Chartered Accountants Business in Focus

December 2017

  • 2017 – the year that’s almost “done”
  • Dos and don'ts in expanding your practice
  • Warnings to retail clients on Christmas advertising
  • The enduring problem of unfair dismissal claims
  • Managing offensive Facebook posts
  • The new company tax rate for business
  • Sharemarket update
  • Getting back to basics to plan ahead
  • Celebrate Christmas – but keep it safe!
December 2017

November 2017

  • Blockchain: what it means for your business
  • Becoming a more agile business
  • Cutting costs and increasing value
  • Rules around personal leave & medical certificates
  • What to do when you lose personal information
  • The objective of superannuation
  • Sharemarket update
  • Goodbye stress and burnout
November 2017

October 2017

  • Accessing trustworthy information
  • Strategic planning in an uncertain world
  • Would millennials want to work for you?
  • How to win at cold calling
  • Using mediation to crack disputes
  • Limiting tax deductions for residential investment properties
  • Sharemarket update
  • Growing your business & staying sane
October 2017

September 2017

  • Dirty negotiating tricks – don’t get caught!
  • Tackling the big small business issues
  • How content marketing can build reputation
  • New credit card surcharge laws for SMEs
  • Are your sales techniques holding you back?
  • The tax treatment of trusts – new guide, ongoing debate!
  • Sharemarket update
  • Beware the dangers of gender bias
September 2017

August 2017

  • 5 key technology trends to impact accounting
  • New economic survey: how our leading forecasters compare
  • Creating a culture of accountability
  • Sharing the fruits of business
  • Business, alcohol and a life reclaimed
  • United Airlines: lessons on bungled PR
  • Australian tax residency & working overseas: new rules
  • Sharemarket update
August 2017

July 2017

  • Mid-year economic review
  • New skills for modern accounting
  • Keeping cyber crime at bay
  • Knowing what your customers want
  • Lifting your innovation game
  • Good housekeeping for the new tax year
  • Shifting culture to transform your future
  • Regaining control of your life
July 2017

June 2017

  • Budget 2017 & the economy
  • Budget 2017 & tax
  • Tendering for procurement services
  • Recruiting with psychometric assessments
  • Bank borrowers beware
  • Don’t cop out on culture
  • Making mistakes matter
  • Sharemarket update
  • Why body language counts
June 2017

May 2017

  • Brexit & Budget business considerations
  • Leading with influence
  • Defining the factors of success
  • ACCC’s big targets
  • How to respond when a disruptor strikes
  • Embracing mobile technology
  • Overseas expansion without double taxation
  • Sharemarket update
  • Bright new future for sunscreen disruptor
May 2017

April 2017

  • Delivering a world-class customer experience
  • Marketing tips for accountants
  • Stop procrastinating – start planning
  • Sustainable success!
  • 9 steps to revenue growth
  • Bottom-line benefits of your staff’s wellbeing
  • Tax cuts burn franking credits
  • Sharemarket update
  • Making referral introductions your sales priority
April 2017

March 2017

  • Fairfax forecasters: Neville Norman v. the rest
  • Preparing for disruption
  • Tackling change head-on
  • Reframe your business thinking
  • Achieving more in the digital age
  • LinkedIn for accountants
  • Highlighting new small business tax concession
  • Sharemarket update
  • Opening the doors to success
March 2017

February 2017

  • 2017 economic forecast
  • 5 Steps to rejuvenate your practice
  • Strategic implementation vs strategic planning
  • Making diamonds your best friend
  • Driving sales in 2017
  • Do your communication strategies work against you?
  • Accessing superannuation
  • Sharemarket update
  • Tapping into the Gen Y market
February 2017

December 2016

  • 2016: year of surprises and cautionary trends
  • Handling the “How about a discount?” question
  • Does your firm have a decision-making process?
  • Innovation: it’s the way you work
  • How to use digital marketing effectively
  • Is your team’s performance being mismanaged?
  • New tax relief for restructuring business ownership
  • Sharemarket update
  • Silly season watchouts
December 2016

November 2016

  • Old to New: the revival of a beer brand
  • Transitioning to a business advisory service
  • Moving into the digital age – don’t procrastinate!
  • New unfair contract rules start now
  • Introducing a new partner into the business
  • Clarifying the tax exempt caps on super
  • Sharemarket update
  • Do you outshine your competitors on customer service?
November 2016

October 2016

  • Economic Update
  • Combating multinational tax avoidance
  • Moving from reactive to adaptive
  • Climb fast to survive
  • Exiting the business – at the right price!
  • How to exploit opportunities in Asia
  • A new definition of small business + super changes
  • Sharemarket update
  • Don’t waste staff potential
October 2016

September 2016

  • How to compete in a new business world
  • Clarifying the rules around annual leave
  • How to support staff with mental health issues
  • From persuasive to trusted advisor
  • Marketing: think hyper local!
  • Managing conflicts at work
  • Why bother with a testamentary trust in a will?
  • Sharemarket update
  • Self-persuasion: new technique to help buyers buy
September 2016

August 2016

  • Economic update
  • Embracing new technology in your accounting practice
  • The fundamental role of finance
  • Managing ugly business break-ups
  • Staying alive in a digital world
  • Packing punch into your business message
  • Transition to Retirement pensions - with a twist
  • Sharemarket update
  • Trust based cold calling
August 2016

July 2016

  • Conquering the world with online wine
  • Discussing estate planning with a client
  • Tough questions around staffing
  • New rules on credit card surcharges
  • The rules around part-time, casual & temporary employment
  • New tax incentives to support innovation
  • The ultimate 5-step LinkedIn strategy
  • Sharemarket update
  • Sweet success – without sugar
July 2016

June 2016

  • Budget 2016 & the economy
  • Budget 2016 & tax
  • Employee equity incentive plans: good idea?
  • Making a success of new ventures
  • Pause before you partner
  • Your obligations under the Fair Work Act
  • Women and men in selling
  • Sharemarket update
  • The knock-out elevator pitch!
June 2016

May 2016

  • Building a succession management culture
  • New ombudsman speaks out for small business
  • Keeping education relevant
  • Selling to China
  • Disrupting the real estate experience
  • New ATO guidelines on SMSF borrowings
  • Investor update: lessons from the fall of Arrium
  • Aiming high in the fitness world
  • How to create undying client loyalty
May 2016

April 2016

  • Winning and leadership
  • Managing your staff’s performance
  • How to foster an innovation mindset
  • Tackling unfair business contracts
  • Top 5 sales objections untangled
  • Small business CGT concessions: are you entitled?
  • Preparing for an acquisition
  • Sharemarket update
  • How to attract the Chinese tourist dollar

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