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27 Sep, 2018

Top 10 Tax Claims Myths Busted by the Australian Tax Office

Myths are everywhere. They’re in culture, folklore, homes, offices, and even in our taxes. The Australian tax system is constantly evolving with amendments and updates. And while many changes are for the good, it can get confusing at times causing myths and wrong notions to come about.

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12 Sep, 2018

ATO'S New Passive Income Test, Drought Assistance and Car Sharing Arrangements

There is a long line up of changes awaiting Australian businesses and taxpayers in this season at the Australian Tax Office has announced some major changes to tax laws and policies. Some of these include tax cuts, an announcement of assistance from the government and changes to rules on sharing economy practices.

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20 Aug, 2018

Driving Business Innovation With R&D

Research and development has an image problem. For a lot of people, when a conversation turns to R&D, we tend to think of people in lab coats and safety glasses, pouring blue liquid in beakers into test tubes full of bubbling pink stuff. But when you think of R&D, you should be thinking about money. Here's why.

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16 Aug, 2018

Marketing is No Longer A Monologue - It’s A Dialogue

Gone are the days that Marketing was a one-way conversation. For decades, getting a message out was mostly through channels that didn’t allow for much interaction. Audiences’ interactions with TV ads, print, outdoor billboards, radio and newspapers were practically the same: companies telling them what they had to offer.

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14 Aug, 2018

Winning the Startup Game

Launching a start-up company is like a game of snakes and ladders: sometimes you get the right combination of ingredients like a great team, a kickass idea, and the funds to climb those ladders. Sometimes it seems like the world is pitted against you and the snakes have loaded the dice!

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27 Jul, 2018

Summary of Updates on EMDG and Survey Results from 2017 Grant Year

Here are some quick updates on the Export Market Development Grant (EMDG) and results from Austrade's survey to businesses who have applied for the grant scheme in the last grant year. 

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13 Jul, 2018

It's Not Just One Night: Reflections on the CEO Sleepout

The CEO Sleepout has raised money to help thousands of Australians for over a decade, but it's so much more than just one night. They aim to bring an end to poverty, and this year I decided to sleep rough with other leaders in Sydney.

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10 Jul, 2018

The Grant Rant

What's the truth behind grants? Why are they there? Can I really get one? These are the questions we hear all the time from small business owners when they start investigating grants. So let's debunk some common myths and get to the bottom of things.

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27 Jun, 2018

2018 EOFY Essential Checklist

As the end of the 2018 financial year is almost upon us, we have made a detailed list below of measures that can be undertaken prior to the 30th June to minimise this year’s income tax payable and get yourself ready for the end of financial year.!

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16 May, 2018

IGNITE's CEO To Sleep Rough This June

Walk through any city street late at night you’ll always see people taking refuge in doorways, under bridges, bus stops, train stations, parks and just about anywhere else which offers a dry spot to call a bed for the night. A stray cardboard box from a nearby restaurant offers a mattress to keep your body off the cold concrete which saps the warmth from your bones. Rags, soiled clothes, and matted blankets are scavenged to insulate against biting winds. It’s an indignity, and one which affects the fundamental rights of any human: the right to safe shelter.

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