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Developing Strategies For An Uncertain Year

Empowering SMEs (Issue 065)

Friday, 3rd July 2020 Want to learn more about ESS Small Business? (Click here) Greetings from ESS Small Business – "Strategies Include Systems and Adequate Funding for Your Business". A lot has happened in the last few months.  On 18th June 2020 the “Financial Review” published an article “Accountants Become the “Centrelink” of Business World” – “The accountant of the...

Predictive Financial Statements and Legal Overview for SMEs

Empowering SMEs (Issue 064)

Greetings from ESS Small Business – Are You Planning Your Strategies for the New Financial Year? There is still a lot of debate about what the government is likely to do relative to a number of programs, including JobKeeper, as we approach the original deadline date of 30th September 2020.  The government has already announced changes to JobKeeper as it applies to the Childcare Industry...

Cashflow and Funding a Major Issue for SMEs in the Aftermath of COVID-19

Empowering SMEs (Issue 063)

Friday, 19th June 2020 Want to learn more about ESS Small Business? (Click here) Greetings from ESS Small Business. Due to administrative problems in setting up the grant processing mechanism with State government departments, there have been some delays in the rollout of the Home/Renovation Grants for homebuilders and for renovations to houses. The $25,000 grants made available by the...
Want to learn more about ESS Small Business? (Click here) Greetings from ESS Small Business. Thousands of business owners and team members have been working from home for the last 2-3 months and may have given some thought to the development of new products, processes or services by undertaking some initial research and development.  They might now be wondering whether they should...
Friday, 29th May 2020 Want to learn more about ESS Small Business? (Click here) Greetings from ESS Small Business. This week we have invited one of the founders of Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Raising in Australia to give you an overview on Crowd Sourced Funding and an experienced business operator from Darwin will share insights into how the Northern Territory businesses are returning to...

Utilising Predictive Accounting to Avoid the Lockdown Blues

Empowering SMEs (Issue 059)

Friday, 22nd May 2020 Want to learn more about ESS Small Business? (Click here) This week we looked at: Utilisation of three-way forecasts (“predictive accounting”) to understand where your business is heading. Emerging from the 'lockdown blues'. Paul Barnaby, Predictive Accountancy Consultant and Australasian representative of PlanGuru, made the following comments relative to the...

COVID 19 Survival Assistance for SMEs

Empowering SMEs (Issue 058)

Greetings from ESS BIZTOOLS and our affiliates.  Welcome to this weekly update on issues confronting accountants, business advisors and bookkeepers from the COVID 19 coronavirus. This week we looked at: Financing your Business Engaging your Accountant to add Value to your Business In this week’s webinar Ashley Evans, Managing Director, AAA+ Financial Solutions and Consulting...

COVID-19 Survival Assistance for SMEs

Empowering SMEs (Issue 057)

Greetings from ESS BIZTOOLS and our Affiliates, welcome to this weekly update on issues confronting small businesses and medium-sized enterprises from the COVID-19 coronavirus. Preparing for the end of the lockdown. In last week’s webinar Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS Small Business and ESS BIZTOOLS summarised the presentation made by Andrew Geddes to the accountants' webinar...

COVID 19 Survival Assistance for SMEs

Empowering SMEs (Issue 056)

Greetings from ESS BIZTOOLS and our Affiliates, welcome to this weekly update on issues confronting small businesses and medium-sized enterprises from the COVID-19 coronavirus. COVID-19 Week In Review The registration date for JobKeeper payments has been extended to 31st May 2020. The Prime Minister – Scott Morrison, criticised the banks for the delay in processing loan applications...

COVID 19 Survival Assistance for SMEs Number 2

Empowering SMEs (Issue 055)

Greetings,  This week the Australian Taxation Office has released rules relative to the calculation of alternative decline in turnover for the JobKeeper payments and confirmation has been issued on JobKeeper payments that can be claimed for people other than employees. Business owners actively engaged in their business in the form of a sole trader, company, trust or partnership can...

COVID 19 Survival Assistance for SMEs

Empowering SMEs (Issue 054)

Greetings – we hope you’re staying safe and still operating your businesses or, if not, you're able to think about some business strategies to implement when you to recommence business operations again. The Australian government, through the Stimulus Package Number 3, which was unanimously passed by Parliament last week, has implemented a number of significant strategies to assist many...

COVID 19 Survival for SMEs

Empowering SMEs (Issue 053)

This Australian government has now released three stimulus packages to assist small businesses and medium-sized enterprises to survive the COVID-19 coronavirus. Most small and medium-sized business operators will require the proactive assistance from your accountant/business advisors to guide you through these challenging times so as to ensure that your business is intact and able to operate...
What sort of Small Business or Medium Sized Enterprise do you envisage operating or working at in 2020? Does your business have a “vision” for the next three to five years? Have discussions been held on the development of policies and strategies to assist in attracting outstanding people and retaining the good people that you already have? Does your business have a leadership team that...

Another Source of Equity Capital for SMEs!

Empowering SMEs (Issue 051)

The good news on the equity capital scene for small businesses and medium sized enterprises continues with the Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, confirming that the Federal Government’s election commitment relative to the establishment of the Australian Business Growth Fund official launch is imminent. This is great news for small businesses and medium sized enterprises because it will make...

Having Trouble With Your Business’ Finances?

Empowering SMEs (Issue 050)

Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Raising might be able to help your business. For the last twelve months private companies have been able to utilise the Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Raising sections within the Corporations Act to raise up to $5 million every twelve months from the public. By 31 October 2019, 55 companies had taken advantage of the amendments to the Corporations Act to raise $39.9...

First Year Celebration – Crowd Sourced Funding One Year Old!

Empowering SMEs (Issue 049)

This is something to celebrate because the biggest change in financing arrangements for small businesses and medium-sized enterprises – private companies turned one on 19 October 2019. Crowd Sourced Funding Equity Raising could be of significant benefit for your company, if you meet the basic eligibility requirements: group turnover under $25 million annually group asset value under $25...

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