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.
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.
Last night we hosted the BizLinks seminar here at the Alexander Library building (Apologies, I should’ve blogged it before it happened – I’ve been away and missed my chance there!). Speakers from government agencies had the opportunity to present an overview of some of the many services they provide to small business starters (and operators). It was also great for presenters and support staff attending to learn more about the roles and services of the other agencies!
So if you missed out and are a small business starter or operator in WA, who should you be contacting for information and advice?
The sites offer opportunity to discuss, with like minded people, financial planning and spending behaviour including student loans, shared expenses, managing savings accounts, credit cards and investing. CNN predict 2 million users of social networking personal finance sites in 2008.
If you would like to hear more – as well as take a look at more conventional, as well as local, ways of managing money and investment – take a look at the “Money – your bottom line” seminars offered on a regular basis in the Library’s SEaK: Business program
Did you know you can access a wealth of full text business newspaper and magazine articles using the State Library’s subscriptions?
At Christmas it’s great to see that not all business people are cold hearted Scrooges! From the Library’s business databases, we looked for this year’s articles on Christmas philanthropy. We were touched by the story of Larry Stewart – “Kansas City Secret Santa”.
You can look for more articles on this or other business topics - from the State Library’s website, select databases from home select Business Source Elite or A&NZ Reference Centre, get out your local public library card (Western Australians only!) and and follow the instructions to look for more stories of Christmas philanthropy.