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There were a number of incentives to small business which were announced by the government in the recent Federal Budget which small businesses can take advantage of.  Please note, a small business is classified as having an aggregated turnover of less than $2 million per annum.

Respond to Your Customer Needs!

Respond to Your Customer Needs!

At the start of 2013 we noticed about 10% of our website traffic was coming from hand held mobile devices. By late 2013 this figure had jumped to about 15% but in 2015 we find close to 25% of our website visitors are using mobile devices. Why is this important you might ask?

Thinking of Starting a Handyman Business?

Thinking of Starting a Handyman Business?

Starting a handyman business necessitates research, risk, passion and planning. However, a great idea, loads of talent or enthusiasm is not enough to guarantee business success in the digital age.

Thinking of Starting a Plastering Business?

Thinking of Starting a Plastering Business?

Starting a plastering business necessitates research, risk, passion and planning. However, a great idea, loads of talent or enthusiasm is not enough to guarantee business success in the digital age.

Thinking of Starting a Painting Business?

Thinking of Starting a Painting Business?

Starting a painting business necessitates research, risk, passion and planning. However, a great idea, loads of talent or enthusiasm is not enough to guarantee business success in the digital age.

Thinking of Starting an Electrician Business?

Thinking of Starting an Electrician Business?

Starting an electrician business necessitates research, risk, passion and planning. However, a great idea, loads of talent or enthusiasm is not enough to guarantee business success in the digital age.

Thinking of Starting a Plumbing Business?

Thinking of Starting a Plumbing Business?

Starting a plumbing business necessitates research, risk, passion and planning. However, a great idea, loads of talent or enthusiasm is not enough to guarantee business success in the digital age.

Thinking of Starting a Carpentry Business?

Thinking of Starting a Carpentry Business?

Starting a carpentry business necessitates research, risk, passion and planning. However, a great idea, loads of talent or enthusiasm is not enough to guarantee business success in the digital age.

Thinking of Starting a Building Business?

Thinking of Starting a Building Business?

Starting any business necessitates research, risk, passion and planning. However, a great idea, loads of talent or enthusiasm is not enough to guarantee business success in the digital age.

The 7 Website Essentials

The 7 Website Essentials

In this blog I’m going to discuss the seven features your website needs to stand out in the crowd. These features have the potential to give your business a serious competitive edge in your industry.

Thinking of Starting a Trades Business?

Thinking of Starting a Trades Business?

In this blog we will going to examine the 4 things every builder, plumber, electrician or tradesman needs to know before they start their own business.

What You Need to Know Before You Set Up a SMSF

What You Need to Know Before You Set Up a SMSF

In this blog we will explain what a Self-Managed Super Fund is and some of the advantages and disadvantages of having your own Self-Managed Super Fund.

What Accounting Software Suits Your Business?

What Accounting Software Suits Your Business?

In this blog we are going to look at what you need to know before you select an accounting software program to use in your business. We will then look at specific software programs on the market including MYOB, Xero, Reckon, Saasu and Cashflow Manager.

The 5 Things Every Investor Needs to Know about Negative Gearing and Property

The 5 Things Every Investor Needs to Know about Negative Gearing and Property

Before you buy an investment property there are five things every investor needs to know about ‘negative gearing’.

The 5 Things Every Business Start Up Needs to Have Before They Launch

The 5 Things Every Business Start Up Needs to Have Before They Launch

Starting a business is a bit like a game of chess, to succeed you need to make the right opening moves. Let’s look at five opening moves you need to address before you launch your new business.

Registrations for a Start Up Business

Registrations for a Start Up Business

The types of business registrations you will require will depend on a number of issues including your type of business structure, your anticipated turnover and whether you also intend to employ staff.

Alternative Business Structures

Alternative Business Structures

In this blog we are going to examine some of the most popular business structures used in Australia. Let me say upfront, it’s almost impossible to recommend a particular type of business structure without an understanding of your business, your industry, your family structure and your personal financial situation.

Is Your Business Structure Just Another Brick In Your Business Wall?

Is Your Business Structure Just Another Brick In Your Business Wall?

When it comes to business structures, a lot of business owners think like Pink Floyd, “All in all it's just another brick in the wall”. However, your choice of tax structure is a key part of your business foundations …

Is Accounting Software Just Another Brick In Your Business Wall?

Is Accounting Software Just Another Brick In Your Business Wall?

When it comes to accounting software, a lot of business owners think like Pink Floyd, “All in all it's just another brick in the wall”. However, your choice of accounting software is a key part of your business foundations and one size does not fit all …

Are Registrations Just Another Brick In Your Business Wall?

Are Registrations Just Another Brick In Your Business Wall?

When it comes to business registrations, a lot of business owners think like Pink Floyd, “All in all it's just another brick in the wall”. However, the right business registrations is a key part of your business foundations and you can’t afford to miss one …

Is Planning Just Another Brick In the Business Wall?

Is Planning Just Another Brick In the Business Wall?

When starting a business, failing to plan is planning to fail. Having a business plan and blueprint for the future is a key part of your business foundations …

Is Insurance Just Another Brick In Your Business Wall?

Is Insurance Just Another Brick In Your Business Wall?

When it comes to insurance, a lot of business owners think like Pink Floyd, “All in all it's just another brick in the wall”. However, your choice of insurance is a key part of your business foundations. For business start-ups, insurance can seem like just another expense in a long line of costs, however …

7 Website ‘Must Haves’ in 2015

7 Website ‘Must Haves’ in 2015

Marketing and consumer behaviour has changed. You can now buy almost anything online and for most businesses, your website is your silent sales person working 24/7 to generate leads and sales.

Information Session 18 November 2014

Information Session 18 November 2014

Three Key Speakers Providing Information on the following topics

Property Investment Fundamentals
Self Managed Super Funds & Trends
Property Update & Trends

When You Employ Your First Staff Member

When You Employ Your First Staff Member

As a business owner there are a number of issues you need to address when you employ your first member of staff.

3 Steps to More Online Traffic, Leads and Sales

3 Steps to More Online Traffic, Leads and Sales

In the last few years consumer behaviour has changed. We now buy books, music, electronics, shoes and clothing online. In fact, you can buy almost anything online and people even buy professional services online including accountancy services.

Congratulations Leopold Football & Netball Club

Congratulations Leopold Football & Netball Club

McHenry Partners have been proud sponsors of the Leopold Football and Netball Club for many years, and would like to take this opportunity to wish all involved with the senior football and netball teams every success in their pursuit to win the big prize in their respective Grand Finals this Saturday.

Video Killed The Radio Star... But Can Grow Your Business

Video Killed The Radio Star... But Can Grow Your Business

Video is now a critical part of the marketing landscape and YouTube is the second biggest search engine behind Google. Online video content is 'white hot' and it is important not to ignore this shift in consumer behaviour.

Protecting your Assets and Income Stream

Protecting your Assets and Income Stream

Unexpected fires and floods are examples of how our assets can be damaged and cause financial and personal loss as well as personal trauma. Health issues can effect our ability to generate the critical income stream.

I am going to touch on seven areas to provoke thought on whether you have adequate asset protection measures in place. Please dedicate some time to discuss your own asset protection with family members, business partners and if appropriate our office to guide you on this very important area.

From 12th March 2014, paying your personal bills or loans late will now have a detrimental effect on your personal credit rating

From 12th March 2014, paying your personal bills or loans late will now have a detrimental effect on your personal credit rating

Due to changes in Australian privacy laws, from 12 March 2014 credit reports will be more comprehensive which can significantly impact your ability to obtain future credit (eg. home loan, personal loan, credit cards, etc.).

Managing Cashflow

Managing Cashflow

Here are some tips to help management get on top of Cash Flow

BodyTea

BodyTea



One of our youngest clients, Taylor Dow at just 17 years of age, has recently been receiving some great publicity for his exciting new business Body Tea..

Taylor was on the front page of the Geelong Advertiser on the 4th February 2014 and the same day was on TV program ‘A Current Affair’ and had a radio interview with 3AW.

Recession Proof Your Business

Recession Proof Your Business

Just as evolution in animals dictates that only the fittest survive, in a recession it is generally survival of the smartest.

In this country we seem to have a recession-like economy happening every seven to nine years and almost 75,000 Australian businesses were wiped out in the last downturn. To survive business owners must find a way to plan their way past potential threats including rising interest rates and fuel prices plus declining consumer confidence.

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