Why modern business means cloud-based business


“The cloud” is a phrase that means something very different these days, due to the increasing use of cloud computing. But what exactly is cloud computing? And is it a good option for small businesses? First, a quick definition. Without getting lost in ‘geekspeak’, cloud computing simply means both the software apps you use and […]

Business owners: Are you an entrepreneur? Or just a technician?

Businessman with drill

“You need to work on your business, not just in your business.” Made popular by The E-Myth Revisited author Michael Gerber, it’s advice I’m sure you’ve heard dozens of times over the years (I certainly have). But despite being told over and over again, many small business owners still don’t seem to truly understand what […]

Digital Signatures: 5 Good Reasons to Use Them in Your Business


“Signing on the dotted line.” It wasn’t all that long ago that phrase meant signing pen-on-paper. Increasingly these days it can also mean signing on-screen with a stylus—or even with your finger tip!—or by using your computer and keyboard. So why have many businesses moved to using electronic signatures? What are the advantages over using […]

How to survive financially when a relationship ends

  • October 3, 2016
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There’s no denying that break ups are tough – and not just because of the emotional upheaval. For many people, the end of a long-term relationship also goes hand in hand with financial uncertainty. But if you and your partner decide to call it a day, the good news is that it’s possible to get […]

PAYG Tax Cuts Are Coming


The ATO has confirmed they will issue new PAYG withholding tax schedules next week. Employers will be required to apply the new tax rates effective from 1 October 2016. Any tax overpaid prior to October 2016 will be refunded by the ATO on assessment, after the end of the 2016-17 financial year, as part of […]

Business Horsham – A Worthwhile Investment


Capitis are members of the local chamber of commerce Business Horsham. The organisation’s goal is to support and promote Horsham businesses through a number of projects and activities in a way that benefits and boosts the profile of Horsham within the district and wider Victorian region. The greatest benefit we see in a Business Horsham membership […]

Changes to the FMD Scheme


Farm Management Deposits (FMD) are used by primary producers as an effective tax and cashflow planning tool.  They allow primary producers to smooth out fluctuations in business performance and cashflow caused by changes in weather patterns from year to year (ie. drought, flood, hail damage, frost, etc). The scheme allows primary producers to claim a […]

Passing the baton: Why every business owner needs a succession plan


While everyone wants their businesses to be successful and operate for a long time, you may not necessarily want to remain at the helm. At some point, you may want to pass the business on to your children, or to someone else in the company. You may want to sell your share to your business […]