How do tax changes affect your startup?

This month saw tax cuts and some changes to tax laws which affect startups. Here’s four things you should know… Startups are typically small businesses and there are multiple changes that may affect how you pay employees or what you buy over the next few months. Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand recently released their…

To Coffee or not To Coffee?

Having a coffee break or coffee meeting is part of Aussie business culture… but does it pay? The 15 minute coffee break could be costing Australian businesses billions. Coffee machine company JURA has calculated that businesses with 10 employees lost $10,000 and 270 hours in productivity per year. For larger companies with 100 employees, coffee breaks could…

Online shopping will continue to drive down prices

E-commerce growth has exploded over the past decade. It’s also significantly reduced prices and forced many brick ‘n’ mortar stores to shut up shop or innovate… A new national survey conducted by leading parcel delivery company CouriersPlease (CP) has found that after speaking to an independent panel of 1,000 Aussies who shop online, low prices rule. The research…

The Qantas Safety Conference 10th October, 2017

“I never got to meet my brother in law; he was 18; he committed suicide”.   A particularly solemn opening start to the QANTAS Safety Conference 2017, and indeed it seems the purview of safety is much farther reaching than meets the eye.   Commencing on the salient note of mental illness, both the introduction…

Leadership in Project Management: A Perspective from H. Thai

Author’s note: Thank you to Mr Tony Holmwood for partaking in an interview to discuss a new perspective in leadership and cognitive development. Leadership in Project Management: A Perspective from Henry Thai          Leadership in Project Management is a culmination of a number of factors, combining aspects of management (“technical”, as described in Dr Ehssan…