How to Sink your Ship in 4 Ways

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Businesses can fail for a range of reasons, many of which are obvious. There are, however, a number of (perhaps less discernible) factors that frequently and unwittingly contribute to the failure of businesses. We’ve listed some of these below – don’t say we didn’t warn you! 1. Putting all of your eggs in one basket continue reading

Interview: Suncoast Cabs

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Eli Ten Dam is the Operations Manager at Suncoast Cabs. Based in Marcoola, their 380 active drivers service the entire Sunshine Coast area and are an essential part of our local transport system. Eli took time to talk to us and tell us more about their brand. Tell us a bit about your business, and the services continue reading

Interview: Big Kart Track

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Ferre De Deyne is the owner of one of the Sunshine Coast’s most iconic tourist hotspots, Big Kart Track. Based in Landsborough, and boasting a 1.2km track, the Big Kart Track is the largest commercial track in Australia. Ferre took some time to chat with Sajen and tell us a bit more… Tell us a bit about continue reading

Interview: YoYo Espresso

The Brilliant family are the owners of YoYo Espresso, a small and friendly cafe in Mooloolaba with specialty coffee & tea, delicious breakfasts, lunches, cakes & snacks. Located conveniently near the beach and shops on River Esplanade, their small team (3 family members and 2 employees) have already seen their business become a favourite among locals and continue reading

Director Penalty Notices – Back to Basics

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In some circumstances, company directors may be held personally liable for company debt. Such circumstances include where a company owes monies to the ATO under the Pay As You Go withholding system (PAYG) and/or pursuant to its Superannuation Guarantee Charge obligations (SGC). In the event a company fails to pay any amount of PAYG and/or continue reading

Great Moustaches of the World


It is the end of November – a month where men around the world grow moustaches to raise money and awareness for men’s health. In honour of these manly mo’s, we have compiled a list of 10 great moustaches from history: 1. Ron Burgundy 2. Salvador Dali 3. Groucho Marx 4. Tom Selleck 5. Albert continue reading

Creative Types: Know Your Rights


Whether you are an artist, designer, inventor, or just all-round creative genius, your ideas are your most important asset, and you need to make sure they are being looked after. Because no matter what stage you are at in your creative career, it’s never too soon to break out of the starving artist cliché and continue reading

Avoiding the Nightmare before Christmas

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Avoiding a nightmare before Christmas: Tips for Employers when planning your staff party Did you know that employees attending work Christmas parties are generally considered to be acting in the course of their employment? That means you could be held responsible for any injuries or inappropriate behaviour that may take place, especially where free-flowing alcohol continue reading

Client Profile: All Time Coffee Co.

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Client Profile: All Time Coffee Co. Elle Howard is the director and co-owner of All-Time Coffee Co. Alongside her partner Ben Keevil, their small team of four are taking the Gold Coast by storm with their specialty coffee and delectable range of donuts, toasties and jaffles. Since opening their doors in September, the Mermaid Beach shop continue reading

Sale of a Business

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Selling Out Most entrepreneurs fantasise about the day that they will be able to sell their business and cash in on their success. While it might be easy to get caught up daydreaming about those plans, the reality is that there will be a lot of work involved if you want to ensure a smooth continue reading

Client Profile: The Moon Group

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Client Profile: The Moon Group Luke Mooney is the Founder & Managing Director of The Moon Group. Based out of Beerwah on the Sunshine Coast, they specialise in finance solutions. Their services include home loans, vehicle and equipment leasing, financial planning and property. Luke took 5 with our team to tell us a bit more… continue reading

Don’t Let Your IP Become an Open Secret

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Value of IP Most businesses have intellectual property (IP), even if they don’t realise it.  It could be something as exotic as the Colonel’s Secret Herbs and Spices or as simple as your client/customer list. Brand and online data have rapidly become the most important assets of successful modern businesses.  The days of owning vast continue reading

Commercial Dispute Mediation

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The Meat and Potatoes of Commercial Dispute Mediation: According to Sajen’s Honey Badger When it comes to the mediation of commercial disputes, Honey Badger don’t care about ‘the principle’, Honey Badger don’t care about rights or values, and Honey Badger don’t care about ‘right and wrong’. Honey Badger do know what matters.. If you are continue reading

Client Profile: iLove Computers

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Client Profile: iLove Computers  Dave Gray is the director of local Mooloolaba business iLove Computers. With a team of 9 staff, iLove Computers is the Sunshine Coast’s dedicated Apple Authorised Reseller and Authorised Service Provider. They provide sales and service for Apple Mac users, both consumers and small business. Dave took 5 with our team to tell us continue reading

Restraint of Trade Clauses

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Restraint of Trade Clauses: Protect the Cash Flow and Confidentiality of Your Business Restraint of trade clauses are a useful tool for protecting the cash-flow and confidential information of the employer.  They are commonly found in employment contracts, often disguised by a different title, e.g. ‘no competition’, ‘non-solicitation’, ‘no poaching’ or ‘confidentiality’ clause.  They generally continue reading

Stop Theft, Prevent Genericide


How would you know if the physical assets of your business were stolen?  Apart from the occasional item flying under the radar, it’s fairly easy to keep track of your physical assets through regular monitoring and stocktakes. After all, you’d probably notice if something important went missing, right? While this may be true for your continue reading

Be A Tough Tenant


Too often we see clients hamstrung by lease terms that they were not aware of when they signed up. As a commercial tenant you may feel like you have limited bargaining power when negotiating the terms of your lease. This is far from true. Reviewing lengthy lease documents can be a tedious task, but if continue reading

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