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These articles help and inform small businesses and contractors by providing the best hand-picked tips, trends and news to maximise their potential.

4 Important Lessons From Growing My Business

4 Important Lessons From Growing My Business

Running a business, let alone a successful one can be incredibly tough. Sharing the ups and downs of the business journey is something that doesn't often happen enough. It just so happens that business owners often only tell of their wins but elect not to divulge in...

The True Cost of Your Employee Tool | Box Bulletin November 2019

The True Cost of Your Employee Tool | Box Bulletin November 2019

It has been a busy month for us at Box AS and it is just going to get busier all the way to Christmas! It's important that I continue to share with you some of the learnings and insights that have benefited me. In turn, I hope you find some of this valuable to apply...

How Hiring My First Employee Changed Everything

How Hiring My First Employee Changed Everything

Whilst being self-employed and running your own business may sound like the same thing to a lot of people, there are some differences that ultimately can have an impact on how you run and grow your business.     2016 - Self-Employed Working in corporate...

How to Avoid ASIC Late Fees

How to Avoid ASIC Late Fees

As an accountant, you start to see patterns and this is no different with small business owners constantly being penalised with ASIC late fees. The two most common ASIC late fee penalties we see clients receive are late lodgement penalties for annual statement review...

Turning Hardships into Opportunities

Turning Hardships into Opportunities

A lot of people see and hear about business success they think the success they’ve achieved is linear. That the person behind the success either had superior intelligence or was fortunate to be at the right place at the right time. And that’s simply not true. I can...

Land Tax – The Forgotten Tax | Box Bulletin August 2019

Land Tax – The Forgotten Tax | Box Bulletin August 2019

I want to tell you a quick story of a new client situation we often get (about once a month) that might be relevant to you. Let's call him Rod - I had a meeting with Rod regarding a serious tax issue last week. Over the last 5 years, he has been working really hard to...

7 Tips to Spot ATO Scams (2019)

7 Tips to Spot ATO Scams (2019)

Throughout the last year, I’ve noticed approximately one in four of my clients have been on the receiving end of an attempted ATO scam. These scammers impersonate as staff from the Australian Taxation Office. The ATO has reported that they received over 40,000 reports...