Down to Business

A collection of thoughts, opinions, and advice

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...

Succession planning – How business owners can manage a fair and friendly exit with Mark Scanlon

This week I sat down with Mark Scanlon from the Next Transition Group. We talk about what happens when a business owner comes to the end of their working life. From inter-generational transfers to selling your business, a focus on succession is becoming even more...

The importance of embracing change and feedback for an organisation with Erica Thomas

Something a little bit different for this episode as I sit down with Erica Thomas of Newcastle Grammar School to discuss how a school engages from a business perspective and the valuable lessons that business owners can take on board. Key takeaways for business...

Why your team’s wellbeing is integral to your business’ performance with Dean Noonan

This week I sat down with Dean Noonan, Performance and Wellbeing Director of Check5. Dean was in the NSW Police force for many years and is well-known for his role as a Wellbeing Manager with the Newcastle Knights, and as a Career Coach. In this episode, we discuss...

How to grow a successful brand with Leah Jay

I sat down with Leah Jay, Founder & Director of Leah Jay Property Management. We chat about how Leah navigates life as a woman in business and how she grew a successful brand. We touch on the importance of education, purpose and adaptability in the Property...

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The 4-step framework to amplify your business post COVID-19

The past couple of months have been crazy. There have been so many unknowns for almost everybody, it has been tough, and this is without doubt the case for business owners. Many have done well to survive but now with restrictions being eased it is time to prepare for...

Down to Business – Ep 14 – Change

Welcome to this weeks episode of Down to Business. Our lives have changed significantly recently with COVID-19. Change that has happened very quickly, affected all of our businesses and the hardest thing is we haven't necessarily done anything wrong to cause these...

Down to Business – Ep 13 – Trusted Advisers

This week the roles were reversed and guest host Peter Chapman asked questions about how clients can find the right business adviser (or advisers) and collaborate with them to help reach particular business goals. Be sure to watch as we discuss business advisory and...

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About Andrew Beattie

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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