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November 10, 2019

So often business owners see their accountants as a ‘necessary evil’ to tick the compliance box.

Your accountant has so much to offer, I’ve written about this before – your accountant is much more than a bean counter.

The business landscape today is challenging – and it’...

October 7, 2019

In the world of big business and corporates, planning, in particular strategic planning, is a key foundation for the business.

Often a strategic plan in large businesses will span multiple years if not even decades. 

It’s not uncommon for corporates to plan 10-15 years o...

September 10, 2019

Well, it’s that time of the year when you turn to your accountant for the annual check-in.

Business owners will make the once a year pilgrimage to their accounts and ceremoniously handover all of their receipts, expenses and income statements so that we all do our ‘bit’...

August 9, 2019

When it comes to failed relationships in marriage, it seems people nowadays have no hesitation in heading for the divorce courts.

I’ve often heard people say it’s harder to leave your hairdresser than it is your partner!

While this may be somewhat of an exaggeration, one...

July 11, 2019

Starting your own business is the dream that many people aspire to.

It sounds great right?

  • You work for yourself, no boss!

  • You can finally do what you enjoy doing

  • You can work when you want and for how long you want

  • You might even be able to work from...

June 6, 2019

End of financial year AGAIN already!

How quick do 12 months fly.

One could be forgiven for thinking the ATO has nothing better to do but chase small dodgy claims from the little guys rather than going after those big tech guys.

Regardless of this, the ATO is very clear on...

May 14, 2019

Price is what you pay and value is what you receive in return.

Let’s say you see a book on How to Achieve Financial Wealth in a shop that costs $50 and it’s only 20 pages long – would this be worth paying $50?

On the face of it, most likely not.

Regardless of the price, l...

April 16, 2019

There is no doubt that with advent of Xero, MYOB and Quickbooks, the process of accounting has been made much simpler.

The premise being that you can simply input your daily/weekly transactions into their software and all will be well.

Even the ATO is rapidly progressing...

March 7, 2019

The Royal Commission into the banking industry and subsequently financial planning and mortgage broking sectors has been interesting to say the least.

We’ve all been shared into some of the horror stories in lending practices as well some very appalling ones, like selli...