Blog

A collection of articles, stories, tips & tools designed
to keep your small business moving.

How this mobile laundry service grew tenfold over the past two years

27 May 2022 | 4 min read

Susan Toft turned her side hustle The Laundry Lady into a full-time business servicing clients around Australia.

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How this luxury dog accessories business increased turnover by more than 200% in a year

24 May 2022 | 4 min read

PUPSTYLE’s stylish products for dogs have seen the small business go from strength to strength.

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Business loan expenses to claim at tax time

20 May 2022 | 4 min read

If you’re a small business owner who has taken out a business loan in the past 12 months, you may be able to claim a tax deduction for expenses.

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Digital asset tax break: How one small business is making the most of it

16 May 2022 | 3 min read

With the Federal Budget promising tax deductions for small businesses that spend big on digital technology, we explore what the deductions could mean for you.

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How this entrepreneur pivoted her wedding stationery business and found new opportunities

13 May 2022 | 4 min read

Despite a challenging two years for small businesses, Lahra found ways to reinvent her wedding stationery business.

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Your EOFY checklist to minimise tax liabilities

09 May 2022 | 4 min read

With the new financial year fast approaching, here are tips to minimise tax liabilities – so you pay the tax that’s fair, not more.

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Cash rate changes: How businesses are responding

04 May 2022 | 4 min read

We take a look at what the cash rate is, the impact of an increase, and how businesses are responding to change.

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5 ways small businesses can improve cybersecurity

29 April 2022 | 6 min read

Small businesses can use simple layers of protection to reduce the risk of a cyber attack, including 2FA, password managers and more.

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Cash flow management tools to add to your small business

27 April 2022 | 3 min read

Cash flow management is a key ingredient for a strong small business. Here are handy tools to help manage cash flow in the new financial year and beyond.

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Federal Budget 2022: 9 key take-outs for small businesses

31 March 2022 | 4 min read

From tax breaks to wage subsidies to disaster funding, here are nine of the top take-outs for small businesses from the 2022-2023 Federal Budget.

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“I wish someone had told me that”: Steve Timmis, Fossey’s Gin

22 March 2022 | 7 min read

Steve Timmis of Fossey’s Gin is an experienced business owner, but a pandemic presented new challenges. Here’s how he tackled them and achieved 40% YOY growth.

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5 things to consider before dipping into your personal savings

14 March 2022 | 6 min read

A business owner who borrowed from her personal finances on what she learnt, and an accountant on what to consider when deciding whether to dip into savings.

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Business lessons from film and television

07 March 2022 | 4 min read

The Breakfast Club, Moneyball, and Squid Game may not seem the most obvious sources of business inspiration – but if you look deep enough they’re jam-packed with lessons to help your business deliver Oscar-winning performances each and every day.

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The essential small business event calendar 2022

21 January 2022 | 9 min read

Prepare for every occasion and sales opportunity in 2022 – hit ‘add to calendar’ on these key dates.

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Small business government support: a state-by-state guide

27 July 2021 | 10 min read

We have summarised some helpful information on the Government small business support packages designed to help businesses impacted by the recent lockdowns.

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Success stories

How this mobile laundry service grew tenfold over the past two years

27 May 2022 | 4 min read

Susan Toft turned her side hustle The Laundry Lady into a full-time business servicing clients around Australia.

View more

How this luxury dog accessories business increased turnover by more than 200% in a year

24 May 2022 | 4 min read

PUPSTYLE’s stylish products for dogs have seen the small business go from strength to strength.

View more

How this entrepreneur pivoted her wedding stationery business and found new opportunities

13 May 2022 | 4 min read

Despite a challenging two years for small businesses, Lahra found ways to reinvent her wedding stationery business.

View more