Business Services & Strategy

The old work van had been used in the business for years, as had the office manager, who’d recently retired after a 9-year stint running the place for you. The handover to her replacement looked ok from where you stood. The new manager proved competent and,...

Buying a Business Our guide is designed to cover the essentials when setting out on a business venture. We’ve tried to keep the content clean, to the point  and relevant, not just from a legal perspective, but also as to what it means to be in...

"Women in law and other dumb concepts" We all woke to the attached ad in the local paper. Our competitor asked: “Have you ever wished an experienced lawyer would carry out your legal work instead of a girl in the office?” Um. None taken. Let's introduce ‘a girl’ or...

“It just crawled into that bloody hole in my glove!” Last weekend I had the great pleasure of harvesting and extracting honey the traditional way from my parents’ bee hive: white overalls, the funny veil, bee smoker, the whole show. And later at their home, separating...

$50? $100 maybe?  A light meal at a casual restaurant?  A few rounds with friends? A tank of fuel? Now consider that number in the context of say a $500,000 house purchase. On anyone’s scale, it’s a tiny proportion. And yet that’s all it takes to...

It’s a trite comment to say Apple has got it right. A cursory Google (or perhaps Safari?) search will reveal the message behind the Apple brand, and how it is supported with an almost religious zeal by its followers, and its team. No we don’t...

I'LL CUT MY OWN DEAL THANKS  Keeping the lawyers out, and other good ideas.   ‘Just keep it simple and to the point - the last thing I want to do is scare them off.’  Everyone, and I do mean everyone, leads with those words when they're providing instructions....

 Business Mobility, Knowledge Workers and Choice 20 years ago our reception area was frequently short on chairs. A combination of limited technology, and traditional expectations of lawyer / client relationships meant that often, business was conducted face-to-face. Today, the business of law is vastly different, and...

“I went into business with your spouse, not you!” You’ve been in business with your good friend and close ally Mark for almost a decade, building a strong business together. You’ve survived the GFC, massive competition, and a couple of bad business decisions you’d rather forget....