When is the right time to engage an Advisor for my Startup?

Posted by Azure Group on 15-Apr-2019 07:47:21


Anytime, is the right time to engage an advisor in your startup. At some point in your business lifecycle you will hit a ceiling and realise that strategic advice from those that know their particular area of business exceptionally well can speed up your progress and success.

This might be something you realise when first starting out, or at any point in your startup journey.

So how do you get the most out of your advisors when you have a start up? Here are our top tips.

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Topics: Startups, strategy, Startup Australia, Financial advisor, business advisory, strategic advisor

5 Simple New Years Resolutions to get your finances in shape

Posted by Kelly Morgan on 19-Dec-2018 07:46:55


It’s that time of year again. We know everyone is thinking about Christmas shopping and parties, but don’t forget it is almost the New Year. What better way to start the new year than with a few New Years Resolutions, particularly some financial ones!

Here are our top 5 new years resolutions to have you start the new year without a financial hangover.

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Topics: Budget, Financial advisor, goal setting, business advisory, strategic advisor, business forecast, budgeting, Accounting

Is now the right time to fix in your interest rate on your Home Loan?

Posted by Norman Howe on 30-Jul-2018 11:43:11


There has been much talk in media recently around the recent spate of lending institutions increasing the
home loan lending interest rates out of cycle, the main reasons for this being the cost of funding.

There is a prediction that due to increases in interest rates around the world that Australia will likely see increases in our own RBA rates.  What is unknown is the timing on this increase and how fast it will go up.

This uncertainly causes pause to consider your own home lending and review variable and fixed loan options.

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Topics: Financial advisor, Lending, Wealth specialists, Home Loan, RBA, Mortgage, Buying home, Fixed interest, Interest rate, Variable interest rate, Wealth

Top 4 Financial Tips for Startups

Posted by Michael Derin on 23-Jul-2018 08:37:39


The startup economy is booming in Australia. Driven by innovation it is tipped that by
2033 startups will play a huge role in our economy by contributing as much as $109bn or 4% of GDP and 540,000 jobs.

With this increase in numbers, the failure rate of startups is likely to soar.  A report by the International Business Times in May 2017, suggested the failure rate was 50%.  One of the reason for this was due to Capital Issues.  So can you ensure your startup doesn't fail due to financial reasons?

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Topics: Startups, Startup Australia, Startup investors, Financial advisory, Financial advisor, technology, tech industry

Trust is on Trial

Posted by Norman Howe on 23-Apr-2018 13:54:38


How the Royal Commission is influencing the general perception of Financial Advisors

Some commentators on the current banking Royal commission paint a picture suggesting you can’t trust any financial advisor.  Most reporters suggest Financial Planners lack best practice values, which to my belief is a sweeping generalist view.

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Topics: Investor, Wealth Management, Financial advisory, Financial advisor, Banking, Royal Comission, Wealth