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All I Want for Christmas…

5 December, 2019

A review of the current economy this Christmas and determining how exposed your business is financially.

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Protesting & Community Respect

6 November, 2019

Extreme climate change protesting has impacted unsuspecting bystanders in the community.

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Interest Rates in Australia – What’s happening?

8 October, 2019

The latest RBA interest rates update and relevant definitions.

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Dealing with Change

4 June, 2019

Clients are faced with change constantly, but the way they deal with it determines the type of outcome.

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Bonjour from the French Alps

4 February, 2019

While on his trip in the French Alps, Michael shares the beauty of his holiday.

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Searching for Balance…

1 January, 2019

When so much time is spent at work, yet you also have personal goals, how do you find that elusive work-life balance?

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Traits of Successful Business Owners

24 December, 2018

After 20 years of advisory work, Glen Bower outlines the four traits he has consistently observed that distinguish successful business owners

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Petrol Station Planning Revisited

17 December, 2018

Reviewing the year that's been in the financial markets and advice regarding the year to come.

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Life Inexperience

10 December, 2018

Insight on what one of BLG's Managers will be making more time for this Summer - particularly in the beautiful Wollongong.

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What Does the State of the Property Market Mean to You?

3 December, 2018

Given the drop in some housing prices and increases in the cost of borrowing, the property market is uncertain. What does this mean for you?

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Hitting the Road in a Truck – Getting Back to Basics

22 October, 2018

After some life-changing events, Andrew and Peta Murray decided to get back to basics and hit the road full-time.

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Why Sport Is Important

3 September, 2018

What skills can participating in sport from an early age translate into as an adult?

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5 Keys to Building a Winning Team

6 August, 2018

Good leadership practices are important. Here are five must dos for building a winning team.

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Is it the end or the beginning?

2 July, 2018

From the end of one financial year to the beginning of another. Where does the time go?

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Business Bonus – Top 5 (Cost-Effective) Marketing Tactics

13 June, 2018

The most cost-effective marketing tactics tend to be online, and we suggest the top 5 to start with.

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The Complexity of Government Legislations & Superannuation

1 June, 2018

Continuously altering legislation complicates it and creates uncertainty on how it should be applied.

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Morrison’s 3rd Federal Budget – Good for Australia?

14 May, 2018

Scott Morrison’s 3rd federal budget focuses on personal tax reform over the next 7 years. The view is political so will it actually prove beneficial for Australia?

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Are we ready for how big Australia is expected to grow?

31 March, 2018

Australia has a population that is growing rapidly, but are we ready for it?

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Taking Some Good From The Bad

5 March, 2018

It is during difficult times I have personally found that I experience the most growth and good can come from new bonds with those who stand by you.

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Petrol Station Planning

4 February, 2018

As our worlds starts to again increase in pace after the Christmas break, it is a great time to take stock.

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Ready for 2018!

8 January, 2018

I am recharged and ready for 2018 and grateful for a wonderful year that has been.

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Tax Benefits or Costs?

6 November, 2017

We give our take on the small business company tax reduction – a benefit or a cost?

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Fairness & Equity

4 September, 2017

I read a lot about the need for increased fairness and equity in society… that we are living in a…

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The Business of Sport or Politics?

7 August, 2017

Many of our staff and clients are keen football followers, and whether you follow Arsenal, such as our manager Phil…

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When I get past the 30 June

2 July, 2017

The 30 June ‘deadline’ at the end of the financial year always represents a key annual milestone to me. Firstly…

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Communication Quantity vs Quality

4 June, 2017

Social media’s impact on our communications and interactions infiltrates all areas of society. An assistant professor of media and cinema…

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30 April, 2017

I have been blessed during my career to meet, observe, talk to and share time with many ‘good’ people. Not…

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The Importance of Teamwork

3 April, 2017

With the change of season to autumn in recent weeks, the return of the football season is upon us –…

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Getting in the Community Spirit

6 March, 2017

Recently I was asked to be on the board of a local sports club, and the first thought I had…

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Life is short…

6 February, 2017

Life is short - everyone appears to know this. The scarcity of any resource always generally brings into focus how you utilise that resource.

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Talking vs Technology

21 December, 2016

Recently I went to a conference, one of the guest speakers was Dr Fiona Kerr and her topic was ‘Rewiring your brain’. Her message was so simple yet something we have to be reminded of to appreciate its importance.

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Passed Government Super Reforms – What You Need To Know

13 December, 2016

The Government's Superannuation Reforms were passed on 23 November 2016, with changes taking effect from 1 July 2017. Find out what changes will affect you.

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Backing Your Judgement

7 November, 2016

With the ever-present 24/7 news cycle and hype over big events, remember the importance of staying the course, managing the controllable and not letting the hype distract you from your goals.

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There Is No Substitute For Hard Work

4 October, 2016

I think Thomas Edison was onto something when he coined the quote above. Through hard work and doing your best, you develop a sense of satisfaction that you put enough effort in to get a result.

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Play to your Strengths and Love what you do

5 September, 2016

One of the many things that I have learnt from my clients is that they succeed if they do what…

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Contractors vs Employees – The Difference

29 August, 2016

The status of your staff, or workers, is very important to distinguish. Whether workers are classified as employees or independent contractors has…

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Finding A Work / Life Balance

1 August, 2016

Life is increasingly busy. Sometimes it’s great to take the opportunity to take a few deep breaths and have a…

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Seeing the world through clearer eyes

4 July, 2016

For many years I followed the well-worn path of so many people by giving an absolute priority to the task…

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Why is the right business structure so important?

1 June, 2016

It is paramount to have the correct structuring in place in order to effectively build your wealth or grow your…

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Behind the scenes at BLG!

18 May, 2016

We’ve been busy here at BLG Business Advisers – new brand, new website and some fantastic new videos featuring our directors.…

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Duty abolished as at 1 July 2016

16 May, 2016

A much anticipated change this coming financial year is set to be the abolition of duty on the transfer of…

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Speculation around negative gearing and what it means for potential investors

16 May, 2016

Negative gearing is a hugely popular strategy in Australia due to the associated tax benefits. As the election approaches, there…

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Does the budget affect you?

11 May, 2016

With a double dissolution election on the way, and one of the longest election leads up in Australian history, it’s…

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Is a second interest rate cut on the cards?

27 April, 2016

Interest rates could be cut again as soon as next month, throwing a wildcard into the election campaign, after the…

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