Dutch Disease

Dutch Disease is the classic economic model describing two sectors of the economy; one booming (often resources) and the other lagging (not booming) and the effects on the economy: The resource boom increases demand for labour and takes labour and other resources from...

Why Build a Business for Sale…

Most business owners are looking for increased profit this year, next year, growth and at some stage on the journey a better life and work mix! What about selling a business? Here are five reasons why building a sellable business should be your most important goal,...

Targeting the Digital Economy

It would be fair to say that the Tax Office is not considered the most modern and proactive government agency  They are struggling to keep on top of the changing business world, which has become more global and invisible; online shops (Amazon) with goods...

Business New Years Resolutions

Are you a director in a business or a business owner? Did you make any resolutions for you and the business? At the end of my holiday I got some time alone and time to write up some notes on the business and the way forward. I lost my phone on holidays though not my...

Borrowing in your SMSF

There has been a growing trend of acquiring property (usually residential) in SMSF’s and limited recourse borrowing can in assist in the acquisition; this is a loan that is secured on a single asset (property), where the lender has no right of recovery against...

Buying Property in a Trust

Australians love their property but how should you own it? In your name, your spouses name, jointly, a trust and what kind of trust? For the purposes of investment there are advantages of holding assets on trust as assets are protected from nasty creditors trying to...

Business Planning

Business planning is tough and time consuming… though well worth it. I thought back on my own experience… When I started a business in 2001 I did not have a thorough plan and I came into business as a franchisee and thought the franchisor largely looked...

Invest smarter, claim property depreciation

Jack Lawrence Accountants and Advisors recognise the importance that tax depreciation deductions can have on an investor’s cash flow. For this reason we recommend that investors speak with a specialist Quantity Surveyor to ensure their deductions and correct and...

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