Summer 2014

Going back to work after the holidays can be a challenge. With the post Christmas hangover and the resolve to enforce those New Year's resolutions already waning it can be easy to stick to old habits and turn away from the challenges that 2015 brings.

2014 was a big year for us here at Aitken Signor, we said goodbye to some long standing members of staff and welcomed some fresh faces; we continued to develop some valuable relationships with our client network and networkMAP partners; we have welcomed some great new clients who we're looking forward to working with; we joined the world of social media, and just in time for Christmas we consolidated our most popular services and released our all new Service Packages.

If you were chained to your work emails over the holidays you may find our article on how to recognise the signs of 'burnout' and how you can get back on track, useful.We issue a reminder to keep track of your business travel requirements in the new year and the use of 'reasonable travel allowances'. For employers of full time staff and of contractors, we examine the distinction when it comes to tax. And whether you have an established business or are just starting out, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is one of the keys to finding you online – take a look the basic 'SEO' 101 in the article below to get you started.

We thank you all for your continued business and support in 2014 and from all of us here at Aitken Signor, we wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2015.

Trent


Recognising Burnout - Before You Get Burnt

Burnout is a contributing factor in the downfall of many SMEs.  What once made you joyously jump out of bed can leave you hitting the snooze button on the alarm clock, post-work related nightmare.
There are many reasons for... read more.

Travel Allowance Deductions

Last year an Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) decision, Gleeson and Commissioner of Taxation [2013] AATA 920, was issued regarding a substantiation exemption for expenses incurred by a taxpayer while... read more.

Is That Worker Really a Contractor?

Distinguishing between employees and contractors is not just a HR issue. There are tax consequences too.

In general terms, if a worker is an employee... read more. 

Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Use Search Engine Optimisation to direct traffic to your website when potential clients are looking for specific products or services that your business could provide.
Search Engine Optimisation... read more.


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