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Lazy Retailing

  The Impact of Lazy Retailing   The start of 2020 has seen up to 170 stores earmarked for closure across Australia.  The companies in question include:   Harris Scarfe – closing 21 stores McWilliam’s Wines – run by the same family for 140 years went into voluntary administration EB Games – will close at […]

January 27, 2020

Business Tips, E-Commerce, Profitability, Small Business, Women in Business

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E-Invoicing – Big changes are on the way 

  There are big changes afoot that will completely turn upside down how we currently process invoices.  The ATO are working with the software industry to implement the internationally recognised standards of Pan-European Public Procurement On-Line (PEPPOL).    Once implemented this will allow software systems to talk to each other.  It won’t matter that you use […]

December 9, 2019

Barcode Scanner E-Invoicing Major changes to how we do business

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Business Tips, E-Commerce, Small Business, Systems


  Christmas is fast approaching with only 6 Sundays until Christmas!  Gift giving and Christmas parties are well underway and it is a good time to be aware of the most tax advantageous ways to be generous to staff and clients.  The best gifts tax wise are ‘non-entertainment’ gifts such as wine, chocolate, hampers, skin care products, massage vouchers etc as these gifts are […]

November 11, 2019

Cashflow, E-Commerce, Small Business, Tax Deductions, Women in Business

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Time is a precious, finite gift and it is something I think a lot about since having children; I seem to have less of it!  I am constantly pushed and pulled by competing priorities and never feel as though I have enough time.  Time is unlike money as we can’t make more of it and […]

November 4, 2019

Time Management

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E-Commerce, Small Business, Women in Business, Work Life Balance


  It is possible to have a profitable business and cash flow problems.  It is also possible to have an unprofitable business and no cash flow problems.  Cash flow and profit are two different financial indicators and when operating a business you need to track both. Cash flow Cash flow is the money that flows […]

October 28, 2019

Difference between cash flow & profit

Cashflow, E-Commerce, Reporting, Small Business, Systems, Women in Business

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Chasing the Unprofitable Sale

  Chasing the Unprofitable Sale   Google “how to increase sales” and there are about 924,000,000 results.  Google “how to avoid an unprofitable sale” and there are about 2,340,000 results.  Avoiding the unprofitable sale is just as important as increasing sales. Every business wants to grow but you don’t want to “grow broke”.  Before embarking […]

October 21, 2019

Chasing the unprofitable sale

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Cashflow, E-Commerce, Reporting, Small Business, Systems, Women in Business

The Real Cost of Free Shipping

  The Real Cost of Free Shipping According to a UPS study, free shipping continues to be the most important factor driving customer satisfaction when checking out online (73%).  Consumers are willing to pay a premium for faster delivery.  For personal reasons, such as birthdays and holidays, 50% of consumers will pay for faster shipping. […]

October 14, 2019

the real cost of free shipping

Cashflow, E-Commerce, Reporting, Small Business, Systems

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