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VSBC: saving small business

I'm sharing this story, of how the Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC) helped me to resolve a problem, to other small business owners in Victoria so that if you ever find yourself in a fi...

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June Tax Tips

It's June again. For sole traders, freelancers and other small businesses, as soon as the calendar flips over to June it's time to work out your tax liability for this financial year, your expecte...

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Contractors – make sure you meet ATO requirements

Freelancers, contractors and subcontractors, and all businesses or companies that hire contractors, need to be aware of the Australian Tax Office (ATO) definitions of 'contractor', as opposed to 'e...

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The six C’s of starting up a business

The six Cs you need to successfully start up a new business are: Creativity Common sense Courage Commitment and resilience adaptability to Change Communication skills. 1. Cre...

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Taking a Claytons Break

Most freelancers, sole traders and small business owner/operators rarely take a total break from their work because they are worried about losing potential clients and jobs while they're not lookin...

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Debriefing and confidentiality

Maintaining confidentiality If you're working in a position where you've got access to your clients' private information it's essential to maintain confidentiality in regard to your clients and th...

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Safety first for scribes and editors

If you're a freelancer or business owner/operator providing scribing or editing services to the public, it's important to have some strategies in place to keep you personally safe at work. These mi...

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Happy Clients = Good Business!

Everyone talks about how to promote and market your business to gain new clients but less about what to do once you have found those clients: how to keep your clients so happy they are rapt in your...

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GST-registered businesses: book-keeping and BAS tips

Are you a GST-registered freelancer, contractor or sole trader business? If so, these tips about book-keeping, BASs and your responsibilities in regard to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) may be he...

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Could you run your business from home?

Many freelancers and small business owners/operators manage their businesses from  home. Businesses that can be run from home Your business can be managed and operated from home if: You ar...

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