Down to Business

A collection of thoughts, opinions, and advice

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 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 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...

Are the banks still lending?

A lot of discussion has occurred recently as to whether banks are still lending to businesses or not. There has been a lot of change and tightening of assessment criteria primarily on the back of the Royal Commission and whilst it has felt like the banks have closed...

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....

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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...

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...

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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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