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27 02, 2019

An Important Conversation

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None of us like to consider our own mortality. For our older loved ones, it’s an even more confronting topic, and certainly a difficult one to discuss. Let me share with you a story that was told to me by someone I met at a recent function, about their father “Lindsay” who had recently passed

5 02, 2019

Australian Banking Royal Commission Findings Summary

"Saying sorry and promising not to do it again has not prevented recurrence. The time has come to decide what is to be done in response to what has happened.”  "The financial services industry is too important to the economy of the nation to allow what has happened in the past to continue or to

1 02, 2019

New Year’s Financial Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are easy to make and even easier to break. One of the most common reasons we break our resolutions is that we set unrealistic goals that often cannot be achieved. The same rings true for New Year’s financial resolutions. That being said, it is also an opportunity to refresh and look ahead

30 01, 2019

Claiming R&D Tax Offsets in Australia – Times Have Changed

Research and development – or, R&D, as it is more commonly known as – refers to a set of innovative activities undertaken in an effort to develop entirely new products or services (or improve upon those that already exist). Which entities perform R&D? A lot, actually. Be they from the realm of enterprise, government, or

20 12, 2018

From the CEO’s Desk: Business Valuations and Divorce

Whenever the concept of valuing a business features in a conversation, the subject matter generally has to do with the stock market. Indeed, when it comes to publicly listed stocks, a business valuation often proves an integral part of any full-time investor’s investment thesis. Despite the strong tendency we have to associate business valuations with

17 12, 2018

Development Plans – A Business Essential

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Like any business investment, we look at the return we will receive. Some returns are more difficult than others to quantify and measure, others can be easily measured by reviewing Key Performance Indicators. For those business’s that toil with the constant challenge of enthusing their workforce to perform at a high level, then an investment

7 12, 2018

What’s An Audit, and Do I Need One?

Everyone wants to know they are dealing with credible information, whether it be shareholders, creditors, lenders, employees, analysts, prospective investors, so that they can make assessments and decisions with confidence. An audit can also deliver value to an organisation by providing business advice on the internal controls, processes of the business, and recommendations for improvement. When conducting