What a difference a week makes in politics. A little over a week ago the more radical and negative federal budget measures looked to be under containment.
Recent statistics have shown that when your staff face personal financial stress, your business could suffer from poor productivity.
While interest rates may need to fall a bit further, green shoots of recovery suggest we are at or near the low and more importantly, point to an improvement in economic and profit growth over a 12 month horizon, according to Dr Shane Oliver, Chief Economist from AMP.
The Asian Financial Forum last month brought together 1200 business leaders from throughout the Asia Pacific region and addressed many of the economic opportunities and issues that matter.
Feeling frustrated that the Government has put playing with super rules back on the table? I have been inundated with calls from concerned clients over the last week asking me what to do. In particular, one theme of exasperation has come through resoundingly:
Queensland is an important market for the Australian economy, so we are delighted to announce some senior appointments to increase our advisory capability.
As the economic environment we operate in changes down a gear, we have seen a lot of businesses take a closer look at what they are doing and why, while others stick their heads down and pedal harder hoping things will go back to they way they were.
Increasing numbers of our clients are moving to cloud based accounting packages, and are asking us to assist with the rollout.
Reading the newspaper, one could be forgiven for thinking that the Australian Mining economy had stopped cold.
Following consecutive cuts in April and May, the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) left the overnight cash rate unchanged at 3.50% in July and in August.
It takes years to build up a strong, partner-led professional firm, but many businesses can destroy this value quickly by failing to plan for the succession of senior staff.
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