business start-up & sales consultants

tax advice, budgets, accounts, business plans & accounting software

Business Start Up and Sales Highett, Braeside, Moorabbin, Melbourne
Are you thinking of buying or starting up a business or franchise or perhaps even selling an existing business and not sure what to go or how to proceed?

Not a problem Manvic small business accountants Highett, have years of experience and can provide you with up to date, proactive strategies designed to help you get up and running. We will assist you in key areas including: Business Plans / Structure, Software, Tax Advice, Budgets, compliance, Bookkeeping, Employer obligation etc.

Key things to know when starting a business

There are numerous issues to consider and we endeavour to make sure all our business clients are structured correctly for taxation purposes taking into account financial and legal considerations. One of the most important decisions you need to make when starting a business is the choice of accounting software. Ranging in price, features, support and training requirements it is easy to become confused with so many options.

how to select the right business software

  • Try and avoid buying software that is beyond your business needs. If you don’t need a fully integrated general ledger system, then avoid these types of programs, especially if the next point applies to you.
  • If you do not understand double entry accounting (i.e debits, credits and journal entries) then avoid the more complicated general ledger accounting software programs. However if you need to use such a program then you will need to undergo training to learn both the software and accounting.
  • Your software should be compatible with our general ledger system to allow easy transfer of electronic data. This can save time, money and assist with meeting lodgement deadlines.

what are the most popular software packages

In Australia the three most popular accounting packages are MYOB, Quickbooks and Cashflow Manager.

Let's talk about Cashflow Manager first as this is the most suitable program for the majority of small business owners. Cashflow Manager looks and operates just like a manual cashbook and requires no understanding of accounting debits and credits. It's unique column format allows you to simply allocate your income and expenses to the appropriate column which makes it very easy to use.

The program comes complete with ‘Invoice Manager’ that lets you generate Tax Invoices, track your debtors and produce statements. The Cashflow Manager ‘Gold’ package also includes tracking supplier invoices, inventory and the ‘Wages Manager’ payroll module to process pays, print payslips, PAYG Payment Summaries and track staff entitlements.

If your business specifically needs a full general ledger solution - MYOB and QuickBooks are very popular. These packages have additional features including multi-user licences, time billing for professionals, job costing, lay buy control and can produce over 100 analytical graphs and reports. Because of their relative complexity you may need to undergo training to understand and use these software programs. Most TAFE’s provide structured training courses that run for between 14 and 20 hours.

Selling your Business

We also play an integral role with our clients who are in the process of selling their business. There is a range of issues to consider including Capital Gains Tax and tax concessions. We aim to ensure the correct outcomes are always achieved.

Contact Manvic Accountants today to discuss how we can assist with starting or selling a business or franchise.

call now: (03) 9555 9475

We are experts in accounting issues and tax laws delivering a full range of taxation services and helping you manage your financial goals

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