Empowering Your Future: The Top 10 Reasons to Start Your Own Business

21 March

Starting your own business is a journey filled with challenges, opportunities, and personal growth. It’s a path that many choose to embark upon for a myriad of reasons, each unique to the individual’s aspirations and circumstances.    Here are...[Read More]

What does ethical investing mean? How does it relate to ESG investing?

14 March

Investing is typically perceived as a wealthy-only pastime with no regard for the environment or social issues. However, that is not always the case, and the old mindset of making money for its own sake doesn’t need to stay.   People have become...[Read More]

Tried-and-Tested Tax Planning Strategies for Small Businesses

7 December

Every dollar counts in business, especially for small enterprises. Therefore, you need to find ways to minimise your tax liability in addition to optimising income or profit.   With a small business tax planning strategy, you can increase profits...[Read More]

Quality is what people remember

16 November

Like other well-known fashion houses that have stood the test of time, Gucci is an iconic brand that has always been focused on quality. From the leather bags they made for saddles in the 1920s to the clothes and accessories the brand is known for...[Read More]

Is owning a business the same as having a job?

19 October

Given a chance, most people would love to own a business and be their own boss. If you have a great product or service concept, the thought of building your own company from scratch can be very attractive. After all, who doesn’t want to be the...[Read More]

Heat on climate, gender at companies’ annual meetings

27 September

Aiming for a sustainable, fair economy also grows companies’ long-term value and responsible shareholders will vote accordingly at upcoming meetings, investors are warning boardrooms. Environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues have taken on...[Read More]

The importance of personalised advice in navigating ambiguous information

31 August

In an era saturated with information, the need for personalised advice tailored to an individual’s unique financial situation is paramount. Whether it’s in the business world, investment markets, or personal finance, we are bombarded with advice...[Read More]

Leveraging Your Accountant or Adviser as a Mentor for Your New Business

20 July

Starting a business is an exciting yet challenging endeavor. As an entrepreneur, you need to navigate various systems and processes while minimising errors and maximising success. To gain a competitive edge and make informed decisions, establishing...[Read More]

What is Ethical Investing, how do you do it?

22 June

Investing is typically perceived as a wealthy-only pastime with no regard for the environment or social issues. However, that is not always the case, and the old mindset of making money for its own sake doesn’t need to stay. People have become...[Read More]

Quality Trumps Cost Every Time

11 May

Like other well-known fashion houses that have stood the test of time, Gucci is an iconic brand that has always been focused on quality. From the leather bags they made for saddles in the 1920s to the clothes and accessories the brand is known for...[Read More]

Do You Own a Business or Does Your Business Own You?

27 April

Given a chance, most people would love to own a business and be their own boss. If you have a great product or service concept, the thought of building your own company from scratch can be very attractive. After all, who doesn’t want to be the...[Read More]

Winners of the Established Practice Growth Award at the 2022 Spark Financial Group’s Annual Conference

5 December

At Spark Financial Group's Annual Conference, Jake Taylor and Carl Freshwater of Sterling Grange Financial Planning won the award for best Growth of the Established Practices within the Spark Financial Group network. Since the merger of the two...[Read More]

5 tips for dealing with meeting overload [TED Talk Video]

5 October

  Could this meeting have been an email? The phenomenon of “calendar creep,” where meetings completely take over your work days, is wasting time, energy and productivity — but you can take back control. Leadership expert...[Read More]

Seven tax planning strategies for small business

19 October

Tried-and-Tested Tax Planning Strategies for Small Businesses Every dollar counts in business, especially for small enterprises. Therefore, you need to find ways to minimise your tax liability in addition to optimising income or profit. With a small...[Read More]

Consumer spending slowdown starts to show

14 September

Rate hikes and the soaring cost of living are finally starting to weigh on household spending. Non-essential outgoings decreased in August, according to CommBank’s household spending intentions index, with sectors such as travel,...[Read More]