A monthly guide for Founders
Hola, Cape-siders 😎
Ryan here, updating you on what’s been happening at the Cape HQ since the new year. And wow, anyone else feeling like January flew by!?
Anyway, over the last couple of months, while Australia’s been grappling with the pandemic (in a manner envied by the rest of the world I hasten to add), we’ve been focused on keeping business owners informed of changing policies and market changes affecting you with our monthly newsletter.
And of all the challenging relationships we have with running a business, money is one of them! That's why this Valentine's Day, we'll be taking a look at how you as a founder can better tackle the tricky subject of giving your cashflow some love.
📣 📣 📣 Cape internal news 📣 📣 📣
Welcome Scott, our new Head of Commercial Finance
👉 Read all about Scott’s appointment here 👈
💭 Cape Community Member of the Month 💭
We mentioned last month how we quietly launched our invite only Founder's Community
Each month, we’ll shine a spotlight on one vocal member that’s contributing feedback and insights to help us shape the Cape offering for everyone else.
If you’re interested in being featured and getting your hands on your own personalised portrait, just head to the Community and get involved with the conversation.
Not a community member yet? Just click here and we'll get you signed up.
👉 Learn more about our Founder's Community here 👈
Updates we're following
This month's news update focus is all about tips to improve your finance relationships
🌹 Roses are red, JobKeeper about to be dead 💀
JobKeeper has been extended to the end of March, with the second extension coming into effect last month.
What this means to you
Even if your business didn’t qualify for the previous extension, you may be eligible for the second one. The main qualifying test for JobKeeper 2.0 is a 30% reduction in GST turnover (for most SMEs) relative to the same quarter in the previous year.
If you do qualify, it will help tide your business over for a few weeks at least, whilst providing some time to consider strategies to ensure your business is prepared for when the program winds up.
🧠 Tips to help claim GST 🧠
From stationery, to inventory, to work tools and even external contractors, when you buy something for your business you’re usually charged GST.
For any of you earlier stage startups out there, remember that the starting threshold for registering for GST is $75k+ ($150k for non-profit organisations).
What this means to you?
Simply put, you’re leaving money on the table! You are in fact able to claim back GST that you’ve already paid to the ATO.
Staff training in particular is a secret weapon for any business owner looking to improve productivity and boost morale, whilst also being GST free.
If you’re needing help with working this out we can introduce you to one of our Tax Accounting partners who can provide you with a free 1 hour consultation. Simply reply to this email with your interest and we’ll hook you up.
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The average SME has 25 subscriptions, covering everything from CRM tools (Hubspot), project management (Monday.com), customer acquisition (Google Ads), cloud accounting (Quickbooks) payroll (Elmo), legal services (Lawpath) etc.
What this means to you
We’ve partnered with over 30 of the globe's most technologically renowned companies to provide you with access to exclusive discounts and free trials amounting to over $100k.
Given your interest in Cape, this means you’re either:
• Dying to get your hands on tools to help your business save money & better manage cashflow.
• A fan of what we’re trying to achieve in better supporting our small business owners.
• Just checking out the competition
Either way, we launch our Rewards platform in the coming weeks and are keen to welcome you on board to start saving money on everyday purchases.
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