Down to Business

A collection of thoughts, opinions, and advice

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 12 – Financial Advisory

Welcome to our twelfth episode of Down to Business. In this episode, I chat with Craig Sawyer from PKF Wealth about working together with business owners to reach their personal and business objectives through careful planning. Most business owners spend a lot of time...

Down to Business – Ep 11 – Bookkeeping and Accounts

For the 11th episode of Down to Business, I caught up with Katie McCool and Alex Nicolaidis from Booksmart Accounting Solutions. Be sure to watch as we delve into smarter ways to keep on top of your accounts to help prevent stress when running your own business. Key...

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 7 – Recruitment

In the seventh instalment of Down to Business, we enter the world of recruiting with experts Ali Kimmorley and Sally Bartley from Peoplefusion. To bring it all together, my key takeaways include: At the end of the day, without the people, you don’t have a business....

Down to Business – Ep 6 – Law

On this episode of Getting Down to Business, we check in with legal eagle Tim Osborn from Osborn Law to learn the ins and outs of working proactively (rather than reactively) with lawyers and how this can better your business practice. The key takeaways you need to...

Down to Business – Ep 5 – Tech

From cybersecurity and the cloud to the role that AI can play in your business. Join me as I sit down with Rob Buck, Managing Director of Diamond IT, to discuss all things tech and get to the bottom of what is happening in the world of information technology today. My...

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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...

The wave is coming

“Australia is being transformed by population aging… We are at a critical demographic turning point because the baby boom cohort – the 5.5 million people born between 1946 and 1965 – has begun to turn 65 years of age…By 2030, all baby boomers will be 65 or older”...

Are you sale ready?

I have said before many businesses that I come across haven't even thought about their exit let alone have a succession plan in place. I was told a long time ago not to go into any investment unless you knew what or where the exit was; how you got out. It is a pity...

Be different!

Short post this time but to the point. A new financial year is not far away and I challenge you as to when you are going to wake up and do something different?? If you are not happy with your results, if you have no time, if you are frustrated then you need to change....

5 questions to make 2018 your best year yet

Many of us have had a good break and are now back to work. Refreshed and ready for the challenges that lie ahead. But is this déjà vu all over again? With a new year upon you and your business, your resolutions still fresh in your mind, what will be different to all...

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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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