Eat that Frog

“Eat that Frog”. Eat the what I hear you say. As you are all aware, at Green Taylor Partners we try and be as proactive as we can for our clients. Part of this is doing additional reading which not only includes compliance related information, but ways that we can generally assist our clients. Whilst […] Read More

Should you go guarantor for your adult children?

This is a question that we, as trusted advisors, get presented with quite often. This is becoming more prevalent as millennials appear to get priced out of the property market as they aspire to purchase their first home and parents are anxious to help where they can. According to recent Westpac research, 6% of Baby […] Read More

Sharemarket Volatility

Can you handle the truth?? There have been some amazing swings on the US Sharemarkets’ Dow Jones Index in the last few weeks.  On some days the market has been close to 1,000 pts (approx. 4%) down during a daily trading session. Obviously, the Australian Stock Exchange behaviour tends to mirror what is happening overseas […] Read More

New Payments Platform

Having recently attended a technology showcase for accountants I learnt of a new payments platform (NPP) that they are expecting to roll out in the early part of 2018. The NPP will allow for the transfer from bank account to another account in real-time, rather than waiting for the funds to be cleared over a […] Read More

How to lose customers to save very little!

Recently I came across an article published by mybusiness magazine that I thought was very relevant in today’s cashless society. This was reinforced by an experience that I had not that soon after. The following is a summary of that article. Businesses are being urged to weigh up the costs of credit card surcharges, as […] Read More

Business lessons from the movie “The Founder”

Like many people I don’t mind the movies, now days with a young family this often means Friday or Saturday night catching up on watching a DVD or now days by renting via the internet. A movie I had been meaning to watch for a while was The Founder. This is the story of Ray […] Read More

Thinking of Selling Your Business? 10 Things You Should Not Do!

While every business sale transaction is different, after being involved in many business sales and purchases, I have noticed a few common pitfalls and traps for the owner/seller. Whether your exit is imminent or 10+ years from now, here are a few to watch out for on your path forward, a list of what not […] Read More

Sacred Cows

Having recently read an article on Sacred Cows I thought it worthwhile sharing. The article began with a story about a US Army General watching his UK equivalent arrange the firing of a large cannon. The US General noticed the British used one extra soldier in this process. When questioned, the British General responded that […] Read More

Time to get your head in the cloud

What an interesting and fast moving time we are currently living in. Technology is very quickly evolving and providing us opportunities that just a few years ago we could only dream of. Just today when I met with a client who is a sole trader in a trade-related business we looked at three great opportunities. […] Read More

Decision making in stressful situations

Our team recently had the pleasure of hearing a talk from a good friend of mine on decision making in stressful situations. We all think we know about stressful situations, but these were real-world experiences from over twenty years serving as an officer with our Australian and allied defence forces which included a number of […] Read More