The Business SA June quarter survey results; opinion

By Jamie Mckeough on 06/08/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

First appeared in The Advertiser on 6/8/2019 Uncertainty around the federal election result had an impact earlier this year on business confidence in South Australia, there is no doubt about that. But our continued slide in confidence is starting to point to wider issues in the South Australian economy, and...
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What does the property market look like post-election?

By Neil Brennan on 06/08/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

A trio of positive events for housing affordability in recent weeks has seen the Australian property market brimming with cautious confidence again. Over the weekend there was an increase in auction clearance rates across the nation and analysts are now predicting a much sooner-than-expected turnaround in the housing market, to...
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Making Financial Ratios work for your Business

By Grant Martinella on 06/08/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

When it comes to understanding trends or issues that are taking place within your business or industry, there’s no simpler or more valuable method than tracking financial ratios. While calculating the most commonly used ratios is relatively straightforward, to get ahead, you should challenge your CFO or finance team to...
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Our Top 5 ‘must-do’s for Pre-IPO enterprises

By Nicholas Benbow on 06/08/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

Considering an IPO? We’re often approached for professional guidance from pre-IPO enterprises on their path to listing. Such a journey is exciting and, at times, nerve-wracking – the IPO process is very much an outside-the-box experience and a once in a lifetime event. At William Buck, we’ve seen our fair...
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Single Touch Payroll for small businesses

By Karly Whitehead on 06/08/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

The ATO’s Single Touch Payroll (STP) reporting legislation will come into effect on 1 July 2019 for businesses with less than 20 employees. Employers with more than 20 employees have been required to be STP compliant since 1 July 2018.  Single Touch Payroll is a cloud-based system intended to streamline...
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Outsourcing as opportunity

By Scott Harrington on 06/08/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

Outsourcing has developed a bad reputation over the years. Media coverage of outsourcing practices by high profile Australian brands – such as Bonds and The Iconic – focuses heavily on jobs lost to offshore competitors and the resultant damage to the Australian economy. However, outsourcing is a rising trend. Research...
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