Posts belonging to Category home based business

ASIC address suppression … NOT

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Tweet Further to my ASIC Comes To The Party post, I attempted the address suppression steps and as expected, it’s not as straightforward as we’ve been led to believe. First up you can apply – that doesn’t mean ASIC will grant it. Secondly you can only apply for suppression once you have applied to the […]

ASIC finally comes to the party….

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Tweet … or did they? For months home-based businesses like VAs have been lodging complaints with local ministers and industry bodies about the privacy violations inherent in ASIC taking over the business name registration and renewal process from the States. The main concern was that a physical address had to be used as the address […]

Insurance Burden for Tax Agents?

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Tweet Do you provide BAS services for clients? The Australian Financial Review reported last week (29 October) that the Tax Practitioners Board have declared that all tax and business activity statement agents must have professional indemnity insurance. As the TPB has not specified a minimum turnover in the recently released exposure draft for its new […]

OIVAC Blog Hop Tour Stop 2: Q&A!

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Tweet We welcome the Blog Hopping VA, Sharon Williams, President of The 24 Hour Secretary and chair of the OIVAC steering committee, who is here answering your questions on the virtual assistant industry and OIVAC! Here are Sharon’s answers to the questions posed over the last couple of days. If you have further questions or […]

Never Stop Marketing!

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Tweet I haven’t really noticed any change to my practice since the beginning of the economic downturn but I have heard a number of small business owners and Virtual Assistants of late saying that work is dropping off and/or they’ve ‘lost’ clients, blaming in part the economic downturn. This is a good reminder for us […]