Business Update – 21 September 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Unprecedented rental demand could affect interest rates As the RBA raises the cash rate to ease inflation, the astounding rise in rent prices will begin to factor into the inflation data – leading to higher interest rates. Air New Zealand flies nonstop from Auckland to New York for the…  Read more

Business Update – 13 September 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. All big four banks now aligned with Reserve Bank’s rate rise After last week’s decision by the Reserve Bank to raise the official cash rate to 2.35 per cent, Westpac is the last of the big four banks to raise its interest rate to align. Public holiday may hurt…  Read more

Business Update – 7 September 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Property values experience biggest drop in nearly 40 years In August, Australian property values suffered their biggest monthly drop since 1983 as the market’s downturn accelerated. Every capital city apart from Darwin is now in a housing downturn. Large percentage of ParentsNext facilitators filing false claims Job agencies running…  Read more

Business Update – 31 August 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Consensus emerging on how to fill gaps in the workforce Big business is calling for a two-year boost to the annual migration intake of 220,000 for all jobs earning more than $90,000. Qantas optimistic despite posting loss Qantas revealed its full-year results last week – a $1.86 billion loss.…  Read more

Business Update – 23 August 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Sellers still making massive profits despite interest rate rises New data from PropTrack has revealed the suburbs where sellers are still making a lot of money off of selling their homes. As interest rates started to climb in May, property values have decreased, but some areas are holding steady.…  Read more

Succession Planning: A will for your business

The unfortunate reality is most business owners don’t take proper holidays. Usually this is because their business relies on them and they don’t have the support to keep the business running without them. As a business owner, have you ever considered what would happen to the business if you had to take a six months break because of a serious illness or injury? Would the business survive? How would the…  Read more

Business Update – 17 August 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Economist predicts rising interest rates will soon finally ease Independent economist Saul Eslake predicts that interest rates will settle somewhere around 2.5% by the end of the year. Vegetable prices set to get back on track Growers are reporting that they are starting to catch up after flooding devastated…  Read more

Differences Between an Accountant and a Financial Planner

When it comes to managing your finances, there are two professions that can help you understand your numbers, and ensure you have a plan to get to where you want to be. Accountants and financial planners can both play an important role in your financial success, but there are some important differences between the two. For any successful business, it’s advisable to have both an accountant and a financial planner…  Read more

Business Update – 10 August 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Markets continue to wobble The ASX followed Wall Street’s shaky lead last week, closing flat. Traders are reacting to a handful of uncertainties including surging inflation, recession fears, ongoing supply chain issues, and record low unemployment. What rising interest rates mean for those who don’t have a mortgage It’s…  Read more

Financial Planning to Ensure Financial Independence for Women

Financial independence is an important goal for many people. It means you have the ability to support yourself financially, without relying on others for assistance. It also means you control your finances because you make your own financial decisions, rather than someone else making them for you. Regardless of who you are, financial independence makes it easier for you to achieve your dreams. It also gives you the peace of…  Read more

Business Update – 3 August 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Business Council suggests rebranding to entice overseas workers To help weather the storm of high inflation, supply chain issues, and a skilled worker shortfall, Business Council of Australia released a paper proposing we “rebrand” to convince foreign workers to relocate here and help the economy. Economy in trouble as…  Read more

3 Ways to Delight Your Online Customers

Businesses are increasingly moving online to expand their reach and provide the best possible experience to their customers. Being online, however, means more competition, so business owners must come up with ways to amp up their game to gain a bigger market share. If you own an ecommerce business or are looking to start one, read on to learn about ways to delight your online customers. Put the buyer’s journey…  Read more

Business Update – 26 July 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Mortgage payment struggles lie ahead for homeowners RBA Deputy Governor Michelle Bullock estimates that 30 percent of homeowners will struggle to make mortgage payments as interest rates rise. Payment increases of 40 percent may be seen among homeowners who took advantage of record low fixed rates just five years…  Read more

4 Key Areas to Evaluate in Your Business Budget

With the potential for business life to return to something resembling normal, it’s a good idea to take a look at your budget and see where you may need to shift some of your priorities. Pay attention to how your spending over the past few years affected your business and either helped you achieve, or took you away from, your overall goals. Considering how your business and your employees functioned…  Read more

Business Update – 19 July 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. 20-year comparison shows how drastically the housing market has changed At the turn of the millennium, the median age of first-time homebuyers was 24.5 years, with mortgages generally taken out on 20-year terms. Today, the median age has risen by at least ten years and 30-year terms are commonplace.…  Read more

5 Effective Ways to Find New Clients

If you want your business to continue growing and thriving, you’ll need to find ways to bring in new clients. Here are 5 ways you can find new clients for your business. 1. Set aside time for marketing Regardless of whether marketing is your preferred activity, you need to set aside time for it. It’s easy to put marketing at the bottom of your priority list, but doing so makes…  Read more

Business Update – 12 July 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Many air travellers stranded as airports see busiest days since the beginning of the pandemic A significant portion of the airline workforce is recovering from COVID-19 or the flu, making flight delays and cancellations increasingly common. Doctors urge 4th shot as COVID-19 cases rise again As a new Omicron…  Read more

6 Unconventional Ways to Market Your B2B Company

Sometimes you want to try something new when it comes to networking with other business owners. Here are some unconventional ways for you to grow your network and bring in new leads. 1. Collaborate with others in the industry You know your niche, so you know the questions to ask others when it comes to your industry. Collaborate with people who fit your ideal market. For example, you could create…  Read more

Business Update – 6 July 2022

Welcome back to our Weekly Digest. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. How to keep your tax bill low With tax time upon us, here are 8 simple ways you can maximise your refund or keep your bill as small as possible. It’s a good time to catch up on your taxes It’s required to lodge your tax return every year,…  Read more

How to Choose the Right Savings Account for You

Virtually everyone can use a savings account to help build up their wealth, but with so many options available, how do you pick the best savings account for you? The number of options available might make it more difficult to select which savings account to choose, but it also means that with a little bit of knowledge, research and strategy, you can almost certainly find a savings account that fits…  Read more

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