Small business benchmarks are designed to help business meet their tax obligations by enabling them to track their performance against the rest of their industry
We have benchmarked the key business ratios for high medium and low turnover businesses for more than 100 industries. By comparing your business to the benchmarks for your industry you can assess your business’s performance.
We also use benchmarks to identify businesses that may be avoiding their tax obligations by not reporting some or all of their income.
Those clever people at the ABS have done it again… As well as internet access to pre-formatted Australian Census Data through their Quick Stats, Census Tables, Map Stats and Community Profiles you can use the CDATA Online (as a registered or guest user):
to create your own tables of Census data on a range of different topics such as: age, education, housing, income, transport, religion, ethnicity, occupation and more
CDATA Online has now been nominated for two prestigious awards:
[CDATA Online is] one of 10 finalists for the eGovernment award, with the winner announced on 13 May 2009. The second nomination is for the ESRI GIS Challenge, an award that is decided by public votes, with voting open until the end of May 2009. If you have enjoyed the innovative and helpful elements that CDATA Online has brought to you and/or your business then please feel free to vote for us at the ESRI GIS Challenge website.
Congratulations to the ABS and thanks for the wonderful data!
It’s Global Consumer Fraud month! Around the world government and consumer agencies are promoting consumer fraud prevention strategies! (And through the Australasian Consumer Fraud Taskforce asking you to take a survey)
Eugh, it’s all gloom and doom in the papers at the moment, the GFC (Global Financial Crisis) is sapping everyones confidence and optimism. So how can we keep going in a world of slashed budgets and wobbly jobs? Here are some sources of inspiration to keep you going and looking at the full part of the glass, not the empty…
The List of Lists is a database of ranked listings of companies, people and resources freely available on the Internet. Content comes from a number of sources including: Specialissues.com, Gary Price’s “ResourceShelf” and individual users of the LOL.
In these turbulent financial days it’s good to stand back take a deep breath and and look at the example of someone who has spent years successfully investing. Some of you will already have guessed that I’m talking about Warren Buffett - sometimes known as the Oracle of Omaha.
A new biography The Snowball by Alice Schroeder (we have copies on order, so keep checking our catalogue!) tells us more about this remarkable man, his background, beliefs and acheivements…
While you are waiting for your copy of The Snowball you might also want to take a look at this book, The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham, described by Schroeder as the book that “mesmerised Buffet” – and which he found in the investment section of his library…
…he had been going to the library and checking out every book available on stocks and investing.
…”I would go down to the library and just clean them out” But when he found The Intelligent Investor, he read and reread it. “It was almost like he found a god,” says Truman Wood, his housemate.
A most intelligent investor / A Schroeder Weekend Australian 4-5 October 2008, Inquirer p. 27.
The Foundation has now moved to ASIC – you can read more about the transfer and what the foundation is doing with financial literacy in schools in Paul Clitheroe’s article Financial literacy campaign rolls on.
We have some layout problems this week – deleting this post didn’t fix it so I’m reposting so we don’t lose the info…
Three things that have caught my eye this week (yes, I have paid attention to more than the Olympics, though it’s been difficult – congratulations to the local ladies !)
From the Internet Scout Report news of an Economics Statistics Portal called EconStats.com - a bit cluttered but a gateway to wealth of information! I can’t find a lot about it but the Scout people are usually on the money with good websites and it is also linked to by a lot of other people, so have a look!