DFK Crosbie Blog

Monday 6th August 2018
Category: Business
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By  Stephanie Oakley

When it comes to your advertising, don’t let your small business get caught out making false or misleading claims.

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has recently issued penalties to businesses unable to substantiate their claims about their products or services. The ACCC generally defines a claim

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Monday 6th August 2018
Category: Marketing
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Rebranding your small business can  be a tricky matter. When done well, it has the potential to help your business stand out from the competition bubble and expand your target market.

On the other hand, a failed rebrand can damage the reputation of your business, or even risk losing loyal customers who dislike your new

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Monday 6th August 2018
Category: Business
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Although conflicts of interest are not uncommon in the workplace, they can be harmful to a business if they are not appropriately managed.

A conflict of interest exists when an employee’s private interests interfere with their performance of their duties. For example, it may give them a personal advantage. It

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Monday 6th August 2018
Category: Human Resources
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Many employers recognise the value of hiring for cultural fit, but they don’t know how to approach the subject in their hiring process.

It's important to choose candidates who can work well in your current business environment and adapt to the core business principles and values that guide your team’s success.

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Monday 6th August 2018
Category: Business
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Whether you are in the business game already or setting your sights on a new business venture, starting a partnership may be a high-yielding decision.

A partnership business structure is an incorporated business with 2-20 owners. The individual owners work together to achieve the goals of the business; sharing responsibility and profits.

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Monday 23rd July 2018
Categories: Business | Health
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By  Stephanie Oakley

The Australian winter brings two inevitable things: taxes and the flu. If this year is anything like the last - which was the largest influenza season in a decade, according to The Department of Health - this time of year is going to be particularly busy. 

If you're a small medical

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Monday 9th July 2018
Category: Finance
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Below is a fact sheet that explains lenders mortgage insurance (LMI) and provides answers to some commonly asked questions.

 

What is lenders mortgage insurance?

Lenders mortgage insurance (LMI) is one way to buy a home without having the 20 per cent deposit which is typically required by most

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Monday 9th July 2018
Category: Health
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By  Stephanie Oakley

As insurance premiums continue to rise (by over 5 per cent per annum for nearly a decade according to PwC), the medical sector in Australia will continue to adapt in order to meet changing times. But what does the future of Australian healthcare look like now, and what role will accounting expertise

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Monday 25th June 2018
Category: Tax
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By  Stephanie Oakley

The ATO conducts an extensive data matching program to assist them in administrating the tax system and as a law enforcement tool. Information is collected electronically and then it is validated, analysed and used to:
 

  • Pre-fill tax returns, making it easier for individuals to lodge a

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Monday 25th June 2018
Category: Finance
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By  Stephanie Oakley

Purchasing your perfect home or investment property is an exciting and challenging journey, and usually is one of the largest investments in your life!

It is therefore important to remain level headed throughout the excitement, to understand what you may be able to afford, and to engage with a professional to help you

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