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09 05 2013

Victorian Budget overview

On Tuesday, 7th May 2013, the Victorian Government handed down its 2013-2014 Budget.

08 04 2013

The importance of Board Appraisals

While shareholders may complain that their Boards of Directors are not accountable and do not serve the best interests of all shareholders, the improvements we are continuing to see in Corporate Australia are gradually bringing about better governance of companies, more appropriate appointments and more accountability.

03 04 2013

Make the next step the right one for your business

As business owners ponder where they will take their business in the long term, many factors come into play in determining which direction will be right for them.

03 04 2013

Times are changing for Pharmacy owners

Community pharmacies have enjoyed, and expected, comfortable profitability for a long time due to being a somewhat exclusive and protected industry. The assumption was, you purchase a pharmacy and make money. Forget whether you have the ability to run the business or not - it hasn't mattered.

27 03 2013

Sustainability and Climate Change

With the impact of recent commercial and regulatory reforms, it is critical that businesses understand any carbon exposures they are facing and identify future opportunities to help prosper in a carbon constrained economy.

14 03 2013

Tax update - GST credits

The Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) released an interesting GST decision last week, concerning input tax credit entitlements and a group of related companies.

08 03 2013

Franchising a stable sector in uncertain economic times

While other sectors are struggling, franchising has proven to be a successful and resilient business model in recent turbulent times. Franchisors that focus on quality service, not just price, and work with the franchise group to develop systems that boost competitiveness are sure to thrive when the economic cycle is difficult.

06 03 2013

Tread a fine budget line

Running a successful business is challenging enough in a tough economic environment but without a plan, it's like flying with a blind fold on. Forward planning is critical to both business survival and success.

04 03 2013

PPS Register one year on

Happy first birthday to the Personal Properties Securities Register (PPSR) which celebrated its first year of operations on 30 January.

01 03 2013

Employee Share Plans

At first glance, and often when they are initially established, employee share schemes do not look particularly appealing. In fact they may look downright ugly!

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