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House of Cards

Dodgy Developers Dulled

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It seems that dodgy developers and builders have ruined it for all.

And as such the way GST on construction is dealt with is changing.

Developers and builders are likely to experience tougher days ahead as cash flow starts to get tougher, with new GST laws to start on 1 July 2018 and a weakening confidence in the property sector.

Batting No.3

Whos Batting at No 3?

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Its not always who's first on the list that matters. Look at cricket for example.

The start of spring brings warmer weather and the start of the cricket season.

Whether you like cricket or not, its hard to ignore as Australia’s number one summer sport. Its a bit like doing your tax; businesses either look forward to this time of year or try to ignore it for as long as possible.

Nightmare Competitors

Nightmare Competitors

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Business today can be tough.
Check that. Business today IS tough.

With innovation happening in almost every industry, many business owners are looking at lower returns from their traditional business model.

Successful Business

A Successful Business

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Cash flow or profit? Brand recognition or longevity?

What determines if a business is successful or not has many elements, that of themselves don't make a business successful.

But successful business tend to exhibit 5 characteristics.

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Taxing the Family Home

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Its pretty much a standard understanding that you dont get taxed on the sale of your family home; the "main residence exemption" takes care of that.

Recent cases and ATO activity might call that into question though.

So how sure are you that youll withstand a review by the ATO?

Leadership

Leadership

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Being a parent is a big responsibility. As a dad I have a huge influence on my children's life. I am a leader, whether I like it or not. From me my children learn boundaries. They learn how to treat their spouse.

Shoot and Reload

Shoot and Reload

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Ive just finished reading Killing Fairfax. A very interesting chronicle of the demise of Fairfax; especially so for someone who grew up and got his professional start in print media, with a bit of ink still running in his veins.

And it has some excellent lessons for businesses that face pressures due to change.

Succeeding in Tough Times

Succeeding in Tough Times

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For business owners, running a successful business is often challenging enough, but succeeding in business in the current tough times for many has become a real nightmare.

However, there is good news!

Leadership vs Management

Leadership vs Management

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I've been going on a bit lately in my blogs about leadership. And I'd planned on making the one on Focus the final in the series.

Then it occurred to me that we often think of leadership and management as being the same thing.

But they're not.

Simplify Your Life - 60 Ways

Simplify Your Life - 60 Ways

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We should all keep life simple. The old KISS principle (Keep It Simple, Silly) doesn't seem to get much of a run any more.

I came across a great list for exactly this.

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