Monthly Archives: January 2022

Hiring A Contractor? Do Your Due Diligence!

As a small business owner, at some stage, you will probably be hiring a contractor. You may need extra labour for a short period of time, or hiring a specific skill for a specific project or task. It sounds simple, but it's not as simple as it sounds! There are a number of legal, tax and performance issues that you really need to be aware of, and you need to do your due diligence before you are the subject of a tax dispute, or you are in a legal dispute with the contractor because their work was not up to what you expected. Let's break down what you need to know. (more…)...
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Time To Make A Few New Year Resolutions!

It's still early January - still time to make some New Year Resolutions! At the moment, you are probably categorising 2021 in the same category as 2020 - a year that was a bit of a non-starter. But as vaccinations start to gain momentum we need to look forward to a better year in 2022 and keep our eye on the ball. So, what kind of New Year Resolutions? Well, in this quiet time of the year, it's a good time to reflect on what your organisation is facing, and look for some key "hot spots" that you either need to make plans to fix and strengthen, or look to see how you can take advantage of. To get you started, here are some common "hot spots" we find during our work with Indigenous organisations. (more…)...
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