Business in Uncertain Times

Much has been written about the “depressed” economic climate and lack of business confidence.  Is it really that bad?  You can’t control the economic climate but you can certainly control how you feel about it.

Let’s look at recent history…

Essential Business Leadership Attributes. . . Advisory Board Solution?

In my recent cyber trawling I read an article authored by Bernard Marr on attributes of leaders in business.

I mostly agree with Bernard’s’ opinion pieces, and commend his posts to you. Read some of Bernard’s opinions @BernardMarr.

playing to win

Playing to Win!


I recently had the opportunity to visit and tour Old Trafford Stadium, the home ground of arguably the most recognized football team in the world, Manchester United! A team I have supported since childhood. WOW, what an amazing experience!


Growth in Self Managed Superannuation Funds (SMSF’S)


The growth in self managed super funds over the last 20 years has been significant.

In 1994 there were about 80,000 SMSF’s in Australia. ATO data now shows that this number is approaching 500,000 SMSF’s.

Confidence Lost... Everything Lost...

This headline, as drastic as it may sound, has so many applications in everything we, as humans, are involved in. Personal and family relationships, sport, business activity, gainful employment and many more.



by Steven Roxby


At this time of the year, many business owners are reflecting on the financial year that was, and actioning strategies for tax minimisation.

We believe that this is the perfect time of year to also consider your projected trading for next year, both from a profitability and cashflow perspective. 

2014 Tax Planning Strategies


The end of the 2013/14 financial year is almost here, so now's the time to review what strategies you can use to minimise your tax.


The Enterprise Connect Scheme is a Federal Government initiative to support businesses in various industries.  Announced in the recent budget, this scheme will cease 30 June, 2014.  There is however limited opportunity for businesses to qualify for approved funding up to $20,000.

To be eligible the business must trade in one of the following industries:

Small Business Owner….or Entrepreneur

I recently re-read a book that I first read in 2005. eMyth Revisited, was originally written in the 90’s and then updated in the early 2000’s.

Despite the massive advancement in technology and behaviours in the nearly 20 years since publication, I believe that the same human behavioural issues exist for todays SME founders and owners.

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