Maxim Market Insights by Greg McKenna

• The RBA remains upbeat on growth for the Australian economy but recently downgraded its inflation forecasts such that it expects to undershoot the bottom of its inflation target band for the next 4 years.

5 steps to not only survive, but thrive!

One of the best pieces of advice I have received is “If nothing changes, nothing changes”. If businesses become complacent and just continue to do what they did yesterday, it is only a matter of time before they lose their competitive edge, technology takes over, or they just simply become complacent.


Cyber Threats come in all varieties – and no two ever attack your business from the same angle or in the same way. Threats can occur directly from the outside, while others may have some insider help.

Key Business Lessons Learned from the Smithink 'Young Guns' Workshop

Earlier in the year, I was given the opportunity to speak at the Smithink Young Guns Workshop, a two-day conference for young(ish) accounting professionals held at the Hilton, Surfers Paradise.

Maxim Monthly Insights - September 2017

• The Australian economy is showing signs of strength with solid economic growth in Q2 and continued solid prints for the NAB’s business survey pointing to a continuation of this economic strength.

The Importance of Scale

Businesses that do not grow their revenues to achieve the appropriate “scale” will always struggle to provide the appropriate financial return to the business owner to reward the inherent risk of business.

This need for scale is universal across all business types or industries, even businesses that target “niche”, or higher margin markets.

2017 Lower Hunter Business Confidence Survey

Following the success and feedback from last year’s research and event, we have again commissioned a business research project from well-known demographic researchers and analysts, McCrindle Research.

business benchmark

Is mine as big as yours?

It’s human nature to compare ourselves to others. How we look, what we own, and how successful we are. The same applies to business.

Business owners are curious: is mine as big as yours? How does my business stack up against the industry?

Hunter Young Gun - Cassandra Sharp

Recently, newly appointed Partner at Maxim, Cassandra Sharp was featured by Hunter Headline as the Hunter Young Gun for the month of August. Below is the featured article, and please click here for the full interview and video. Great job Cass!

Common Frustrations in Business - Part 2

In Part 1, I mentioned two of the four common frustrations in business, namely cashflow and staff. The other two common frustrations I hear are ‘How do I grow my business’, and ‘Work/life balance’.

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