Asbestos – still a problem after all these years

As much as we like to think that we have progressed as a society and that we are slowly removing harmful substances and practices from our everyday lives, the reality is that we still have a long way to go. And not only do we have a long way to go to bring a halt to things like the production of single-use plastics or tobacco growth and abuse, but we also have a huge problem removing the problems of the past from our present and our future. One such problem…

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Tips to help you excel as an Office Manager

The role of the Office Manager is an important one in any company. The larger the company and the more people in the office, the more there is to do and the better your attention to detail needs to be. Typically, an Office Manager is looking after the receptionists, booking travel, maintaining petty cash, liaising with building management, ensuring the facilities are clean, checking on food and stationery supplies and generally acting like an office parent. In short, there is a lot going on. And often, while there is a…

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How to make your office more user-friendly

If you manage an office or a business, then one of the key areas of your focus is no doubt your staff and the people who work there. Creating a happy work environment means healthier staff and more productive ones. But getting that feel right, making a space where people want to be, is not easy, or more specifically it doesn’t come easily to most people. Bu the truth is that it doesn’t need to be hard. Here are a few simple tips and idea to help make for a…

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What You Need to Provided Your Accountant at Tax Time

When you invest in real estate, you suddenly have a new range of deductions and expenses to consider. Making this process streamlined and fast is important for your stress levels and ensuring nothing is missed in a sudden rush. Failing to give your accountant what they need to get the job done can mean that you miss out on a credit you are entitled to, or worse, you overlook something important and end up on the wrong side of the ATO. We have compiled a checklist of things you need…

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It’s time to stop sweating the small stuff

If you are running your own start-up company or business, you are probably a very busy person. Being your own boss is one of the most rewarding experiences that anyone can have but it can also be one of the most draining. There is a huge difference between working for somebody and being an employer, the big difference of course being that you are ultimately responsible for everything that happens. You are not just paying your own mortgage, you are effectively paying them for all your staff. All decisions must…

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Things to think about before opening your own coffee shop

For many people looking to start their own business, something in the service industry is often the chosen path. Restaurants and coffee shops are very popular routes for people with limited qualifications, a love of people and the ability to organize effectively. In short, the same way that working as a waitress or waiter is one of the few jobs that anybody can get, so too, with some savings and a will to work hard, running your own coffee shop is an option for most people. If this is something…

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Things to think about when selling your medical practice

Doctors and lawyers who work for themselves in small practices generally find their work very rewarding. It is the ultimate blend between being a professional and an entrepreneur. For many who chose this route the goal is to hand the reins of the practice over to a child when ready to retire. That’s the ideal. But unfortunately, the reality is that in this day and age the tradition of a child taking over the parent’s business is becoming increasingly rare. Increasingly children want to follow their own path and do…

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