Why is it important to have a Shareholders’ Agreement?

Imagine that you and your friends came together to start the business of your dreams. Years later, the company grew profitably and expanded. At this point, you and the other owners could not agree on the future direction of the company, so you decided to exit the business.

Unfortunately, this led to more disagreements and ultimately resulted in a lengthy and costly litigation.

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How to Build a Pitch Deck and open your B2B sales potential fast (Part 2 of a two-part series)

Please read How to Build a Pitch Part 1 of this series on before reading Part 2.

There we dealt with the crucial aspects of PD innovative content, the rules you should follow to meet customer expectations, and how one keeps an audience engaged. It was all about building trust and positioning yourself as a trusted advisor. We want the prospect to see us as a reliable all-in-one solution. Accordingly, we outlined that a PowerPoint slide presentation of around ten slides will get you the results you expect and meet customer expectations at the same time.

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How to Build a Pitch Deck and Open Your B2B Sales Potential Fast (Part 1 of a two-part series)

You’ve followed all the traditional paths toward better sales.

    • Your website looks different, with a more engaging design.
    • SEO research pinpointed your keywords, now dotted throughout much-revised content.
    • You’ve done everything you can to engage online prospects by selling to them the way they want to buy.
    • Customer support on chat and mobile can answer complicated customer queries.
    • Leads are flowing in from Google and other social media ads.

Yet, somehow, with all of the smoke, there’s no fire.

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Updated | Government Stimulus Package

Today, the government announced that they would be increasing the Economic Stimulus measures to businesses. The change will see the maximum claim by a business rise from $25k to $100k of cash assistance based on the PAYG withheld on wages and reported via the Business Activity Statement with a minimum payment receivable of $20,000.

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Small Business Cash Payments up to $100k

Some small business owners are wondering if it is worth going back on the books as an employee to take advantage of the latest tranche of government stimulus being the PAYG Concession of up to $100,000 for eligible businesses based on the tax withheld on employee wages, called the Boosting Cash Flow for Employers measure.

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Ask the Experts: Does automation stack up financially?

Many SMEs are fearful of automation, envisioning high costs and lots of tech replacing human workers. But Bartley Partner’s own chartered tax adviser Christopher Overton explains, neither of those are necessarily true.

Automation has firmly entrenched itself as a business trend of our time and more and more SMEs — from coffee shops to business services firms and manufacturing operations — are realising that there are aspects of almost any business that can be automated to drive efficiencies and profit.

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South Australian Labour Hire Licence Changes

If you’re a small business operating in South Australia, there’s a chance that you’ve heard of the Labour Hire Licensing laws and how they seem to be continuously changing. And it’s that time of year again and time for another change.

The Consumer and Business Services (CBS) announced that they will recommence accepting applications for labour hire licences. Read more

Cryptocurrency and Tax

Unless you have been locked away on a desert island for the last few years, chances are you’ve heard of cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrencies are digital currencies operating independently from central banks or governments. Using encryption techniques to generate and regulate production, these currencies were developed to reduce fraud and increase security, the success of which is a hotly debated topic. Read more