Category Archives: Consulting

How Your Business Will Beat Your Competitors

How Your Business Will Beat Your Competitors

Have you ever given thought to what your offering your customers? I mean, more than the names of the products and services you provide? What is it they are actually buying? As the old saying goes, people don’t want a drill. They want a hole in the wall. So yes, you might sell drills, but […]

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Why 45% Of Small Business Starting Today Won’t Last 3 Years And What They Can Do About It

Why 45% Of Small Business Starting Today Won’t Last 3 Years And What They Can Do About It

It’s staggering statistic isn’t it?   Almost every 2nd business that starts this year, won’t exist in just 3 years. If you dig deeper into the data set (which you can find here),  you also find that 20% of business fail in the first year! Not even 12 months in, and the business (and the […]

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How To Save $1,833 In Tax This (and Every) Year With Your Car

How To Save $1,833 In Tax This (and Every) Year With Your Car

First things first. I want to put a big fat disclaimer on this: Buying a car for “tax purposes” doesn’t save you money. I am absolutely not advocating you run out and get a car to save tax.   But if you are going to get a car because you need a car to get […]

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What Should A Small Business Board Of Advice Be Talking About?

What Should A Small Business Board Of Advice Be Talking About?

“You need an advisory board” is something I’ve heard a bit in the market place. It’s something I tell my clients, it’s something the QLD state government will provide up to $10,000 in funding to under the Accelerate Small Business Grants Program, but it’s something I fear doesn’t get the return on investment it should.  And […]

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The Risks Of Being A Company Director

The Risks Of Being A Company Director

Starting a company is easy. Too easy almost. Just be over 18, not bankrupt, fill in a form, pay the fee and you’ll have a Pty Ltd company registered with ASIC (Australian Securities and Investments Commission) in about 10 minutes. There’s no knowledge requirements, no tests, nothing telling you before you click the button “by […]

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Which Business Structure Is Right For You?

Which Business Structure Is Right For You?

In this article, I am going to run through what to consider when structuring your business. But I’ll cut to the chase and tell you up front that 9/10 times I recommend Pty Ltd company owned by a discretionary trust (or a variation of this structure). And even more freebies; The director(s) of the company […]

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