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TAX TIME: Boost your super before June 30

The end of the financial year is rapidly approaching and, along with it, the opportunity to claim a tax deduction on additional superannuation contributions. Superannuation does impose restrictions on access to your money. It is, after all, intended to provide for your retirement. So why would you lock up more of your money? Because superannuation […]

TAX TIME: Instant asset write-off for business

A Horsham businessman has encouraged Wimmera and Mallee business owners to make the most of a tax write-off by June 30. Harvey Norman Horsham computer proprietor Michael Baulman said small businesses could benefit from a $20,000 instant asset write-off. People who buy an asset by June 30 that costs less than $20,000, can write off […]

Boost for Donald business Kookas Country Cookies

Donald’s Kookas Country Cookies has received a $1.7-million boost to expand and create more jobs. Regional Development Minister Jaala Pulford announced the funding during a visit to the factory on Friday. The expansion will see Kookas relocate to a larger premises in Donald, in what Ms Pulford called a win for the Wimmera, local jobs […]

40 Winks awards coup a win ‘for all’

SUCCESS: Forty Winks Horsham owners Peter and Di Hayes celebrate their store of the year accolade for Victoria and Tasmania. Picture: PAUL CARRACHER

Forty Winks Horsham owner Peter Hayes has attributed his business’s most recent success to strong partnerships with community groups and other organisations. The Horsham franchise was crowned store of the year for Victoria and Tasmania at an awards ceremony in Melbourne last month. Mr Hayes said the triumph was a credit to his staff and […]

FINANCE | Successful investing

Establishing an investment portfolio can be likened to building a home. The most destructive, yet unpredictable predator to the structure of a home is the weather. Even in these most technically advanced days, we are still unable to accurately predict the weather. And so too, a man is a fool if he thinks he can […]

Northern Grampians Shire Council scheme helps business

When Grampian Concept Homes rebranded in 2018 to SALTWOOD Build, owners Ken and Dawn Clark wanted to expand their brand to better reflect their passion and craftsmanship. An open day at its showroom at a former Stawell Butter Factory site on Friday highlighted the firm’s expertise and also how a Northern Grampians Shire Council support […]

Business bus in Ararat

Small business operators in Ararat will be able to access support and government business services when the Small Business Bus visits the rural city on June 27. The Small Business Bus features small-business mentoring specialists skilled in marketing, finance, human resources and sales. The experts have extensive experience in operating small businesses and in senior […]

FINANCE | Why boost your super?

The end of the financial year is rapidly approaching and, along with it, the opportunity to claim a tax deduction on additional superannuation contributions. Why contribute more to super? Superannuation does impose restrictions on access to your money. It is, after all, intended to provide for your retirement. So why would you lock up more […]

Microbrewery on the radar for Halls Gap

A Grampians hamlet renowned for its gastronomic delights and award-winning wines could be set to add a microbrewery to its tourism offerings.

Retail tips welcomed

More than 40 Northern Grampians businesses have taken an opportunity to work alongside one of Australia’s leading retail consultants to future-proof their business amid a rapidly changing retail landscape. As part of the council’s Revitalise! Project, business representatives from both Stawell and St Arnaud spent time working alongside The Retail Doctor Group chief executive Brian […]

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