Business Development Workshop – Digital Marketing

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Is your business keeping up with all the changes in technology?

Do you scratch your head with all this social media and SEO stuff?

In the first of our Business Development Workshop series, our very own marketing consultant, Julie Pidgeon of 360 Results will be sharing with you some expert tips on how you can future-proof your business.

Find out what digital marketing is all about and get some practical tips on how you can strengthen your strategy and market position now, and into the future.

In this 90 min workshop, you will learn:

  • what digital marketing is and why you need to be doing it
  • the essential elements for your digital marketing campaign
  • how to build a strong online presence
  • how to achieve digital domination!

WORKSHOP DETAILS

Wednesday 24 July
6pm to 8pm
Refreshments and light snacks provided
Cost $49 per head
at our office: 235 Stafford Road, Stafford
07 3357 5553

NUMBERS ARE LIMITED!

Please RSVP by 17 July to

karmen@sciaccagroup.com.au
or call us on 07 3357 5553


Here’s what some of Julie’s clients had to say:

“Mind officially blown!  Today I spent the afternoon with Julie who, without question, is the guru of all things website optimisation, marketing and business strategy.”

“Working with Julie was the best decision I could have made for my business. She helped me to get to Page 1 of Google, set up and manage social media, connect with the right people and networks, give me ideas for growing the business and most importantly, increase sales!”

About Julie

P6200147_2_2Julie Pidgeon is an accomplished marketing consultant having worked with some big name brands including Telstra. Her work has featured in Smarter Business Magazine, Y Magazine and she was nominated for the 2013 Australian Writers Centre Best Australian Blog Award. She is also currently a nominee for the 2013 Sunshine Coast Business Woman of the Year.

Julie works with small business owners to empower them with the knowledge and skills they need to build a better business. She has worked with a range of businesses and industries, both in Australia and overseas, for over 20 years, specialising in Strategy and Digital Marketing.

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Sciacca’s News – May 2013

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Talk to us – we know how to save you tax!

There’s some sweet new tax breaks for small businesses and we can help you make the most of what’s on offer.

For example, did you know that as a small business you could effectively get an immediate tax write-off of up to $5000 if you buy a ute? Or a massive refund on some of that tax you paid last year? Or even reduce your capital gains tax if you sell your business? There are some handy tax breaks around, but to take advantage of them you need to know what they are.

So if you want to minimise your tax bill, now is the time to plan how you’ll use these tax tactics. Check out this great article from Smarter Business Magazine then give us a call to book a meeting with John.

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4 Quick Tax Tips

With the end of the financial year fast approaching, now is the time to start thinking about tax!

Or if you prefer not to, then let us do it! Book in now for a tax planning session with John and see how you can save. Call us on 07 3357 5553 or email enquiries@sciaccagroup.com.au

In the meantime, here’s John with 4 quick tax tips and some good news on how he can help you reduce your tax.

Why Financial Planning with us is a no-brainer

Here at Sciacca’s Accountants + Advisers we are committed to working with clients to help them navigate through financial issues.

It was really lovely to receive this testimonial from one of our valued clients and we wanted to share it with you.

If you would like to see what we can do for you, please get in touch.

“If you’ve yet to experience applying for a Commonwealth Senior Health Card, or for a pension, be prepared for a mountain of form filling and financial enquiry. An exercise not for the faint hearted or those of us with less than perfect financial expertise. Worse is to come if you happen to be a self funded retiree, or own your own business. That’s another pile of paper, and more interaction with Centrelink.

We turned to our accountants, Sciacca’s, who were not only able to navigate us through the paper minefield, but were also in an informed position to inject the right numbers in the right boxes, so simplifying and smoothing the process. 

Sciacca’s have also taken on the role of our financial planners, preparing us for income support during our retirement. It makes good sense to have your business, or personal, accountancy firm also working to maximise your retirement benefits, including the balancing act required to ensure you receive all the Commonwealth benefits you are entitled to with other, supporting, income streams. 

There is no organisation better qualified in understanding your financial position and lifestyle requirements than your own accountant. To us, it was a no-brainer to combine the expertise of our accountant with our need for sustainable retirement planning.” 

Ian and Kate McLean, Directors, McLean Advertising Pty Ltd

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NEW! Financial Planning Service

retire coupleAs your accountant, we want to help you ensure your financial future is a strong one by providing you with access to services we know will be of benefit to you. We are pleased to announce that we have expanded our services to include financial planning, and have become an Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited.

It is important to determine what you want for your financial future; a secure retirement or other things you look forward to – is it travelling overseas each year? Is it having a holiday home in addition to your family home?

The right advice and a tailored plan are important steps in working toward your financial goals.

What you’ll gain

The additional services include most areas of wealth management (for example, superannuation, investments, personal insurance and estate planning). We will work closely with you to create a holistic financial strategy tailored to your specific needs.

Why Financial Planning?

After many, many months of intensive study, John has officially completed his Financial Planning qualifications, graduating with flying colours. As a firm, we wanted to be able to offer our clients a complimentary suite of services to help you achieve your financial goals. As a final exam, we grilled John and asked him a few questions.

Why did you decide to study Financial Planning?

As I met and spoke with clients, I saw there was a real need for help with their retirement plans and also protecting their assets and income. I wanted to be able to provide them with a more complete financial advisory service.

What was the best thing you learn’t whilst studying it?

In theory, time can be your friend. There is great benefit in starting retirement planning early and this way, you don’t need to save large sums every year. But the reality is, time can also be your enemy. After paying your mortgage off and paying for your kids education, it doesn’t leave you with much time to save for your retirement. This is the main reason I became a financial adviser.

How does it fit with what the firm is already doing?

With my experience in helping clients with their fianncial affairs, it was just a natural fit – to also be able to advise clients about their insurance and investment needs.

What are the benefits for clients?

You get peace of mind. By setting your financial goals and monitoring them on an ongoing basis, you are more likely to achieve your desired result. We give you direction and a plan, which is clear, sensible and realistic. It’s all about financial empowerment – having the independence and freedom to live the life you want.

What are your top 5 tips for planning for a healthy financial future?

  1. You need to know how long your savings would last if you were sick. To protect your salary, you should review or take out income protection insurance.
  2. It’s important to have a plan to protect your assets following your death. Life Insurance will ensure that your family will have the funds to repay the home mortgage and other debts.
  3. It sounds simple, but it’s true – pay cash using a debit card instead of a credit card.
  4. If you want a risk-free return of around 10%? Pay off your mortgage.
  5. Salary sacrifice your pay rise into superannuation.

For more information or to book a complimentary consultation with John, call us on 3357 5553 today.

Sciacca's News March 2013

Sciacca’s News – March 2013

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NEW! Financial Planning Service

As your accountant, we want to help you ensure your financial future is a strong one by providing you with access to services we know will be of benefit to you. We are pleased to announce that we have expanded our services to include financial planning, and have become an Authorised Representative of Count Financial Limited.

It is important to determine what you want for your financial future; a secure retirement or other things you look forward to – is it travelling overseas each year? Is it having a holiday home in addition to your family home?

The right advice and a tailored plan are important steps in working toward your financial goals.
Sciacca’s News – March 2013

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