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    1. Tax Season Has Come Again. Here's What You Need to Know to Get the Ball Rolling

      Tax Season Has Come Again. Here's What You Need to Know to Get the Ball Rolling

      Tax season has come upon us again and this eye-opening article from Smart Company is just the type of article that becomes a must-read at this time of the year. It's called Six things to do now to make tax time 2020 a little less taxing.

      It shares some really thought-provoking points. This one is perhaps the most interesting of them:

      Greig also advises business owners to remember that if they’ve made a donation to a bushfire cause in recent weeks, it won’t be tax-deductible unless the entity is a registered charitable organisation.

      Social media and crowdfunding ...

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    2. Bushfire-Affected Companies are Suggested to Consider Standing Down Their Employees

      Bushfire-Affected Companies are Suggested to Consider Standing Down Their Employees

      Here's an interesting piece from Smart Company. It's called How to handle employee leave if your business has been affected by bushfires.

      It shares some really interesting insights. Here's one of them:

      According to Athena Koelmeyer, managing director of Workplace Law, while the option to stand down employees in response to a disaster may seem harsh, it is “one of the few things that can provide employers in difficult circumstances a bit of relief, in circumstances where there has to be a stoppage of work where the employer can’t be reasonably held responsible”.

      To learn more ...

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    3. ATO Gives Reprieve to Bushfire-Affected Businesses

      ATO Gives Reprieve to Bushfire-Affected Businesses

      We sought out news about business in bushfire-affected areas and found this interesting piece from Smart Company. It's titled Tax reprieve for SMEs as ATO offers bushfire support.

      It shares about the tax reprieves that the ATO is giving to bushfire-affected businesses. Here's a short excerpt:

      As unprecedented bushfires continue to ravage large swathes of Australia’s east, where an estimated 8.4 million hectares have so far burned, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg yesterday announced the Australian Tax Office (ATO) will place an eight-week stay on tax obligations for more than 100 postcodes in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria ...

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    4. Turning Raw Data into Stories Your Bosses Won't Fall Asleep Listening To

      Turning Raw Data into Stories Your Bosses Won't Fall Asleep Listening To

      Explaining to your bosses about the necessity of certain expenses can be as frustrating as teaching Facebook etiquette to your granny. This piece from Smart Company shares how this unpleasant experience can be warded off.

      In it, Priscilla Pho lets us know about the groundbreaking efforts of Avertro. Here's a short excerpt of what the application is all about:

      The idea is technical experts would input raw data, and the dashboard then translates it in real-time into a visual presentation more compatible with the manager’s expertise

      Give the rest of this interesting piece a read to learn more...

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    5. Sustainable Coffee Cups?

      Sustainable Coffee Cups?

      Coffee is the world's most consumed beverage. With this comes a mountain of used coffee cups that take up space in our landfills.

      This piece from the Smart Company introduces us to a brand new way of dealing with this conundrum. Here's a short excerpt from the article titled No KeepCup? No worries: Meet Australia’s first ‘circular economy’ takeaway coffee cup:

      Each cup has a unique identifier — a QR code — that is scanned before it leaves the cafe and linked directly to the customer’s account.

      When they’re finished with their coffee, the customer leaves the ...

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    6. Things to Remind Yourself as a Property Investor

      Things to Remind Yourself as a Property Investor

      This article from Smart Company piqued our curiosity. The author calls it Twelve Important Lessons All Property Investors Should Remember in 2019.

      It offers up some nuggets of wisdom. Here's a list of everything it talks about:

      1. Don't let emotions drive your investment decisions
      2. Take a long-term perspective
      3. Property investment is a game of finance rather than real estate
      4. There is not one property market
      5. Not all properties are "investment-grade"
      6. Follow a system
      7. 'Get rich quick' equals 'get poor quick'
      8. Beware of doomsayers predictions
      9. Treat property investment like a business
      10. There will always be a reason not to ...
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    7. Pet Therapy in the Workplace: The Benefits of Having an Office Dog

      Pet Therapy in the Workplace: The Benefits of Having an Office Dog

      Pet owners have long known that their furry friends significantly reduce stress and make them happier human beings. Companies have recently joined the bandwagon with "bring your dog to work day" programs and having office pets. And while you might think that this trend is reserved for businesses dominated by creatives and young entrepreneurs, you'd be surprised to find that a law office has adopted it too.

      Micheal Tiyce, principal at Tiyce and Lawyers, writes for Smart Company on 6 reasons he thinks every office should have an office dog. He brings his adorable schnauzer Ferdinand with him every ...

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