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A beginner’s guide to Business Development

You know your business and clients’ best, you understand what works, the areas you need to improve on and what success feels like. But sometimes, brushing up on the ‘business development fundamentals’ reminds us of the small things we forget to do when we’re caught up in the everyday grind. So here are our ‘beginners’ tips for business development.

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A contractor’s guide to self-promotion in 2017

Being a contractor bears many similarities to running your own small business. Your success is determined by your ability to sell your skills to prospective clients and recruiters (and your ability to manage your personal admin – but that’s another story).

Whether you’re a season pro or the new kid on the block, you can’t take your foot off the gas when seeking your next employment opportunity. To enjoy a thriving 2017, we recommend you follow these simple steps to help market your contractor services:
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A Guide to 457 Visa Application

The 457 visa is an initiative used by Australian and overseas employers to sponsor skilled overseas employees to work in Australia on a temporary basis, usually of four years’ duration. Holders of a 457 visa are permitted to bring with them any family member who has unrestricted work and study rights in Australia, and they can also travel to and from Australia as often as they please. Holders of a 457 visa will more often than not apply for permanent residency in Australia and settle in the country on a long-term basis.

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Minimise risk when entering a new contract

As an independent contractor your obligations and entitlements differ from those of a typical employee. Ultimately, you’re responsible for running your own business.

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The digital demand for streamlining recruitment processes

As a talent acquisition specialist, it’s important to recognise the essential role technology plays in the recruitment process. To ensure your workforce are differentiating themselves against the competition you must seek innovative ways to approach talent search and most importantly retention.

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Take the dread out of tax time

Tax season for contractors can be a daunting time. Having to consider payroll tax, your income tax and whether any tax rules have changed over the last 12 months is exhausting.

To ease the burden, we have put together a general guide on to how to get the most out of your return, and also suggest some habits you can form to make tax time easier into the future.

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Tap into international talent, minus the paperwork and risk

Sourcing and engaging the right staff for your business doesn’t always happen at a local level. Sponsoring overseas talent can be the answer but it is quite often put in the ‘too hard’ basket due to the copious amount of paperwork and administration it brings.

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