Down to Business

A collection of thoughts, opinions, and advice

The journey to becoming a para-triathlete with Lauren Parker

This week I sat down with local para-triathlete, Lauren Parker. We discuss her journey since her accident and how her courage has brought her to where she is today, inspiring others to strive for their goals, no matter what stands in their way.   Key takeaways...

SME Recovery Loan Scheme

The government has announced that they have broadened the eligibility criteria for businesses to access the SME Recovery Loan Scheme. Businesses with a turnover of up to $250m could be eligible. Participating lenders are offering loans 80% guaranteed by the...

‘Drilling’ into the tough side of business with Kari Armitage

This week I sat down with Kari Armitage, Managing Director of Quarry Mining. We discuss how she succeeded her parents in the business and grew the company to where it is today. Key takeaways for business owners: Understand your customer – It’s not always about price....

‘Building’ your business for success with Courtney Knight

This week I sat down with Courtney Knight, CFO of Core Project Group. We discuss the more genuine and authentic sides to a business and how business owners can lay the groundwork for safe and efficient business practices. Key takeaways for business owners: Be...

The life of an accountant with Daniel Velich and Hanna Barry

This week I sat down with Daniel Velich, Tax Principal and Hanna Barry, Business Advisory Manager at PKF Sydney & Newcastle. We discussed their careers within the accounting world so far, and the decisions that they have made to have grown their career to where it is today. We also find out about their journey at PKF and what is important to them when being a part of a team.

The everchanging factors of business and life with Mark Fitzgibbon

This week I sat down with Mark Fitzgibbon, CEO & Managing Director of nib Health Insurance. We discuss business as a whole and the importance of creating opportunity at all stages, along with how investing in yourself, is just as important as investing in your...

3 Keys to your success in 2021

What does success look like? How would you define it? After the different year we have had and as we think about the new year ahead I believe success means happiness and achieving what you are after. After years of mentoring and coaching people, and being mentored and...

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Is Your Business Sale Ready?

In 20 years of advising business owners I believe there to be 4 overarching things that business owners want from their business. Higher revenue and profit (or higher yield);A better lifestyle;To enjoy what they do; andA saleable asset. Arguably it could be said that...

How many of us have true balance in our lives? – with Paul Harragon

Having played a huge part in my training for climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro and fundraising for the Mark Hughes Foundation,  I sat down with one of Newcastle’s favourites, Paul Harragon to hear his story. How many of us have true balance in our lives? Paul has a timely...

Andrew Beattie has had an extensive background in accounting, business advisory and the banking sector. This blog is a collection of his thoughts, opinions and advice.

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