In the May 2015 budget, certain tax changes for small business were mentioned that might make an impact on creative businesses as well. Matthew Carter, one of the groovy accountants, goes through these changes in a little more detail. SMALL BUSINESS TAX WRITE-OFF ACCELERATED DEPRECIATION Small … [Read more...]
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Sometimes the creative business life could do with a bit of a kick. We need information about what's happening in our world, or maybe we need a confidence injection from finding out about the life of another creative entrepreneur. Here we feature regular articles that explore in more depth issues of relevance to creative freelancers, as well as blog postings and videos about how to make this crazy life work.
Article by Dom Woolrych, lawyer and product manager from lawpath.com.au In today's economy, more and more people are deciding to leave large companies and businesses to start up their own shop. Freelancers and contractors represent a significant portion of today’s workers, making up between 30 … [Read more...]
I love travelling. I love everything about it, but a particularly delicious part is that magical moment when I decide where I want to go. As soon as the destination presents itself, whether for work or for pleasure, I start breaking down the journey. How much can I find out about this place? And why … [Read more...]
In the 1930s a French engineer called Jules Dupuit introduced the concept of Cost-Benefit Analysis, and the world of indecision shifted on its axis. It's a nifty and simple process that helps you weigh up all the upsides and downsides of a course of action, including the financials and intangibles. … [Read more...]
I once had a client called Margaret. She was around fifty years old, female (obviously), and a middle-manager in her not-for-profit organisation. She had people below her in the pecking order, and people above – people that she was responsible for, and accountable to. She was a lifelong public … [Read more...]
Many creative businesses start as freelance adventures. One person, fired up by an imaginative bent and an independent spirit, starts making money from their craft. That’s sometimes the whole goal, but for many people who hang in there and keep creating, a one-man-band can turn into an … [Read more...]