Karolyn Lawrence is a Fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA) with over 25 years business management and finance experience. Karolyn founded Red 2 Black Business Management to help small and medium business owners find affordable, efficient ways to manage their financial obligations and to help them use the insights buried in their books to drive business growth and make smart decisions.


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  Link   ABR
The Australian Business Register is an extensive database of identity information provided by businesses when they register for an Australian business number (ABN)and makes it easier for businesses and all levels of government to interact using a unique identifier – the ABN.
  Link   ACCC
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission promotes competition and fair trade in the market place to benefit consumers, business and the community. It also regulates national infrastructure industries. Its primary responsibility is to ensure that individuals and businesses comply with the Commonwealth's competition, fair trading and consumer protection laws.
  Link   AFR
For more than 50 years The Australian Financial Review has been the authority on business, finance and investment news in Australia. It has a reputation for independent, award-winning journalism and is essential reading for Australia’s business and investor community.
  Link   ASIC
Australian Securities and Investments Commission is Australia’s corporate, markets and financial services regulator. ASIC regulates Australian companies, financial markets, financial services organisations and professionals who deal and advise in investments, superannuation, insurance, deposit taking and credit.
  Link   ASX
Australian Securities Exchange is one of the world's top-10 listed exchange groups measured by market capitalisation. It functions as a market operator, clearing house and payments system facilitator. It monitors and enforces compliance with its operating rules, promotes standards of corporate governance among Australia's listed companies and helps to educate retail investors.
  Link   ATO
The Australian Taxation Office is the Government’s principal revenue collection agency, and is part of the Treasurer’s portfolio. It's role is to manage and shape tax, excise and superannuation systems that fund services for Australians. The ATO provides tax information for individuals, Companies and organisations.
  Link is an online government resource for the Australian business community. By using businesses are able to comply with government requirements more simply and conveniently. provides a wide range of services and information about start-up, taxation, licensing and legislation, as well as significant transactions such as ABN Lookup, taxation compliance and licence applications.
  Link   CPA Australia
CPA Australia is the global accounting designation for strategic business leaders with more than 129,000 members in over 110 countries. CPA Australia provides expertise and resources to attract and develop the best accounting, finance and business professionals.
  Link   FWO
The Fair Work Ombudsman is an independent statutory office created by the Fair Work Act 2009 to promote harmonious, productive and cooperative workplace relations and ensure compliance with Commonwealth workplace laws.
  Link   Queensland Office of State Revenue
The Queensland Office of State Revenue is part of Queensland Treasury. Centres are located in Brisbane, Rockhampton, Cairns and Townsville. It collects state taxes, including duties, payroll, land and gambling taxes. Revenue collected is used to fund essential services for communities.

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