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Track Your Business to Success - 4 key areas for measuring success

This article follows on from last week’s blog which dealt with Key Performance Indicators – why they are vital and how to implement them, to in a sense, take the pulse of your organisation and so determine where adjustments must be made, and wins leveraged to ensure lasting results.

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Track Your Business to Success -KPIs

What gets measured gets managed. What does this quote mean to you? Have you ever worked tirelessly on a campaign without realising the desired result? And when it’s over, you’re still unsure regarding its impact on your profit margin? Or whether it was it worth your investment in terms of the time-frustration-stress input?

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Beyond Price Wars to Profit

In the face of increasing competition, it can be tempting to think that the only way to maintain your organisation’s market share and win new customers is by lowering your prices.  However, such a strategy is rarely effective in the long-term. Instead, it can end up undermining your business, so it’s wise to use it cautiously.

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Are your parents getting older?

Navigating the options of aged care

Successfully transitioning between in-home care services, retirement villages and full-care accommodation is all about making timely, well-informed decisions.Buying, selling and moving house are among the most stressful times in life. Even more so when you are retired and your health begins to decline, along with your financial assets.

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Do you have a share portfolio in your name but want to build your Superannuation Balance? It is possible

Contributing shares to your SMSF

What you need to know

Many investors have a personal share portfolio. When it comes to your SMSF, did you know that you can contribute more than simply cash? You are also able to contribute listed shares.

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The Nitty Gritty of Financial Goal Setting

There is plenty of advice out there about why you should save for your future, but little that explains exactly how.

One of the problems when discussing wealth creation and retirement planning is that it usually involves words rather than numbers. People say they want to ‘build a retirement nest egg’ or ‘make sure I have enough to live comfortably’ or ‘pay for my kids to go through private school’, but rarely are accurate numbers attached to those wishes.

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How to take the plunge with an SMSF rewrite

There has been a lot in the news lately regarding self-managed super funds (SMSF’s) from the Royal Commission into financial planning, and the banks tightening up on lending to SMSF’s some may wonder if it is all still worth it or a viable option. Yes absolutely! However, some of these changes are there to protect members of super funds because a SMSF may not be the most appropriate for everyone.

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Your Financial Future Starts Now

They say every great journey begins with a single step — and yours is just beginning. Here’s how to get on the path to financial freedom at the same time.

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The pain-free path to changing accountants

There may be several reasons why you’ve decided it’s time to change accountants. These could range from your accountant taking months to complete your accounts or not being a responsive communicator to the fact that your accountant is “old school” and doesn’t understand cloud accounting.

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EOFY Reminders

Another financial year is about to finish! As a business owner, there are many obligations that you need to consider and action just before and after 30 June.
Some of these will help to minimise your tax. Others will reduce your exposure to an ATO tax audit. We have outlined these action points to assist you.

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The moral of the story - You can't leave assets in your Will which are not legally owned by you.

The moral of the story - You can’t leave assets in your Will which are not legally owned by you. Did you know this? It comes as a surprise to many as people just assumed that their all of their assets will be distributed according to their wishes outlined in their will.

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How to get more return from your team of super heroes

If your business is typical of most small to medium enterprises, approximately 60% of your total operating costs are earmarked for your workforce. So, how can you be sure you’re getting the best out of your team of super heroes and ROI for what is arguably your most substantial outlay?

To put it more directly: Are you getting the return you expected from your workforce spend?

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