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Resources to download

Company tax return 2017
Trust tax return 2017

Useful Website Links

  • Advice and outsourcing

    OnStrategywww.onstrategyhq.com – strategic planning consultants and strategic planning execution platform

    HubSpot – www.hubspot.com – an inbound marketing and sales platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customer.  There are many such platforms but HubSpot offer a range of free products and training.

    Canvawww.canva.com – a free graphic-design tool website, founded in 2012 by Australian Melanie Perkins. It has an easy to use drag-and-drop interface and provides access to over a million photographs, graphics, and fonts. It is used by non-designers as well as professionals. The tools can be used for both web and print media design and graphics

    PeoplePerHourwww.peopleperhour.com – an online platform giving businesses access to thousands of skilled freelance experts in hundreds of different fields

    Fiverrwww.fiverr.com – a global online marketplace offering tasks and services, beginning at a cost of $5 per job performed, from which it gets its name. The site is primarily used by freelancers who use Fiverr to offer services to customers worldwide

    Avastwww.avast.com –  a family of internet security applications. The Avast Antivirus products include free and proprietary cross-platform versions that provide computer security, browser security, antivirus software, firewall, anti-phishing, anti-spyware and anti-spam among other services

    Zoho Projects –  https://www.zoho.com/projects/ – Plan, track, and collaborate using a project management portal.  Good if using remote and outsourced teams.

    Why No Padlock – https://www.whynopadlock.com  – Pulling your hair out trying to find out why your secure page is not fully secure? Here’s a simple tool that will tell you about any insecure items on your SSL page.

  • Social media and inbound marketing

    These links are specifically for using with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and your own website to make your social media marketing easier.

    Referral Candywww.referralcandy.com – refer-a-friend program that provides users several advocate invitation options such as email, post-purchase pop-ups, the ability to include links in a newsletter, or via manual and bulk invite options

    InviteBox – www.invitebox.com – a referral program you can add to your website

    Unbouncewww.unbounce.com – custom built landing pages for your website

    LeadPageswww.leadpages.net –  landing page builder with accompanying suite of lead generation and opt-in tools

    HashTagifywww.hashtagify.me – a hashtag search engine with data about hashtags

    BlogLovinwww.bloglovin.com – tool for keeping up with blogs — a way to manage feeds.  You can follow any blogger on any platform, whether or not they’re also signed up

    Hootsuitewww.hootsuite.com –  social media management tool that allows users to schedule and post updates to any pages or profiles for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, WordPress and others from one place

    ManageFlitterwww.manageflitter.com – a web-based application that assists Twitter users gain insight into their Twitter account

    ChatHeroes www.chatheroes.com – Chat Heroes allows you to offer online customer service on your website through a manned live chat service that delivers profitable leads 12 hours a day, 7 days a week

    Visuallywww.visual.ly – handpick the best freelancers out there to help you produce high-impact infographics, videos, presentations, reports, eBooks, and interactive web microsites

    Infogramwww.infogr.am – an easy to use infographic and chart maker

    FatJoewww.fatjoe.co.uk – outsourced link building and content marketing agencies

    Likealyzerwww.likealyzer.com – helps you to measure and analyse the potential and success rate of your Facebook Pages

    Twilert www.twilert.com – a Twitter search tool that sends you email alerts of tweets containing your brand, product, service, and  keywords

    TweetDeckwww.tweetdeck.com – is a dashboard application for Twiiter to manage

    Zapierwww.zapier.com – Zapier moves information between your web apps automatically.

    MailChimp – www.mailchimp.com – An email marketing service.  If you have 2,000 or fewer subscribers, you can send up to 12,000 emails per month absolutely free.

  • Government agencies and NGOs

    Australian Taxation Officewww.ato.gov.au.  The ATO has a pile of information, tutorials and videos on how to meet your taxation obligations.

    Australian Securities and Investment Commissionwww.asic.gov.au.  ASIC has information on business names, and company and organisation details, registrations, and governance and compliance requirements and forms.

    Business.gov.auwww.business.gov.au – an online government resource for the Australian business community. business.gov.au offers you simple and convenient access to all the government information, assistance, forms and services you need.  It’s a whole-of-government service providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business

    Australian Business Registerwww.abr.gov.au -The ABR stores details about businesses and organisations when they register for an ABN

    The Australian Competition and Consumer Commissionwww.accc.gov.au – an independent Commonwealth statutory authority whose role is to enforce a range of legislation promoting competition, fair trading and regulating national infrastructure for the benefit of all Australians

    Australian Industry Productivity Centres – www.aigroup.com.au/member-services/productivity-centre – Australian Industry Productivity Centres (AIPC) provide services to help Australian businesses strengthen their operations, enhance their international competitiveness and tap into global supply chains.

    SMEs have access to a free Business Review service to assess their performance and identify opportunities for improvement.  Through this review, AIPC business advisers will be able to help businesses upgrade their capabilities or find solutions to technical or process issues.

    Australian Business Licence and Information Servicewww.ablis.business.gov.au  – ABLIS helps you find the government licences, permits, approvals, registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines you need to know about to meet your compliance responsibilities

    Country of Origin Label www.originlabeltool.business.gov.au – free tool to produce the most applicable label for your product

    .au Domain Administrationwww.auDA.org.au – place to find about .au domain name registrations, availability, and the difference between the secondary-level domains

    IP Australiawww.ipaustralia.gov.au – Administers Australia’s intellectual property (IP) rights system, specifically patents, trademarks, designs and plant breeder’s rights

    APRA-AMCROS – apraamcos.com.au –  license organisations to play, perform, copy, record or make available their members’ music, and then distribute the royalties to their members

    Australian Business Accounthttps://account.business.gov.au/ – where you register for the Australian Business Account (ABA), to better manage all your government-related licences, permits and registrations

    The Department of Foreign Affairs and Tradewww.dfat.gov.au – support for Australian business, working closely with portfolio partners—Austrade, Tourism Australia, ACIAR, EFIC—and other agencies

    INNOVIC (the Victorian Innovation Centre)www.innovic.com.au is a not for profit organisation assisting over 1,000 innovators and entrepreneurs each year.  They offer a wide range of practical services, free seminars and innovation resources to help your business idea, innovation or enterprise through all the stages of commercialisation.

    Small Business Mentoring Service – www.sbms.org.au is a not-for-profit that provides access to experienced mentors who have the skills and experience to help small business

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