Business in Focus

February 2024

  • 2024 economic outlook                                             
  • Who’s in control: your clients or you?                      
  • Kicking off 2024 with focus                          
  • The power of ‘yes!’                                                   
  • Mastering your marketing message                           
  • How to deal with government bodies            
  • Tackling the impact of trauma                                  
  • Why optimism is good for business  
February 2024

December 2023

  • Running an NFP is serious business                          
  • Customer service – the Macquarie way                    
  • You are your brand                                                    
  • Have you made the wrong hire?                                
  • Be your own coach                                                    
  • When staff ask for a pay rise                                     
  • Why volunteering is good business                           
  • The power of a ‘client report card’                
  • Xmas cheer and watchouts    
December 2023

November 2023

  • How well are you leading your team?
  • Refocus with a 100-day plan
  • How to change in a world of change
  • Achieving beyond $2 million
  • The importance of authentic marketing
  • Dealing with unmotivated staff
  • Are you on top of new employment laws?
  • The 4 Cs of winning presentations
  • Avoiding the interruption-dopamine high
November 2023

October 2023

  • Building your practice in hard times                         
  • Getting the best price for your business                    
  • Stand by your team                                                    
  • Convert website visitors into leads                            
  • Why cybersecurity should be a priority                    
  • How does consumer law apply?                                
  • Our decisions are not rational                        
  • Are they OK? How to support your team                  
  • When do you work best?       
October 2023

September 2023

  • AI: The future for accounting starts now
  • Smash through the entrepreneurial ceiling
  • Protecting business from a downturn
  • Investment update
  • New FY tax changes
  • The importance of great HR
  • How numbers influence behaviour
  • Plan your perfect work day
September 2023

August 2023

  • The irrationality of rate rises 
  • Are you targeting your ideal client?                          
  • Preventing business from failure                   
  • Prospecting for strong sales                                       
  • Gen Z paradox                                                                       
  • Turning strangers into visitors                                   
  • Have you infringed on a trademark?                         
  • How to handle the perpetual workplace “victim”     
  • Is it okay to swear at work?               
August 2023

July 2023

  • Latest business advisory trends                                 
  • Finding your marketing bottlenecks                          
  • Should wages rise with inflation?                             
  • Dealing with the sales brush-off                                
  • Why online engagement is a game-changer  
  • Are women better at sales?    
  • The big task of payroll tax returns                            
  • Supporting your team’s financial wellbeing             
  • Practical use of ChatGPT for your practice  
July 2023

June 2023

  • Budget 2023 & the economy
  • The keys to a great accounting practice                                
  • Capturing the purchasing power of women
  • A business proposal that works!                    
  • Building rapport over Zoom                          
  • 3 legal issues you must know                        
  • Being refinance-ready                      
  • How to tell staff to look & smell better                                 
  • Shaping workplace culture    
June 2023

May 2023

  • Pre-budget perspectives                                 
  • Helping clients with their finances                            
  • Facing debt? There is help!                                       
  • The ‘Great Resignation’ is over                    
  • Your obligations to new flexible work arrangements           
  • New rules for job ads                                                 
  • Guns, germs & a steely resolve                                 
  • Delegate for better results
May 2023

April 2023

  • Is your advisory losing to business coaches?
  • New rules to end staff pay secrecy
  • How detailed are your employment contracts?
  • Is your website up to date?    
  • Free help when you’re drowning in debt                  
  • How to build psychological safety at work   
  • Building a new business strategy                              
  • Mindfulness – it’s good for you and your business
April 2023

March 2023

  • Economic Update                                                      
  • ChatGPT – the future’s arrived!
  • The year ahead for accountants                                 
  • Do you have a privacy policy?                                  
  • How to handle the sickie                                           
  • SMSF and your golden years                        
  • Leadership needs discipline                                                                                      
  • Positive change is up to you  
March 2023

February 2023

  • The economic year ahead                              
  • Executing with discipline                              
  • Getting your sales right                                 
  • Crafting great job ads                                    
  • How do they work so productively?              
  • Jumping bureaucratic hurdles            
  • The cashflow burden on mental health         
  • Social media strategy for 2023                      
  • Don’t risk your reputation
February 2023

December 2022

  • 2022 Economic wrap-up
  • Rolling out business advisory
  • 5 Impacts of the great reshuffle                    
  • What to do when staff leave
  • Intrigue Marketing
  • Federal budget – a look at superannuation  
  • Locking in your value for sale
  • Debunking leadership myths
December 2022

November 2022

  • Protect your business from cyber attacks
  • Soft skills are the future
  • Sharemarket update
  • Director ID deadline – don’t forget to apply!
  • What you wear reflects your brand
  • Are you prioritising marketing?
  • Bring purpose to your meetings
  • Avoiding the price trap
November 2022

October 2022

  • Economic Update                                                      
  • The Jobs & Skills Summit - an SME perspective
  • Make your practice work for you
  • Lessons from a billion-dollar business                                                          
  • Building your brand value on social media               
  • We’ll meet again
  • How captivating are you?                                                      
  • Hiring people who like people
October 2022

September 2022

  • How to handle the staff shortage crisis
  • The power of user-generated content                      
  • 4 types of persuasion                                                
  • Tapping into capital for growth                                 
  • How customer-centric is your practice?                   
  • Why a hybrid workforce is here to stay                    
  • The business case for lower emissions                     
  • Handling rude behaviour                                           
  • 8 ways to increase the value of your practice
September 2022

August 2022

  • Inflation insights
  • Have you thought of offshoring?
  • Don’t be #1. . .be the ONLY one!
  • Should you give a pay rise?
  • The power of video testimonials
  • Going for government grants
  • 5 disciplines of great teams
  • Communicate on your clients’ terms
  • Boost profits with 5 levers
August 2022

July 2022

  • Election and the economy     
  • Shaping your business advisory offer                        
  • How to retain your top talent                                   
  • Make “work from home” work                                 
  • Why do your clients choose you?                              
  • Don’t dodge digitisation!                                           
  • 6 steps to business growth                                        
  • Trustees under the ATO spotlight                             
  • Build a great culture
July 2022

June 2022

  • Plan for long-term, prepare for short-term
  • Biggest accounting trends
  • Dealing with self-entitled employees
  • Are weak processes killing your company?
  • Make your way to the top of a Google search
  • Cash rate: where to from here?
  • Don’t underestimate the sales follow-up
  • Post-COVID: a need for sharper focus
June 2022

May 2022

  • Budget 2022                                                                          
  • Budget tax wrap-up                                       
  • Fear not! Sales isn’t scary                                                      
  • Pick up the phone for more business                                    
  • Be memorable to your clients                                   
  • How to handle a bad Google review                                     
  • Time’s ticking for the new ‘.au’ domain                                
  • Delegate to do more                                                             
  • Wellbeing for a competitive advantage

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