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Tips to make agricultural equipment finance work for you

August 16, 2019

Agriculture has long lived at the heart of Australia’s economy.Despite facing difficult times as a result of drought and flood, the Department of Agriculture found that the value of agriculture, fisheries and forestry production has increased by 34 per cent in the past 20 years in real terms.

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How to avoid one of Australia’s fastest-growing scams

July 26, 2019
Invoice Fraud - How to avoid being scammed

As the ‘handshake’ deal and cash payments are increasingly replaced by email-only relationships and electronic transfers, the prospect of a business paying the wrong person has grown exponentially.All of which has seen invoice fraud become one of the fastest-growing and most costly cons in Australia.So how do you ensure you don’t become a victim of this scam?

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Manage your cash flow with insurance premium funding

July 12, 2019
Insurance Premium Funding

Every business needs insurance, and every business needs to manage its working capital and cash flow. Insurance premium funding (IPF) allows you to repay your annual insurance premiums in monthly instalments, rather than in a single lump sum, allowing your working capital to stay in your business working for you.

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Financing business equipment: What to know

June 13, 2019

The last thing you want to do is overcapitalise on new business equipment you don’t really need. That’s why it’s vital to do your due diligence and make a strong business case for any major component you’re thinking about acquiring. In short, you’ll want to make sure the equipment you’re buying will deliver a return on your investment. First, identify how the new asset will directly contribute to achieving your business goals. Then compare its financing and usage costs against the

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How tax arrears can affect your finance

June 6, 2019
How tax arrears can affect your finance

Falling behind with your tax is never a good idea. Staying on top of your tax and cash flow throughout the year will help you feel in control and place your business in good stead which is especially important come June 30. Consequences of tax arrears Getting into tax arrears can threaten the future of any business. In fact, it is the number one cause of many liquidation cases managed by The Australian Taxation Office (ATO). A late tax bill can make

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Are you getting more work than you can handle?

May 21, 2019
Work Smarter Not Harder

Getting lots of work can bring great relief if you’re managing a small business. However, one of the tricky things about business operation is the ‘flood or famine’ aspect – sometimes having heaps of work can quickly become too much to handle. That can bring its own set of challenges. Here are some ideas for coping with those challenges. Do you have the right equipment? Having the right equipment to do the job is closely linked with employee satisfaction. This is true for staff...

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Reduce your business’s tax bill in 2019

May 14, 2019
Reduce your business’s tax bill in 2019

The instant asset write-off scheme allows you to claim tax deductions on multiple pieces of equipment worth up to $30 000 each. This makes it an effective way to make major upgrades to your business while taking advantage of the instant asset write-off. What is the instant asset write-off and what has changed for 2019? Introduced in 2016, the instant asset write-off was initially set at $20 000 for small businesses only and was due to end...

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Tips for your next car loan

April 17, 2019
Tips for your next car loan

Securing finance for your new car through the dealership is easy. Produce your driver's license and a few other documents and, before you know it, you're behind the wheel of your new car.

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