Arnold & Finlay Blog

Pricing Is Never 'Just' Costing

How do you calculate a price for your goods or services?  Do you charge what everyone else does?  While you don't want to charge less than what you are worth, you also don't  want to price yourself out of the market, so now it's about more than just 'a price'. Read more…

The Federal Budget was delivered last week.  The good news  is  there was really no tax or superannuation changes that affect business.  The bad news is that with interest rates still rising (expect the Cash Rate to finish around 3.5%) and labour costs higher with continuing staff shortages, don't expect any assistance from the Government. Read more…

Around 1.6 million directors, almost two-thirds, have not applied for a DIN.  About 900,000 have applied.

A director of a Company including a director of a corporate trustee is required to register by 30/11/2022.  Failure to do so can incur either a criminal or civil penalty. Read more…

Fuel Tax Credits and September 2022 BAS

The Coalition halved for six months the fuel excise on petrol and diesel to 22.1 cents per litre, which resulted in the Fuel Tax Credits (FTC) claimable by business users also being reduced.  This arrangement finalises on 28 September 2022, and so fuel costs will rise and FTC can again be claimed from 29 September. Read more…

Making Word of Mouth Work (for you)

This Blog is a bit longer than usual.  But don't worry, I used smaller words, so it all evens out.

Is this familiar?

You're talking to someone who says 'can you recommend a …..?'   One person with a problem asks another person for help in finding a solution. Read more…

Director Identification Number (DIN) Update

SUMMARY

- All company directors must obtain a DIN (a unique 15 digit number which is kept forever). Read more…

Changes to QBCC Reporting

The Australian Accounting Standards have recently changed, and anyone in the 'Construction Industry' and reporting annually to QBCC must now comply with these Standards.  It is the change of Standards that is responsible, not a change in QBCC reporting rules. Read more…

More Than Just Advertising

I'm not an advertising expert, which is really just one part of marketing.  Advertising can be gratifying, 'See ad, click/check ad, go to web site/shop, buy!'. Read more…

Business Boost Grant - Round 2

These $15,000 grants are to assist small business to 'improve efficiency and productivity'.  The grant is paid after completion of the project. Read more…

Are You On The Marketing Couch?

Because of two years of pandemic, some standards may have changed;  the standard of dress (casual Friday a couple of days a week), fewer meetings, long periods  of marketing inaction.  That inaction can lead to problems for your business. Read more…

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