Down to Business

A collection of thoughts, opinions, and advice

Navigating business and your unique position with Brian McGuigan and Colin Peterson

This week I sat down with wine-growing experts and Australian business veterans Brian McGuigan and Colin Peterson. We discuss their careers and how they got started in wine and business and what they've learnt from navigating growth and understanding their business...

Spreading the message about mental health with Craig Hamilton

This week I sat down with ABC broadcaster, multi-sport commentator and motivational speaker, Craig Hamilton. We discuss his career and how he has developed himself, even through the impacts of mental illness. Key takeaways for business owners: Those that are happiest,...

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....

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.

Business isn’t just business with George Tuntevski

Business isn’t just business with George Tuntevski

This week I sat down with George Tuntevski, Managing Director at Sharp Office. We discuss his experience as a business owner and his approach to growing a successful team and workplace. Key takeaways for business owners: Involve your team with change – Get your 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...

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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...

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...

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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