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Consulting insights

Sell your business tax free - is this too good to be true?

19 May 2017
In many situations this is entirely possible. When small business owners dispose of active business assets, they may be entitled to disregard some or all of the capital gain by utilising the available Capital Gains Tax (CGT) concessions.

Death is a taxing matter

19 May 2017
There are two certainties in life - death and taxes – simple!  However to complicate matters the two interact producing complexities as well as planning opportunities.

Agile Leadership - Jump to state model and reframing your beliefs | Part 2

18 May 2017
Jump to state model It is absolutely possible to instantly change your mood (state). Just consider the last time you felt amorous toward a partner, and it turned cold when they started discussing the neighbours, the news or your finances. Instant change.

Global ransomware outbreak

15 May 2017
You will have noticed significant media coverage of an outbreak of ransomware globally which impacted 10,000 organisations in over 150 countries including Britain’s National Health Service and automaker Renault.

Caveat Emptor - Let the buyer beware

4 May 2017
Let the buyer beware - a simple and obvious statement but one which is particularly relevant to business people.  This period running up to the end of the financial year is a popular period for vendors to dispose of their business. If you are considering purchasing a business, it is worthwhile considering a few issues.

Agile Leadership - What it is and the role state management plays | Part 1

28 April 2017
A few years ago ‘bespoke’ was the buzzword. Last year it was ‘ramp up’. Nowadays agile is quite the term, but as always with such words, it has a very fuzzy meaning. One thing is certain - this paper is not about the Agile Movement (an alternative to project management), software development, a management consulting methodology or the SCRUM!

AEMO report on the South Australian blackout

28 April 2017
On Tuesday 28 March 2017, the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) released its fourth and final report into South Australia's September blackout with the conclusion that overly sensitive settings in some wind farms resulted in the statewide blackout. It also found the intermittent nature of wind was not to blame for the statewide blackout.

The emergence of Blockchain- what you need to know!

28 April 2017
Blockchain is one of the more exciting—and more misunderstood—emerging technologies.

Can you trust a Trust?

21 April 2017
A recent decision by a Victorian Court may settle the confusion associated with the appointment of a liquidator to a corporate trustee of a trading trust. Robson J in Re: Amerind has chosen to follow aspects of Brereton J’s decision in the (NSW) case of Re: Independent Contractors which attracted a degree of criticism at the time.

Why customer service is vital in a sea of automation | Part 3

28 March 2017
Do you want your business to stand out from the rest? Offer a quality user experience! Great customer service isn't just about resolving an issue. If you really want to differentiate yourself and impress your customers, you need to consider their experience from beginning to end. This is where user experience comes in. 

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