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CouriersPlease CEO is lauded for reshaping and future-proofing the franchise model article cover image
CouriersPlease, one of Australia’s largest franchised courier services, has taken a major step to ensure its trajectory continues to track upwards with the implementation of its 'Franchise of the Future' program led by CEO Richard Thame. Richard’s efforts in revitalising the franchising model, and in a fully sustainable manner – as well as his progress in promoting sustainability, mental health and workforce diversity – has just earned him the #1 ranking in
Lydia Spooner May 2023
Lodging your next BAS? article cover image
If you lodge your business activity statement (BAS) quarterly, your next statement is due on 28 February. Here are our latest tips to help you complete your BAS. Lodge and pay online. It's quick, easy and secure, and you may receive an extra 2 weeks to lodge and pay. You’ll receive notifications to help you get it right and avoid mistakes before you lodge. Fuel tax credit rates changed from 1 February 2023. Use
ATO Feb 2023
Beat the rush and get your director ID online now article cover image
If you're a director of an Australian company you must apply for your director identification number (director ID) by 30 November 2022. While it might be tempting to wait until the deadline, we encourage you to apply now – the fastest way to apply is by using the myGovID app to log in to ABRS online. Once you've logged in, you'll need to verify your identity with information we have on record. The most commonly used documents include: details of the bank account where your tax refunds or payments are made and received  an ATO notice of ass
ATO Sep 2022
5 simple ways to keep your customers coming back article cover image
Don't take your return customers for granted. Read our tips for keeping customers happy and coming back. While most businesses have a focus on attracting new customers, it's just as important to keep your current customers coming back. Here are our tips for encouraging repeat customers. 1. Employ the right people Unpleasant experiences with employees are one of the main reasons for customers leaving a business and not returning. Good employees are the key to developing a good reputation for your bus Mar 2022
Supporting the financial wellbeing of small business owners article cover image
Small business owners are the backbone to the Australian economy however many are experiencing significant financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disaster events. The Australian Government’s Small Business Debt Helpline assists small businesses in financial distress across Australia, regardless of the cause of the hardship. The Australian Government is investing $2.1 million in the Small Business Debt Helpline delivered by Financial Counselling Australia (FCA). The Small Business Debt Helpline is a dedicated small busi Mar 2022
Understanding buy now, pay later services article cover image
Buy now, pay later (BNPL) services are changing the way customers shop. Understand what BNPL is and whether it's a good fit for your business. What is buy now, pay later? Buy now, pay later (BNPL) is a payment option that allows a customer to make a purchase without paying the total price upfront. Instead, the buyer pays one instalment at the time of purchase and pays the remaining balance in interest-free instalments over a pre-set period of time. Though the customer pays the balance over a set period of time, busines Mar 2022
Important financial dates in 2022 article cover image
Make sure you and your business are prepared for the year ahead. Find out the important financial dates for 2022. Keeping on top of due dates can help you keep your business running smoothly. Take note of the most important financial dates for 2022 to plan for the year ahead and avoid any unnecessary penalties. End of financial year (EOFY) The end of the financial year is an important time for your small business. The last day of the financial year falls on 30 June each year. You'll need to complete bookkeepi Feb 2022
Home Caring named Australian Emerging Franchisor of the Year article cover image
Home Caring has won Australian Emerging Franchisor of the Year at this year’s Franchise Council of Australia (FCA) Excellence in Franchising Awards.  The FCA Award’s Emerging Franchisor category recognises excellence in practice by an emerging business that has been franchising its brand for two to five years. Home Caring was awarded first place this year, after being named a runner up in the 2020 awards. Bill Lockett, Home Caring Franchise Manager, says this achievement acknowledges Home Caring&rs
HomeCaring Nov 2021
Support if you can’t earn an income because of COVID-19 isolation measures article cover image
Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment This program provides workers with a payment if they cannot earn an income because they have to self-isolate, quarantine or care for someone with COVID-19. Open  Application detail: Apply at any time. What do you get?A lump sum payment of $1500 for each 14 day isolation period. Sep 2021
Tax time and end of financial year tips to help you article cover image
It's that time of year again. Find out where you can get small business support at tax time, how to record JobKeeper payments at tax time, occupation guides to help you and how to plan your new financial year goal. Small business tax time toolkitThe Australian Taxation Office (ATO) tax time toolkit for small business has fact sheets to help you with: home-based business expenses motor vehicle expenses travel expenses using your company's money or assets pausing or permanently clos Jul 2021
New protections for small and family businesses in Australia’s franchising sector article cover image
Find out about changes to the Franchising Code of Conduct.Australia’s franchise sector makes a major contribution to the economy. The sector is worth $154 billion dollars a year with over 1200 brands and over 90,000 franchisee small and family businesses.Amendments have been introduced to the Franchising Code of Conduct (the Code) to protect small and family businesses in the franchising sector. Why is the Franchising Code of Conduct being amended?The Franchising Code of Conduct is a mandatory ind Jul 2021
Budget 2021-22 article cover image
The 2021-22 Budget includes a range of support for industry growth, small business owners and employers. Find out what the 2021-22 Budget means for your business. The Australian Government is Securing Australia’s Recovery - Australia’s recovery from COVID-19 is well underway. Find out what the 2021-22 Budget means for your business. Industry growth Modern Manufacturing Strategy - $1.5 billion Modern Manufacturing Strategy continues to be a key priority for the department. This Budget includes compl May 2021