How to reduce your business insurance costs

More expensive premiums, higher excesses and narrower coverage are set to become an insurance reality for many Australian businesses. Here’s how SMB’s can prepare for a hardening market. Australian businesses have benefited from a soft insurance market for some years now, but it’s time to prepare for a change. We spoke with Steadfast Broker Technical…

Growth by Acquisition

In todays current Economic Climate many business’ are electing to increase their growth by way of acquisition. Whilst this strategy remains sound there are many considerations that need to be undertaken prior to purchasing an existing business, particularly if that business is in the same industry and/or profession you’re currently trading in. The main key…

Social Media Scams

Social media – there is no escaping it. Over time, it has become a way of life, from humble beginnings as a platform for friends and family to keep in touch, social media is now a complex system that allows all to interact on a personal level from consumers and companies to groups and governments.…

Unfair contract laws to be extended to insurance

Many of you would be unaware that existing legislation dealing with unfair contracts, does not apply to insurance. Given the generally held distrust of insurers who “use the small print” to escape from paying genuine claims, some people would say that is a position which shouldn’t continue…and the Government agrees. Following an announcement that a…

The hidden dangers in your mobile phone contract

Nobody likes checking documents with a fine-tooth comb, but being careful with your mobile phone contract can save you some expensive mistakes. We all know we should read the small print before signing anything, but who does? We just want it now!!! As part of an April Fools Prank in 2010, game retailer Gamestation once…

Are employee benefits the key to retaining good staff?

Some employers would say yes, but the experts agree that you can’t supplement a poor work culture with employee benefits. You can use employee benefits to reinforce your company culture and show staff they matter, but you must have a good culture to start with, otherwise employee benefits won’t stop staff leaving. If your culture…

A Snapshot of the New Labour Hire Licensing Laws

The Labour Hire Licensing Act 2017 (Qld), which commenced on 16 April 2018, aims to protect workers from exploitation by providers of labour hire services and to promote the integrity of the labour hire industry through a licensing scheme. The Act will apply to those who, as part of carrying on a business, hire out…