As we explored in a recent article, the Government’s JobMaker Scheme aims to incentivise businesses to employ those whose work status has been impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Under the scheme, businesses can claim $200 per week for eligible employees aged 16-29 years; or $100 for those aged 30-35 years. Now that payments areread more
When businesses embark on an acquisition, the sheer amount of moving parts across things like contracts, purchase price, ongoing negotiations and much more means that the well-planned integration of a new business too often falls by the wayside. This is why around two-thirds of integrations fail. The fact is, onboarding a new business along withread more
2020 is drawing to a close – and with it, one of the most difficult and unpredictable years for everyone will soon be behind us. After a tough 12 months, those who run their own business, or have dreams of doing so, are now taking the opportunity to think about how they’ll make 2021 aread more
The JobMaker scheme was announced in the 2020/21 Federal Budget and follows on from a raft of changes and schemes brought in by the federal Government to reduce the impact COVID-19 has had on the Australian economy – particularly on employment. While we covered it briefly in our Federal Budget Update, now that some timeread more
When the Australian Government introduced a raft of measures to help support and stimulate the economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there were implications beyond just the financial when it came to implement the changes. Of particular note is the JobKeeper wage subsidy, which was brought in to assist businesses in continuing toread more
The success of a business can be measured in a number of ways, but the bottom line, literally and figuratively, is profit. While longevity, public perception, and product or service quality are a few things that factor in, the financial health of a business will always be a critical metric in determining its value -read more
Amongst the doom and gloom of our present economic and social circumstances, the more switched-on in the SME community are taking the glass-half-full approach to improving their businesses. Some marketing opportunities of days gone by may have passed, or been put on hold, but new ones are cropping up all over the place if youread more
**Updated following announcement on 6 August 2020** The original JobKeeper payment was announced by the Federal Government in late March 2020 in response to COVID-19 and comprised a $1500 per fortnight wage subsidy for businesses so they could continue to pay eligible workers. For the most part, this payment helped keep people employed and theirread more
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