Protecting your business from fraud

It’s critically important that every business, irrespective of its size, has appropriate internal controls in place to reduce the risk of fraud. Acts of fraud are not limited to big business and unfortunately implementing appropriate internal controls measures are often overlooked by owners of SME’s which makes them more vulnerable to losses arising from fraud. […]

Why employees at Apple & Google are more productive

This thought provoking article by Forbes examines the differences that team structures and individual employee performance can have on the overall productivity of a business. It’s an article that’s well worth reading for any business owner as the outcomes of adopting different methodologies for managing teams are dramatic. All businesses tend to have the same[…..]

Innovating to drive accelerated growth

A recent report produced by Bankwest found that over 61% of businesses say that innovation drives strategy in their business and that over 87% of businesses are embracing innovation to at least some extent in their strategy and culture. When asked what innovation means to their business, most common responses to the survey were: •[…..]

Is your business prepared for higher interest rates?

At its latest meeting in July, the RBA decided to leave the cash rate at 1.50%. However, interest rates are currently at historically low levels and expectations are that interest rates will begin to rise in the near-term. “The Reserve Bank, though, warned that its current estimate of the so-called neutral rate could rise back[…..]