Joe Walsh

Reducing your electricity costs

Energy costs can be an enormous drain on your resources, and it is more than likely that the cost of electricity will continue to rise. Reducing your energy consumption will save you money on your electricity bill. It can also be an exciting opportunity for you to promote your green credentials as part of a marketing initiative. An easy place to start is by progressively investing in energy...

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A guide to performance review

When carried out effectively, formalised performance reviews can be beneficial for both you and your employees. It is an opportunity for you to demonstrate how much you appreciate your employees’ contributions and undertake collaborative reflection on potential business improvements. However, there are a lot of potential pitfalls that can undermine the effectiveness of performance reviews,...

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SuperStream changes for SMSF

Self managed super fund (SMSF) trustees should be aware of the changes to the way they receive super contributions. From 3 November 2014, employees will begin using the new Data and Payment Standard, also known as SuperStream, to make superannuation contributions to their employees. This means that SMSF trustees will be required to receive contributions electronically form their...

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Richard Branson’s Top 10 Tips for Success

Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin Trains.  He is one of the most successful businessmen in the UK and an icon of entrepreneurship. His latest...

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The danger of a DIY Will

A Will is one of the most important documents an individual will make in their lifetime. Despite this, many individuals choose to create homemade Wills or use a ‘DIY Will’ in order to save money. However, a DIY Will can end up costing an individual a lot more money than it is worth because the Will was not drafted or executed properly. The following is just a couple of this issues...

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