Proposed changes to the R&D Tax Incentive

By Dr. Rita Choueiri on 12/12/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

On 5 December 2019, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Research and Development Tax Incentive) Bill 2019 was introduced to Parliament. This Bill proposes numerous changes to the R&D Tax Incentive program, some of which are tweaked from the previous Bill proposed (after changes were initially announced in the 2018 Federal Budget)...
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Four tips to secure adequate cash flow for your startup

By Nick Kenny and Karly Whitehead on 12/12/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

Four in ten startups fail in the first five years of business. CB Insights recently dug into the “post mortems” of 101 failed startups and found that the second most cited reason for failure was that the company ran out of cash. Similarly, the Victorian Government recently announced that 80%...
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5 tips for structuring (and restructuring) startups

By Jack Qi and Alex Zinzopoulos on 12/12/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

“I wish I did that to begin with”. Too often we hear those words from founders looking to expand their business or exit, only to realise that they could have (and should have) structured their business in a different way. We know that for founders, funds are tight at the...
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5 tips to maximise SaaS customer renewal rate

By Timothy Maclean and Troy Janissen on 12/12/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

How well do you know your customer renewal rate? Also referenced as the ‘Customer Retention Rate’, this is one of the best indicators to understanding how much your business is valued by customers. A renewal or retention rate measures the percentage of customers who will extend their relationship with...
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5 common mistakes to avoid for your employee share scheme

By William Buck on 12/12/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

By Director of Tax Services Jack Qi and Manager Alex Zinzopoulos It’s fair to say that creating and maintaining an employee share scheme is outside the field of expertise of most startup founders. Because of this and the inherent complexity involved, we are often asked to resolve issues which, with a little discipline...
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How to nail your startup employee share scheme in 5 steps

By William Buck on 12/12/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

By Director of Tax Services Jack Qi and Manager Alex Zinzopoulos Given the critical importance of attracting, retaining and incentivising key talent to the success of a startup, the merits of employee share and options schemes are well-accepted within the tech sector. It has become almost obligatory for startups and scaleups to set...
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