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Planning services for ‘disrupted’ industries is certainly a topical subject at present, following the publication of the updated Deloitte report, ‘Digital disruption – short-fuse, big bang?’ Deloitte have identified 17 industries, comprising 65% of the Australian economy, which will face significant ‘disruption’ by 2017. Introducing a business advisory services strategy to your...
A young accountant, who participated in a business advisory services training program, sent me an email at the end of the training and said: “Thank you, I now feel like I’m offering real accounting services.” Deloitte has predicted significant ‘digital disruption’ to professional services firms (of which accounting services are part), amounting to a 32% drop in business activity....

Introducing Your General Manager

Many business operators run out of time and they ask their accountants who can assist them? A new organisation has been formed in Sydney in the last couple of months called “Your General Manager” (YGM) which offers a very unique service in supplying a wide range of business expertise to assist owners and managers of small/medium enterprise businesses. The sort of skills that the YGM team...
The Australian government has announced changes to the Business Growth Grant program, commenced in July this year. The government has announced withdrawal of the following industries from the program: Defence Energy, Water and Waste Management Tourism Sector Creative Industries Medical Practices and Hospitals from Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals The revised list of industries...
The Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) contains potential risks to your clients.  Millions of dollars have already been lost by businesses, both small and large, caused by ignorance of the PPSA and not registering on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR). The PPSA is the most far-reaching legislation introduced into Australia in the last 200 years. Title is no longer king....

Tourism Grants – Great For Business

The Australian government’s Business Evaluation Program, which can then lead to a business being eligible for Business Growth Grant, is great news for some businesses operating in the tourism industry. To be eligible, businesses must derive a significant portion of their revenue from tourists. The types of businesses include: Tourism Accommodation Tourist Attractions Local Food and...
Welcome to Accountants Minute.  I'm Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS BIZTOOLS, ESS BASIP and ESS BIZGRANTS. Accountants, business plans are "real accountants' work", and that's what I want to talk to you about today.  "Real accountants' work". The majority of small/medium enterprises want more information, more commercial information, and more business information from their principal...

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