Welcome to “Elevate Your Business”, a compilation of articles, news and information selected specifically for Australian SME business owners and managers, to elevate your understanding, passion, differentiation and of course… to raise the bar for SME Payroll and HR compliance.
Another fortnight has passed by so quickly, but here’s a host of new links to thought leaders and pro’s on business, leadership, marketing and more.
May you be encouraged to take a few more steps forward in elevating your business!
What Fair Work Needs Us To Know
A Fair Work Amendment Bill tabled in Parliament will see employers able to trade penalty rates for increased flexibility, as foreshadowed last week. Read the full Smart Company article
FWA fact sheet on employment entitlements during natural disasters or emergencies
ACCC Guidelines for Online Testimonials
ACCC has released new guidelines to curb the practice businesses publishing false or misleading online testimonials with penalties of up to $1.1million.
The practice of providing incentives to customers in return for favourable reviews and the practice of deleting unfavourable reviews are two key risk areas for business.
Download the What You Need to Know About Online Reviews guide for businesses and review providers to ensure you comply.
Hot Topic – Business Process Outsourcing (BPO)
Business Process Outsourcing or BPO as it is commonly referred to relates to all non core business processes that can be outsourced to a third party provider, such as payroll, accounts, salary packaging, HR management, recruitment and many more.
If in-house payroll processing is driving you crazy and you are considering outsourcing or buying into an online product… there are a few important things you should consider before signing up.
I wrote an article for corporate payrollers on how to compete against outsourced payroll providers, which has some key points of consideration for smaller businesses when it comes to the “all-so-amazing” benefits that will be sold to you. If you are considering outsourcing your payroll (or any part of your business process for that matter), I suggest you read this article first.
If you pay payroll tax in more than one state, there is a new Combined States “Payroll Tax Australia” Website to make your search easier.
News from mybusiness.com.au: NSW follows South Australia in payroll tax reform
Brand Your Business
Are you in the market for an accounting package? Check out this Review of 7 Australian accounting packages for SME’s
New Tool Helps Merchants Manage Social Media Marketing… built for eBay, Etsy & Amazon stores