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There’s never enough time in the day, but a few well-thought out automations can save you a bunch of it. Of course there are processes, apps and tools to help you automate many and varied aspects of your business, but here are three easy ones to ease yourself into it.
Optus has announced a renewed focus on “tailored SMB solutions” for Australia’s two million-plus small business owners. As part of its Small Business Network strategy, 126 new small business specialist stores have been created, along with a local call centre dedicated to SMB customers. It’s also roped in Ian Thorpe and Mark Wahlberg to help spruik the service. As you do.
Dear Lifehacker, Wikipedia frequently runs annual funding drives, which makes me wonder: are Wikipedia donations tax deductible within Australia? And should I be donating to the main site or the Australian chapter?
Dear Lifehacker, I recently started up an Etsy store selling handmade stickers. I read somewhere I needed to register for an ABN and I did that, in the capacity of a sole proprietorship. My question is — what next? I didn’t realise opening an Etsy store and selling homemade wares is so akin to small business, and I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed with working out what records I need to keep and how taxes will work. Any advice for side-hustlers in the Etsy space?
Going digital is in vogue these days and we’ve talked about how to transition to a paperless office. But it appears Australian small businesses still have a love affair with paper invoices and receipts, according to a survey by cloud accounting vendor Xero.