October 2011 Tax Forum

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Tweet The proposed tax forum which was to take place before June 30 is now scheduled for October 4 and 5. But it seems what was originally meant to be an opportunity for small business to have a voice in tax reform is actually turning into a tax seminar controlled by the Treasurer with topics […]

Business Facing Grim 12 Months

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Tweet Well I don’t know about you but I’m more confused than ever! On the one hand we’re told Australia is riding high and one of the few countries to make it through the GFC relatively unscathed. Low unemployment, confidence in the future and so on. On the other there were reports recently that business […]

Keep Your Business Viable

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Tweet I attended the NAB National Small Business Summit on Wednesday 27 July (via webcast). Of interest was the presentation by Tax Commissioner Michael D’Ascenzo who on the one hand presented the human face of the ATO and their belief in treating small business as people. On the other, he gave the very clear message […]

Changing Face of Business

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Tweet Gerry Harvey led the push for the government to add GST to overseas purchases costing less than $1,000. The Australian press has recently run a number of articles on retailers hurting from customers who are moving to buy online – because they can get the same goods for cheaper – and who are using […]

NSBS 2011

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Tweet Are you going to the National Small Business Summit 2011? This is Australia’s premier small business event taking place in Sydney July 26 and 27! As an annual forum of the people who govern, support and work in the small business sector the event aims to identify the most important issues for small business; […]