A Partner in your financial and retirement future
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For nearly 30 years, Dixon Advisory has helped thousands of Australians realise their retirement dreams and helped to secure their financial futures - yet Canberra still remains at its core. For many Canberrans, the prospect of a fulfilling retirement can seem unattainable; with the ramifications of the GFC still palpable, constant legislative reform, budget cut-backs and increasing health and aged...
Darryl’s Den: focusing on ability
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DARRYL'S DEN: FOCUSING ON ABILITY WORKING WITH RSM BIRD CAMERON TO PREPARE FOR THE NDIS Darryl's Den is a small not-for-profit organisation locally based in Holt, ACT. Run by volunteers, the organisation was named after local man, Darryl Hulin, who suffered an Acquired Brain Injury in a motorcycle accident. Darryl's Den has been operating for more than 10 years thanks...
London calling: UC changes the face of postgraduate study
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Canberra's postgraduate students will have direct access to prestigious University of London qualifications under a new arrangement made with the University of Canberra. UC's new Master of Management course to be launched soon will be paired with a University of London Graduate Diploma of Economic Policy, Policy Studies or Public Management under the academic direction1 of the School of Oriental...
The salary challenge: how to attract great staff
August 2014 Issue 96
More certainty in the private sector has seen job vacancies rise, but employers attempting to secure the top talent walk a fine line between balancing cost pressure with the ability to make a competitive salary offer. Jim Roy, Regional Director of recruiting experts Hays, looks at current salary and recruiting trends from the annual Hays Salary Guide. Cuts to bureaucratic...
A time to celebrate
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"IT'S IMPORTANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND CELEBRATE SUCCESS" "Bradley Allen Love Lawyers has gone from strength to strength since the merger of well-known firms Williams Love & Nicol Lawyers and Bradley Allen Lawyers in September 2012," Managing Legal Director, John Wilson said. "To support the firm's continued success and growth in operations, we're pleased to be able to accommodate our eighty...
Apis – Government Business Specialists
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Fifteen years since its establishment, a small Canberra based business has been quietly growing and building into an agile, dynamic professional services firm specialising in the business of government. This month, Apis reaches a "mini-milestone" of 50 people, and is relaunching its brand, image and website in readiness for a very busy 14/15 financial year under the direction of business...
RSM Bird Cameron Canberra: A firm for the future
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When Garry Lee moved his family to Canberra in 1984 to head up a new office comprising of one accountant (Garry) and two administrative staff, he wasn't sure how long he'd last. "Our first month in Canberra, there was something like 23 frosts. The heater didn't work in my wife's old Toyota and she got frostbite in her toes," Garry...
CIVIUM Strata People – a new beginning
April 2014 Issue 92
CEO Doug O'Mara is unmistakably fond of a challenge and has plenty of mettle to back up his plans for his locally-owned real estate business. In his latest move, O'Mara has launched Civium Strata People, a newly branded company that is part of the Ray White Canberra Group. "More than 12 months ago, I was approached by an advertising agency...
Uncovering car leasing secrets: PayMe Drive
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PayMe Drive launches this month which will shake-up the way car novation is handled in Australia. In a light-hearted approach, the company's special agents reveal some of the secrets to car leasing and salary packaging. "If you earn more than $40,000 per year, there are real benefits to be gained through car leasing. You won't be stung by nasty fees...
Canberra Business Council: Trains, planes & a plan for success
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When Chris Faulks became CEO of the Canberra Business Council in 2007, she identified three priority areas for the Council to deliver results to its membership: improving member services as part of membership growth and retention strategies; increasing evidence- based policy and advocacy on behalf of members and the broader business community and raising the profile and reputation of the...
Bartercard: A world of business opportunities
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Regardless of what country, currency or culture money makes the world go around, however money is a tangible and traceable tool created from an age-old technique called 'Bartering'. Bartering has become more popular in the wake of the 2009-2010 economic crunch and lowers the barrier to entry for individuals and businesses to get what they need without blowing their budgets....
How will the NDIS impact your organisation?
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Implementation of the new National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) will bring welcome changes to services for the 140,000 or so people with a disability, and those who support them. It will also have a major impact on organisations operating in the disability and community services sector. If you operate in this sector, the organisation landscape is about to radically change....
It’s Time! – to think about starting your own business
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Regardless of who won the recent Federal Election there will be thousands of public servants in Canberra and around the country that will be considering taking advantage of a redundancy package and either heading into retirement, the private sector - or starting their own business. With this in mind Synergy Business Centres has expanded in Canberra by opening a new...
DDCS: Getting a lawyer for life
August 2013 Issue 85
Imagine if you had access to a trusted advisor: someone who knew everything about your personal situation; who could advise you on significant crossroads in your life, from entering into a marriage to starting a new business venture, and then advocate on your behalf. Leading Canberra family law firm, Dobinson Davey Clifford Simpson (DDCS), has responded to the growing need...
Elringtons; Canberra’s centenary law firm
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As Canberra celebrates 100 years, elringtons is one of the few local law firms that can lay claim to have travelled alongside Canberra in its 100 year journey towards the vibrant and exciting city that it is today. In various iterations it has helped the communities of Queanbeyan, Yass and now Canberra since 1897. "This history and longevity is a...
Criminal law – not all sex, drugs & cops on the take
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On a typically fresh, Canberra autumn morning, B2B sat down with Ben Aulich and newly appointed Partner Peter Woodhouse of Ben Aulich & Associates for a candid chat about the often misperceived world of criminal law and the passion and drive that has seeded the growth of their specialist firm. How can you be a criminal defence lawyer? It's the...
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