The multifaceted roles of Financial Advisers today

Most people view financial advisers as investment managers whose job is primarily to select investments and ensure their clients get a certain level of returns. However, the role of a financial adviser goes far beyond this conventional notion. These days, the value...[Read More]

How to prepare a succession plan for the sale of your small business in 2023

For many of Australia’s army of small business owners, keeping their operations running profitably in the here and now is usually the most pressing priority. Preparing for the next step – selling or transferring ownership of the business to a family member or...[Read More]

Five biggest logistical challenges facing small businesses

Running a small business is certainly not for everyone – the long days (and weeks), potential staff issues, not to mention BAS statements – though many owners wouldn’t have it any other way. Still, there are plenty of logistical challenges that small businesses...[Read More]

What Does Protecting Your Family Entail?

Protecting one’s family is a vital aspect of parenting, and every parent has their own unique ideas about what it means to keep their loved ones safe. As a parent, you feel the need to protect and keep your children safe, especially in the early stages of their...[Read More]

Five steps to help respond to a cyber attack

With cybercrime on the rise, it’s becoming a matter of when, not if, a business will be the victim of an attack. So it’s vital to have a well-developed response plan ready to go in the event of a ransomware attack or other cybercrime. Here are five of the key steps...[Read More]

Ten steps to help prevent a cyber attack in your business

The latest cybercrime statistics make for sobering reading, with a 75 per cent rise in ransomware attacks in the 2021/2022 financial year and up to 200,000 vulnerable routers in Australian homes and small businesses. The Australian Cyber Security Centre’s (ACSC)...[Read More]

How does running a business from home affect your insurance?

COVID-19 led to many more people starting small businesses from home, often as a side hustle. But even a micro business can affect whether your current insurance policy is valid. So, what kind of insurance may you need to run a business from home? We’ll explore that....[Read More]

Why silicosis poses small business insurance challenges

There’s been a renewed focus on the safe use of engineered stone in construction. Now a growing range of voices are calling for bans on the use of silica-based materials such as quartz, commonly used for kitchen benchtops. The inhalation of silica dust...[Read More]

How to use LinkedIn to market your business

One of the most effective ways to grow your business is through leveraging your LinkedIn profile. With the right strategy, LinkedIn can be an effective way to grow your business and raise your profile. And best of all, it doesn’t take hours each day to master. Keep...[Read More]

Why opening a business in a growth industry could help you succeed in 2023

Australians have long been a nation of small business owners. There were more than 2.5 million actively trading businesses in the Australian economy in June 2022, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Many workers like the idea of swapping paid employment...[Read More]

What the new director ID rules mean for you and your business

If you’re the director of a company and you have not registered for a director ID, you could risk a penalty of up to $1.1 million. So, if you’re among the many directors who have not yet registered for their ID, now’s the time. The Australian Taxation...[Read More]

Is flexible work the answer to the staff retention challenge for small businesses?

Giving staff the opportunity to access flexible working arrangements is one of the best ways to keep them engaged productive and loyal, according to new research. This, along with other benefits such as employer-provided insurances, has considerable and long-term...[Read More]