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Principal of Verante Financial Planning31 posts
Liam Shorte is Principal of Verante Financial Planning in the Hills and Hawkesbury Districts of Sydney. He has a degree in Business Studies, an Advanced Diploma in Financial Services, and is a designated SMSF Specialist Advisor™. Liam is a regular contributor on SMSF and retirement issues for Intelligent Investor Super Advisor, MYOB’s blog The Pulse, and "Your Money, Your Call" on Sky Business Channel. He is a member of the FPA and SPAA.
So you’ve managed to get your business off the ground and pushed through the initial pain of establishing a core of regular customers. You’re probably even turning a decent profit. You know that the next step is to take the business to the next level and have some ideas on what you want to do. These could include: Adding extra stock or new services Expanding plant, equipment or storage space Employing add
Even thinking about applying for a business loan can be daunting to small business owners. However, the loan application process itself is normally not complicated. Each lender will have their own requirements, but most applicants will follow a similar process to obtain financing for their business. Having the appropriate documents available and a solid plan can improve your chances of being approved and help spee
If there is one topic that is guaranteed to cause a ruckus, it is the Age Pension and who should and should not get it. In truth, the Age Pension is meant to be a safety net for those in our society who have been unable — or yes, unwilling — to provide for their own retirement living expenses so that they can meet what the government of the day decides is a “minimum standard of living.” It is that second cate
Single or married, large or small salary — it doesn’t seem to matter these days as most people just have not got around to saving money or even planning to do so. Some of the findings from the BT Australian Financial Health Index were eye opening but not entirely surprising to me.
There are some important guidelines to set for yourself in order to get the most out of your small business credit card and avoid unnecessary expenses.
Have you started thinking about your future retirement plans? Planning for a reasonably comfortable and decent retirement needs a tough look at your current circumstances and retirement goals. But, where do you start? Well, start by asking yourself these 6 questions.