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Harnessing The Power of Social Media

June 14, 2017 | Katherine Hawes

Social media is no longer a luxury marketing tool for businesses; to stay in the market share race social media is now mandatory.  It is exciting technology and an extremely cost effective and successful marketing tool.  How do we harness the power of social media and stand out in the crowd of information overload in […]



The Importance of Social Media Policies

May 17, 2017 | Katherine Hawes

In today’s digital age, social media is everywhere and businesses not using it are getting left behind.  Social media is a vehicle to cost effective, fast and far reaching promotion for businesses however with social media moving faster than the law, what happens legally and financially if something goes wrong?  How can we minimise the […]



Business Structures – Superannuation Funds

April 19, 2017 | Katherine Hawes

The last decade has seen a massive growth in Australian individuals and families opting to manage their own Superannuation retirement savings.  The self-management and growth of retirement savings is in the form of a Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF).  APRA reported that SMSF assets at the end of March 2016, was $589.9 billion.  This is almost […]



New Joint Liability Laws Are Coming !

April 12, 2017 | Simone Pentis

On 1 March 2017, the Federal Government introduced the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Bill 2017 (“Amendment Bill”) to amend the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) (“FWA”), which for the franchising industry will effectively make franchisors and their holding companies potentially liable for their franchisees and subsidiary’s dealings with its employees in certain situations. […]



Business Structures – Sole Trader

March 24, 2017 | Katherine Hawes

In Australia, there are four main business structures commonly used by small businesses.  They are; sole trader, partnerships, companies and trusts.  Each structure has its advantages depending on the needs of the business in the areas of tax, asset protection, control and succession, flexibility as well as set-up and ongoing costs.  In this blog we […]