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How are Australian Businesses Reacting to Current Consumer Spending Trends?

February 23, 2017 | Guest Blogger

If there was one economy that has appeared to be recession-proof during the last two decades, it is Australia. After all, this nation has remained impervious to a number of global economic contractions during this time, most notably in 2008 when the rest of the world crumbled under the weight of the so-called, Great Recession.  […]



Do You Know If Your Business Will Make a Profit This Year?

February 16, 2017 | Lisa Stoneham

In my last blog post we explored the aged debtors and aged creditors reports. The fifth part of our series of blog posts on ‘Understanding Your Numbers’ will look at the annual budget to identify what information it provides and how to make the best use of it. Your Budget report is an estimate of […]



Do You Know Who Owes You Money and Whom You Owe Money To?

January 27, 2017 | Lisa Stoneham

In my last blog post we demystified the balance sheet by exploring the different items in the report and what to look for in order to understand what a business owns and what it owes. The fourth part of our series of blog posts on ‘Understanding Your Numbers’ will unravel two more of the reports […]



Check Your Financial Health in Just 5 Minutes

January 19, 2017 | Marisa Hoffenberg

While we regularly check our skin for wrinkles, spots and stray hairs and our body for every bump or wobble – our finances go largely unchecked. Yes, we look at monthly inflows and outflows, but not the larger picture. As our finances do not stare back at us in the mirror everyday, they are pretty […]



Bank Said No – 2017 Australian Funding Alternatives for Start Ups

December 15, 2016 | Guest Blogger

If you’ve just been turned down by your bank for a small business loan, don’t despair. Actually, you’re in very good company – big banks are notoriously risk-averse, around 20% of Australian businesses fail due to under capitalisation and 89% of small business owners believe that business finance is difficult to access. There are many […]



Cinderella is a F##**ing Fairytail

November 10, 2016 | Marisa Hoffenberg

What is it about Cinderella? From the first time I read it to my daughter she was completely enamored. I wonder if it is the handsome prince who rescues her or perhaps the notion that if our hearts are good and pure we will always be looked after. As we get older we burn our […]



What Does Your Balance Sheet Say About You?

October 10, 2016 | Lisa Stoneham

In my last blog post we demystified the profit and loss statement by exploring the different items in the report and what to look for in order to understand how well the business is performing. The third part of our series of blog posts on ‘Understanding Your Numbers’ will unravel another one of the reports […]



Overpriced Insurance In Cheap Packaging

September 15, 2016 | Marisa Hoffenberg

If I want to buy something, I go online. It’s easier, cheaper and the same product. And believe me I have experience in this area – an entire shoe cupboard which is testament to my savvy online shopping. So if everyone takes it for granted that online is cheaper, couldn’t a company just put up […]



Is Your Business Making Money?

September 12, 2016 | Lisa Stoneham

In my last blog post, we discovered how critical it is to practice good financial management in your business and the different reports you can get out of your accounting system to help you understand what is going on in your business. The second part of our series of blog posts on ‘Understanding Your Numbers’ […]



3 Things Successful Investors Do In Volatile Times

August 18, 2016 | Marisa Hoffenberg

One would be forgiven for fearing the turmoil of the world. With the news awash with suicide bomb attacks; trucks that plough into innocent pedestrians and the political world resembling teenage pop concert. Leaders have come and left the stage, firing up audiences with wild statements and leaving with wardrobe malfunctions. Of course, the share […]