Summer 2010

Talk Around Town

We trust that all of our clients enjoyed a relaxing Xmas and New Year break and where able to find time to relax away from the pressures of running your business. It is an important time of the year for family and generally gives us all a few days to unwind and recharge before we hit 2010 with renewed confidence.

The Investment Allowance is now behind us and orders needed to be signed and in the system before[Read more …]

Start 2010 Ahead of the Pack

Cashflow budgeting is something that all business should do, from the smallest operator through to the biggest company. The start of a new year is the perfect time to sit down and prepare a budget for the next 12 months.

Budgeting allows you a monthly check on the performance of the business – it will demonstrate immediately if expected income is down or more importantly, if expenses and costs are too high and eating into your profits.[Read more …]

Transport Finance Expands

We are pleased to announce that transport Finance has launched a second JV with a large truck dealership in northern NSW, recently opening R H TAYLOR FINANCIAL SERVICES. RH Taylor is a 4 branch truck dealership with outlets in Newcastle, Gosford, Tamworth and Coffs Harbour.

Julie Haskins, who previously worked from our Iveco Trucks operation in Sydney, has moved to a new house just North of Gosford and commenced working under the new partnership at the RH Taylor Newcastle dealership[Read more …]

Financing, the GFC and Your Business

As we move into the New Year is it an opportune time to have a look at where we are in the crisis that has been hanging over our heads now since November 2008. Whilst certain things have settled down and there are some positive signs indeed – the crisis is now taking on a familiar feel with the Banks reacting in the same way as they have when coming out of previous financial ‘meltdowns’.

There is a pattern that the financial markets follow[Read more …]

Don’t Overlook Insurance!

(Contributed Article)

Insurance is an important, yet often overlooked, component of a quality financial plan. One of the greatest variables is our own health and mortality. So it makes sense to arrange adequate insurance to protect your family or business, rather than risk losing everything you’ve worked hard for.

Life insurance – How much cover do you need?[Read more …]