Arnold & Finlay Blog

Learning from Failure

I know I tend to labour the point on business planning, but it can have such a successful outcome for so small an effort. Read more…

2019 - A Soft Landing!

Last Blog for the year, a bit of crystal balling.

Nearly didn't put the '!', was thinking it could be an '?', but too many factors are lining up to be too negative. Read more…

Good Planning is Always Worthwhile

This Blog was going to be written as two or three Blogs, but now it's one because the subject matter overlapped.  (Which means I get extra credit – because I planned to do more).  Read more…

Last year there were over 13,000 claims for Unfair Dismissal.  I don't know how many had a sound basis, but I'd guess many were settled to avoid the work, worry, and ongoing cost.  (I've also read the 'average payout' is around $6,000). Read more…

Have you ever been held at Ransom?

I read an article this week (Kellog School of Management), [and no, it was not on the back of a packet of Corn Flakes] saying employers should allow more slack for unethical behaviour by employees.  Read more…

Casuals and the right to Holiday Pay!

On 6 September 2018, the Full Court of the Federal Court decided that a casual employee was entitled to holiday pay (WorkPac v Skene). Read more…

Are you in an Industry classed as High Risk?

Most people wouldn't know.  That's not a criticism but a comment, because that information is not easy to find.  You'd also ask why does it matter?  Read more…

Hmm! Bitcoin?

I've had a number of calls about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies.  Is it taxed?  Yes, under CGT.  Read more…

What's Happening with Marketing?

OR, WHY DOESN'T OUR MARKETING WORK ANYMORE?

This is not about what types of marketing to do, or the '20 rules for a perfect website', or anything too deep or specialised.  What I am talking about are the three relentless trends I see disrupting all marketing strategies. Read more…

(And, some options to consider)

Wages

The minimum wage will increase by 3.5% from 1 July 2018, lifting weekly rates by around $24.30 to $719.20 per week (might vary slightly according to the applicable Award).  Read more…

Compliance


get it right

Start-up


start with a bang

Growth


the right foundation

Financial Director


turbo charge