Building a business from scratch can be exhilarating, but it’s not without risk and hassle – so is the better route to buy an existing business?
Many people elect to buy a small business rather than plough their cash into an untried and untested startup or small business, and for some people it’s a better option.
Are you the type of person who would benefit from buying an existing small business instead of creating a new one?
Here are five reasons why you might consider it. Read more here.
In my illustrious career, I’ve worked with many tax officials: from city, county, state, to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in the US and also with the Australian Tax Office (ATO) down under.
It started as people dealing with people, discussing paperwork, then people talking with machines and now your relationship with your tax authorities can be machine to machine. With no human interaction, your home computer can upload your tax return to tax office, their computer receives that data and then hopefully there is an electronic bank transfer for a refund coming your way!
I currently reside in Australia, but still do my own tax return for the US (IRS) and Australian authorities (ATO). Just the other day, I was thinking about the best ways to communicate with a large bureaucracy such as the ATO when my phone started vibrating. I reached into my pocket and was surprised to see it was the ATO texting.
This year, my relationship with the ATO went deeper: first texting, then it turned to biometrics. The text arrived conveniently during my lunch hour. It was a nice, helpful text message telling me that new pre-fill information was available for my e-tax. To end our texting relationship, I simply needed to reply STOP. To report SMS scams I should contact 13 28 61.
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It is National Reconciliation Week 2014! What does your business do to encourage, celebrate or contribute to diversity?
Optimize Business will at be the Melbourne Shire of Remembrance on Saturday 31 May 2014 for the Victorian Indigenous Remembrance Service from 11am. Optimize Business Director, Andrew McIntosh CPA, is an Honourary Committee member that helps organise the Service.
Come and learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples’ service in Australia, from the Boer War to present day 10:30 for an 11am start.
Google is moving into a lot of places…. keep your eyes on them!
Good luck to the home of Sprint in Overland Park, Kansas! While we battle extreme heat here is Australia, school are closing in the US due to snow storms (again).
Amazon is expanding, but watch out for the interview!