Making green New Year’s resolutions
Document Management
We're all feeling the pressure to reduce our carbon footprint these days and what a better way to start the year than enacting eight simple changes to how staff print and manage documents in your office? 1. Rationalise your office equipment There is no longer a need to buy and run individual printers, photocopiers, scanners and faxes - a multifunctional...
The benefits of good governance
Corporate Governance
I wrote in a column in 2012 about the benefits that advisory boards can offer to smaller businesses. In this first column of 2013, I am revisiting this theme but on a broader scale, by looking at the importance of good governance for any type of organisation, including Not For Profit, Private and Public Sector organisations. There has long been...
Business: get me out of here
Expert Advice
Like sands through the hour glass, the eventual winding down of your business (or your role in your business) is inevitable. But even if your New Year's resolution is not to commence the move towards exiting your business, planning your escape should not be left until it is unavoidable due to age, health or circumstances. The best time to consider...
New insurance obligations for SMSF trustees
Accounting
The Federal government has recently introduced new measures to strengthen the regulatory framework in which self managed superannuation funds (SMSFs) operate. These new responsibilities commenced 7 August 2012 and apply to all SMSF Trustees. Insurance Needs A new consideration which must now become a focus for SMSF Trustees is the requirement to consider the insurance needs of all SMSF members...
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