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'Tis the Season - No, the Other One

It’s a mostly acknowledged truth that the pace of Australian corporate world tends to shift following Melbourne Cup day. It comes much later for accountants who, defined by lodgement deadlines, tend to soldier on well into December – whereupon things tend to stop completely.

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Not Quite Ready to Retire? Options and Alternatives for Accountants

You love what you do, and you’re good at it. So why should you just stop? Perhaps you shouldn’t.

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A New Perspective on New Partners

Embracing technological change is always a challenge, particularly in the field of accounting. How can you keep ahead of the curve without adding even more to your professional education workload?

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Changing Business Brokering - the Business Exchange Network

The sun is fast setting on the old way of business brokering. The privileged position of a business broker as a gatekeeper to information and connection is under threat in a world where clients can now find each other via searches on smartphones, and that means the most fundamental adage of business survival applies: adapt, or die.

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Selling Your Accounting Practice - Items affecting Price

Ever since we commenced selling accounting practices in 2001 the normal range of price for accounting fee parcels hasn’t varied much from where it sits today which is 70 cent to $1.10 of expected recurring turnover.

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About the Private Broker Network™ (PBN)

The Private Broker Network™ (PBN) is a members-only walled garden marketplace for business brokering and succession transactions. It is intended to be used by large networks of member businesses such as financial planning dealer groups and franchises.

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Quest for the Perennial Long Weekend

A long weekend is a welcome break from the weekly routine, a chance to rejuvenate and reconnect with family. Maybe a short trip away from home, fishing trip, weekender… or just a chance to put your feet up and forget the schedule for a day. What if this were the norm, not the exception?

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Appointing an equity partner: is it the right succession move for you?

There are many pathways to succession. Many practitioners in the accounting space are choosing to broaden their succession options by appointing an equity partner. But how do you find the right one?

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Downsizing Your Accounting Practice (And Getting Paid For It)

One of the most disappointing things I see is when an overworked practitioner writes to some of their long-time clients to say that they can’t represent them anymore. It’s the business goodwill equivalent to burning cash.

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