What are Essentials to strengthen your small business?

Essentials to strengthen your small business brings you high-quality professionally developed resources to use in a way and time that suits you. All our resources are free, easy to use and designed to build knowledge for all stages of your business.  


Why Essentials to strengthen your small business?

Your small business keeps you busy and understanding tax and superannuation is the most efficient way to run your business. Essentials for your small business gives you flexibility to learn at a time that suits you.  By creating a pathway of tailored support according to your industry and stage in business to build your financial and business knowledge, you can ask informed questions of your tax advisor and work together to build or improve your business. We know that successful small business owners:

  • keep good records
  • seek advice from a tax professional (when they need it)
  • use technology to help them run their business (saving time and money).

Features of Essentials to strengthen your small business

Essentials to strengthen your small business is feature-rich with videos, infographics and activities designed for a better learning experience to help build your tax and superannuation knowledge.  

Key features include:

  • Easy tailoring options to access courses that are important to you
  • Fast facts and Quick links that contain key information you can export to your personal device
  • Knowledge check to help you identify areas to build your knowledge
  • Action plan so you can follow up on what you have learned or need to do
  • Notes so you can save or copy important information to your dashboard for easy access when you need it
  • Favourites to bookmark courses or specific content that can also be easily shared with colleagues, friends or your trusted advisor.

Using Essentials for your small business

You can use the site and access the courses without logging in or creating an account, however there are many advantages in creating an account. Creating an account is easy and only requires an email address and password. It is not linked to any other ATO login. When you log in you will have access to a personalised dashboard that will contain your course progress, an exportable calendar of key dates, as well as the ability to answer some questions to create a learning pathway of tailored course options to your needs.

Your dashboard contains:

  • course progress
  • your pathway or suggested next learning options
  • my notes – any notes you save when doing a course with links back to the course content
  • favourites
  • calendar of key dates.

To view more on the features included in this site, go to the site tour.