How I Left Google To Start My Own Consulting Business

My journey from working at Google to running my own consulting business has been a challenging but rewarding experience. Here is my story and the lessons I learned.


Changes That Affect Small Business Tax In 2014/2015

What new tax changes will affect small businesses in 2014/2015? Here’s what you need to know.


Home Office Records You Need To Keep

If your employees work from home, they may be entitled to claim a portion of their home office expenses as deductions against their taxable income. However, they need to be careful not to over-claim — especially this year.


How Superannuation Changes Will Affect Your Small Business

Changes to tax rules for 2014/2015 aren’t as extensive as in previous years, in part because many proposed changes won’t be possible until the shift in control of the Senate which won’t happen until the new financial year begins. One switch business owners do need to be aware of now? New SuperStream systems for tracking superannuation contributions.


How Long Do You Have To Keep Business Tax Records?

The end of the financial year is nigh, and you’re gathering together documents to prepare for 2013/2014 tax filing. But how long will you have to hang onto them?


Five Things I Learnt In My First Year Of Entrepreneurship

After having spent the majority of my 20s working for five different companies, I finally decided to strike out on my own. I started my own online business and quickly discovered the unexpected challenges that come with the territory. Here are five major lessons from my first year as an entrepreneur.


Elevator Pitch: Clipp

Elevator Pitch is a regular feature on Lifehacker where we profile startups and new companies and pick their brains for entrepreneurial advice. This week, we’re talking with co-founder Greg Taylor from Clipp.


Australian Small Business Tax Calendar: Key Dates For 2014/2015

One financial year ends, the next begins. Here are the key dates you’ll need to remember for the 2014/2015 financial year.


Run A Business? Don't Miss Our 2014 Small Business Tax Guide

Home Office Records Your Employees Need To Keep If your employees work from home, they may be entitled to claim a portion of their home office expenses as deductions against their taxable income. However, they need to be careful not to over-claim — especially this year.

Changes That Affect Small Business Tax In 2014/2015 What new tax changes will affect small businesses in 2014/2015? Here’s what you need to know.

Small Business Tax Calendar: Key Dates For 2014/2015 One financial year ends, the next begins. Here are the key dates you’ll need to remember for the 2014/2015 financial year.

How Long Do You Have To Keep Business Tax Records? You’re gathering together documents to prepare for 2013/2014 tax filing. But how long will you have to hang onto them?

Services You Should Outsource For Your Small Business Managing a small business means concentrating on what makes your business unique and profitable. Save hassle and save money by outsourcing them instead.

How Superannuation Changes Will Affect Your Small Business One switch business owners do need to be aware of now: New SuperStream systems for tracking superannuation contributions.

How To Organise Your Business Paperwork For Maximum Efficiency Follow this guide to tidy the paper trail and free yourself from the document deluge.


The Startup Costs You Should Consider Before Freelancing

Stepping out on your own and freelancing is a huge step, but there’s a lot you should think about before you take that leap. One thing worth considering are the startup costs associated with working on your own. They’re potentially a big deal, and some of them you might not expect.