Welcome to Spring!

We have had a frenetic month with our Businesses Driving A Difference Seminar on 22nd August. The night was a huge success with over 220 businesses registered to learn more about how they can have a greater corporate social responsibility and make a difference in our community. Thank you to all those involved in making the night a success, including sponsors, presenters and attendees.  Please refer below for a further update on the positive outcomes from a couple of the charities that presented on the night.

As we move towards the business end of the year we are ALWAYS on the lookout for ways we can gain efficiencies with automation using technology and generally doing things better. We will be hosting a seminar next month to showcasing some success stories in this area. This time we will be providing some examples of how businesses can improve their efficiency (and profitability)  through automation and artificial intelligence, delivering smarter business intelligence. We will show you how technology can help expedite processes, improve decision making, remove mundane tasks and increase accuracy; all of which make life as a business owner more enjoyable and your business more profitable. So save the date and come along on the 25th Of October and see the difference you can make to your business.

Lastly, Dale Edwards, one of the partners at Advivo will be presenting to local Small and Medium Business owners at Bendigo Bank on 26th September, keep a lookout on our LinkedIn page for more details.

Leon Stephan
Managing Partner

Save the date! Our next Seminar on Thursday 25th October at 5:30 pm.

Business Intelligence – Are you maximising automation in your business?

More and more industries are looking at innovative ways to automate procedures and systems in their businesses to help increase their profits. At Advivo are always looking at ways to automate everyday jobs in our business, we would like to introduce our guest speakers Rob King, Des Watkins and Linda Ginger who all have something to share with you at this seminar.

An invitation will be coming your way very soon!

Thank you

As you may already know since our last newsletter we had our inaugural Business Driving a Difference event on 22nd August, it has been a great success and we wanted to share with you some really positive feedback from the night from our charity partners.

From Bill Gamack – Chief Executive Officer Epic Assist

“I wanted to reiterate my appreciation for being invited to present at the Businesses Driving a Difference event. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to speak about how businesses can incorporate diversity and inclusion into their workplaces, and it has yielded positive results for us.

Already EPIC has had a couple of contacts from the night reach out to get the ball rolling regarding employing people with disability. These valuable connections would never have been fostered without you taking the lead on driving change in this space. There’s every chance the lives of several people with disability and their families will be changed thanks to the networks that have been built from this event.”

From Peter Geizer – General Manager of INC invest

“Plenty of support and people wanting to provide support to our related charities, all appreciated the awareness raised for the work they are doing.

We have also used this event to share with much larger corporates, like Westpac as a way to talk about Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives that are a Win-Win for everyone involved.”

Blogs & Articles

The Effects of Digital Disruption & Moving to the Cloud for Accountancy Practices and their clients

The Effects of Digital DisruptionA changing technological landscape has far-reaching consequences for many business sectors. These changes create a disruptive digital environment affecting businesses, large and small, all over the globe. Moving any part of a business to the Cloud may seem intimidating but with the right support, any company can transform their business processes and reap the benefits of Cloud-based services.

Find out what Advivo can do to help you when you make the move to a cloud-based service, here.


Xero Tips and TricksXero Tricks for Rookies
If you are currently using Xero software in your business then this is a must read for you. If you’re considering a change to a cloud-based software, then you should also read this. Actually, everyone who is using Xero accounting software in their business should read this!


Beginning of the End – The Rise of Cloud AccountingThe Rise of Cloud Accounting
In late August, accounting software provider MYOB announced that as of September 2019, the AccountRight Classic desktop software will no longer be updated, and support services will cease. One of their original products, AccountRight Classic has been on the market since the 1980s. This is their first step towards phasing out their desktop programs and becoming a cloud-based accounting provider. – Find out more.


Advivo ICP Update

Market Intelligence and CommercialisationWhat market intelligence can do for your commercialisation project

In some cases, the famous tagline of Nike, “Just do it”, doesn’t apply. And when it comes to commercialising your innovative idea, the “Just do it” method is one factor that leads to statistics of 70 – 90 % of commercialisation projects failing.

Advivo Innovation Commercialisation Partners are the people you want in your corner when you are looking to utilise market intelligence for your next commercialisation project. If you want to learn more, click here.


Advivo in the Community – Monthly Charity ContributionAdvivo in the Community logo

The votes are in for August’s Charity of the Month!
Winner: Drought Angels 

Drought Angels is the charity supporting Aussie Farmers at a time when they need it most. They provide a unique service for which it is has become well known for within the rural sector.  It is a small charity run by big hearts, who offer a listening ear, a warm hug and personalised support given to each family. They like to tell our farmers that this is not a handout but a Thank You. “Thank you for all you do to put the food on our tables because without you we would all go hungry”.

Through direct personal contact with the farmers, Drought Angels has earnt a reputation for providing personalised, heartfelt and discreet assistance. We help those who would not normally reach out but prefer to battle it alone, which can lead to severe depression and in some cases suicide.  One-on-one support aides in ‘breaking down the barriers’ of a proud demographic who quite often have never received a hand up. They can be the first generation of many who have to contemplate walking off the land and selling blood lines which have taken years to build up. These are the people of most concern and often forgotten.

Don’t worry, those who didn’t receive the winning votes will have their votes carried over next time their name is drawn.

Please click the button below to vote on this month’s recipient of our contribution.

Key Events / Dates:

  • 21 September – Lodge and pay August 2018 monthly business activity statement.
  • 30 September – Lodge PAYG withholding payment summary annual report if prepared by a BAS agent or tax agent.?? – If a payer has only closely held payees and their tax agent helps prepare their report, they may be eligible for a concession to lodge this report by the due date of their tax return.
  • 30 September – Lodge Annual TFN withholding report 2018 if a trustee of a closely held trust has been required to withhold amounts from payments to beneficiaries.