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Cybersecurity for SMEs

By Muhammad Ayoob on 23/04/21 - Mins to read: < 1 minute

Cybersecurity has become a hot topic in recent times following some high profile cyber-attacks with major economic and reputational ramifications on businesses. I was very fortunate recently to host a podcast with Peter Maynard from CyberMetrix, an expert in the field. We discussed this impact of cyber risks and security,... Read More >

Digital estate planning

By Eric Flammang on 23/04/21 - Mins to read: 4 minutes

While not a lawyer, I still see the importance of educating my clients about estate planning as a crucial part of my role. People tend to devote more time to planning a holiday, choosing a house to buy, or even selecting a spot to have dinner than they do estate... Read More >

2021 China Outlook: Business and Economic recovery

By Ruby Cheung on 21/04/21 - Mins to read: 4 minutes

As economies begin to recover, we take a look at China’s activity and the big winners of the growing trade demands. While COVID-19 plunged the world into a sharp recession last year, opportunities have emerged from the gloom. Although the post-pandemic outlook remains uncertain, an increase in inter-regional trade and... Read More >

What’s more dangerous: Diversification or Concentration and does it really matter?

By Andrew Bradley on 11/04/21 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

Diversification is highly regarded but just how important is it when investing? While diversifying investments can reduce risk and volatility, concentrated investments backed by rigorous research, conviction and the right timing can pay off handsomely. However, experienced investors know that concentration doesn’t always pay off and while your research might... Read More >

Modern Manufacturing Initiative grant – Recycling and clean energy

By Berrin Daricili on 08/04/21 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

What is it? If you are undertaking a project to develop and commercialise new or improved products or manufacturing processes related to the Recycling & Clean Energy sector, you could be eligible to apply for MMI grant funding under the following streams: The Manufacturing Translation Stream provides businesses with funding... Read More >

Modern Manufacturing Initiative grant – Defence

By Berrin Daricili on 08/04/21 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

What is it? If you are undertaking a project to develop and commercialise new or improved products or manufacturing processes related to the Defence sector, you could be eligible to apply for MMI grant funding under the following streams: The Manufacturing Translation Stream provides businesses with funding to support projects... Read More >

Modern Manufacturing Initiative grant – Food and Beverage

By Berrin Daricili on 08/04/21 - Mins to read: < 1 minute

What is it? If you are undertaking a project to develop and commercialise new or improved products or manufacturing processes related to the Food and Beverage sector, you could be eligible to apply for MMI grant funding under the following streams: The Manufacturing Translation Stream provides businesses with funding to... Read More >

How to structure the purchase of investment property

By William Buck on 30/03/21 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

When purchasing an investment property, or any investment asset for that matter, you should consider whether you are purchasing the asset in an appropriate structure. If the appropriate structure is not established from the start, it can end up being very costly and restructuring may not be a viable option.... Read More >

Airbnb – Tax implications of renting out your property

By William Buck on 30/03/21 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

The popularity of online accommodation booking websites has been exponential, especially in light of the restricted overseas travel due to COVID-19. You may be considering renting out a room or your house as a means to earning some additional income. You may have thought that this income is not subject... Read More >

Practical Compliance Guideline 2021/D2 – the allocation of professional firm profits

By Belinda Hudson on 26/03/21 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

The long-awaited update from the ATO on the allocation of profits for professionals has now been released and is already causing some confusion in the medical industry.  Keep reading for  some of the key facts and how they might apply. Key facts This is not a change of income tax... Read More >

R&D and EOFY

By Alex Zinzopoulos and Dr. Rita Choueiri on 26/03/21 - Mins to read: 5 minutes

With EOFY just around the corner, we’ve outlined simple steps business owners can take before year-end to ensure they receive the maximum amount from their Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive claim. But first, in case you’re unfamiliar with the RDTI scheme, or need a refresher, here’s some background information... Read More >

With JobKeeper ending – what’s next for struggling businesses?

By William Buck on 24/03/21 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

A deluge of insolvencies is on the horizon with JobKeeper ending in a week, impacting on the cash flow of businesses and slashing the spending power of hundreds of thousands of Australians. Meanwhile, the Government has unveiled a $1.2 billion stimulus package aimed at increasing domestic tourism, which many won’t... Read More >

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