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Tweed Heads Catches The Gold Coast Disease – In Town Planning

Most people understand that town planning schemes require council’s to approve ‘adequate’ parking for commercial developments, to minimise the impact of on-street parking on surrounding areas. Councils and councillors trumpet this as them doing the job they are paid to do, or were elected to do. However, what councils and councillors do not tell us residents and […]

Enduring Power of Attorney (EPA) – critical to proper estate planning

  Most people think of estate planning as involving only the preparation of a will, which nominates beneficiaries of the will maker’s estate on his/ her death. However, the wealth of your estate on your death is determined by what you do, while you are alive. If, during your life, you encounter mental or health […]

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  How to manage contracts for provision of goods and services Here we give you our Top 5 pointers on how to manage contracts, whether you are the person or organisation contracting to receive them, or are the deliverer of them.  Personal Property Securities Register- relevant for all suppliersThe PPSA (Personal Property Securities Act 2012) was introduced on 30 […]

WHY VERBAL AGREEMENTS ARE A REAL RISK TO YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS

Supposed verbal or handshake agreements open you up to “gaming” by the other party. A verbal or handshake agreeement may give you and your counterparty a warm and fuzzy feeling that both parties trust each other, and that this ‘trust’ obviates the need to commit the the agreement to writing. This misplaced emotion is often […]

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Recently Wilson Haynes sponsored a workshop at the Currumbin RSL titled, “Surviving your own ambition in business.” It was a joint initiative of our firm and the Advisory Board Centre, with whom our principal, Jim Wilson, is accredited as a Certified Chair of business Advisory Boards. Here Jim is with presenter, Jan Easton, the COO of […]

Advisory Board Workshop

Wilson Haynes sponsored a workshop last week at the Currumbin RSL titled, “Surviving your own ambition in business.” It was a joint initiative of our firm and the Advisory Board Centre, with whom our principal, Jim Wilson, is accredited as a Certified Chair of business Advisory Boards. Here Jim is with presenter, Jan Easton, the […]

Vital Clauses in Shareholders Agreement

What is a Shareholders Agreement? Shareholder Agreements are referred to as constitutional documents. That is, they constitute and document the relationship between the parties entering a business endeavour together. What part do finances play in a shareholders agreement? Before entering into a shareholders’ agreement, the parties should consult with their accountant or business adviser to […]

Why you should register your Trade Marks (company and product names and logos)

Here is a tale of woe that business owners often experience, and which causes them deep frustration and some considerable, unbudgeted-for cost to their commercial activities. Many business owners conduct their business under a business name, company name, and/or logo (trademarks) and they have not registered these trademarks with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) in Canberra. The […]