Small Business Entrepreneur Grants

The Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program is now open for applications. The Small Business Entrepreneur Grants Program provides new small businesses access to professional advice and support in the critical early stages of establishing a business. Available funding Matched funding of up to $5,000 (excluding GST) may be provided to eligible businesses to engage a consultant, advisor…

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2015-16 Tax Stats released

The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) has released the annual Taxation Statistics report for the 2015-16 financial year. The report presents an overview of 16 million 2016 income tax returns for 13.5 million individuals, 940,000 companies, as well as superannuation funds, partnerships, and trusts. Other parts of the taxation system are also included in a user-friendly format including data…

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2018/19 Federal Budget Highlights

2018/19 Federal Budget Highlights Mr Scott Morrison, the Federal Treasurer, handed down his third Budget at 7.30 pm (AEST) on 8 May 2018. Mr Morrison said the Budget is focused on further strengthening the economy to “guarantee the essentials Australians rely on” and “responsibly repair the budget”. With a deficit of $18.2b in 2017/18 and…

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Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion Project

An update on the procurement opportunities available with John Holland Group. Would you like to find out about the upcoming procurement opportunities for the Sunshine Coast Airport Expansion project? Together with Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance, Sunshine Coast Council will be holding a free information forum for local suppliers on Tuesday 15 May 2018 at the…

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ATO Benchmarks

The Australian Taxation Office publishes benchmarks as a guide to help you compare your small business performance against similar businesses in the same industry. This is great for measuring your business, however benchmarks are one of the indicators that the ATO uses to identify businesses for review or audit. It does this by comparing information reported…

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Ask Able how much hes loving “Ezzybills”

If you haven’t already heard of RECEIPT BANK and EZZYBILLS then let me introduce you to a way to revolutionise your bookkeeping. These add ons work by seamlessly transfering suppliers invoices into your online accounting software, such as XERO, without the need for any data entry. We’re particularly excited about EZZYBILLS. It’s very economical and accurate. The cost is…

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Grants for Small Business Growth

Business Growth Fund Program The Business Growth Fund Program, delivered by the Office of Small Business, is a grant program which provides targeted assistance for small and medium businesses that demonstrate high-growth and employment aspirations. The fund will enable successful applicants to purchase and implement specialised equipment or services to help them seize growth opportunities. Before…

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Visit Sunshine Coast training and workshops

With a large tourism industry and the predominance of small enterprises on the Sunshine Coast, Visit Sunshine Coast (VSC) understands the need to assist the industry in the development of their individual business. Industry forecasts indicate by the year 2030 tourism will be the largest global industry, further supporting the need for education and training…

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