Greg Hayes


Five little-known costs that can sting your start-up

5:06PM | Wednesday, 9 May 2012 |  Hidden fees and charges can destroy your small business. Here are the five big bills that are about to hit your mailbox. BY MICHELLE HAMMOND.

Maintaining your business’ Christmas cheer

12:55PM | Wednesday, 7 December 2011 |  The Christmas season affects different companies in different ways, and it can have a significant impact on your business. BY GREG HAYES.

Are you paying too much GST?

11:17PM | Wednesday, 9 November 2011 |  What is the GST position where you receive a prepayment and the service is ultimately not delivered? Read on.

The price and value conundrum

10:41PM | Monday, 17 October 2011 |  In a perfect market, price and value are the same thing. But we don’t operate in a perfect market. BY GREG HAYES.

Caring about sharing

9:14PM | Wednesday, 28 September 2011 |  If you established your business under a company structure as part of the set-up process there would have been shares issued, so you probably own shares in your company.

Walking the tax tightrope

9:28PM | Wednesday, 14 September 2011 |  Some businesses have multiple corporate entities. But beware, one of the challenges that can come with this is at year-end, where you have one company in a profit position and the other in a loss.

Are your contractors the real deal?

8:01PM | Monday, 22 August 2011 |  Increasingly, business owners are looking for flexibility in their employment obligations and ways in which to better manage their labour costs.

Accountants look for non-cash incentives: Report

8:11PM | Friday, 12 August 2011 |  Salary is just one element accountants consider when applying for a job, a new survey shows, suggesting start-ups should offer non-cash benefits as the war for accounting talent continues.

Eight last-minute tax-time tips

6:42PM | Wednesday, 22 June 2011 |  We are down to the last week. You’re only days away from June 30 and hopefully you have your tax planning in place.

Trusting your trust at tax time

6:54PM | Thursday, 16 June 2011 |  If you’re an SME that operates their business through a trust structure then it’s crucial you manage the formality of your trust distributions for this financial year.