Starting a business? You must apply for an ABN, here is why!

Many new business owners think that starting a new business is easy and you don’t have to apply for an ABN, which stands for an Australian Business Number.

In fact, even if you think it might be just a hobby and only make $1 you still need to apply for an ABN. When you do your tax return , if you earn $18,000 or less in the year, you won’t have to pay income tax as you are under the threshold.

Though, most people when they start a business will definitely earn more than that in the first year.

You would be surprised the number of business owners that say to me they cannot believe that their hobby or passion has earnt them so much money.

When you start a business, this is the best time to outsource to a bookkeeper.

Many business owners who have been in business for many years will say the same thing, that they wished when they started their business, that they outsourced right at the beginning to a bookkeeper.

That’s where I come in, I have over 20 years’ experience and if you are just starting out, would love to have a chat.

Maree Punzet | Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | 0429 363 047
You didn’t go into business to do your Payroll and Bookkeeping, BUT WE DID

Why you should outsource payroll?

There are a number of reasons why you should outsource your payroll to Maree Punzet, Bookkeeper with over 20 years’ experience.

  1. Do you know the changes to the threshold for Superannuation are increasing?
  2. Do you know that STP 2 is changing too?
  3. The reporting side of Bookkeeping is getting more complicated each month, with new reporting changes that the ATO are after, there are more chances of you making mistakes, gone are the days when payroll was easy.

Does this sound all too familiar?

Then why don’t you outsource your payroll to Maree today.

Let her take care of this for you.

Give her a call today on 0429 363 047.

Maree Punzet | Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | 0429 363 047
You didn’t go into business to do your Payroll and Bookkeeping, BUT WE DID

Have you outsourced your bookkeeping in the past?

Have you ever outsourced your bookkeeping but decided to do it yourself?

Was the reason that you felt you lost that control?

We have recently completed a survey and asked business owners the main reason why they won’t outsource their bookkeeping.

The majority of people answered that they felt like they would lose control of what was happening within the business.

Isn’t it strange, as a business owner, we like to control every facet of our business, from working on the product or service, to delivery, to pricing, to writing content, to social media, we like to stay and control and do it all?

Well, sometimes you just can’t do everything as a business owner.

It just isn’t possible.

You don’t have the time.

Which means an area of your business, which is probably the most important aspect, either doesn’t get done, or it gets done, but in a hurry and errors are made.

Have you thought that Maree your bookkeeper could do this for you, in half the time and she will keep you informed of what she is doing, so you still feel like you have that control?

Does that sound pretty good to you?

Then give Maree a call today on 0429 363 047.

Maree Punzet | Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | 0429 363 047
You didn’t go into business to do your Payroll and Bookkeeping, BUT WE DID

How will COVID affect your business in 2022 and into the future?

Many business owners have not been affected since 2020 when the first case was detected and Australia started going into lockdown.

Though on the end of the spectrum, I have lost some clients myself (not many) because COVID did contribute to a few businesses closing.

How will it affect your business in 2022?

I feel more business owners are optimistic when it comes to their own business this year. Over the last 2 years, many business owners have refocused, pivoted into other areas of their business.

Some have closed one part of their business and ventured into another area which has been of financial benefit.

If anything, business owners are becoming more creative.

What they thought wasn’t possible, is possible.

Many cafes that had a bustling business are now only doing takeaway and remaining doing takeaway. They felt with the wages of staff for waitressing, was better spent in keeping the remaining staff on for cooking and delivery.

How will your business go into the future?

Have you been able to sustain your business during the pandemic?

What have you done to keep it going?

If you ever need help with your bookkeeping, I’m happy to have a chat.

Let’s hope the future looks more positive for all business owners.

Maree Punzet | Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | 0429 363 047
You didn’t go into business to do your Payroll and Bookkeeping, BUT WE DID

2022 the year ahead

2022…

Well it’s here.

Can you believe that the last 2 years has changed everyone’s lives?

Some has been positive changes and some have been negative changes.

I’ve seen many of my customers having to put more staff on, where others have had to let staff go.

Who would have predicted this would happen?

Who would have thought a pandemic could destroy or help a business?

No one saw this coming.

Who would have thought Australia would have border closures?

Who would have thought you couldn’t travel?

Who would have thought Real Estate would increase at such an incredible rate?

Who would have thought people would become homeless?

I have seen so much change over the last 2 years especially when it comes to Bookkeeping. With Job keeper, with grants, different changes to STP Phase 1 and STP 2 and everything else that the Government has imposed.

If you just need to have a chat about your business and where it is headed, please give me a call anytime on 0429 363 047.

Maree Punzet | Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | 0429 363 047
You didn’t go into business to do your Payroll and Bookkeeping, BUT WE DID

Do you want to know how to increase your profit in the next 90 Days?

Have you recently seen my recent add?

If you haven’t, well I am a Bookkeeping Expert.

I have seen the NUMBER ONE mistake that prevents owners from achieving their financial goals and it’s not eating their FROGS.

What does FROGS got to do with increasing my profit?

Frogs is an analogy to describe many business owners who

– Are working very long hours
– Are not knowing how much profit they are making
– Are getting anxious each time their bank balance gets low
– Who don’t have the time to invoice their clients
– Who constantly feel stressed when it comes to their bookkeeping and cash flow

Business owners who feel ripped off because owning a business should be more profitable and take up less of their time.

That’s what I mean not eating their FROGS.

My name is Maree and I’m a Professional Bookkeeper.

Over the last 10 years, I have helped small business owners to:
Take their bookkeeping frustrations away
Improve their Cash Flow and Profits
Understand their numbers
Create MORE TIME to do the things they ENJOY

Don’t let the frogs win!….

If you want to build a business that supports you and your family to live a life you know you deserve, you need someone to help you get the unpleasant stuff done.

To help you get started with this, I’ve put together a Profit Planner + Action Plan that will give you a clear plan on things to TAKE ACTION ON NOW to kickstart your business into 2022.

To get this Super Simple Profit Planner, send me a message with your email address and I can email one out to you.

Enjoy your planner, the feedback from many people has been fantastic, they said it’s a great free tool and wish more Bookkeepers could help them like this, hence give me a call on 0429 363 047.

Maree Punzet
Professional Bookkeeper & Frog Eater

Maree Punzet | Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | 0429 363 047
You didn’t go into business to do your Payroll and Bookkeeping, BUT WE DID

Bookkeeping in 2022!

How will Bookkeeping look in 2022?

Over the last 2 years since COVID hit, as a Bookkeeper nothing stays the same, Bookkeeping changes weekly and monthly and that’s my job is to keep abreast of the changes.

Bookkeeping in 2022, will probably look no different.

As a Bookkeeper we are always educating on the numerous changes the Government is outlining, to policies and procedures.

Never a day goes by that Bookkeeping doesn’t change.

What doesn’t change is how I help each and everyone of my clients each day. I treat their business as if it’s my own.

If you don’t want the stress of having to keep on top of all the different changes when it comes to Bookkeeping, then outsource to me. Let me help you. Contact me anytime so I can help you in 2022 and beyond.

Maree Punzet | Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | 0429 363 047
You didn’t go into business to do your Payroll and Bookkeeping, BUT WE DID

 

Outsource your bookkeeping in January 2022

Why don’t you start the New Year with a resolution that will not only save you time and money, that being, to outsource your Bookkeeping.

Wouldn’t that be a great start to the New Year.

Knowing that your business will be taken care of from BAS, to data entry, Payroll and everything else in between.

A great bookkeeper is probably the best present you will receive for your business.

Maree has been a Bookkeeper’ for over 20 years and has helped numerous clients over the this time from many different industries.

If you want to start 2022 on the right foot, then contact Maree Punzet today.

Maree Punzet | Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | 0429 363 047
You didn’t go into business to do your Payroll and Bookkeeping, BUT WE DID

Do you know about Director ID?

Many people don’t know about Director ID and how to apply for one?

This is the eligibility criteria of those that need a Director ID.
– A company that is a registered Australian body or a registered foreign company under the Corporations Act 2001
– An Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander corporation registered under the Corporations (A&TSI) Act 2006.

In other words an eligible officer is a person who is appointed either as a director, or an alternative Director who is acting in that capacity.

For more information on the Corporations Act, visit the ASIC websiteExternal link, this information is from the link below.

‘Corporations Act directors

When you must apply for your director ID depends on the date you become a director.

Date you become a director Date you must apply
On or before 31 October 2021 By 30 November 2022
Between 1 November 2021 and 4 April 2022 Within 28 days of appointment
From 5 April 2022 Before appointment

To be a director under the Corporations Act, you must:

  • be an individual who is at least 18 years old
  • not be disqualified from managing corporations, unless the appointment is made with the permission of ASIC or the Court.

To be a director under the CATSI Act, you must:

  • be an individual who is at least 18 years old
  • be a member of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation and an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person (unless the corporation’s constitution or rule book says otherwise)
  • not be disqualified from managing an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander corporation, unless the appointment is made with the permission of the Registrar of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporations or the Court.

For more information on the CATSI Act, visit the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC) websiteExternal link

If you use an authorised tax, BAS agent like myself, I can help you decide if you need to apply.

Maree Punzet | Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | 0429 363 047
You didn’t go into business to do your Payroll and Bookkeeping, BUT WE DID

When the Australian state borders lift, how will that impact your business?

Many business owners are unsure when the state borders lift, how it will affect their businesses. Most will be in favour of the borders opening purely because trade has ceased for many, especially those close to the borders.

Others are worried that the influx of people will be too overwhelming and they won’t have the resources to contend with the increased business. Other businesses may not be impacted at all.

Though one thing needs to be reviewed, is your bookkeeping. Bookkeeping is a major component for anyone in business. If you don’t have the right systems in place, when borders start lifting and business starts increasing at a rapid rate, this is when a great Bookkeeper is in demand.

Have Maree go through your systems now in readiness for when the borders open.

Outsource your Bookkeeping to Maree today.

Maree Punzet | Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | 0429 363 047
You didn’t go into business to do your Payroll and Bookkeeping, BUT WE DID

Maree has the Bookkeeping experience, why wouldn’t you outsource?

Did you know Maree has helped over 200 plus businesses over the last 20 plus years? I wonder how many Bookkeepers could say the same thing.

That’s a long time to be working within one industry, but that is Maree’s passion. She loves anything to do with Bookkeeping. Anyone could ring Maree and she will have that knowledge at hand with whatever question you ask her, simply because this is what she does. Maree is a qualified Bookkeeping and BAS agent.

She has worked with clients from all over Australia from all different industries ie construction, farming, retail, café’s, restaurants, corporate, pubs.
This is what makes Maree unique. She has the knowledge and experience of different industries. She doesn’t just work with all construction companies or just cafes, she works for all different industries and has been over the last 20 plus years.

So why wouldn’t you outsource your Bookkeeping to Maree? Someone that has the tenacity and the knowledge and experience in Bookkeeping.
Call Maree today.

Maree Punzet | Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | 0429 363 047
You didn’t go into business to do your Payroll and Bookkeeping, BUT WE DID

Are you ready for 2022?

Why would I be asking a question like that? Simply because it’s only 3 months away and many businesses are either ramping up or wrapping up their work in the lead up to Christmas and the New Year.

I know many business owners holding off putting on more staff until 2022 because of lockdowns and border closures, but once the New Year is upon us, people will need to outsource their bookkeeping with the influx of new employees, paperwork, superannuation, payroll.

Don’t forget Bookkeeping is an important part of your business, so get ready for 2022 and give me a call.

Maree Punzet | Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | 0429 363 047
You didn’t go into business to do your Payroll and Bookkeeping, BUT WE DID

Lockdowns will not be forever, don’t let that deter you from outsourcing your bookkeeping

Lockdowns across the country of Australia have been a royal pain for so many.

It’s hard enough to home school, do exercise, go about your normal day, or what once was called normal.

Don’t let lockdowns deter you from outsourcing your Bookkeeping.

It could actually save your sanity.

Once you outsource your Bookkeeping, you will never go back to doing it yourself, lockdowns or not. It’s the way to do business moving forward.

The time and energy and cost you waste doing it yourself, is so much more than outsourcing.

Give Maree a call today to provide you a quote.

Maree Punzet | Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | 0429 363 047
You didn’t go into business to do your Payroll and Bookkeeping, BUT WE DID

Have you completed your TAX return or are you putting it off in the too hard basket?

Are you like many people out there thinking, oh I can leave it to next year to do my Tax Return, but you keep putting it off? I hear this all the time. I realise time is precious and it certainly is with the way the world has been in the last 18 months, but you should never put off doing your Tax Return.

You may have employees?

You may be behind in your BAS?

You may be behind in general with all your paperwork.

That’s where Maree can come in, she can pick up where you are, finish everything and do assist with your Tax to submit.

Doesn’t that sound pretty good?

If this is you, then give Maree a call today.

Maree Punzet | Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | 0429 363 047
You didn’t go into business to do your Payroll and Bookkeeping, BUT WE DID

You don’t want to receive a Final Demand letter from the ATO

If you have any outstanding lodgements, the ATO will send you a final demand letter which normally will say something along the lines of that you will be even fined or could go to jail.

Yes, you don’t want to ever receive a final demand letter from the ATO.

If this sounds like you and you need help getting back on track, Maree can help you. If you are behind in your paperwork and the ATO have not sent the letter – yet, you don’t want to wait for that letter to come in the mail. Now is the time to contact Maree.

Maree calls these kind of clients ‘rescue clients’ because that is what Maree is doing, rescuing you from the ATO.
Contact her today to help you.

Maree Punzet | Maree’s Mobile Bookkeeping | 0429 363 047
You didn’t go into business to do your Payroll and Bookkeeping, BUT WE DID