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Consulting insights

Insolvent Trading: What it is and how to avoid it

15 February 2017
To remain viable, any company needs to ensure that it is able to meet its debts when they are due, and to allow enough working capital for future financial obligations. Once a company can not pay its debts as and when they fall due, it is said to be insolvent.

Multi-peril crop insurance - protect your season's success from unexpected damage

3 February 2017
Not everyone has the capacity to overcome a bad year, farmers with equity below 75 percent are urged to seriously consider taking up multi-peril crop insurance while you still can. If you want cover, act now.

Small Business Income Tax Concessions - Am I small enough?

23 January 2017
It is a well-known fact that small to medium businesses drive the majority of the Australian economy. The ATO has made certain income tax concessions available for small entities in particular, since at least 2002 with the introduction of the Simplified Tax System which then transitioned into the now known Small Business Concessions. 

Business Partnership: easy to get in, sometimes painful to get out

23 January 2017
As the saying goes “ If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail! ” Not enough planning goes into starting a business partnership prior to its commencement.  

The fine art of hiring consulting services

14 December 2016
By investing more time running a competitive tender process, companies should end up with consulting services that better reflect their business needs.

Personal Insolvencies on the Rise

14 December 2016
In a sign of the challenging economic circumstances that face certain industries and geographic areas throughout Australia the number of personal insolvencies in Australia has risen by 4.4% in 2015 / 16 as compared to 2014 / 15. This is the first increase in formal personal insolvencies since the Global Financial Crisis.

The five new rules of super

6 December 2016
Get ready for 1 July 2017

Grappling with the growing complexity in Family Law valuations

22 November 2016
An increase in the number of divorcing couples with 20-plus years of marriage, most of whom have acquired significant wealth through various structures, means property settlements could become progressively more difficult to resolve, cautions Nadine Marke Principal Corporate Finance RSM Australia Pty Ltd.

Protecting your Assets – the PPSR is (most likely) for you!

16 November 2016
Despite the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) being in operation since 30 January 2012, many businesses continue to be ignorant of the PPSR with instances of parties not understanding the nature of their agreement with customers, failing to register or registering incorrectly.

Fraud and corruption prevention for SMEs

8 November 2016
Stopping your company from being a target for fraud and corruption

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