UNFAIR TERMS IN SMALL BUSINESS CONTRACTS

Today the skills required to successfully run a small business are broad, – sales, marketing, accounting, production, supply chain management, negotiation, and human resources skills.  All, to varying degrees, are required in order to make a small business successful. However, in addition to all that, one area that is regularly neglected by business owners is … Continued

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TIME TO TREAD WEARILY

The first months of 2019 have been somewhat of a roller coaster for business with issues coming left, right and centre and no real clear and singular path forward. Certainly, we have been operating now for some time in a world of rapid and escalating change, but the issues now are differing. Similarly some of … Continued

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FINDING A REAL BOARD!

FINDING A REAL BOARD! It was great to read in the Financial Review this week that Ben Gray, co-founder of private equity firm BGH, is seeking to have a quota of 50 percent of all Board members with real experience in the leadership and operation of businesses. He further advocates that, most preferably, this experience … Continued

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DOES THE SYSTEM REALLY WORK?

Yesterday the Supreme Court pass down a Judgement on an ASIC application to have a judicial enquiry into the behaviour of two liquidators.  The Judgement is scathing, not of the liquidators but of the applicant ASIC. The first and obvious point was the duration that the process took and whilst the Judge apologised for his … Continued

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A SALUTARY LESSON

For those who deal in the world of insolvency, certainly the liquidators, but I am actually including all the lawyers, accountants, finance brokers, advisers and other players of all sizes as well; then there are some salutary lessons that have come out of the largest insolvency cases that came into play during 2018.  In many … Continued

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AN INTERESTING FOLLOW ON

Further to my article last week it has been interesting to note that there have been a couple of follow on articles dealing with a separate, but similarly themed issue relating to the provision of services to government.  Interestingly as they unfold, and it is accepted that not all parties can be frank due to … Continued

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VALUE, WORTH AND COST

$100,000 is always a good number to grab most people’s attention with.  It’s big enough to be a number that really counts and yet small enough to get lost in bigger budgets, after all if you put a ‘K’ at the top of the dollars column it becomes $100, and regrettably that’s exactly what many … Continued

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LOSING INFORMATION OR DOCUMENTS INADVERTENTLY?

Interesting what happens in the quiet of January. With legislation the way it is today, most particularly the Privacy Act, one of the greatest fears of any business is waking up to find that information, documentation or other data has been lost, stolen, misplaced or inappropriately/unexplainably been replicated by another party.  Let’s face it Julian … Continued

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, ONE & ALL

As we rapidly arrive at the Christmas/New Year break roll and we all take the chance to catch our breath, rest and share time with our families I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe, happy and prosperous New Year. I look forward to 2019 … Continued

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