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Secure your Business’s Future
Business Planning5 MIN

Secure your Business’s Future

A buy/sell agreement is crucial for business partners facing unforeseen events. It ensures fair value for shares, avoids personal financial strain, secures future ownership, and facilitates a smooth transition. Read on to see how you can take proactive measures now.

Team Updates: Weddings & More
Team and Culture2 MIN

Team Updates: Weddings & More

Fresh fits at Flemington, and wonderful whimsical weddings. The team has been busy throughout the month!

How a simple HR Audit can help build your business
Team and Culture4 MIN

How a simple HR Audit can help build your business

Human Resource audits are the key to compliance, efficiency, and talent development. Uncover legal risks, streamline processes, nurture talent, boost satisfaction, and control costs strategically. Let’s discuss how an HR audit can propel your success.

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A guide to understanding the latest in Stimulus Support and the potential opportunities for you to maximise.

What’s Your Leadership Style?
Leadership5 MIN

What’s Your Leadership Style?

Poor leadership, a key factor in 37% of Australians wanting to change jobs, can harm both employees and businesses. Seeking staff input and aligning leadership styles with employee needs can remedy these issues, fostering a positive workplace and boosting the bottom line.

Your Next 5 Steps to Attract More Clients
Business Growth5 MIN

Your Next 5 Steps to Attract More Clients

For small businesses to succeed in the digital landscape, it’s crucial to understand their niche, invest in a professional website, optimize for SEO, create thought leadership content, and engage with existing clients while maintaining a focus on quality and client relationships.

Building a caring culture: SEIVA’s 7 key initiatives
Team and Culture4 MIN

Building a caring culture: SEIVA’s 7 key initiatives

We’ve built a vibrant working culture that puts the wellbeing of our team members and clients first, living and breathing it every day with a heartfelt commitment to action. That’s the SEIVA difference. Here’s how we do just that.

Surviving To Thriving: Prioritising Team Wellbeing
Business Advice5 MIN READ

Surviving To Thriving: Prioritising Team Wellbeing

Prioritising employee wellbeing is a crucial factor for both individual and organisational success. So how do you prioritise workplace wellbeing? Read on to learn how to achieve a healthier, happier and successful workplace.

Meet our Client Services Team
Team and Culture4 MIN

Meet our Client Services Team

Discover the vibrant personalities and friendly faces that make up the SEIVA Client Services team. They take pride in being attentive and approachable, ready to help with any questions or requests you may have. We are eager to introduce them, read on to find out more.

Mastering the Art of Financial Management
Finance5 MIN READ

Mastering the Art of Financial Management

July presents a golden opportunity for small businesses to establish a budget for the upcoming financial year. Budgets offer a roadmap for financial goals, aid in performance measurement, cash flow management, and informed decision-making. They also promote team accountability and serve as an early warning system for potential financial issues. Seeking professional advice can ensure success.

The Adorable and Amazing Pets of SEIVA
Team and Culture5 MIN READ

The Adorable and Amazing Pets of SEIVA

When we’re not all hard at work, the SEIVA team are hanging out with their furry friends. From talented blanket makers to opera-singing superstars, these furry friends are full of surprises. With their adorable antics and lovable personalities, they are guaranteed to bring joy and laughter to your day. Get ready for a delightful showcase of our beloved pets!

CPA Lorne Conference
Team and Culture1 MIN READ

CPA Lorne Conference

SEIVA’s very own Stacey and Brent, accompanied by Dr Marli Watt attended the CPA retreat in Lorne this month. Great knowledge shared by all the amazing guest speakers.

How to Embrace the Leader Within
Leadership5 MIN READ

How to Embrace the Leader Within

Read on to discover practical steps to transform your professional identity from business owner or expert to influential leader. We explore mindset, skills, behaviours, and environment changes, embracing growth, in order to unlock an identity shift.

Winning the Talent Game: How to Create an Effective Employee Value Proposition
Team and Culture4 MIN READ

Winning the Talent Game: How to Create an Effective Employee Value Proposition

In todays competitive talent landscape attracting and retaining top talent is important! This is why creating a unique Employee Value Proposition (EVP), can help that captivate that audience, and showcase your business’s advantages. Read on to find out our top tips on how to do just that!

2023 Federal Budget Key Insights
Small Business2 MIN READ

2023 Federal Budget Key Insights

This month, the 2023 Federal Budget was unveiled, revealing several significant highlights that are particularly relevant to small businesses. We have consolidated these key insights for your convenience and consideration.

How To Make Prospects Choose You
Business Advice4MIN READ

How To Make Prospects Choose You

In today’s competitive landscape, it’s important for your business to stand out from others. By conducting a competitor analysis you’re closer to understanding why prospective clients or customers may choose you. Here are 6 key tips on conducting a successful analysis.

Why client experience matters more now than ever
Business Advice4min read

Why client experience matters more now than ever

Creating a memorable client experience is crucial for building a positive reputation and attracting repeat business. Here’s 6 key elements on how to build a good client experience to stand out.

International Women’s Day Spotlight | Q&A with Tegan Krantz
Team and Culture3min read

International Women’s Day Spotlight | Q&A with Tegan Krantz

To celebrate this International Women’s Day, we chatted with Senior Accountant and Self-managed Super Funds Specialist Tegan Krantz who recently returned to SEIVA after welcoming baby Amelia into her life.

Why workflow automation is the fastest way to improve your business
Business Advice5min read

Why workflow automation is the fastest way to improve your business

What if I told you that technology could relieve half of the administrative burden from your business? In this blog, I step you through how a digital process can design a business better for you and your clients.

8 Easy Ways to Make your Business Cyber Secure
Business Advice6min read

8 Easy Ways to Make your Business Cyber Secure

By this point we all understand the importance of cyber security, but do you ever feel overwhelmed by what to do to best protect your business? We’ve outlined 8 easy ways you can practically implement to protect your business.

Electric cars are now FBT exempt, here’s what you need to know
Finance5min Read

Electric cars are now FBT exempt, here’s what you need to know

We break down what the new FBT exemption on electric vehicles means for you: as an employee or employer – and what to do.

Refresh your business design in 2023
Small Business5min read

Refresh your business design in 2023

Now is the perfect time to reset and refresh your business for 2023 and beyond. Brent speaks with Managing Principal of Legalite, Marianne Marchesi, to discuss the importance of designing a business that’s tailored to work for you.

Are you a Director? Here’s some important reminders
Small Business3min read

Are you a Director? Here’s some important reminders

Are you a Director of a company? We break down some important updates from the ATO that you need to be aware of.

Our Small Business Flood Relief Explainer
Business Advice5min read

Our Small Business Flood Relief Explainer

Was your small business impacted by the Victorian floods? Here’s our breakdown of the support available to you from the Victorian Government.

Important for all Directors – How to set up your DIN (Director Identification Number)
Small Business3min read

Important for all Directors – How to set up your DIN (Director Identification Number)

If you’re a Director, you need to apply for a Director Identification Number (DIN) before November 30 to avoid penalties.

A guide to practically managing risk in your business
Business Advice5min read

A guide to practically managing risk in your business

If you follow a strategic plan to deliver quality you’ll naturally integrate risk management principles. I had the privilege of speaking with Stephen Bubb of Legal Insurance Agency – LPLC to discuss.

Credibility building tactics to grow your client base
Business Growth3min read

Credibility building tactics to grow your client base

Ever wondered how you can attract new clients to grow your business? Marketing expert Christo Hall and I explore how you can use marketing tactics to increase your service-based business’s credibility to grow.

How well do you pursue your ‘Purpose?’
Business Advice6min Read

How well do you pursue your ‘Purpose?’

The process of uncovering your purpose and then actively pursuing what it resembles—is one of the most important strategic steps you can undertake as the leader of your business.

When can you afford to hire someone?
Financial Planning5min read

When can you afford to hire someone?

I’m going to provide you with the know-how that responds to the most common question that business owners ask me when it comes to financial management; ‘How can I know when (and if) I can afford to hire someone?’

Why should you establish a 12-month budget for your business?
Business Planning4min read

Why should you establish a 12-month budget for your business?

I explain how a 12-month budget can give you clarity and control over your finances and alleviate any anxiety from the unknown and guesswork.

Running a business with a ‘growth mindset’
Business Advice5min read

Running a business with a ‘growth mindset’

Fear can stop us from progressing our potential and achieving the growth we desire. I sat down with Dr Marli Watt, to find out how to move past our limiting fears to be a highly regarded ‘business’ owner, not just a reputable professional in your industry.

Actualising your business goals for the new financial year
Business Planning4min read

Actualising your business goals for the new financial year

With the new financial year around the corner, it naturally prompts us to start circulating thoughts of what we want to achieve, and how we can do things better for the next year. I delve into how I use goal setting to turn your ‘goal conversations’ into action.

Investing in Talent
Team and Culture6min read

Investing in Talent

What can you do to attract and retain great people so you can grow your business? Brent sits down with Terri, Head of People and Culture to discuss how to turn ‘The Great Resignation’ to ‘The Great Retention’.

Superannuation Guarantee Rate Increase – What this means for you.
Business Advice6min Read

Superannuation Guarantee Rate Increase – What this means for you.

Our guide on what you need to know, and do, with the Superannuation Guarantee Rate increasing once again.

Tax Planning may look different this year – here’s a quick explainer:
Tax & Compliance4min read

Tax Planning may look different this year – here’s a quick explainer:

The ATO have changed their guidelines on trusts and allocation of professional firms profits, here’s what that means for you.

Happy International Women’s Day
Team and Culture5min read

Happy International Women’s Day

To celebrate IWD in 2022, we interviewed four amazing women in our SEIVA team.

Can you claim PCR and RAT Covid tests on tax?
Small Business3min read

Can you claim PCR and RAT Covid tests on tax?

Your quick summary of how and when you can claim your PCR and RAT Covid Tests.

Budgeting and Re-forecasting in the New Year
Business Planning3min read

Budgeting and Re-forecasting in the New Year

We share our budgeting template, and go through the importance of reforecasting in the new calendar year.

Important Notice For Directors: Director Identification Number (DIN)
Small Business3min read

Important Notice For Directors: Director Identification Number (DIN)

Are you a Director, you now need a Director Identification Number (DIN). We explain the details and process to getting one.

Self-Care Calls for Plan to Protect Your Time
Business Advice5min read

Self-Care Calls for Plan to Protect Your Time

As the new year is approaching, I explore how achieving better self care as a business owner requires a plan to protect your time to avoid lack of control and burnout moving forward.

Is your price right?
Business Planning5 min read

Is your price right?

We speak with Liz Harris, lawyer and pricing expert, about how you should be pricing your business.

How to create a safe environment that supports staff to share their innovative ideas.
Business Advice4min read

How to create a safe environment that supports staff to share their innovative ideas.

We speak with Laura Vickers, founder of Nest Legal about her team culture. Laura uncovers her three strategies to create a safe environment that supports staff to share their innovative ideas.

How to ride out this wave of uncertainty with a stability plan.
Business Planning4min read

How to ride out this wave of uncertainty with a stability plan.

Amongst all the uncertainly of this pandemic, my hope is to educate and empower you to make clear decisions for your business over the coming months.

Download our Cash flow template to create a forecast.
Business Advice1 min read

Download our Cash flow template to create a forecast.

Clarity and control is so important in these turbulent times. Use this template we’ve created to help you make swift and informed decisions. With our without our guiding assistance.

Leadership: designing our new normal during the chaos of the crisis
Business Advice4min read

Leadership: designing our new normal during the chaos of the crisis

As leaders in this crisis, it’s up to us to look to the future and decide what we want our new normal to look like, once we cross this pandemic bridge.

The Benefits of Strategic Planning
Business Planning3min read

The Benefits of Strategic Planning

It’s a road-map to achieve whatever it* is you’re chasing: growth, less dependancy on you, profit, etc.

Goal Setting is SMART Business
Business Growth3min read

Goal Setting is SMART Business

I am fortunate enough to work with many businesses, big and small, yet time and time again I am amazed at the lack of clearly defined goals within them.

Do you have a High Performing Team??
Business Growth3min read

Do you have a High Performing Team??

A happy, productive and motivated team ensures you have happy, satisfied and loyal clients.

How To Sell Your Business
Business Growth3min read

How To Sell Your Business

The key to selling your business for its maximum value comes from careful planning well before you put your business on the market.

Tax savings require planning
Tax & Compliance2 min read

Tax savings require planning

Let us look at ways to minimise your tax, so you don’t pay a dollar more than you should.

From Big Dreams to Hard Reality
Business Advice3min read

From Big Dreams to Hard Reality

The thought of becoming your own boss is so exciting that it’s easy to get carried away.

7 Questions for a Brighter Future
Business Planning4min read

7 Questions for a Brighter Future

As a business leader and owner your role is to focus on the future direction of your business.

The Business Life Cycle
Business Advice3min read

The Business Life Cycle

To buy the most appropriate birthday pressie for a friend you have to have a pretty good idea of what age they are turning.

Are you a Slave to Your Business?
Business Advice4min read

Are you a Slave to Your Business?

Do you ever stop and wonder why you are constantly on the proverbial hamster wheel?

4 Key Pillars to Succeed in Business
Business Planning3min read

4 Key Pillars to Succeed in Business

I went to an event with ICMI recently and saw Alisa Camplin speak. She blew me away with her incredible story.

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