About admin

Solo & Smart is a business admin app designed specifically for the self-employed in Australia. Through the app users can organise, manage and grow their business. We believe that when business and lifestyle combine, everything changes. The self-employed in Australia deserve the support to help them thrive in business and in life.

Your guide to invoicing in the NDIS

Sending out invoices is your gateway to getting paid for the services you are providing. When you’re self-employed and working under a government-controlled scheme like the NDIS, getting your invoicing right is super important. Your invoice is essentially your request for payment after you have delivered your product or service and has a number of [...]

2020-06-23T12:59:36+10:00June 23rd, 2020|Care Working|

The Sole Traders Guide to Tax Time

How tax works for sole traders For sole traders, tax works very much the same as it does for a personal income tax return. Basically, you will need to work out what your taxable income is and report that to the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Understanding the tax time lingo Taxable Income: Your taxable income [...]

2020-06-23T11:21:18+10:00June 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|

7 reasons the NDIS is in demand for self-employed care workers during and after COVID-19

With the world still spinning and coming to terms with a new reality under the COVID-19 new world order, many participants, providers and the self-employed are wondering what happens next. Make no mistake, the world has changed permanently, and things will likely never completely return to the ‘old’ normal. But that does not mean life [...]

2020-06-09T09:31:54+10:00June 5th, 2020|Care Working|

5 tips to building your business in the NDIS

Building a business from the ground up can be a daunting exercise in any industry. For people looking to build their business within the NDIS, there can be a range of challenges unique to the industry that need to be addressed. For support workers that work hard to provide a caring and personable service to [...]

2020-03-04T09:45:37+11:00March 4th, 2020|Care Working|

7 Steps to becoming self-employed in the NDIS

The NDIS is a growing industry that is benefiting from a newly developed funding model that gives participants choice and control over how they manage their supports. The reality is that the industry needs 10’s of thousands of workers in order to supply the supports that participants need. Importantly, the variety of services needed under [...]

2020-03-04T09:22:25+11:00March 4th, 2020|Care Working|

Self-employed in the NDIS? 5 Things you need to know about your money

Being self-employed in the NDIS offers a huge range of benefits to support workers and the participants they care for. A big headache for support workers venturing into self-employment is understanding how being a business affects their money. The reality of being self-employed, despite its many benefits, is not without its challenges and when it [...]

2020-08-07T11:54:44+10:00February 19th, 2020|Care Working|

Increase your tax return; What you can and can’t claim as a sole trader 2018/19

The end of financial year means one thing for sole traders… it’s time to sort out your claims! You can claim a deduction on any expense that is directly related to the running of your business. Below you will find a list of what you can and can’t claim as a sole trader What you [...]

2019-07-09T13:22:56+10:00July 9th, 2019|Blog|

Increase your tax return; What you can and can’t claim as a rider

The end of financial year means one thing for sole traders… it’s time to sort out your claims! As a rider, you can claim a deduction if the expense is directly related to the running of your business. Below, you will find a list of what you can and can’t claim as a sole trader [...]

2019-07-09T15:04:58+10:00July 3rd, 2019|Blog|

3 Tips to succeed in business- without all the tools

Being in business for yourself, almost by definition, means we don’t have all the answers and are likely to only have access to very limited resources. Despite this obvious obstacle, entrepreneurs charge ahead because we believe in what we are doing and have confidence that we can work it out. The reality is, that we [...]

2018-09-20T12:05:39+10:00September 20th, 2018|Blog|

How to handle tax as an employee with a side-hustle

For more and more Aussies just having a day job isn’t enough and having a side-hustle business is becoming main stream. The decision to go after a side-hustle varies greatly but the most common reasons are to put a bit of extra money in the hip pocket, to pursue a passion or to open the [...]

2018-09-10T11:11:34+10:00September 10th, 2018|Blog|