Archive for May, 2008

Mothers Day 2 for 1 Special…TEMplate – your guide to making Life! work

It’s only fair that all Inspiring Women (yes, that means you!) and all entrepreneurial mothers are recognised and celebrated, and if we can use the Mothers Day agenda to do so… then well and good! so… please accept this fine offer… my Chapter “Free Agent” from the “Secrets of Inspiring Women Exposed” by the entrepreneurial mother (me!) FREE – all you have to do is click here lets keep going with this recognition theme… plus from now, until the end of May, buy the ” Secrets of Inspiring Women Exposed “, and get a 2nd one free yes that’s right,…

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Australia’s most important small business event

The 2008 Virgin Blue National Small Business Summit, organised by the Council of Small Business of Australia (COSBOA), will again bring together leading business figures and senior parliamentarians to discuss and review the significant challenges and opportunities facing Australia’s dynamic small business sector. In this important full-day Summit, delegates will gain new insights about major changes which are impacting on small and medium-sized businesses. Leading business and political identities will outline the impact of the changes to the trade practices act, tax reform and regulatory reforms, the transformation of business being driven by e-commerce innovations, the convergence of telecommunications and…

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Gender bender: in money matters it seems the fairer sex is savvier

The Australian — Page: 12 : 14 May 2008 Original article by Morris Kaplan LexisNexis Summary As at early May 2008, there is growing sentiment that gender does make a difference when it comes to business and investment. Despite recent claims by TV personality, Sam Newman, that women have served little purpose at board level in the Australian Football League, there is evidence to suggest that women generally tend to be better investors than men. A study by Terry Odean and Brad M Barber, of the University of California, found that women’s portfolios gained 1.4 per cent more than men’s,…

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ATO wins PSI (income splitting) test case

*Update* 12 May 2008 The ATO has provided an important commentary on a recent legal test case covering independent contractors using discretionary trusts and companies. Click here for more information. [Originally posted 14 January 2008]: In a major win for the ATO, the Federal Court has supported the ATO when it stopped two independent contractors from splitting their incomes under PSI rules. What are the tax implications for independent contractors? For ICA summary and comment, click here.

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What To Look For In A Business Partner

by Melanie Lindner for Forbes.com Most business duos aren’t as destined and dynamic and as Google’s Larry and Sergey or even ice cream’s Ben and Jerry. [And then there’s really good ones like aCE talentNET’s Denise and Deirdre]. That’s because finding a teammate you can work with and count on week in and week out is no mean feat–even if everybody is getting rich. Having a lot in common may feel right, but when it comes to business partnerships, cloning doesn’t work. That’s because partners with the same backgrounds and expertise may not bring anything new to the equation. Rather…

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