5 ways to determine if your tech business is optimally structured

By chloe on 17/01/20 - Mins to read: 5 minutes

Many tech businesses and startups tend to begin their life as one or more founder’s passion to provide a solution for a problem in their immediate surroundings. Before they know it, this ‘solution’ has become a viable business with a significant valuation attached to it. While this is great for... Read More >

Investing in sustainable industries

By Adrian Frinsdorf on 10/01/20 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

With climate change dominating the global headlines, it’s not surprising that more investors are turning their attention to sustainable industries. And for good reason. Reputable fund managers in this space have rewarded Australian investors seeking exposure to international companies with a focus on environmental sustainability and resource efficiency. High quality,... Read More >

Unlocking drought finance support

By Ben Trengove on 10/01/20 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

South Australian farmers affected by drought may qualify for low interest drought loans to help ease financial pressure or fund new investment. Accounting and advisory firm William Buck is working with agricultural and rural businesses seeking to access available external funding. “Many farmers are doing it tough right now and... Read More >

When is a trustee’s work done? A registered trustee’s perspective

By Sean Wengel on 20/12/19 - Mins to read: 4 minutes

This article was originally published in the Australian Financial Security Authority PIR Newsletter on 4 December, 2019 (Volume 17, Issue 4). Registered trustee Sean Wengel of William Buck shares his perspectives on the powers and obligations of trustees well after a regulated debtor is discharged from bankruptcy. A trustee might... Read More >

Proposed changes to the R&D Tax Incentive

By Dr. Rita Choueiri on 12/12/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

On 5 December 2019, the Treasury Laws Amendment (Research and Development Tax Incentive) Bill 2019 was introduced to Parliament. This Bill proposes numerous changes to the R&D Tax Incentive program, some of which are tweaked from the previous Bill proposed (after changes were initially announced in the 2018 Federal Budget)... Read More >

Four tips to secure adequate cash flow for your startup

By Nick Kenny and Karly Whitehead on 09/12/19 - Mins to read: 4 minutes

Four in ten startups fail in the first five years of business. CB Insights recently dug into the “post mortems” of 101 failed startups and found that the second most cited reason for failure was that the company ran out of cash. Similarly, the Victorian Government recently announced that 80%... Read More >

William Buck takes a strategic equity partnership in digital transformation agency Revium

By Lindsay Holloway on 26/11/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

As William Buck approaches its 125th year of business, it continues its growth trajectory by expanding its service offering with digital transformation agency Revium. William Buck drives a new way forward for Australian mid-tier accounting and advisory firms by providing a new digital, customer experience and data capability service offering... Read More >

With great ‘creditor’ power comes great ‘external administrator’ responsibility

By William Buck on 25/11/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

Over two years ago, on 1 September 2017, new powers were granted to creditors in external administrations. William Buck welcomed the increased transparency to external administrations and the ability for creditors who may be experiencing an insolvent administration for the first time to understand their rights and the role they... Read More >

South Australia business sector can rise above confidence challenges

By Jamie Mckeough on 22/11/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

The latest Business SA – William Buck Survey of Business Expectations shows confidence has fallen for the third consecutive quarter. On first reading it paints an alarming picture for the local business sector and the state. However after much analysis and the temptation for hand-wringing, I really don’t think things... Read More >

Tips to a well-heeled life for South Australia

By William Buck on 15/11/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

South Australian professional women have greater access to wealth creation opportunities than ever before, yet many still lack the financial security they deserve in retirement. William Buck’s Wealth Advisory Director Janine Williamson said more women are now in senior positions across industry and on career paths to management and leadership... Read More >

Succession planning – realising the wealth of your business

By Mark Calvetti on 13/11/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

Without a succession plan in place or clear direction, you’re missing out on opportunities to drive growth, reduce taxes or set the stage for retirement. Succession planning shouldn’t just take place when retirement is in sight. For business owners it should be a vital part of their strategy – even... Read More >

Digital and M&A skills key for boards seeking growth

By Jamie Mckeough on 12/11/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

This article was originally published in the Adelaide Advertiser on 12 November, 2019 (p.30). Directors with experience in mergers and acquisitions will be in strong demand in 2020 and beyond as more companies look to non-organic means to maintain growth, says a leading business and board advisor. William Buck SA... Read More >

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