Business in Focus

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
November 2017

October 2017

  • Accessing trustworthy information
  • Strategic planning in an uncertain world
  • Would millennials want to work for you?
  • How to win at cold calling
  • Using mediation to crack disputes
  • Limiting tax deductions for residential investment properties
  • Sharemarket update
  • Growing your business & staying sane
October 2017

September 2017

  • Dirty negotiating tricks – don’t get caught!
  • Tackling the big small business issues
  • How content marketing can build reputation
  • New credit card surcharge laws for SMEs
  • Are your sales techniques holding you back?
  • The tax treatment of trusts – new guide, ongoing debate!
  • Sharemarket update
  • Beware the dangers of gender bias
September 2017

August 2017

  • 5 key technology trends to impact accounting
  • New economic survey: how our leading forecasters compare
  • Creating a culture of accountability
  • Sharing the fruits of business
  • Business, alcohol and a life reclaimed
  • United Airlines: lessons on bungled PR
  • Australian tax residency & working overseas: new rules
  • Sharemarket update
August 2017

July 2017

  • Mid-year economic review
  • New skills for modern accounting
  • Keeping cyber crime at bay
  • Knowing what your customers want
  • Lifting your innovation game
  • Good housekeeping for the new tax year
  • Shifting culture to transform your future
  • Regaining control of your life
July 2017

June 2017

  • Budget 2017 & the economy
  • Budget 2017 & tax
  • Tendering for procurement services
  • Recruiting with psychometric assessments
  • Bank borrowers beware
  • Don’t cop out on culture
  • Making mistakes matter
  • Sharemarket update
  • Why body language counts
June 2017

May 2017

  • Brexit & Budget business considerations
  • Leading with influence
  • Defining the factors of success
  • ACCC’s big targets
  • How to respond when a disruptor strikes
  • Embracing mobile technology
  • Overseas expansion without double taxation
  • Sharemarket update
  • Bright new future for sunscreen disruptor
May 2017

April 2017

  • Delivering a world-class customer experience
  • Marketing tips for accountants
  • Stop procrastinating – start planning
  • Sustainable success!
  • 9 steps to revenue growth
  • Bottom-line benefits of your staff’s wellbeing
  • Tax cuts burn franking credits
  • Sharemarket update
  • Making referral introductions your sales priority

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