Down to Business

A collection of thoughts, opinions, and advice

Get your best tax outcome possible – Daniel Velich joins Down to Business

Down to Business is a video series I put together with my friends at Engima, designed to give you insights into the key disciplines you need to know as a business owner through interviews with specialists in these fields and key people in business who have been there...

Down to Business – How to be a successful business leader with Philip Gardner

Before our lives underwent significant change because of COVID-19, I had the pleasure of catching up with Philip Gardner, a successful and well-known businessman in Newcastle. Phil, as CEO of the Wests Group and Newcastle Knights, has (and continues to) achieve quite...

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...

Down to Business – Ep 10 – M&A Law

Welcome to another edition of Down to Business. In this episode, I sit down with Andrew Windybank, Corporate Lawyer and Company Director for SWS Lawyers. Tune in as we discuss all things mergers and acquisitions (M&A), succession planning and divestments. Key...

Down to Business – Ep 9 – Charities in Business

This week in Down to Business I sat down with Mark Hughes from the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF). Be sure to watch as we delve into what it means to develop an honest, meaningful charity, and the benefits of supporting one in your business. There are many synergies and...

Down to Business – Ep 8 – HR

In Episode 8 of Down to Business, I sit down with Diane Loong, Co-Founder and Director of Skildare Human Resources. Flowing on from Episode 7 – Recruitment, join me as we delve into the world of HR discussing everything from people within your organisation and...

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Down to Business – Ep 4 – Banking and Lending Services

Thanks to the Royal Commission, another hot topic of late is banking and lending so, I  sat down with James Hodgson, Senior Banker of the Commonwealth Bank to discuss the current financial market and what this may mean for business owners. My key takeaways include:...

Down to Business – Ep. 3 – Property

Property is the word on everyone’s lips of late and with a decrease in the market of 7.5 per cent* there’s a good reason for this. In this episode I sit down with Tom Haigh, Director of Groundswell Property Consultants, to chat about property and how the decision to...

Down to Business – Ep. 2 – Superannuation

Many business owners have no idea what financial position they need to retire. They don’t know what after-tax income they need to support their lifestyle, or what value their biggest asset – their business – will contribute to their nest egg. Understanding...

Down to Business – Ep. 1 – Marketing

Marketing is such a difficult but very important business function to navigate. Pete Chapman joins me to provide some great tips to think about for your business. My key takeaways: Marketing is not sales; You should always have an outcome planned for your marketing...

Business owner video series

I have been very busy of late and not getting to writing my blog. I have been thinking of a better way to get valuable information that business owners need out to them. So I have started a video series. I have been picking various topics that are applicable for...

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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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