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 >

Are you ready for practice ownership?

By Jennifer Rees on 11/11/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

Taking the step to owning a practice is both exciting, daunting and many other emotions all at the same time. The path will be different depending on whether you are joining an existing practice or starting your own. Here are 5 key questions to ask yourself before you decide whether... Read More >

5 tips for structuring (and restructuring) startups

By Jack Qi and Alex Zinzopoulos on 28/10/19 - Mins to read: 4 minutes

“I wish I did that to begin with”. Too often we hear those words from founders looking to expand their business or exit, only to realise that they could have (and should have) structured their business in a different way. We know that for founders, funds are tight at the... Read More >

Don’t underestimate the implications of AASB 16 leases

By Timothy Maclean and Rainer Ahrens on 11/10/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

Since the new leases standard – AASB 16 – came into effect earlier this year, it’s presented several operational challenges with entities now needing to recognise all assets and liabilities arising for all leases, with limited exceptions. These exceptions include short-term leases and leases of low value assets. Expectations Short-term... Read More >

Pricing of international related party product distribution arrangements

By Jonathon Larosa on 08/10/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

If you’re an Australian distributor for a related foreign manufacturer then now’s the time to consider and apply the ATO’s Guide and Risk model to your product pricing arrangements. Applying from 13 March 2019, the ATO Guide sets out circumstances under which they consider the pricing of your distribution arrangements... Read More >

5 tips to maximise SaaS customer renewal rate

By Timothy Maclean and Troy Janissen on 03/10/19 - Mins to read: 4 minutes

How well do you know your customer renewal rate? Also referenced as the ‘Customer Retention Rate’, this is one of the best indicators to understanding how much your business is valued by customers. A renewal or retention rate measures the percentage of customers who will extend their relationship with your... Read More >

New manufacturing grant open for SMEs

By Dr. Rita Choueiri on 19/09/19 - Mins to read: 3 minutes

Are you a small or medium manufacturing company looking to invest in capital equipment and new technologies that will allow you to develop new products or diversify into new markets? If so, you’re in luck – the Federal Government has just opened the doors to a new manufacturing grant for... Read More >

Positive full federal court ruling for companies accessing the Australian R&D tax incentive program

By Dr. Rita Choueiri on 18/09/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

Companies accessing the Australian Research and Development (R&D) Tax Incentive program can now do so with more confidence after a significant Federal Court ruling rejected The Administrative Appeals tribunals (AAT) somewhat narrow interpretation of what constitutes a ‘core R&D activity’ under R&D tax law. Based on our previous experience with... Read More >

What should the regulators role be when it comes to super funds?

By Scott Girdlestone on 17/09/19 - Mins to read: 4 minutes

Since the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry, there’s been a lot of discussion surrounding the performance of superannuation funds and more specifically its regulation. Some debate regarding the regulators role has centred around the performance of funds and whether APRA, in particular, should... Read More >

Are you ready to list?

By William Buck on 17/09/19 - Mins to read: 4 minutes

By Lisa Schutz, Founder, Verifier. This article first appeared in Smart Company ‘Five critical questions: Are you listing your startup too soon?’ Firstly, who am I to write this article? I am the founder and chief executive officer of a private company, Verifier, that is now in scale-up mode, but... Read More >

Aussies in these 32 super funds could be $200,000 worse off by retirement

By Aaron Trombetta on 10/09/19 - Mins to read: 2 minutes

A common question asked when it comes to superannuation funds is: What performance can you achieve? Before you begin exploring the infinite world of investment vehicles to match your desired risk/return profile, you may want to give yourself a free kick by making sure you are not paying too much... Read More >

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