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The Late Payment Culture in Australia is a Boon for Invoice Finance Companies

February 28, 2017 | Guest Blogger

Business conditions in Australia have surged in recent weeks and a reprieve from a hike in interest rates seems likely, at least in the short-term. The ASX 200 has risen and data from a national survey carried out by the National Australia Bank shows that business confidence is now 10, which is the highest it […]



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.  […]



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 […]



Franchising Expos: The Due Diligence and Opportunities – First Steps

November 2, 2016 | Simone Pentis

A few months ago I participated within a Franchising Expo where I came face to face with numerous members of the public looking to either become a franchisor by franchising their existing business or instead make a purchase direct from a franchisor and/or one of their franchisees to become apart of their franchise network. Franchising […]



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 […]



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 […]



I am Liberated and Translucent

July 22, 2016 | Marisa Hoffenberg

In your company or even your industry you often have a phrase that is so often repeated that the true meaning is lost to the extent that it could easily be substituted with something else just as meaningless. Within financial advice industry, you will often hear the phrase ‘I am independent and transparent’. But what […]



4 Easy Steps To Close The Super Gap

June 22, 2016 | Marisa Hoffenberg

Some really shocking facts: the average super account balance for women when they retire is $90,000 less than the average for men 90% of women will retire with inadequate savings to fund a ‘comfortable’ lifestyle. This is why I provide financial advice specifically for women. We work hard and we deserve better! One of the […]



Is Your Insurance Company Pulling The Wool Over Your Eyes

May 26, 2016 | Marisa Hoffenberg

My family was recently invited to celebrate the Chinese New Year with one of Sydney’s most successful restaurateurs. That his level of success was only matched by his modesty, would impress anyone, but what truly inspired me was his charitable work. He has set up a foundation to perform cataract operations in the remote villages […]