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Three of our favourite free and easy-to-use tools for your business
28-Apr-2017

From tracking your hours against projects easily to quickly accessing important documen..

Five tips to help you get paid on time
27-Apr-2017

Late payments can cause serious cashflow issues and stress for small-business owners. ..

End-of-Financial-Year Timeline
26-Apr-2017

The Institute of Certified Bookkeepers recently sent us through this helpful end-..

SWAG tests the ATO's fuel tax credit calculator
21-Apr-2017

Last month, we wrote a short news update about the fact that fuel tax credit rates incr..

Sheree rides through Thailand
03-Apr-2017

Hands Across the Water (https://handsacrossthewater.org.au/) is an Australian, New Zeal..

AUSkey and Mozilla Firefox issues
29-Mar-2017

If you use Mozilla Firefox as your browser, you need to make changes to your browser to..

Super changes from 1 July 2017
28-Mar-2017

The changes to the superannuation (super) system, announced by the Australian Govern..

ASBEFO inquiry into payment times and practices
27-Mar-2017

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBEFO) is currently undert..

Simpler Business Activity Statements
06-Mar-2017

The New World of GST Codes – Simpler BAS GST or Not Included The ATO has si..

2016–2017 Key Lodgement Dates
02-Mar-2017

Please find below, from the ATO, key lodgement dates for 2016–2017: ..

Fuel tax credit rate increases
02-Mar-2017

Fuel tax credit rates increased on 1 February 2017. Rates are indexed twice a year, in..

Sheree gearing up to ride through Thailand
02-Mar-2017

SWAG Director Sheree Conway is preparing to ride through Thailand from 20 to 25 March 2..

BAS due now—or do you qualify for a two-week extension?
27-Feb-2017

BAS due now—or do you qualify for a two-week extension? We probably don’t need to tel..

How to spend your time wisely
25-Nov-2016

The age-old saying, “time is money” certainly rings true to every small business owner. ..

3 simple ways to diagnose the health of your business
18-Nov-2016

There’s no denying the fact that technology is key to determining, understanding and..

Crowdfunding: How to make the most out of your deductions
11-Nov-2016

Crowdfunding has become extremely popular over recent years, thanks to online apps and for..

How to Claim Car Expenses
04-Nov-2016

Many small business owners use their car for their work; travelling in between meetings, m..

Get your business ahead of the game for the New Year
28-Oct-2016

Sales is the driving force behind almost every business and with the holiday season n..

Privacy matters for SMEs
21-Oct-2016

In the ever-changing digital world in which we live and work, it’s so important for SMES t..

Stay up to date with SuperStream
14-Oct-2016

In case you haven’t heard, you need to be paying and reporting super using SuperStre..

Why you should get your reimbursements right
07-Oct-2016

They say what goes around come around — and if business owners aren’t reimbursing th..

Time is running out to meet ATO deadlines
29-Sep-2016

Attention SMEs: The Australian Tax Office (ATO) October deadlines for tax tables and Super..

3 simple techniques to get your cash flow back on track
23-Sep-2016

Cash flow can be a tricky thing for many business owners to manage. Once you’ve set up the books..

These are the productivity apps to use for your business
16-Sep-2016

Did you know that you might be losing up to ten hours of productivity every week? A rec..

Why SMEs should stop using paper receipts
09-Sep-2016

A recent study found that nine out of 10 SMEs in Australia still use paper receipts to manage th..

Business Loan need-to-knows for SMEs
31-Aug-2016

Whether you need a kick-start to your cash flow or a loan to get out of the trouble zone, there ..

Have you checked your supplier's ABN recently?
26-Aug-2016

As a business owner, you are under obligation to check the validity of your suppliers. It c..

Financial terms made simple
19-Aug-2016

Many business owners often find themselves stumped when it comes to knowing the definition..

More time to get SuperStream ready
12-Aug-2016

The Australian Tax Office (ATO) recently announced that they are allowing more time for sm..

3 things you need to know about cash flow management
04-Aug-2016

Cash flow management is the Bermuda Triangle for many businesses. The mystery behind manag..

A guide to the sharing economy
29-Jul-2016

Many Australian small business owners are turning to the sharing economy phenomenon to sup..

The importance of learning on the job
22-Jul-2016

A vast majority of small business owners started their business with a single, unique idea...

Small business growth planning: 3 tips to set up for success in the New Year
15-Jul-2016

The books from 2016 are closed, new plans for 2017 are drawn up and everyone is ready to f..

My tax and e-tax: what's changing?
13-Jul-2016

As of July 1 2016, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) migrated its tax lodgement syst..

Diagnose your financial health
25-Jun-2016

Unsure how to diagnose the status of your business financials? SWAG Bookkeeping has cre..

Get organised for EOFY
17-Jun-2016

When it comes to the end of financial year, many business owners find themselves rather unpre..

SuperStream deadline is coming up for SMEs
10-Jun-2016

Are you running a business with 19 or less employees? If so, you have until the end of thi..

Introducing our Bookkeeping Packages
02-Jun-2016

We're excited to launch our new business bookkeeping packages, offered at three levels to suit t..

EOFY Half-Price Debt Collection Offer
27-May-2016

Are you short of money because customers haven’t paid on time? Running a business poses ..

3 Ways to Maximise Tax Deductions Before EOFY
20-May-2016

There’s just over a month left before the end of financial year and if your business’ cash flow ..

What the Federal Budget means for small businesses
13-May-2016

Are you an SME trying to work out what’s going on with the Federal Budget? We drill down to brin..

End of Financial Year 2015/16: Payroll Considerations
05-May-2016

Are you an employer? Use this EOFY payroll housekeeping list to ensure everything ..

End of Financial Year 2015/16: Key Dates
22-Apr-2016

With the end of financial year fast approaching, it’s important to be aware of some key..

How to find your lost super
13-Apr-2016

Many Australians have multiple superannuation accounts open, leading them to less interest and m..

3 Must-Reads for Every Business Owner
07-Apr-2016

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey The 7 Habits of High..

Fringe Benefits Tax
31-Mar-2016

The Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT) is payable by employers on some benefits they provide their employ..

Signs you need a bookkeeper
22-Mar-2016

Many small business owners start off doing everything themselves, however as business grows, the..

3 quick tips for organising your accounting
18-Mar-2016

When you’re running your own business, it’s super important to be on top of your accounting. It ..

​ FAQ: The instant $20,000 asset tax write-off
09-Mar-2016

Last year’s budget for small businesses served up the short-term instant asset tax write-off up ..

Australia’s next Federal election and what it means for tax concessions
03-Mar-2016

Due to the Federal Government’s $37 billion budget deficit, paired with declining commodity pric..

BAS, IAS & Superannuation Lodgement dates
24-Aug-2015

Lodgement Dates 2016 REPORTING DATES 2015-2016 for BAS, IAS and SGC ..

Cloud Accounting
20-Mar-2014

Bookkeeping practices are undergoing significant change with the introduction and adoption of on..

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– Dick De La Rue, Beveridge Scoria

My accounts were in a mess before we engaged Sheree. Now we are totally organised! Sheree is very efficient and easy to work with. Thanks Sheree!

– Frank Mash, FISA Pty Ltd

The role of bookkeeping has grown to reflect the changing needs of our business, and EBS is now an integral part of our operations.

– James A Michell, Sentdale Wool

It certainly takes the pressure of me and I feel I can put a lot of trust in to Sheree and what she does for me and my business. What takes her a few hours would take me days.

– Johanna Clark, Naturopath

We would have no hesitation in recommending Essential Business Services for their friendly manner and professional service.

– John Hall & David Patmore, Ultratune Epping

EBS have worked alongside Blick for a number of years. Professional, reliable and notably have saved us money and by bringing effective financial process to our business.

– Mark Schiffer, Blick Creative

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