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Every Business needs to recognise and nurture these 3 main assets…

Whether in testing and uncertain “COVID” Times or in better and more positive building and Development circumstances, these 3 main assets are the backbone of every business and deserve the main focus of your care and attention. They are: 1.  Your customers. …because without them, who would you sell your products and services to. 2. [...]

Surviving Downturn

Alan Heiser talks to Ashwin Segkar at ABC Radio about the challenges faced by small business owners during 2020, and offers insights in to how he has helped these businesses and self-employed people make it through the economic hard times. […]

This year, I’ve got a really wonderful Christmas Gift for you…

I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU BACK YOUR LIFE! Many small business owners and managers spend substantial parts of their nights and weekends attending to…or checking up on…bookkeeping matters. And that’s in addition to the dictates and demands of their “day” job. Keeping your own books should give you a greater understanding of how your business [...]

Cash is king – Don’t get caught in the forecast insolvency Tsunami!

Richard Russell, back in 1958, started to publish his views on the Dow Jones Index, in a series of letters referred to as the “Dow Theory Letters”. His personal algorithm (a term not made popular until the 2000’s) on market trends made significant calls on the market like: Buying gold in 1960’s Called the end [...]

Be firmly focussed on the income and worry less about the taxes

The more money you make the more tax you will be asked to pay. That is one of the simplest rules that exist for people in business. Rather than spending time and energy on finding “write-offs” at the end of the year, to reduce the amount of tax you pay, the smarter approach will always [...]

The importance of looking forward, not backwards

When you’re driving your business forward, what you can see through the windshield is much more important than the view in the rear vision mirror… The rear vision mirror in your car is very helpful in keeping you safe on the road, but it’s no accident that rear vision mirrors are small and the windshield [...]

They can call it “Wage Theft” any time they feel like it…

And now YOU can go to Jail for it. In this day and age of slick slogans, 90 second media grabs and excessive “Pigeon-holing,” fashionable terms and descriptive phrases have largely replaced the reasoned thinking and consideration of the facts that was once the more normal reaction. The moral standard of “Innocent until proven Guilty” [...]

There are some simple steps you can take now to make sure that neither you or your business get swamped by the “Tsunami of Insolvency”…

Many experts believe this could be just over the horizon. If nothing else, the current global pandemic and the “Pandemic Recession” that is it's legacy have presented us with a rich new language bursting with words, language and descriptions we all hope we never get to know on personal terms. Things like… Zombie Companies Insolvency [...]

Learn to make friends with profit…

Get to know and appreciate profit in your business. Be able to recognise it in a crowd and amongst all the noise and fanfare that surrounds you every business day. Generating a healthy profit in your business is a skill that can be learned, practised, and improved…the more you do it the more it becomes [...]

Never forget where you came from and why you started this business in the first place…

For your business to develop and grow you will always need to be trying new things and trying to do the old things different and better. But you need to carefully manage these new things to keep the risk of any loss to a minimum. In any business, you have to always consider the potential [...]