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Christine A.
Christine A.
Pyrmont, NSW
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Hi, we need some advice.

One of our staff is never happy and continuously brings down the mood within the business and with a small team of 10, it’s very frustrating. The business is going well but it could be so much better and we are really worried about losing other staff because of the negativity. What is our best course of action, we don’t want to wait until it is too late?

3 weeks ago
Matt A.
Matt A.
Williamstown, VIC
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I would like to get the opinions of other business owners to how long before a new staff member needs to be working for the business before they become part of the employee share options. We introduced it last year for staff who have been with the business almost from the start 4 years ago but not sure whether new employees should have to wait 1, 2 or 3 years. What do people think?

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Tim S.
Tim S.
Taren Point, NSW
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Hi, I would like to ask a question about buying a franchise/licence. The parent company is not calling it a franchise (just a licence) but the agreement looks and feels like a franchise and we have to commit to KPI’s and a 3 year term. If it is just a licence agreement does that mean the parent company is required to pay tax on our behalf or is that our responsibility – thank you?

2 months ago
Melanie C.
Melanie C.
Castle Hill, NSW
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Hi, I have a young family and want to go back to work and thinking of starting my own mortgage broker business. Previously I had 8 years in lending with one of the major banks and wondering if I should just go out of my own or join a franchise type model. I’d really like to get the thoughts of others in the industry and to also ask what else I should be considering, thank you

5 months ago

Consider for a moment or two.

In 2008 (GFC) the Australian Government gave a guarantee on bank deposits to Australian Financial Institutions to the tune of $600B. It was in the eyes of the Government a necessary initiative to shore up local confidence and protect the nation’s international competitiveness and funded by taxpayers.

Fast forward 10 years and Australia is drought-stricken.

The big four banks in Australia now have a combined market value of approximately $384B. When you consider, 82% (20,500,000) of Australian’s are over the age of 15, the $384B represents a value of $18,731 per person.

As a Friday 3 August 2018 the big 4 banks have donated $3,300,000 to The Big Drought Appeal to help the Australian Farmers.

• Commonwealth Bank - $2M
• ANZ - $1M
• Westpac $200,000
• NAB - $100,000

Using the same parameters as above their donations represents $0.16c per and 0.0008% of the value each person over the age of 15 delivers to the banks.

We’d love to get your thoughts. Are the bank's donations fair and reasonable or should they be donating more?

7 months ago

In light of our recent question about government and community support for our farmers experiencing tough times with the drought, massive kudos to the Panthers Group who have announced a donation of over $100,000 to drought-stricken farmers in central –western New South Wales.

The donation was made through Macquarie Radio’s The Big Dry Drought Appeal - https://www.2gb.com/panthers-donate-over-100000-to-drought-stricken-farmers/

Well done Panthers

7 months ago
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