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Your tech stack can be a waste of money or can propel you to the next level. It all depends on how you built it to do what.
To find a niche and grow a community in that niche will allow you to exponentially grow, as Aly Garrett in Adelaide will tell you.
Retirement villages come with long and confusing contracts in tow. Here is John Saunders with some insights.
Here is Paul Mackenroth of Cleary Hoare about what happened with the family provision claim in the Marsella case and how to avoid it.
The Marsella case changed forever how SMSF trustee discretion is exercised. Here is Paul Mackenroth of Cleary Hoare with more.
Jobkeeper 2.1 has two significant changes to Jobkeeper 2.0. What these are, Andrew Henshaw of Velocity Legal in Sydney will tell you in this episode.
What happens to pre-CGT company assets at the death of the original shareholder? Here is Paul Mackenroth of Cleary Hoare with the answer.
What is a special disability trust? What can or can’t it do? And why would you set one up? Here is John Saunders with some answers.
How much does it actually cost to build you a proper funnel that brings you clients?
In this episode Nathan Watt of Watson & Watt will tell you how he designed his lead funnel and grew to 100 client groups within 3 years.
In this episode Melissa Donnelly shares 12 insights about website design that you can apply to your own website.
The upcoming Jobkeeper changes will affect whether you continue to qualify and how much you get if you do.
The current COVID-19 crisis might make more businesses eligible for the small business CGT concessions due to lower market values.
Bucket company to the side or interposed holding company? Here is Geoff Stein of Brown Wright Stein Lawyers with some insights.
COVID-19 debt hibernation: All debts put into a box and locked up until 24 September 2020. Here is Ben Sewell of Sewell & Kettle with more.
COVID-19 tenancy law is fuzzy, so it all comes down to negotiation or – if you can’t agree – the tribunals, as Ben Sewell will tell you in this episode.
COVID-19 insolvency law is to help you survive. To get through this crisis alive. Here is Ben Sewell of Sewell & Kettle with the details.
Accounting expo tours are a new idea and a good one. Here are Amy Holdsworth and Ian Walker of Clarity Street with more.
What apps you would put around the core apps of your accounting practice? Amy Holdsworth and Ian Walker with more.
What apps should sit at the core of your accounting practice? Here are Amy Holdsworth and Ian Walker of Clarity Street with some insights.
How to run an offshore team? In three words – Make No Difference – treat your offshore team like your Australian team.
COVID-19 payroll tax relief will save you money. Andrew Fricot of Payroll Tax Solutions will tell you how much.
What options do you have and what does it cost? Here is Nick Sinclair of TOA Global with some insights.
Cherry pick from the big end of town. Here is Melissa Donnelly with 5 marketing hacks to learn from the big guys.
How to create killer content and deliver it. Here are 12 tips from Melissa Donnelly of Affinity Communications to do just that.
Contention marketing is a marathon. So choose a channel you enjoy. Here is Melissa Donnelly with some insights.
Converting conversations into clients takes skill. Some of us find it easy. Most of us find it the hardest part of it all. Here is Melissa Donnelly.
There are three new Jobkeeper rulings – PCG 2020/4, PSLA 2020/1 and LCR 2020/1. Here is Andrew Henshaw of Velocity Legal with the details.
Things have become more flexible under COVID-19. In this episode Ben Thompson of Employment Hero will tell you how.
What did employment law before COVID-19 look like? Here is Damien Gooden of HR Central with some insights.
The JobKeeper alternative test might help you if you fail the primary turnover test. Here is Andrew Henshaw of Velocity Legal with more.
The Commercial Tenancies Code might be the lifeline you need. Here is Scott McKenzie of Velocity Legal with more.
The Jobkeeper rules are out – filling in a lot more gaps, still leaving some behind.
The number of measures is overwhelming. So let’s do a brief COVID-19 stimulus review – looking at everything that is on the table.
When the legislation for the federal COVID-19 cash flow boost first came out, some things were unclear, but have become much clearer now.
There are 4 super measures coming or already implemented that will affect your super. Here is Liam Shorte of Verante Financial Planning with more.
Marketing strategy and execution need to go together. One without the other is a Nothing – either a waste of paper or pointless action.
The federal COVID-19 stimulus bill is now law. Bob Deutsch will tell you how to calculate the cash boost – very different to what we all thought.
Why should I engage with you? This is a constant question in your clients’ mind. Here is Melissa Donnelly with more.
What are the most current changes around property and tax? Here is Bob Deutsch of The Tax Institute with some insights.
How do you ‘read’ an US individual tax return for Australian tax purposes? This is the question we asked Seth Hertz of Expat US Tax.
US v Australian tax for individuals – how is US tax different from Australian tax and vice versa? Here is Seth Hertz with some insights.
US citizens living in Australia are taxed on their worldwide income in Australia but also in the US. Here is Seth Hertz of Expat US Tax with more.
What does it actually mean when an app integrates with another app? Here are Jeffrey Atizado and Clinton Cowin with the answer.
What should your app ecosystem look like? Here are Jeffrey Atizado of SMB Consultants and Clinton Cowin of TradiePad with some things to ponder.
Clinton Cowin of TradiePad and Jeffrey Atizado of SMB Consultants share their insights as cloud integrators.
What are the three biggest issues around international tax at the moment? Here is Bob Deutsch with some thoughts.
If somebody offered you a way to claim your franking credits twice, would you do it? You might hesitate, but many European banks didn’t.
The AFR Top 100 Accounting Firms list makes an interesting read. Here is our interview with the AFR Professional services editor, Edmund Tadros.
In this episode Kathy Evans discusses pension and lump sum payments, deductibility of SMSF expenses as well as the SMSF look up.
Why an SMSF? In this episode Kathy Evans of Findex in Albury/Wondonga will list 15 factors to consider.
You don’t have to follow the LRBA safe harbour rules. But many do. Kathy Evans of Findex will walk you through the 7 safe harbour rules listed in PCG 2016/5.
The main residence exemption for foreign residents is changing as Andrew Henshaw of Velocity Legal will tell you in this episode.
What happens to the main residence exemption upon divorce or death? Andrew Henshaw of Velocity Legal in Sydney will give you the answer.
Doing AirBnb triggers CGT when you sell your home. Here is Andrew Henshaw of Velocity Legal in Sydney with more.
Matthew Taylor will tell you why the DIY sale of accounting practices is fraught with danger.
It takes a lifetime to build a practice. But just a few months to run it into the ground. So choosing the right buyer is crucial as Matthew Taylor will tell you.
A family allowance agreement might save your family a lot of money. Grant Abbott of Lightyear Docs and I love SMSF will tell you more.
Excess concessional contributions can work to your advantage. Here is Grant Abbott of Lightyear Docs and I love SMSF with more.
The appointor has the power to appoint and remove a trustee. Here is Grant Abbott of Lightyear Docs and I love SMSF with more.
Let these top 10 podcasts for Australian accountants inspire you. You never know where you find the answer you are looking for.
The Foreign Investment Review Board is to protect Australia’s national interests. Here is Simon Dorevitch with more.
Why would you create a leading member? And how? Grant Abbott of Lightyear Docs and I love SMSF has the answer.
The more assets, the more asset protection you need. Here is Geoff Stein of Brown Wright Stein Lawyers in Sydney with more.
SEO is all about your target clients finding your content on page 1 of Google. Rand Fishkin of SparkToro and previously Moz will tell you how.
An SMSF can claim Div 43, 40 and anything under $300 assuming it doesn’t run a business. Here is Scott Brunsdon of Depreciator.com with more.
Electronic distribution platforms like eBay, Amazon or Netflix may now be responsible for the collection of GST. Simon Dorevitch is here with the details.
The secret in pricing is not in the WHAT but in the HOW. Ed Chan of WIZE Mentoring and Chan & Naylor will tell us why.
The partnership model doesn’t work since it relies on people and not on systems. Here is Ed Chan of WIZE Mentoring and Chan & Naylor with more.
To find and retain great staff start with the blueprint. Here is Ed Chan of WIZE Mentoring and Chan & Naylor with some advice.
Buying parcels of fees gets easier with time – the more often you do it, the easier it gets. In this episode Ed Chan will delve deeper and answer some tricky questions.
If you want to buy a parcel of fees, how do you do it? And why should you? Here is Ed Chan of Wize Mentoring and Chan & Naylor with the answer.
This episode with Ed Chan of WIZE Mentoring will look at the marketing of accounting practices by using one firm as an example – Chan & Naylor.
The ideal team structure for your practice depends on fee volume you manage. In this episode Ed will discuss the ideal team structure to manage a $1m in fees.
Your firm’s success depends on finding the right team structure for your accounting and tax practice. Ed Chan of WIZE Mentoring will tell you more.
In 2013 Chan & Naylor lifted its revenue by 42.8% to $18.6m by focusing on three pillars of growth. Ed Chan will tell you more.
In this episode Simon Dorevitch of A & A Tax Legal Consulting in Melbourne will tell you how the so-called Netflix tax actually works.
Growing your practice is not a spectator sport. DO – don’t just talk. Here is Alistair Marshall in Sydney with more.
Your practice survival depends on you being able to find and attract clients. Alistair Marshall will share five insights with you in this episode.
Low value imported goods used to be exempt from GST. Not any more. Simon Dorevitch of A & A Tax Legal Consulting will tell you how this changed and what this means for you.
Downsizer contributions are turning out to be more popular than many thought – including us. To learn more, we asked Daniel Mikhail of Partners Wealth Group to walk us through the details.
Managed funds have become household names. But how exactly do they work? Here is Daniel Mikhail of Partners Wealth Group with some answers.
In this episode Daniel Mikhail of Partners Wealth Group in Sydney will walk you through the ins and outs of wrap and managed accounts.
You pay GST on taxable importations but get it back if a creditable importation. Here is Simon Dorevitch of A & A Tax Legal Consulting with more.
Tax effective structuring is not a one-size-fits all. Andrew Henshaw of Velocity Legal in Sydney will walk you through the options you have.
How to set up a related party LRBA without triggering a dividend? Andrew Henshaw of Velocity Legal in Sydney will give you the answer.
How exactly does this work when an SMSF buys property jointly as tenants in common? Andrew Henshaw of Velocity Legal in Sydney has the answer.
In this episode Liam Shorte of Verante in Castle Hill gives an Investment 101 crash course. If you are an investment guru, skip this episode.
SMSF investment strategies will receive a lot more limelight going forward. Liam Shorte of Verante in Castle Hill will tell you why.
Mental health issues can hit any of us – at any time – when we least expect it. So we should talk about it. Tim Hoopmann is doing just that.
An SMSF can only borrow through an LRBA. Peter Bobbin of Argyle Lawyers in Sydney will tell you more and answer your questions.
SMSF joint property acquisitions are one way to circumvent a lack of cash within an SMSF as Peter Bobbin of Argyle Lawyers in Sydney will tell you.
Most SMSFs have a corporate trustee. In this episode Peter Bobbin of Argyle Lawyers in Sydney will discuss the finer details of corporate trustees.
Income protection is to replace your income while you can’t work. Here is Daniel Mikhail of Growth Wealth Partners with more insights.
TPD insurance covers total and permanent disability for your own or any occupation – Daniel Mikhail of Partners Wealth Group in Sydney.
Life insurance looks simple – you are either dead or alive. But there is more to it as Daniel Mikhail of Partners Wealth Group in Sydney will show you.
Investing super in property is a popular strategy. But how exactly do we do that? We asked Peter Bobbin of Argyle Lawyers in Sydney about the options we have.
In this episode Edward Chan of Wize Mentoring shares his insights as a mentor to accounting practices.
The accounting industry is consolidating. In this episode we ask Edward Chan of Wize Mentoring how to survive and grow in this battle of giants.
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