Summer is here! With the AFL, NRL and the Spring Racing carnival well and truly behind us, it is now time for sports lovers to look forward to watching the “Aussies” towel up the “Poms” in the cricket as was seen with a terrific result for Australia in Brisbane. The year has raced by, and with summer and Christmas just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about the new year and begin planning for 2018. Marketing Via Email – Many of our clients who operate small to medium sized enterprises operate on a tight marketing budget. Typically, there would be only one or two people handling email-marketing activities. (See more…) Getting Lucky – A British Psychology professor at the University of Hertfordshire, Richard Wiseman, has been studying how luck plays a role in our lives. (See more…) Buying or Selling a Business – Many clients looking to increase the size of their business look to make bolt on acquisitions. (See more…) Asset Finance – When preparing tax returns it is obvious that too many clients are not choosing the right type of asset finance. (See more…) Travel Allowances – A travel allowance is a payment made to employees to cover accommodation, food, drink or incidental expenses they incur when they travel away from their home overnight in the course of their duties. (See more…) For Clients with an SMSF – One overarching fundamental that SMSF trustees should ideally keep in mind is the sole purpose test – that is, every decision made and action taken is required to be seen as been undertaken for the sole purpose of providing retirement benefits for the fund’s members. (See more…) We would like to thank you for selecting our business in 2017, and wish you a very Merry Christmas and happy and prosperous New Year. If there are any specific areas of interest to you in this newsletter, please give us a call or send us an email with your questions and we would be delighted to assist. We hope you enjoy the read.