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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 ...

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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...

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#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...

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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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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...

risky-business

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...

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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

$1,261,715.29 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...

holidays

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...

Are-you-SuperStream-ready

#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...

THANK YOU PHIL!

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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:...

On Demand - 12 STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS TO SAVE $20,000+ TAX

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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

#AccountingAnswers, Tax Planning

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

#AccountingAnswers, Business Innovation, Entrepreneurs Of Brisbane, Inspiring Business

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

#AccountingAnswers, Tax Planning, Wealth

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’...

DISTRIBUTE INCOME TO  RETIRED PARENTS

#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

#AccountingAnswers

#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...

Pedro Alcobio EOB interview (2)

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

Entrepreneurs Of Brisbane, Uncategorized

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

Entrepreneurs Of Brisbane, Inspiring Business, Speaking, Uncategorized

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...

Brett Campbell

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

Wealth

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...

pay yourself

#AccountingAnswers

#Accounting Answers: Review How You Pay Yourself

Before you can decide about the best way to pay yourself for your hard work in your business, you need to understand about structures. 9 times out of 10, if you’re a young family in a small busi...

self funded retirees

#AccountingAnswers

#Accounting Answers: Self Funded Retirees

#Accounting Answers: So remember young family, small business equals family trust or discretionary trust as the ideal structure for 9 times out of 10. If you don’t understand how your structure ...

commercial property

#AccountingAnswers

#Accounting Answers: How Can I Buy a Commercial Property?

Why is an SMSF better for investing in commercial property, and leasing it back to yourself, than an investment trust? Many people ask us how is it that they can stop paying somebody else for their le...

3 candles IB newsletter

#AccountingAnswers, Business Innovation, For Accountants, Uncategorized

Collaboration Not Competition: a tale of 2 candles

?? Collaboration Not Competition: a tale of 2 candles ?? Only read this if you operate business in a very competitive industry, like we do. Competition = 2 competitive business owners fight over the f...

HUMMING BIRD HOUSE

#AccountingAnswers, Cash flow, Human Resources, Know Your Numbers, Measuring Key Numbers

#AccountingAnswers – Is donating to charity tax deductible?

  Is donating to charity tax deductible? There’s three rules at play: Is it more than two dollars? Are they a DGR? You want to ask the provider that. Are you a profitable business? Now, why thr...

Surf into a profitable cash rich business

Business Innovation, Business Structures, Cash flow

8 ways to know if you can afford to hire your next employee – Part 2 of 2

8 ways to know if you can afford to hire your next employee – Part 2 of 2 The opportunities for growth in your business will come in ebbs and flows, like waves. Hire too early and you’re a si...

Book Review: The Four Hour Work Week

Book Review, Business Innovation, Uncategorized

Book Review: The Four Hour Work Week – Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich.

The Four Hour Work Week Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich.  Build an Inspiring Book List with Harvee Pene (Partner & Business Advisor at Inspire CA) as he undertakes his 2016 Ch...

Joshua Kilroy, Tyson & Peppa

Entrepreneurs Of Brisbane, Uncategorized

Famous Fashion Blogger opens Fashion Boutique

  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 ...

business growth

Business Innovation, Inspiring Business, Marketing

If 10x Business Growth is on the 2016 agenda, read this today.

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 more sales. Before Sales you need Marketing. You proba...

hire your next employee

Uncategorized

8 ways to know if you can afford to hire your next employee – Part 1

Can’t afford to hire your next employee? It’s an age-old dilemma for small business owners: You need help to grow your business, but you can’t afford to hire anyone. This common situation is...

AccountingAnswers Sharon Claim GST new car

#AccountingAnswers, Tax Planning

#AccountingAnswers – Claiming GST on a new car

How much GST can I claim on a new car? When it comes to claiming GST on a car (Goods & Services Tax), it’s very similar to claiming GST on any other business expense. You can only claim th...

Do Cool Sh*t: Quit your day job

Book Review

[Book Review] Do Cool Sh*t: Quit your day job. Start your own business. Live happily ever after.

Do Cool Sh*t: Quit your day job.  Start your own business.  Live happily ever after. by Miki Agrawal.   Build an Inspiring Book List with Harvee Pene (Partner & Business Advisor at Inspire ...

Francesca Moi Empowering Events

Business Innovation, Entrepreneurs Of Brisbane, Speaking

Collaboration queen makes career out of passion

  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 ...

Building an Empire With Social Media! (3)

Tax Planning, Uncategorized, Wealth

Give your Super a Boost! Buy a commercial property (via SMSF) and rent it from yourself.

Give your Super a Boost! An alternative way of building up your retirement savings. While most of us will hopefully accumulate enough superannuation throughout our working lives to have a comfortable ...

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Book Review, Business Innovation, Uncategorized

Book Review: Daring and Disruptive: Unleashing the Entrepreneur by Lisa Messenger.

Book Review: Daring and Disruptive: Unleashing the Entrepreneur by Lisa Messenger.   Build an Inspiring Book List with Harvee Pene (Partner & Business Advisor at Inspire CA) as he undertakes his ...

Build Profit War Chest

Cash flow, Profit, Wealth

Building a Profit War Chest and save your Business

Building a Profit War Chest and save your Business How a Small Business owners can very quickly amass Emergency Cash Reserves and Build a Profit War Chest: Most business owners don’t have the time t...

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#AccountingAnswers, Cash flow, Cloud Accounting, Know Your Numbers

#AccountingAnswers – Help! My Cashflow is Killing Me

Help! cashflow is killing me #AccountingAnswers:  3 tips to even out the ups and downs Fixing cashflow problems is like dealing with the pain of a toothache. Strong painkillers give immediate but tem...

February Meetup Inspire CA

Book Review

HAPPY BIRTHDAY INSPIRE! Our own start up story, told for the first time.

Happy Birthday Inspire! Our own start up story, told for the first time. WOW it’s Inspire CA – Young Family Small Business 3rd Birthday today. For the first time, I’m going to share ...

Entrepreneurial Stars have aligned

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Entrepreneurial stars have aligned

Collaborate with 5,000+ inspirational entrepreneurs on the same journey as you Running a small business can be hard. Being an entrepreneur can be lonely. Most fail. Yet every morning we get out of be...

Book Review

Book Review: REWORK – Change the way you work forever

A better, faster, easier way to succeed in business Build an Inspiring Book List with Harvee Pene (Partner & Business Advisor at Inspire CA) as he undertakes his 2016 Challenge:  Read (implement ...

Book Review, Business Innovation

Book Review: The Virgin Way – How to listen, learn, laugh and lead

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. The Virgin Way How to l...

Book Review

Book Review: BUILD TO SELL by John Warrillow – Create a business that can thrive without you.

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. 1st day back in 2016 an...

Book Review

Book Review: UNPROFESSIONAL by Jack Delosa – How a 26 year old university dropout became a self-made millionaire.

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. Happy pre-Australia Day...

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[Photo Diary] Inspiring Business Event: Meet & Greet with Top Entrepreneurs of Brisbane.

A visual memoir of the Australia Day themed Inspiring Business Event on Jan 22, 2016 Welcome to our first Inspiring Business event of 2016!   What started as a small group of like minded business own...

HUMMING BIRD HOUSE

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Hummingbird House: Supporting a Hospice, for Children

We recently attended a charity for Hummingbird House and while putting on my black tie, inquisitive 7 year old nephew asked “Uncle, what is Hummingbird House?” I said “Do you know what a Hospice...

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Book Review: CREATIVITY INC: Overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration.

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. This is a brilliant sto...

Oversubscribed by Daniel Priestley book

Book Review

Book Review: OVERSUBSCRIBED by Daniel Priestley – How to get people lining up to do business with you.

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.   Harvee – T...

Caveman Kitchen

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The secret recipe to breaking down Big Scary (and Hairy) Audacious Goals into bite sized chunks!

Ever had a great idea for a business that was borne out of a frustration you faced?  Ever wanted to take a 3 month Road trip around Australia?  Ever tried one of those crappy frozen meals and wonder...

Measuring Key Numbers

How to set company goals that your whole team will buy into

Goal setting is one of the most important things you should be doing with your team on a weekly or even daily basis. But sometimes it is harder to implement them than we think. In this video, Harvee w...

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Know Your Numbers

5 Questions to Profit in 2016

And designing the dream lifestyle you want, with plenty of holidays and time to work ON the business! Hey, welcome back to 2016!  Ever heard of the saying “the quality of one’s life is in dir...

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Know Your Numbers, Profit, Wealth

Bring your game into the New Year: Michael Jordan knows his numbers

Welcome to the NEW YEAR!!! I just recently wrote an article about a baseball team using numbers to win.  And in that same week, hearing a quote, I realised something about Michael Jordan’s care...

Business Innovation, Business Structures, Cash flow, Conversion Rate, Measuring Key Numbers

How to Plan for Profit in 2016

Let’s Make it Your Best Year yet – Plan for Profit! Wouldn’t it be great to Plan well for 2016 now so you can spend more quality time with your family? How do the multi millionaires...

Business Structures, Tax Planning

Benefits of having a trust own the shares in your company

This is a fairly technical article – but it is an important one. All too often, I see business structures slapped together with average advice from accountants. And one of the killers is just s...

Improve Your Christmas Cashflow

Cash flow, Know Your Numbers, Marketing

Need to Improve Your Christmas Cashflow? Holiday in Peace!

Check out this webinar and see how to: Improve your Christmas cashflow so you can Holiday in PEACE. With Christmas coming up, the wheels of business tends to slow as everyone winds down for the year. ...

Business Structures, Uncategorized

Business Structure Advice: Are you in the Right One?

How does $34,000 TAXED SAVED sound? Have you ever wondered whether or not you’re in the right business structure? Or if you have no idea why you’re set up the way you are? To clear up the ...

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Cash flow

[infographic] What’s Your Working Capital Timeline telling you?

Understanding your working capital timeline allows you to control it. Understanding how cash flows to and through your business is the first step on taming the beast and setting yourself up to win. Do...

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[Infographic] Inspire CA’s Quarterly Results – June – September, 2015

Curious as to exactly how the Inspire CA business is performing? We’d like to share with you the story that our numbers tell. WHY? 1 – We couldn’t have made this impact without you. So THANK...

Meeting Room Hire Inspire Cafe

Business Innovation, Choosing Your Accountant, Media

Inspire Cafe Re-Launches as Inspire Business Hub

Recently Juan and I travelled to Sydney to attend Xerocon (for the unitiated Xerocon is a mega accounting nerd-fest, we’ll be posting more about what we learnt at the conference in the coming weeks)...

Brisbane Junior Chamber of Commerce

Business Structures, Speaking

Brisbane Junior Chamber of Commerce Speaking Resources 19 March 15

I’ve put together some resources that I mentioned throughout the Business Structuring and Tax workshop that was held at the Commonwealth Bank, organised by the Brisbane Junior Chamber of Commerc...

Accountants Brisbane One Hit Wonder

Business Innovation, Marketing

Sick of being a ‘One Sale Wonder’? How else can you serve your customers?

One of the biggest killers of highly profitable businesses is the ‘One Sale Wonder’. Now we’re all in business to serve our customers.  So we must believe that we provide value for ...

Age of Engagement

Business Innovation, Marketing

The Age of Engagement – Internet Marketing Evolution

Following on from last week’s post we’re continuing to uncover some of Roger Hamilton’s insights in to the future of markets, technology and doing business in the age of Web 3.0. Roger Hamilton ...

Optus Language Accountants Brisbane

Business Innovation, Marketing

5 Language Lessons all Businesses can Learn from Optus

Just this morning I read this letter from Optus. And you must be wondering why on earth an accountant is writing about a letter from Optus.  So here’s some context for you.  I have really lear...

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Business Innovation

5 Business Trends That Are Already Shaping Your Business and Determining Your Profits

What you were doing 5 years ago is vastly different from what you’re doing today. So how prepared are you for the next 5 years? And will you profit? Roger Hamilton will. Roger Hamilton is a futuris...

Speaking Rituals Accountants Brisbane

Business Innovation, Marketing

3 Speaking Rituals Entrepreneurs can use before Public Speaking

It’s no doubt that public speaking is an easy feat for mastering. Some make it look so easy, and yet it can paralyse those who are finding their feet.  Myself included! One of my key numbers in...

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