Reasons to consider hiring a financial planner

For business owners who want financial security now and freedom in retirement, having a financial planner on the team is a must. Many people view a financial planner as someone you invest lump sums of money with, however the role extends well beyond that. A Financial Planner does exactly that – they plan for your financial future. Services can include investment of existing funds, establishing and managing Self-Managed Super Funds…  Read more

Perfect is the Enemy of Progress.

Do you have a strategic plan which is going nowhere fast, revolving in your head or waiting for the right staff member or business conditions?  It’s time to get started at brilliant.  Even quite good with a passion for continuous improvement will see you progress at startling speed. Perfect is the enemy of progress. Waiting for the perfect plan and conditions will guarantee missed opportunities and stagnation. Will it work…  Read more

Warning signs of employee fraud and how you can manage risks

Employee fraud is a real risk for small businesses that can’t afford an internal control function.  Do you have a plan to deliver strong internal controls in your business? Billing schemes. Skimming. Payment tampering.   In fact, according to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners 30% of fraud cases take place in small businesses. This article will help you identify the most common signs of fraudulent activity before an unscrupulous employee destroys…  Read more

Make a Tax Deductible Donation

Looking for a low risk tax deduction? Donate to a charity and invite the ATO to part-fund a good cause… What’s not to like?  Donations must be made by June 30. Some of the charities we at Porters CA love and support are Teen Challenge WA, Anglicare WA, Rebound WA, Youth Focus, Brain Cancer research. Donate to your school, sporting club, people in need. What goes around comes around. Do a…  Read more

Business Planning- Why your business needs you to say no

So many opportunities and limited resources to take them on? This is the plight of many business owners wishing to embrace opportunity and grow their potential. The most difficult decision is knowing which opportunities to embrace and which to set aside. Not every opportunity will be right for your business. Equally, an opportunity may be right but the timing is all wrong. Over-commitment, especially when taking on projects that don’t actually…  Read more

Proudly Supporting WA Business Award Finalist – Rick Fenny

      Proudly supporting WA Business Award 2018 Finalist Rick Fenny WA’s own Desert Vet, Rick Fenny is a finalist in the 2018 West Australian of the Year Awards on Friday night. We are privileged to support such a dynamic and diverse Western Australian business. All of us at Porters CA wish Rick the very best in the Western Australian of the Year Awards 2018. Dr Fenny, who is…  Read more

How to Avoid Costly Inventory Problems

Inventory is the lifeblood of your business. It is the largest asset on your balance sheet and your company’s biggest revenue-generator. It goes without saying that poorly managed inventory can do serious damage to your bottom line. Businesses without clear strategies for streamlining the in and out flow of goods will have trouble meeting their customer’s demands and will see mismanaged stock corrode their profits. Follow these tips to ensure…  Read more

Update your business plan for a new year

As another year winds down, it’s a good time to reflect on your recent business successes – and consider what you’d like to achieve in the coming twelve to fifteen months. These tips can help you with the process of making plans to help guide your business to greater success. Set priorities Entrepreneurs are typically highly creative and optimistic; as a result, they often have difficulty narrowing down their ideas…  Read more

Main Causes of Stress for Business Owners & How to Counter Them

Many entrepreneurs believe that hard work and dogged determination are all it takes to build and sustain a successful business. But when you consider the pressures of running a company, it seems wise to add effective stress-management to the list. Left unchecked, stress can erode your passion and undermine performance – not to mention, take a serious toll on your health. Research compiled by Office Vibe reveals that over 70%…  Read more

Is business insurance worthwhile?

If you’re like many small business owners, your business may not be adequately insured in the case of a fire, flood, natural disaster, theft, or personal injury. Often home-based business owners assume they are covered under their homeowner’s policy. Other entrepreneurs, working long hours and pulled in too many directions, may never get around to talking to an insurance agent about their business. If you’ve been procrastinating on business insurance,…  Read more

Do you share this habit with the world’s most successful business leaders?

What do Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Mark Cuban, and Arianna Huffington have in common? All of these smart, savvy, successful business leaders share a passion for self-improvement through reading. If you want to improve your skills as a business owner, why not spend a bit of time each day reading books that guide you to greater success? This reading list of 4 inspiring business books will help you get started:…  Read more

10 quick growth tips for your small business

Small businesses can grow in boom times as well as periods of difficulty by working smarter and taking advantage of opportunities. Put these following effective tips into practise to help grow your business. 1. Utilise new technology Modern technology can save you time, improve productivity and reduce your operational costs. Make use of Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social media tools to market your business. Dropbox is a cloud-based service…  Read more

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