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How does the ‘Netflix tax’ affect my business?

Aug 29, 2017
Bottom line:  Businesses registered for GST will not be affected by this change if you register your ABN.   From July 1 2017, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) applies to all digital products and services supplied into Australia (see the Parliament Of Australia website, if you want the official version). Here’s everything you need to... Read More

End of Financial Year Tips 2017

Jun 07, 2017
There aren’t specific startup friendly changes this financial year but with the end of the Financial Year just around the corner it’s always good to remind yourself of some hints going into the end of the Financial Year: Ensure your Superannuation Guarantee is paid before the 30th June. Did you know that unless your last quarter Superannuation... Read More
Startup maths is one of the key things your startup accountant needs to know.

How to choose the right accountant for your startup

Dec 01, 2016

What do you look for when you choose an accountant for your startup? How do you know who to choose and why they are a good fit for you? Read on to find out. Read More

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Six sources of funding that can help your startup grow

Nov 13, 2016
Your high-growth startup needs funding to to hire people, to build product and to find and service customers. But where do you get it? And when are which sources appropriate? The truth is there are multiple sources of startup funding. You will have to be as good at ‘fund hacking’ to raise funds, as you... Read More
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The Accountant Film Ticket Giveaway

Nov 03, 2016
The Accountant, starring Ben Affleck, hit cinemas in Australia on 3 November 2016. Standard Ledger is giving away 10 double passes! Read on to find out how you can get your hands on one.
Good financial habits will help your startup seedling to grow.

7 Financial habits of healthy startups

Oct 18, 2016

Good financial habits are the hallmark of a healthy startups. Here are our top seven good financial habits for healthy startups. Read More

Australian $5 note, photo from Flickr. The URL for the photographer is https://www.flickr.com/photos/wildtexas/

How to work out your startup’s living wage

Sep 20, 2016

Learn how to work out your living wage and what it really means for you and for your co-founders. You might be surprised to find how low it really is. Read More

A fallen unicorn is a unicorpse. This is a stylised version of the concept. Avoiding startup self-importance means keeping it real (and avoiding the perils of Silicon Valley).

How to avoid startup self-importance: Keep it real

Jun 29, 2016

Inspired by an article at N+1, Remco writes about the importance of keeping it real. Australian startups, he argues, don't need to recreate Silicon Valley. Read More

End of Financial Year Changes for Startups

Jun 09, 2016
Heading into the new financial year, and following on from the announcement of last year’s $1.1 billion innovation statement, there are a number of changes to be aware of if you’re an Australian startup. Remco Marcelis from startup focused accounting firm, Standard Ledger explains.
Your revenue equals the number of units you sell multiplied by the price of those units.

How to make sure you know how to make money

Jun 01, 2016
Revenue: How do you make money? In this blog we’re going to talk about how you make money. We will find ourselves in the next stage of building our financial model. And at the end, we should have a full set of financials statements. In case you missed it, in the first article in this... Read More