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A crucial step towards becoming a cash rich business

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Building a “profit war chest” is just like riding a bike. A crucial step towards becoming a cash rich business

  Most business owners agree that cash is the oxygen that keeps the heart of a commercial enterprise pumping.  It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about trades, financial services or product ...

The 10 minutes that could save you hundreds every month

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The 10 minutes that could save you hundreds every month. Get ready for the Autumn “spring clean”

It’s the invisible expenses that hurt your business the most – he amounts that sneak under the wire of your business accounts every month or quarter.  And even if you were asked point blank t...

3 reasons your original purpose can determine your future

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3 reasons your original purpose can determine your future

If you can’t tell someone in two sentences what you do and why, your business is in trouble or heading that way.  Sure you may have a solid business structure, you’ve minimised your tax and thing...

3 tax lies that ensure you get this wrong

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Tax: are you paying too much, too little or about the right amount? 3 tax lies that ensure you get this wrong

  First of all, know your numbers inside and out.  Those of you who are familiar with Inspire remember that “knowing your numbers” is part of our mantra.  It’s the foundation upon which w...

Leading the way to more time with family

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Leading the way to more time with family. You can’t be all things to all people – so why try?

  “I can’t give you the secret to success but I can give you the secret to failure – try to please everyone”.  Someone famous said that a very long time ago and it is as true now as it w...

Are you really going to tip the ATO?

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The accidental tax (over)payer. Are you really going to tip the ATO?

  Just like any good business or even a studious school kid, our government works to a budget.  They look at the income and outgoings of our great land and even come up with a magic number of so...

Funding the founder is only fair

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Ensure your risk pays off… regularly. Funding the founder is only fair

  Really well paid people not only get paid for what they do and what they are going to do, they get rewarded for what they have done.  Not all of their achievements are on open display though. ...

$1M Tax Saving

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We’re going to save our clients, $1m in tax… again!

  Some of the things we just love to do around this time every year at Inspire.  Enjoy our 4 day Easter break – check.  A planned getaway of some sort – locked in.  Provide excellent year ...

Keep fit year round

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A lean business is a healthy business. Keep fit year round

  Diets are temporary by their very nature.  They last from point A until point B, they are a means to an end.  What’s more they are usually the second last resort before far more drastic mea...

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Compound interest cuts both ways. Kill your debt before it kills you.

  There’s a lot to be said for the miracle of compound interest and how it can turn modest savings with small regular contributions into a sizable nest egg that hatches holidays, jet skis, long...

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The Sheeran School of Business Success. Because talent is very rarely enough

  It’s becoming increasingly obvious, even to those that have joined the party a little late, that Ed Sheeran is a very successful singer songwriter.  I heard somewhere that he paid his dues b...

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Thinking BIG will save your business pt 1 – think structure, save $$$

  Entrepreneurs who want to change their world and possibly even rule it, constantly think big picture and act accordingly.  They paint their destiny in bold brushstrokes and display it for all ...

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Avoid the “vanity” lease and preserve your profits

  Every Friday we just want to stop the world for a moment and give you a couple of real tips to think about that will make a real difference to your business and in your life. There is a fine an...

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Breaking even is the new Breaking Bad. It seems okay… until…

  If you survived year one of your business ownership and you’ve broken even – well done and congratulations.  You’ve made some massive personal, financial and emotional investments and on...

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6 Reasons to book your holiday right now!

  You’ve heard the saying, “make hay while the sun shines”, right?  It means that you should work as hard as you can, for as long as you can while the money is still on offer.  It makes s...

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Share your brain or feel the pain. How to avoid insulting business valuations and low-ball offers

  It’s a disheartening fact that many people have a fabulous business, with a healthy turnover but routinely get slapped in the face with low valuations.  It can be very disappointing and from...

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Happiness is a number between 1 and 10. What’s yours?

  If happiness was as simple as forcibly contracting a set of facial muscles, we’d all be happy – whenever we wanted and the world might be a better a place.  However, that’s not the case....

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How much do you want for your business?

  Every Friday we just want to stop the world for a moment and give you a couple of real tips to think about that will make a real difference to your business and in your life. Now there’s an i...

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Profits are down soooo… do I take a pay cut? The “business $100 note” can save you from yourself

  Every business faces a period when revenue drops below expectations for a time.  Hopefully this occurs at the beginning of your ownership journey, not the end.  It’s at this time that knowi...

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Stay focused on your area of focus

  If you are an accountant that delivers excellent service and measures their achievements by how much tax you save people – stop reading now and carry on with what you’re doing.  If not, we...

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Would you like to pay by the hour or by the result? Let’s focus on saving money not charging fees

Do you ever feel yourself getting a little uncomfortable, suspicious or even cynical when you are getting charged by the hour by a consultant of some sort?  It’s okay, we do too.  It’s not a bad...

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Numbers get bored too.  Time to put them to work!

Accountants often get saddled with the “boring” tag and that may be because the perception is that they deal exclusively with numbers.  And not just any numbers but bland inanimate numbers that s...

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How to make a memorable weekend

  Every Friday we just want to stop the world for a moment and give you a couple of real tips to think about that will make a real difference to your business and in your life. How many times has...

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The agony of almost making it to the end of the month. Cashflow catastrophes and how to avoid them

  Few Olympic or endurance track images are as enduring as the long distance runner that, despite a body that has clearly given up, manages to will themselves over the line.  Last place never lo...

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The 80/20 rule, the ATO and you

  Saving tax by offering individual care and service to small businesses is our heart and soul.  But what about the individual who works for a larger business as an employee?  How can they redu...

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In Trusts we trust. Another way to make sure you pay enough tax and nothing more

  Paying too much tax is bad.  Paying your fair share is good.  Black and white statements don’t come much truer than that but as we keep finding, people, honest people running good businesse...

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Recognise! Celebrating milestones is not only fun but functional

  A lot has been made of the value of setting goals, knowing numbers, aiming high, feeling the burn (wait, what?) and a whole bunch of other aspirational catchphrases.  They’re fun, they’re ...

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The Magic that makes a better lifestyle

  Every Friday we just want to stop the world for a moment and give you a couple of real tips to think about that will make a real difference to your business and in your life. It’s Friday and ...

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And now for the (very) good news. Wine is tax deductible

  Just calling wine’s tax deductibility “very good news” feels a bit like saying that Australia is large when at 7.69million km2 it ranks sixth in the world in land mass.  So the wine thin...

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I have a pool so now I can buy an office – smsf magic trick #31

  Recently we’ve been speaking about the many and varied ways technology allows us to run a business and the different ways of working people can enjoy as a result.  This led us to reviewing s...

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Saving tax is a year round sport. And finals time is just around the corner (the angry coach edition)

  Australia is full of people who are very familiar with, if not completely nuts for, one sport or another.  They might have a favourite team, a favourite player or simply play on weekends or ma...

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How was your weekend? The motivational benefits of knowing your numbers

  We believe there is a quantifiable psychological benefit to having a clear view of critical numbers.  But instead of trying to quantify them here, early on a Monday morning, let’s just focus...

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Before we go… You’re not a bank, so don’t act like one

  Every Friday we just want to stop the world for a moment and give you a couple of real tips to think about that will make a real difference to your business and in your life. Cash flow remains ...

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(Facebook) friends don’t let friends pay through the nose

  If we didn’t care, we wouldn’t bother.  But we do and that’s why we like to stay connected with clients past, future and present by any means necessary.  There are those that believe th...

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We liked this… Take your work home with you… and leave it there

  The rising cost of office space, particularly in the CBDs, highlights the need for businesses to get even smarter about how and from where they run their enterprises.  The traditional office c...

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Paleo, vegan or Proprietary Limited? Let the numbers be your guide

  Everybody is different so it should come as no surprise that everybody is different too.  We each place different demands on our physiques beyond the whole heart, lungs and brain function impe...

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How was your weekend? What does a healthy business look like?

Is it just me or have there been a lot of baby birth announcements on social media lately? Despite the Australian population swelling beyond 24million it may still come as a surprise that a child is b...

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Before we go… I’ll have the steak, extra fries, hold the tax

Every Friday we just want to stop the world for a moment and give you a couple of real tips to think about that will make a real difference to your business and in your life. Can you feel it?  Tax se...

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Protecting your home: What’s yours is yours – let’s keep it that way!

Why are we here?  A wonderful question that people from all walks of life, in a number of locations around the world have asked down through the ages.  Today, I’d like to focus on those of us who ...

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Simon says, “dopamine is dope”

Well not in so many words, but inspirational author, thought leader and speaker Simon Sinek blames part of the so-called “dealing with millennials” problem at the feet of dopamine-peddling social ...

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But what’s the new orange? Stop what you’re doing and learn how to stop procrastinating

Yes, I see the irony.  Unless reading our Inspired Daily article is a scheduled part of your everyday work routine, there’s a chance that you’re procrastinating.  You are doing almost anything e...

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The Real Cost of Cars – A CBD carpark, yours for $407K. It all counts…

Sometimes you find yourself driving around the city on a weekend wishing you had a guaranteed space to park your car.  That’s just part of normal life nowadays but it can get frustrating.  But fin...

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BAS Webinar: How to turn a BAS Deadline into a Business Lifeline

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Autumn’s coming – enjoy the sun, embrace the cloud

Every Friday we just want to stop the world for a moment and give you a couple of real tips to think about that will make a real difference to your business and in your life. Many small business owner...

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The horrors of getting your numbers wrong: Today’s BAS webinar can help you get it right

Today’s BAS webinar can help you get it right It probably doesn’t get more embarrassing than what popular host and celebrity Steve Harvey had to go through when he misread the score card and named...

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Will “Siri” get done for tax evasion?

The thing about ground-breaking entrepreneurs is that they think differently about everyday situations by applying very different, often elevated, goals and functionality to common items and situation...

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Saying “No” to Necker? First World solutions to third world problems

First World solutions to first world problems with real life impacts I want to start by saying that this is a guilt-free article, packed with opportunity and inspiration.  So don’t worry, you needn...

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The Price is Right… or is it?

Not enough thought goes into pricing.  Either that or the wrong thought processes are applied to pricing.  We see it time and time again in various businesses and particularly start-ups.  Over the ...

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Why didn’t coalmine canaries have fitbits?

Every Friday we just want to stop the world for a moment and give you a couple of real tips to think about that will make a real difference to your business and in your life. There’s an old saying a...

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Concentrate on Concentration: Deliver more value and you’ll earn dollars

You’ve got to spend money to make money.  Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.  Save your pennies.  These are all well-worn statements that contain more than a grain of common sense.  The si...

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…and here’s the other half of your success formula

Because we’re all about helping families derive more benefit from the business they own rather than merely working in a business that owns them, we need to shine a light on the whole truth about com...

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How was your weekend?  Like a rolling… tennis ball

To say things got a bit warm over the weekend would be like suggesting too much tax is an inconvenience.  As the mercury soared, I stayed close to the air-conditioning while my thoughts were with sma...

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Little (coffee) shop of horrors (part two)

If a familiarity if not a deep understanding of the numbers in and around your business was not necessary, we wouldn’t be here.  But it is and we are definitely here for you.  So grab a coffee if ...

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Little (coffee) shop of horrors (part one): Numbers never lie

Did we mention we had a coffee shop – of sorts?  Yeah, we wanted people we met to be at ease and to share our fondness for constructive chats.  So we turned part of our somewhat oversized premises...

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Saying No to Necker? (part one)

What price inspiration? How much should be spent on a chance to make valuable contacts?  How much is too much to risk on an opportunity?  Important questions that span high school economics classes ...

#AccountingAnswers, Business Innovation

How was your weekend? Life in the best lane

Towards the tail end of the weekend I remember seeing some hype about the Superbowl which is the grand final of American football for those that aren’t familiar.  It’s beamed around the world to ...

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Terms of Endearment: Things to think about when thinking about payment terms

Newsflash:  Cash flow is still the number one priority to many businesses out there today and rightly so.  Some have described it as oxygen keeping their businesses alive, others see it as fuel that...

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WARNING: The more things change the more they stay the same unless…

Every Friday we just want to stop the world for a moment and give you a couple of real tips to think about that will make a real difference to your business and in your life. So we’ve reached the en...

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How to avoid partnership PANIC!

Everything ends badly.  If it didn’t, it wouldn’t end… That is a very pessimistic view – let me say that right out of the gate.  But is it the view of a pessimist, a realist or perhaps a...

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Driving your business: A car for you or your business?

For business or pleasure?  That’s a question you still get asked at customs desks around the world but it should also be a question we ask ourselves whenever we roll up to a car dealership. As with...

#AccountingAnswers, Choosing Your Accountant, Motivation

How do I make the weekends count?

How was your weekend? The art of making them count by Ben Walker The traditional “week-end” is becoming a fading memory for a lot of the business owners we get to speak with and hear from.  That...

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Cash flow, Measuring Key Numbers, Profit

Make it Rain. Invest in Multiple Buckets. Create automatic cash flow.

This article contains the revolutionary secret to beating the ever growing statistics of Business’ not making it after their first couple of years. These five simple steps will change the future...

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Cash flow, Inspiring Business

Make it Rain. Get a Bigger Bucket. Generate repeat business

This article contains the revolutionary secret to beating the ever growing statistics of Business’ not making it after their first couple of years. These five simple steps will change the future of ...

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Cash flow, Inspiring Business

Make it Rain. Fill the bucket. Attract more customers.

  This article contains the revolutionary secret to beating the ever growing statistics of Business’ not making it after their first couple of years. These five simple steps will change the...

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#AccountingAnswers, Cash flow

Make it Rain. Control the tap. Get paid faster.

This article contains the revolutionary secret to beating the ever growing statistics of Business’ not making it after their first couple of years. These five simple steps will change the future of ...

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Know Your Numbers, Profit, Wealth

Make it Rain. Stop the leaks. Take back control of your money

  This article contains the revolutionary secret to beating the ever growing statistics of Business’ not making it after their first couple of years. These five simple steps will change the...

make-it-rain

Business Structures, Cash flow, Profit, Wealth

Make it Rain – 5 step plan to make your business work for you

Step 1 – Stop the leaks TAKE YOUR PROFIT FIRST Revenue – How happy are you with your current revenue? Profit – How happy are you with how much profit you have sitting in your profit ...

How a baseball team used numbers to win

Know Your Numbers, Profit, Wealth

How a Baseball team used Numbers to Win

Call it coincidence, but over the past couple of days, I’ve discovered that the sporting “greats” use numbers to win. What do I mean by this? Well, let’s look at the example of...

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#AccountingAnswers, Business Innovation, Choosing Your Accountant, Profit, Wealth

Time out – free speech

Time out! Can we just talk for a minute… for free? Firstly and most importantly the answer to that one is a yes.  A resounding and emphatic yes for that matter.  But let’s take a step back becau...

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Know Your Numbers, Profit, Wealth

What’s Your One Number to Focus on in Your Business?

Adapted from Gary Keller’s recent book, “The ONE Thing”, what is the ONE number you could focus on, such that by improving it everything else would be easier or unnecessary? What we want to iden...

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Business Innovation, digital, Entrepreneurs Of Brisbane, Inspiring Business, Marketing, Profit, Speaking, Wealth

Opportunities can’t tell the time

Opportunities can’t tell the time  Just be ready to say “yes”! Opportunities are stupid.  I don’t mean they are irritating to have around or generally score badly in basic arithmetic evaluat...

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Cash flow, Tax Planning

Paying too much Tax? How to know and what to do about it.

If you have never met us before, we’re the guys who help young families use their small business to achieve big goals. Now that’s a cause that’s very dear to our hearts because, as y...

Hiring Your First Employee

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Hiring your first employee – 6 Common Questions

Hiring your first employee in your business can be a very daunting task if you haven’t done it before. There’s all sorts of worries that could be going through your head: How do I do the Payroll e...

Parkinson's Law, Dinner Plates, & Toilet Paper.

Business Innovation, Human Resources, Profit, Wealth

The Bottom Line series – 5. Parkinson’s Law, Dinner Plates, & Toilet Paper.

Now for the three quick educational stories about Parkinson’s Law, The Size of Your Dinner Plate, & Toilet Paper. They’re three lessons you won’t forget that reinforce why becoming a Cas...

Stop the leaks

Cash flow, Choosing Your Accountant, Measuring Key Numbers, Wealth

The Bottom Line series – 4. Commonly asked questions Building a Cash Rich Business

  Commonly asked questions about Building a Cash Rich Business: I built up some debt over the years trying to keep things afloat.  How do I get out of that debt while still building my War Chest...

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Cash flow, Know Your Numbers, Profit, Tax Planning, Wealth

The Bottom Line series – 3. Benefits of becoming a Cash Rich Business

The benefits of becoming a Cash Rich Business: 1. The War Chest is a rainy day fund, a backup when storms hit but this fund is specifically for those really bad storms. It is not something to be acces...

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Business Innovation, Business Structures, Cash flow, Profit, Wealth

The Bottom Line series – 2. How to build your Profit War Chest

How much money can be transferred to the War Chest without threatening the health of the business? Start out slow and easy, then build up. Most stable companies should be able to post a profit of 10% ...

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Know Your Numbers, Profit, Wealth

The Bottom Line series – 1. Logic vs Human Behaviour

Logic vs Human Behaviour I was talking to a good friend of mine recently who I know regularly donates blood. I know that because he posts on Facebook whenever he does it.  So yesterday, I asked him, ...

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Business Innovation, Entrepreneurs Of Brisbane, Motivation

Creating a good culture starts with YOU.

Creating a powerful culture worth being a part of begins with you! I believe we each have a responsibility as individuals to be the culture that we want to see around us. For instance, if we walk into...

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#AccountingAnswers, Choosing Your Accountant, Tax Planning, Wealth

The ugly truth about TIMESHEETS

⏰⏰⏰ The ugly truth about TIMESHEETS – what old school accountants don’t want you to know about how they charge when they bill you by the hour ?? You may not realise this but ‘Old S...

Stay-Motivated

Entrepreneurs Of Brisbane, Human Resources, Motivation

How To Stay Motivated & Achieve Your BIG Goals

  It’s Monday morning; you’ve just finished a fantastic weekend. You’ve played the sports with the kids. You’ve gone to the beach, had a beautiful meal, and it’s jus...

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Business Innovation, Entrepreneurs Of Brisbane, Human Resources, Motivation

How To Set Company Goals That Your Whole Team Will Buy Into

  Learn how to set a big goal for your company and have your team actually buy into it and not just roll their eyes like every other time you’ve said this. It’s really important that ...

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Entrepreneurs Of Brisbane, Human Resources, Inspiring Business, Motivation

4 Game-Changing tips on ‘How To Maintain Focus’

Focus, focus, focus. Learn how to stay focused, laser-sharp focus on your goals and stick to your priorities. How to maintain focus? That’s exactly what I think about when I think of focus, is a...

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Entrepreneurs Of Brisbane, Motivation, Wealth

How To Create More Time In Your Day!

  Feel like you don’t have enough time? I want to share with you 4 easy and powerful tips so you can create more time, even when you feel like you  don’t have it. Now, this is a real...

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Business Innovation, Human Resources

Stop Procrastinating! 2 Quick Tips To Help You Stay On Task

  You’ve been there before, you’re sitting on the computer, you’ve got your to-do list of things that are priority and important to do in your day, but you’re just sitting the...

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Entrepreneurs Of Brisbane, Human Resources, Inspiring Business, Marketing, Media

How To Use Facebook Groups To Increase Referrals And Retain Your Best Clients

  In this video, you’ll learn how to use Facebook groups to increase your referrals and retain your best clients. Hi, I’m Harvee from Inspire and stay tuned. How to use Facebook group...

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#AccountingAnswers, Business Innovation, Profit, Tax Planning, Wealth

Are Coffee Meetings Tax Deductible?

  Ever wondered if coffee meetings are tax deductible? Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a big coffee freak. I have about 3 or 4 cappuccinos every day. My favorite coffee shop is Bellissi...

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Cash flow, Know Your Numbers, Profit, Wealth

Increase your profit by mastering this little known economic principle…

Parkinson’s Law says is that if there’s an available resource, it will be used up. For example with my uni assignments, if I’ve got three weeks to complete a uni assignment, I’...

Negative Profit - why this is bad, and what to do about it?

Know Your Numbers, Profit, Wealth

Negative Profit – why this is bad, and what to do about it?

What is negative profit? Imagine your business has ten thousand dollars a week coming in. A negative fifteen percent profit means that you are actually spending eleven thousand five hundred dollars. O...

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Cash flow, Know Your Numbers, Measuring Key Numbers, Self managed super fund, Tax Planning, Wealth

How much do I need in super to start an SMSF?

  How much do I need in super to start an SMSF? The rough guideline for how much you need in superannuation to justify a SMSF or Self Managed Super Fund is about a quarter of a million dollars or...

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#AccountingAnswers, Know Your Numbers, Profit, Tax Planning

Where to legally store your excess profits, so the tax man doesn’t take half. (HINT: It’s not in Panama!) ???

Imagine you’ve got an amazing business that is trading through a Trust. You take out some profit to feed yourself, feed your family, put the kids in school and live comfortably. But you still ha...

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Cash flow, Know Your Numbers, Measuring Key Numbers, Profit, Wealth

?? Risky business – Dangers of Sole Traders, Partnerships & ABNs as Business Structures ??

As Accountants, we are seeing people drop out of high-paying employment or jobs, and jumping in and starting their own business. This is a very exciting time and it’s a great way to be absolutel...

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Know Your Numbers, Profit, Uncategorized, Wealth

??Are you smoking away all your profits? ??

I’m not proud of it.  But my first business was … selling cigarettes to under-aged kids. This entrepreneurial dream didn’t last long as the principal of my school had actually gotten wind of wh...

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Know Your Numbers, Measuring Key Numbers, Profit, Tax Planning, Wealth

Bookkeeping; how to know if you should be doing your own… ?⏳⌛️?⚖

When should you outsource your bookkeeping or when you should do it yourself? First of all, we need to figure out what’s the cost of a bookkeeper. Here at Inspire CA, we do have a bookkeeping pa...

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Business Structures, Cash flow, Measuring Key Numbers

How to build your ‘Numbers’ A-Team ??

  There are three key people that should be in your A team. a Bookkeeper an Accountant a CFO or Chief Financial Officer What do bookkeepers do? They process day to day transactions of your busine...

Self managed super fund, Wealth

Pay Less, Little and No Tax in SMSF. It’s legal.

  In every Self Managed Super Fund there are 2 sides.  An Accumulation side and a Pension side. Using Harvee’s plane analogy from the beginning, the accumulation side or phase of a SMSF is whe...

New (financial) Year Resolutions

Business Innovation, Profit, Wealth

9 New Financial Year Resolutions you should make today

It’s a new Financial Year, and we believe the key to financial bliss is starting the year the way you’d like to end it. So Ben Walker, brings you his top 9 New Financial Year Resolutions you shoul...

Congratulations to the #InspireFamily aka clients of Inspire CA.

Tax Planning, Uncategorized

Over $1,000,000 saved, 62 Young Families, 3 months.

In April 2016 we set a very big (and hairy) audacious goal.  To help young families in business by having, $500,000 in tax saved before 30 June. Well it’s our pleasure to announce that as at Th...

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Business Innovation, Inspiring Business, Wealth

Why Business Owners Need To Take Holidays, 8 to 12 weeks a year ⛷⛵️

I’m fresh off the boat from 9 magical days in New Zealand and instead of cheap souvenirs, I’ve got a game changing business strategy for you: Grab a big 12 month calendar and map out all the holid...

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Welcome Jake to the Inspire Team

Hi #InspireFamily, Please join me in welcoming Jake Pretorius to the INSPIRE team. Jake came to us a few months ago with his dream of becoming an inspirational accountant. He has since excelled in his...

561,478 reasons to aim high

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561,478 reasons to aim high!

561,478 reasons to aim high! In April 2016 we set a very big (and hairy) audacious goal. To save young families in business, $500,000 in tax before 30 June. Well it’s our pleasure to announce th...

Congratulations to the #InspireFamily aka clients of Inspire CA.

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Congratulations to the #InspireFamily aka clients of Inspire CA.

  Congratulations to the #InspireFamily aka clients of Inspire CA. We’ve been busily researching the latest in tax law and have found a number of strategies that will either save you tax, incre...

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#AccountingAnswers, Profit, Tax Planning

Are you SuperStream ready?

Are you SuperStream ready? To make sure employer superannuation contributions are paid in a consistent, timely and efficient manner, the ATO has introduced SuperStream. The key component of SuperStrea...

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THANK YOU PHIL – A year of NEW beginnings!

THANK YOU PHIL – A year of NEW beginnings! Last Friday the Inspire Team farewelled our friend and Senior Accountant Phil “Shep” Shephard. Phil has had a big year, welcoming his new baby girl...

Entrepreneurs Of Brisbane, Inspiring Business

Co-Founder of Australia’s 9th fastest growing company shares his rare insights into finding your competitive advantage – Inspiring Business Event with Glen Carlson

This Inspiring Business Event is powered by Inspire CA, an uber cool and disruptive accounting firm that is proving that not all accountants are boring. Secure your tickets now: WEDNESDAY 8th JUNE, 5:...

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12 STRATEGIES FOR BUSINESS OWNERS TO SAVE $20,000+ TAX

WE’RE HELPING YOUNG FAMILIES IN SMALL BUSINESS ACHIEVE A VERY BIG GOAL – SAVE $500,000 IN TAX BEFORE 30 JUNE. We’re calling it the … SAVE $500,000 TAX CAMPAIGN Imagine for a minute …...

I Can I Will

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“I Can I Will” – Interview with Conan Visser

We believe that every business owner has an inspiring story to tell.  A story of how they began.  A story of how they overcame the odds.  A story of what drives them.  A story of when they had a b...

Entrepreneurs of Brisbane Ezra Taylor

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Entrepreneurs Of Brisbane – Ezra Taylor

We believe that every business owner has an inspiring story to tell.  A story of how they began.  A story of how they overcame the odds.  A story of what drives them.  A story of when they had a b...

Time Your Capital Gains

#AccountingAnswers, Tax Planning

Time Your Capital Gains – Hold for 12 months & Sell in a low income year.

  Time Your Capital Gains – Hold for 12 months & Sell  in a low income year. How does this strategy work? You bought an investment. A property for example. Bought it for $200,000, sold it ...

Accelerated Asset Depreciation

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Accelerated Asset Depreciation – 100% deduction NOW if it’s under 20 k.

Accelerated Asset Depreciation – 100% deduction NOW if it’s under 20 k. How does this strategy work? You buy an asset.   A car for example. For running around doing quotes onsite. Its value w...

Top sales advice

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Top sales advice from one of top 5 Sales Professionals worldwide (fitness industry)

  Sales is such an important part of any business. Many of us hate the word sales, but it pay the bills and keeps the lights on. So we asked Richard Bell, the speaker at our upcoming Inspiring Bu...

Pay your Life Insurance premiums from Super

#AccountingAnswers, Tax Planning

Pay your Life Insurance premiums from Super – and get double tax benefits.

How does this strategy work? Life Insurance is money your family will receive in the event of you kicking the bucket. Interestingly the premiums you pay for Life Insurance are not tax deductible, unle...

employee super payments

#AccountingAnswers, Tax Planning

Pay your employee super payments 1 month early to get 10 months of additional cashflow

How does this strategy work? Each month you pay super for your employees. 9.5% of their wage. For a quarterly payroll of $100,000, that’s $9,500. Now your Employee Super Payments are typically due o...

Make Additional Super Contributions

#AccountingAnswers, Measuring Key Numbers, Tax Planning, Wealth

Make Additional Super Contributions – Tax Planning Strategies to action prior to 30 June

  Make Additional Super Contributions to reduce your tax How does this strategy work? You may be aware that superannuation is the best investment vehicle for tax purposes out there. It’s also e...

distribute to your children

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Distribute to your Children Under 18 – Tax Planning Strategies to action prior to 30 June

How does this distribute to your children strategy work?   Discretionary Trusts are great for Young Families in Business as they give you… you guessed it, DISCRETION. In fact they’re more wel...

write off bad debts

#AccountingAnswers, Tax Planning

Write Off Bad Debts – Tax Planning Strategies to action prior to 30 June

Write Off Bad Debts How does this strategy work? Let’s say you are a plumber, and builders are your clients. You send them invoices regularly for your work. Sometimes they pay. Sometimes they don’...

#AccountingAnswers, Business Structures, Tax Planning

DISTRIBUTE INCOME TO RETIRED PARENTS (& IN LAWS!)

DISTRIBUTE INCOME TO  RETIRED PARENTS (& IN LAWS!) How does this strategy work? Discretionary Trusts are great for Young Families in Business as they give you… you guessed it, DISCRETION. In fa...

Fringe Benefit

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#AccountingAnswers What is a Car Fringe Benefit?

What is a Car Fringe Benefit?   A car fringe benefit can occur when an employer makes a car they own or lease available for the private use of an employee. If you conduct your business through a ...

Chapter One

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Chapter One: You Have The Power to Change Stuff

Chapter One:  You Have The Power to Change Stuff Build an Inspiring Book List with Harvee Pene (Partner & Business Advisor at Inspire CA) as he undertakes his 2016 Challenge:  Read (implement &a...

Entrepreneurs Of Brisbane, Uncategorized

Introducing Pedro Alcobio, owner of The Health Place

We believe that every business owner has an inspiring story to tell.  A story of how they began.  A story of how they overcame the odds.  A story of what drives them.  A story of when they had a b...

Ben Love Father Businessman and Hero

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Ben Love, Father, Businessman and Hero

Ben Love, Father, Businessman, and Hero We believe that every business owner has an inspiring story to tell.  A story of how they began.  A story of how they overcame the odds.  A story of what dri...

Phillip Di Bella

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Want to meet the man himself – Phillip Di Bella?

Find out how Phillip Di Bella revolutionised the Australian coffee culture! We’ve all experienced the disappointment that comes with an average cup of coffee, however Phillip Di Bella has made i...

book review Legacy

Book Review, Inspiring Business

Book Review: Legacy – What the All Blacks can teach us about the business of life.

  Build an Inspiring Book List with Harvee Pene (Partner & Business Advisor at Inspire CA) as he undertakes his 2016 Challenge:  Read (implement & review) a Book a Week. Book Review: What th...

Business Innovation, Entrepreneurs Of Brisbane, Marketing, Media, Speaking, Uncategorized

5 of the Most Powerful & Under-utilised Facebook Strategies (Brett Campbell)

The Power of Building an Empire Using Social Media Many Business owners tell us that GROWTH is amongst the top items on their agenda for 2016. To grow you need more customers. More customers means mor...

Self managed super fund

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SMSF Myths Busted! Self Managed Superannuation Funds

SMSF Myths Busted! Self managed super fund Is a Self Managed Super Fund (SMSF) right for you? Already have a SMSF, but want to make it work harder for you? Over 900,000 Australians run their own SMS...