Business in Focus

August 2019

  • Could interest rates hit zero?
  • 5 ways ways accounting practices can upsell
  • Setting up a commercial conversation
  • The safe use of debt
  • How positive is the property rebound?
  • The dangers of employee burnout
  • Tax rules for website development
  • Index v. active investing
  • Managing the work-life balance “myth”
August 2019

July 2019

  • The election, the economy & a new financial year
  • The right way of selling for accountants
  • Current climate for property investing
  • Managing your emails and your time
  • Small business CGT concessions – they’re awesome!
  • The power of podcasting
  • Beware the focus on short-term results
  • Storytelling works
July 2019

June 2019

  • Talking tax – from Coalition victory to EOFY
  • Low cost ways to generate business for your practice
  • Life-changing success through passion & purpose
  • Will your business fund your retirement?
  • How to convert inbound phone leads
  • The big business case for millennials
  • Investing in global emerging markets
  • Offering staff unlimited paid leave
June 2019

May 2019

  • Budget to ballot: stark choices for business
  • 10 tips on selling business advisory
  • Building a coffee kingdom
  • Why we fired all our managers
  • Giving your sales people a fast start
  • Employing casuals without flouting the rules
  • Ways to manage workplace conflict
  • Curing procrastination
May 2019

April 2019

  • Why implement business advisory?
  • Sell more, easier, faster
  • Is it time for a new name?
  • Digital versus the human touch
  • Don't let divorce destroy your business
  • The treatment of trading stock
  • Sustainable investing – an emerging giant
  • Getting your retail design right
  • Winning the email battle
  • Leadership & customer service – it's all about empowerment
April 2019

March 2019

  • Economic update & federal budget preview
  • Grow your practice with cross selling
  • Kicking goals in business
  • Keeping your integrity intact
  • The hidden traps in selling a business
  • SMSFs & related party transactions – court ruling
  • Where to now for financial advisory services?
  • Don’t let scammers access your bank account
March 2019

February 2019

  • Economic outlook 2019
  • Threats that could derail you in 2019
  • Winning business one bite at a time
  • Coalition v. ALP: battle lines on tax policy
  • How to keep your star performers happy
  • 9 ways to manage underperforming people
  • Pitching a powerful presentation
February 2019

December 2018

  • 2018 economic review
  • Prof. Neville Norman, Melbourne University
  • Six digital marketing essentials for accountants
  • Why customers leave
  • Do you have a business ”pre-nup”?
  • Workplace behaviour in a #metoo world
  • Estate planning – getting it right! (continued)
  • The 25-minute meeting
  • When being “right” can be oh-so wrong
  • Leadership: it’s all about presence
December 2018

November 2018

  • What SMEs really want from their accountant
  • Designing a salary package that works
  • Breaking down the barriers to productivity
  • When an online review defames you
  • Estate planning - getting it right!
  • Moving to a digital future
  • Positioning yourself as the leader others will follow
  • Will your sales conference pump or slump?
  • Lessons on managing teams
  • Building your own charisma
November 2018

October 2018

  • Growing your practice with conversations
  • Mid-Spring economic update
  • Property market update
  • New ATO guide on property transactions
  • How to get buy-in to your ideas
  • More ways to free up time
  • Sharemarket update
  • New perspectives on leadership
  • Why your voice counts in business
October 2018

September 2018

  • Accounting is not about the numbers
  • How to find one more hour in the day
  • Mega venture to counter discount wars
  • Reducing the barriers to finance
  • Fighting addiction the executive way
  • Shaking up security with robots and drones
  • The full costs of financial advice
  • Leaders get the followers they deserve
September 2018

August 2018

  • Helping your clients grow will help you grow
  • Business advisory trends around the globe
  • Economic update
  • Perfecting your pitch
  • Building trust fast in a low-trust world
  • How to disrupt your status quo
  • Managing market volatility
  • Company tax rate shemozzle
  • Mind how you look
August 2018

July 2018

  • Chasing a new generation of client
  • Economic update
  • The 7 principles of successful marketing
  • Don’t dismiss the “mums” market
  • The re-shaping of retail property
  • How good is your financial adviser?
  • Beware ATO focus on the taxation of trusts
  • How to give feedback
July 2018

June 2018

  • Embracing the next generation of employees
  • Budget 2018 & the economy
  • Budget 2018 & tax
  • Truths from 50 years in business
  • Managing staff performance
  • How to tackle a changing world
  • Achieving ROI from digital marketing
  • Beware sociopaths in your business
June 2018

May 2018

  • Federal Budget preview
  • 3 choices for accountants: go big, boutique or broke
  • 10 steps to better customer service for accountants
  • A case for optimism
  • Torchbearer for future leaders
  • Tearing down assumptions about consumers
  • Changes to CGT Concessions – business sellers beware!
  • Restoring the reputation of selling
May 2018

April 2018

  • The rise of the 'trusted concierge'
  • Could a merger be your next step?
  • 35 years of business lessons
  • Keeping the tyre kickers at bay
  • New transparency push for fintech lenders
  • Boosting performance through evidence-based leadership
  • Making downsizer contributions into super
  • Skilled but tricky: do your best employees undermine you?
  • Managing presenteeism
April 2018

March 2018

  • Economic update
  • Accounting's future: lessons from history
  • Growing a super rice business
  • Building a brand – it’s personal!
  • Good leaders inspire excellence
  • Avoiding a #MeToo catastrophe in your business
  • Looking beyond family equity
  • Relaxation techniques to improve your life
March 2018

February 2018

  • Strategies for a smart business exit
  • Finding & keeping great people
  • The mistakes business owners keep making
  • Dealing with depression & anxiety
  • Leading the way in construction innovation
  • Estate planning & superannuation pensions
  • Keys to leadership in an uncertain world
  • Are you a good lie detector?
February 2018

December 2017

  • 2017 – the year that’s almost “done”
  • Dos and don'ts in expanding your practice
  • Warnings to retail clients on Christmas advertising
  • The enduring problem of unfair dismissal claims
  • Managing offensive Facebook posts
  • The new company tax rate for business
  • Sharemarket update
  • Getting back to basics to plan ahead
  • Celebrate Christmas – but keep it safe!
December 2017

November 2017

  • Blockchain: what it means for your business
  • Becoming a more agile business
  • Cutting costs and increasing value
  • Rules around personal leave & medical certificates
  • What to do when you lose personal information
  • The objective of superannuation
  • Sharemarket update
  • Goodbye stress and burnout

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