On 18 May 2019, Australians will go to the polls to elect the 46th Australian Parliament. At one level, the election offers a choice between the Red Team (Labor led by opposition leader Bill Shorten) and the Blue Team (the Liberal and National Coalition led by PM Scott Morrison and Deputy PM Michael McCormack). Sadly, many Australians have become so disillusioned with the quality of national political leadership in recent years that the choice for them may simply come down to which colour they dislike least.
As an employee how often do you check that your employer is paying your superannuation on time? Would you know how many months your employer might be in arrears? What if you knew that your employer was using your superannuation guarantee ("SG") contributions (being 9.5% of your relevant remuneration) to assist in the cashflow of their business? Did you know that the number of employers who lodged SG charge statements increased 60% from the preceding financial year (the total number being approximately 17,700)?
Every day in business you decide to act in some way. You choose to issue a marketing statement. You choose not to continue trading with someone. Do you know you could be treading on a legal mine!
The title of this article is a quote from a best-selling American author called Robert Allen and in just six words he sums up why we never truly fail as long as we are willing to learn from our mistakes. While this is a great concept, it is not always as easy as it seems. Getting honest feedback can be a confronting and emotional experience. So how do we make sure that feedback helps us plan for future success rather than dwell on past failure?
Is your business leaving cash on the table? By not taking advantage of government grants and incentives which may be available to your business are you turning your back on financial assistance that Federal and State governments are offering?
When we talk to people about the jewellery they would like, the response is often that they prefer Silver. But we commonly find that they mean Silver as a colour rather than Silver as a metal. There are several choices if you love white metal. They differ greatly in value, hardness and durability. When it comes to jewellery, here are some comparisons of the three white metals.
We don't always like to think too far ahead. Long term business growth strategies might not be a priority, nor might it be something we particularly enjoy thinking about, but certain outcomes are inevitable in everyone's life. In short, you won't run your business forever.
With a story that spans generations as a boarding school and community hub, Baulkham Hills' historic mansion Cropley House finally reopened on Friday 28 September. The venue was unveiled as the area's most sought after weddings and corporate event venue, following a year of renovations to return the mansion to its former grandeur.
Technology has had a major impact in the modern workplace, revolutionising the way businesses conduct their daily activities.
We often hear the term "Peak Oil". This ubiquitous economic term refers to a point in time at which the world wide extraction of oil reaches a maximum - the implied cause would be an absolute peak in demand for oil products. At the same time, the expression "Peak Social Media" may sound a little comical and probably won't have entire economic studies dedicated to it - but there is a serious discussion to be had on the matter. Social Media has reached maturity and we are definitely facing some sort of a paradigm shift.
Australia is a labyrinth when it comes to taxation. As if the tax laws are not complex enough when we are still alive, it becomes even more complicated after we die.
Can we reduce stress and anxiety with conscious breathing?
The minute we are born into this world, we start breathing, until our last breath before death. Breathing is an automatic function of our body. In other words - it keeps us alive whether we are conscious about it or not.
With great fanfare, the final report from the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry was released to the world on the 4th of February. The government response to the report was released at the same time.
Alliances with other parties is the key to success in any business. Such alliances are not only relevant to your business partners or organisations you do business with, but also to your best clients, suppliers and members of your network. They are the people and organisations you can rely on when growing your business.