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Wine Equalisation Tax: Are you ready for the changes?

The Federal Government has scrapped plans to further cut the Wine Equalisation Tax cap from $500,000 to $290,000 but will push ahead with a reduction to $350,000. The changes will come into force on July 1 next year and will affect who can claim the rebate. Changes include: Producers must own 85 per cent of the grapes at the crusher …

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StartCon 2017: The power of content and the rise and rise of automation

Hub39 marketing manager John Durrant spent two days in Sydney last week for the 2017 StartCon conference – now Australia’s largest growth and startup conference. Here’s his highlights from the event. Walking into the 2017 StartCon conference on Friday was an exciting experience. Grasping an event schedule that read like a who’s who of some of the world’s most successful …

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Investing in Adelaide infrastructure: A chance to grow?

Billed as the world’s fifth most liveable city, Adelaide has big plans for growing its infrastructure, its tech scene and its carbon neutral targets, to name a few, and the opportunities for investing in Adelaide are growing. There’s no doubt that Adelaide faces challenges going forward, but we can also see growth indicators when we look around this great city. …

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Tony Catt: ‘Bitcoin price could double but it will snap eventually’

Bitcoin burst through the $US10,000 price barrier for the first time yesterday, but Hub39 CEO Tony Catt is warning a ‘snap’ is just a matter of time. In the past week alone, bitcoin’s value has surged by close to 30 per cent, and was trading at a record high of $US11,047 late yesterday afternoon (November 30, 2017). Bitcoin’s rise in …

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Considering investing in private equity projects? These are the key questions to ask before you sign

Looking to invest in a private equity project? Kristen Buik explains that if you are considering this type of investment, there is a level of due diligence that you should undertake before committing any funds. Questions to ask could include: How does the business/investment work? If you don’t understand it, don’t do it. Be confident that the person promoting can …

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Things not working out? Follow these simple steps to identify and fix problems within your business

Andrew Mattner, director at Altitude Advisory, explains how all problems within your business fall into four categories and how you can fix them. Throughout my career helping business owners to build better businesses there are consistent themes in the stories I hear when things are not going so well. Countless times I have heard stories from business owners where they …

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Time for a Change…and Quick

Ever heard the expression “time is money”? Well, it’s never more true than when it comes to making changes to your business. While change is not something that most people embrace quickly or open-heartedly, if it’s done too cautiously it can flatten revenues, eat profits and lead to business failure. This is particularly true for small businesses where the resources …

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