways of working people can enjoy as a result.  This led us to reviewing some really cool home office set-ups, as well as touching on the benefits of co-work spaces.  Of course there’s always the […]
Just calling wine’s tax deductibility “very good news” feels a bit like saying that Australia is large when at 7.69million km2 it ranks sixth in the world in land mass.  So the wine thing is pretty huge.  There are some provisions, of course.  You can’t simply park yourself at your favourite wine bar for the […]
Every Friday we just want to stop the world for a moment and give you a couple of real tips to think about that will make a real difference to your business and in your life. It’s Friday and if the weekend hasn’t yet started for you yet, it will very soon.  Or will it? […]
A lot has been made of the value of setting goals, knowing numbers, aiming high, feeling the burn (wait, what?) and a whole bunch of other aspirational catchphrases.  They’re fun, they’re motivational and yes, sometime a little clichéd.  But it’s amazing how effective they are at inspiring people (not just sports and business people) to […]
Paying too much tax is bad.  Paying your fair share is good.  Black and white statements don’t come much truer than that but as we keep finding, people, honest people running good businesses to help their families, are regularly giving more than they need to.  Put another way, more than they should.  There are many […]
Saving tax by offering individual care and service to small businesses is our heart and soul.  But what about the individual who works for a larger business as an employee?  How can they reduce their tax? Well as an individual, it’s a tougher proposition.  You can still claim standard deductions here and there plus we […]
Few Olympic or endurance track images are as enduring as the long distance runner that, despite a body that has clearly given up, manages to will themselves over the line.  Last place never looked so good.  But what about those that cannot make it.  They actually fall over a few agonising steps from their goal […]
Every Friday we just want to stop the world for a moment and give you a couple of real tips to think about that will make a real difference to your business and in your life. How many times has someone asked, “what’d you get up to on the weekend?” and you struggled to think […]
Accountants often get saddled with the “boring” tag and that may be because the perception is that they deal exclusively with numbers.  And not just any numbers but bland inanimate numbers that simply tell you what happened – past tense.  These same numbers might also suggest passive actions to take – pay this, submit that, […]
Do you ever feel yourself getting a little uncomfortable, suspicious or even cynical when you are getting charged by the hour by a consultant of some sort?  It’s okay, we do too.  It’s not a bad thing and it’s totally normal to wonder what’s really going on while you’re not around.  Here’s another question, do […]
If you are an accountant that delivers excellent service and measures their achievements by how much tax you save people – stop reading now and carry on with what you’re doing.  If not, we’d like to echo some advice that came to us from one of our own clients: “The best part about your customer […]
Every business faces a period when revenue drops below expectations for a time.  Hopefully this occurs at the beginning of your ownership journey, not the end.  It’s at this time that knowing your numbers will provide comfort and reasons for optimism, or indicate that you are sailing far too close to the rocks!  Either way, […]
Every Friday we just want to stop the world for a moment and give you a couple of real tips to think about that will make a real difference to your business and in your life. Now there’s an interesting question to ponder over the weekend.  If someone made you an offer to consider, for […]
If happiness was as simple as forcibly contracting a set of facial muscles, we’d all be happy – whenever we wanted and the world might be a better a place.  However, that’s not the case.  So this question might sound a bit forced but it’s a starting point to finding more happiness in your business […]
It’s a disheartening fact that many people have a fabulous business, with a healthy turnover but routinely get slapped in the face with low valuations.  It can be very disappointing and from time to time it can be insulting.  How does this happen?  What’s going wrong in a business that appears to be going so […]
You’ve heard the saying, “make hay while the sun shines”, right?  It means that you should work as hard as you can, for as long as you can while the money is still on offer.  It makes some sense but workaholics and people who feel they have to keep pedalling hard to keep their business […]
If you survived year one of your business ownership and you’ve broken even – well done and congratulations.  You’ve made some massive personal, financial and emotional investments and on paper, you’re no worse off than you were when you started.  In fact, if you think about it, you’re better off because that ten, twenty or […]
Every Friday we just want to stop the world for a moment and give you a couple of real tips to think about that will make a real difference to your business and in your life. There is a fine and potentially very expensive line between securing the right workspace for your business and ego-driven […]
Entrepreneurs who want to change their world and possibly even rule it, constantly think big picture and act accordingly.  They paint their destiny in bold brushstrokes and display it for all to see.  This isn’t for everyone of course.  Some prefer to stay out of the limelight and achieve some form of success on the […]
It’s becoming increasingly obvious, even to those that have joined the party a little late, that Ed Sheeran is a very successful singer songwriter.  I heard somewhere that he paid his dues by never refusing an opportunity to play and actually played 300+ gigs one year while travelling throughout his corner of Europe.  BUT… that’s […]
There’s a lot to be said for the miracle of compound interest and how it can turn modest savings with small regular contributions into a sizable nest egg that hatches holidays, jet skis, long term financial security and more.  But as with most things, there is another side to the big, cuddly compound interest bear. […]
Diets are temporary by their very nature.  They last from point A until point B, they are a means to an end.  What’s more they are usually the second last resort before far more drastic measures come into play.  The same applies in our businesses when we say we’re slashing costs, tightening the belt and […]
Some of the things we just love to do around this time every year at Inspire.  Enjoy our 4 day Easter break – check.  A planned getaway of some sort – locked in.  Provide excellent year round service to our clients – of course.  Oh and save them over one million dollars in tax.  We’ve […]
  Really well paid people not only get paid for what they do and what they are going to do, they get rewarded for what they have done.  Not all of their achievements are on open display though.  We often debate the worthiness of say, sportspeople raking in huge dollars on the 1st and 15th […]
Just like any good business or even a studious school kid, our government works to a budget.  They look at the income and outgoings of our great land and even come up with a magic number of sorts to plan and allocate spend on roads, schools, health… helicopter rides (maybe).  The fact is that they […]
“I can’t give you the secret to success but I can give you the secret to failure – try to please everyone”.  Someone famous said that a very long time ago and it is as true now as it was way back when.  But we’re all guilty of it in varying degrees in a variety […]
First of all, know your numbers inside and out.  Those of you who are familiar with Inspire remember that “knowing your numbers” is part of our mantra.  It’s the foundation upon which we help build significant tax savings, robust cash flow and better lifestyles for small business owners with young families.  Knowing your numbers will […]
If you can’t tell someone in two sentences what you do and why, your business is in trouble or heading that way.  Sure you may have a solid business structure, you’ve minimised your tax and things might be going well but your sales and/or service pipeline is kept full by a fuel called purpose.  Purpose […]
It’s the invisible expenses that hurt your business the most – he amounts that sneak under the wire of your business accounts every month or quarter.  And even if you were asked point blank to name them all, you just couldn’t.  But who cares, right?  They are just small expenses – subscriptions or memberships probably. […]
Most business owners agree that cash is the oxygen that keeps the heart of a commercial enterprise pumping.  It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about trades, financial services or product sales and distribution, without a healthy cash flow, things start looking pretty sickly.  So it’s always a good idea to build a cash reserve, an […]
The key to success is to work hard, we’re told.  But they’re only telling us half the story.  The often quoted saying should be amended to “the key to success is to work hard for a while and then enjoy the results.” If you set sail on the dream of providing for your family through […]
Pick any business structure you like to launch your small business, it makes no difference at all in the very, very short term… and then suddenly… the pain.  The type of pain that can really hurt you and your family because it will hurt your business right in the coffers. The Cash Rich Business workshop […]
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Spending too much time and effort shaving valuable layers off your margins to remain competitive is literally death by a thousand cuts for your business.  It’s excruciating, time-consuming and unfortunately futile.  But as someone wise once said, “if you don’t like the answer, change the question.”  That is to say, instead of focusing on discounting […]
  Hope for the best, plan for the worst.  We’ve heard that a lot and the tax planning season, which is already upon us, takes elements of this saying into account.  Saving tax to ensure you only pay your fair share and operating under the right business structure, form the backbone of strategies that help […]
It’s always a great thrill when you look at your P&L and realise that you’ve made a profit.  Let’s face it, everyone loves a profit, especially when it’s big and healthy and we don’t even mind if it’s an unexpected event.  It’s hard to think of a circumstance where the sudden arrival of a substantial […]
An essential requirement for hitting a target is knowing where (and what) it is.  As we have mentioned many times before, if you have not yet worked out your “magic number” (your expenses + tax payments + payroll + your pay +10% for the war chest + money to pay down debt) or the amount […]
With only 8 weeks to go until the end of 2016/17 financial year aren’t you a little curious as to how your business will look, results-wise, come June 30?  The correct answer here is “no”.  Bonus points if you added an exclamation point.  Apart from curiosity killing a cat, what’s wrong with wondering if you […]
As we inch closer and closer to the end of the financial year and the conclusion of the tax season, there’ll be conversations around how your business did and how well you did on the tax front.  As accountants ourselves, we know that part of the glory and all of the blame rests with us […]
A reliable, recurring and regular income stream for your business from a single source is a wonderful thing.  Some businesses refer to them as retainers, others simply call it repeat business.  There are other names too but whatever you call it, from the outside looking in, it’s called a healthy and valuable business. You see, […]
  Inspire is built on the premise that we can help small business owners with young families, draw more happiness in the form of time and resources from the work they do.  One of the things standing in the way of owners achieving this goal is too much time spent on invoicing, bookkeeping and administration. […]
Harvee – Adam Houlahan is a friend of Inspire and a social media guru! He runs Web Traffic That Works, a social media agency that helps entrepreneurs gain influence and credibility online. He has a particular skill for LinkedIn, and this post is filled with some great insights on how to use it properly.  Plus… There’s […]
  In the lead-up to the busiest time of the year, if you’re an accountant, we have been putting a significant amount of time, energy and resources into… chilling out.  Yes, holidays, time out from the business, cultural immersion, all of that.  Some would simply say, “half your luck” and leave it at that.  Some […]
We all have to pay our fair share of tax – correct!  Whatever your accountant’s computer spits out, that’s what you have to pay – incorrect!   As the owner of a small business, you’re not dealing with the typical individuals’ single group certificate at the end of the tax year scenario.  Your business, even […]
  Those that do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.  Heard that one before?  Your P&L (profit and loss) statement is an honest-to-goodness, no holds barred account of how your business performed over a predetermined period.  It is a record of fact and leaves very little room for ambiguity.  After all. […]
If you are planning to build, establish, grow and benefit from a small business, protecting your assets should be one of your primary considerations.  Too many times you hear about people that have done brilliantly in business, only for something to go horribly wrong.  Then you’re shocked to find them and their families enduring real […]
It goes without saying that a business needs cash flow to keep operating.  If too many customers forget, delay or refuse to pay, your business could end up in serious trouble! Debt collection is an aspect of cash flow management where a lot of businesses underperform.  However, it doesn’t have to be difficult.  If you […]
Download the business owners checklist here When you’re starting out in business it can be overwhelming with all the things you need to get in order.  The easy ones are business name, accounting software and logos.  But few realise how extensive the list of start up to-do’s really is.  So we’ve put together the ultimate […]
Learn from mistakes without having to make them at our 17 Feb online workshop The big difference between winning occasionally and winning almost always is not only knowing the score but understanding the factors that can and will influence it.  Ben Walker   For some, taking care of your BAS (business activity statement) is like […]
An important component of managing cashflow is to increase the amount of cash that’s flowing in. Which of course means getting new business through the door.   How is that going for you?  Getting enough enquiries and orders, week after week? If you’re in the same boat as most business owners, you probably need more. […]
Your current account may be a dinosaur if he / she – Offers advice late or not at all Does only what you ask Basically just does tax Only sees you once or twice a year Charges you for a quick call or email Charges by the hour (or the minute) Charges like a bull […]
Question:   We’re negotiating our new office and discussing fit out etc.  The landlord is giving an incentive amount of $115,000 over 5 years. So we can either take this in rental reductions or a combination of rental reductions and fitout. I’m wondering whether we should take a combo of rental reductions and fit out […]
We recently had a question from a client, not about structuring for his business, but what his wife could do from a tax planning perspective. The scenario is the husband runs a business, and earns a good $130k profit.  And through proactive tax planning, we ended up saving him over $35,000 in tax, keeping his […]
https://www.facebook.com/InspireCA/videos/1560554290644528/ “Use Bucket companies – tax tip of the week!” I’d love to shed some light on what we call ‘Bucket Companies’, also called: Corporate Beneficiary Dump Company Family Vault Second Super And a few other creative ones! Why this strategy is so critical, is because it can help cap your tax rate at 30%. […]
Everyday business owners ask us “how do I get Cashed Up?”  We work with many businesses who are already well on their way to getting Cashed Up, but most are either drowning or just keeping their head above water. My reasoning as to why so many businesses are so cash poor is because they don’t […]
A question we get from time to time is about parents wanting to set up a bank account or a share investment portfolio for their children. We love this idea as it’s a great way for the kids to get ahead.  Whether the money goes to education in time, or helping them with their first […]
So, broadly speaking you’re looking to make capital gains or a sale of business assets or investment assets and just like any Australian, your intention is not to pay any more taxes than is needed on the gain on those when you do sell them. Great question. There’s three main ways, or tax concessions, I […]
“Hi Ben, I’m about to sell my business after building it for the last 10 years.  I’ll probably pocket $5M from the transaction (woo-freaking-hoo!).  How do I keep the tax man’s sticky little hands off my gains? Please help…” Ben:  First of all congratulations.  Wow! So, broadly speaking you’re looking to make capital gains or […]
“If not, why not?  Bookkeepers are.  Not doing my washing gives me more time to work in / on the business = more profit = more tax. So I believe it should be tax deductible” Answer: Cleaning definitely is tax deductible, assuming that you have a home office (dedicated, not just a laptop on the […]
If you’re business turns over between $2M and $10M, make sure you read this! Why do you need to read this? From 1 July 2016, businesses turning over between $2M and $10M in sales have now gotten access to the Small Business Tax Concessions that the ATO previously capped for businesses up to $2M in […]
Learn how to turn a BAS Deadline into a BIZ Lifeline. A common mistake in thinking for business owners is that “BAS time sucks.” And while paying tax isn’t everyone’s favourite pastime, BAS lodgements do give business owners an awesome opportunity to review the business numbers that matter, every quarter. This webinar will teach you […]
WE DID IT | $3M in proactive Tax Savings & 3M days of help to families in need across 16 countries. With every dollar of tax we proactively save a small business, Inspire will help a person in need for a day. Day for a Dollar As of dec 2017, we’ve given 3 million days […]
We are numbers people and WE BELIEVE THAT FAMILY IS NUMBER ONE Our model is simple Proactive Tax & Accounting that pays for itself in tax savings then Help to make the 7 Smart Financial Decisions of a Cashed UpTM Business. Perfect for Founders of 6 & 7 figure business owners WHO ARE IN BUSINESS […]
“Deep down I reckon every person wants to make a difference.  Maybe we’d all like to change something, but how do we do it?  How do we tap into the little part of everyone that wants to change the world and do it in a way that’s really simple?” Daniel Flynn, MD & Co-Founder Thankyou. […]
  6 Quick wins buying a business property in your family SMSF I’ll start off by saying that as a serial entrepreneur, I was fairly “Anti-Super” for a very long time.  That was until my best mate, business partner and tax wizard Ben Walker showed me how easy it was to become a SMSF Millionaire. […]
Happy New Year, Inspire Family. I want to support your success in 2018 by sharing with you 5 tools that I personally use every single week, that I believe are critical to business and life success in 2018. Bucket List – to help you live the good life. One Page Business Plan – get everyone […]
    Property Development in Kenya We visited Aberdare Ranges Primary school on Day 2, then we drove up the road to the village which is where most of the children live. We learned that much of the poverty and displacement was due to political violence in 2007.  Due to an election, if you didn’t […]
I’d like to clarify some thoughts around the tax on Bitcoin and cryptocurrency profits. Background of Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency Bitcoin has sometimes been referred to as the ‘currency of the underworld’. But whatever your view, it is likely that the currencies of the future will be cryptocurrencies. This topic is fairly controversial, especially in the […]
We are well known for a campaign we ran two years ago called Save $500,000 Tax. It was a bold and audacious target to save our clients half million dollars in tax by proactively implementing cutting edge tax saving strategies. We didn’t think we’d actually get the $500,000 tax savings but we knew that we […]
It’s always been our mission to help families pull more money, time and happiness from their business… But if you look at the stats, not a lot of businesses are actually achieving this… Of the almost 1.9 million small businesses around Australia, 60% either – earn less than $200,000 in revenue cannot afford a team […]
This week’s Client Webinar is on Setting up Single Touch Payroll on Xero. We explore a number of things around Single Touch Payroll, or ‘STP’: – What is Single Touch Payroll? – Who is it for? – When does it start? – How do you do it? We show you click by click how to […]
The Federal Budget for 2019-2020 is in. Liberal and Labor have put forward their economic and fiscal outlook, including expenditure and changes to tax and super. In this article, we’ll outline the key elements of both parties budgets, and how the changes will affect you. Please note, the views in this article are our opinion […]

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