Business Failures on the Rise; What can you do now to avoid being a statistic?

Some 20 years ago I went to a seminar on business development and strategies for business growth. At that seminar I picked up one really critical principle – the principle known as the Pareto Principle or the 80/20 rule. I subsequently purchased a book written by Richard Koch called “The 80/20 Principle” which provided a […] Read More

What does the current Banksia predicament teach us?

We are all now very aware of the news of Banksia’s demise in the last fortnight with around 15,000 investors being affected. Half of these investors are over the age of 55 and if they are not in a position to stay in or return to the workforce, their ability to recover and replenish their investment may […] Read More

Fish! A powerful parable that will help you love the work you do!

FISH! You may ask what the #!$@ do fish have to do with an accounting firm? Fish is in fact the name of a best selling business book – by Stephen C Lundin Ph.D, Harry Paul and John Christensen – a powerful parable that will help you love the work you do – even if you […] Read More

Federal Government’s Early Budget Changes

Last week the Government put out a “Clayton’s” budget – the “mid-year economic and fiscal outlook when you’re not having a budget” budget! There were a couple of proposals that have some relevance and some good news. The good news story is that legislation will be changed to confirm that when a pensioner dies within […] Read More

Did you know… If you’re a Primary Producer you may be eligible for Duty Exemption on a new business vehicle!

Did you know you may be eligible for a motor vehicle duty exemption on the purchase of a new vehicle used solely in the business of primary production within Victoria? Motor vehicle duty is tax payable on applications to register or transfer a vehicle. The amount of duty payable is calculated on the dutiable value of […] Read More

Moving into the Cloud… or not?

Moving into the Cloud… or not? I recently read an article detailing how Microsoft are moving to a ‘users pays’ software model with Microsoft 2013 and the advantages and disadvantages of this. The article got me thinking about Microsoft’s other Office offering Office 360 which is a cloud based solution. The information world is changing, […] Read More

How to avoid being ripped off!

Recently you may have received a letter jointly distributed by Australia Post, ASIC and the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) warning of increased activity by organised criminal groups targeting the savings of Australians through investment fraud. These organised criminal groups are located not only in Australia but around the world. It just so happens that at […] Read More

5 Key Strategies for Estate Planning Evening

A couple of nights ago Peter Cramer and I hosted an Estate Planning seminar for our clients. The fantastic thing we are now able to do with these client presentations is provide access to our clients who cannot attend via a webinar service. Clients can dial in at home over the internet to listen in […] Read More

Goal Setting & Happiness

After sitting in on an interesting webinar conducted by Ric Payne of Principa, I felt compelled to share it with you. The webinar was titled “A Goal Setting Workshop” and described how research has shown that happiness is strongly linked to success. Therefore once you are successful you will become happy and content. Everyone though […] Read More

Catching up with our new SMSF Members

Today at Green Taylor Partners we held a casual luncheon and information session for Trustees of recently established Self Managed Superannuation Funds. The new Trustees were invited to have lunch with us and take the opportunity to ask any questions about their SMSF or voice any concerns that they may have had. Lots of questions […] Read More