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2020 - Tax Checklist
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Business Brochures

  Succession Planning

If your business is no longer a 'startup' then you should be thinking about your (eventual) exit strategies.  For many business owners their Succession Plan is a series of insurance policies that guarantee their family some income when they die or become incapacitated.  However, that generally doesn't assist their business partners, customers or staff!  It also means that the business owner never gets to actually enjoy (part) retirement... 

  Effective Marketing

Two truths about marketing:

1.   Developing, implementing and monitoring effective marketing strategies are essential for business success.
2.   Most businesses have a very unstructured approach to marketing.

How then, can businesses expect to make the most of their opportunities?


  Child Maintenance Trust
Maclean Partners Chartered Accountants specialise in the provision of advice in the use of a Child Maintenance Trust.  This is a specialist area of Trust and Tax Law that can provide significant tax advantage to a family.  From experience we have found that the assessment of child maintenance is a key frustration for all parties.  The use of a Child Maintenance Trust can eliminate uncertainty, allow you to plan your future cash flows and reduce your tax burden...

  Chief Financial Officer
Every 'big business' has a Chief Financial Officer ('CFO') and there is a very good reason for this:  CFOs have a specific skill set that is essential for ongoing business success.  Why else would EVERY business on the stock exchange have one?  The cost for a decent CFO can be anything from $150,000 to $millions and this is the main reason why smaller business for not have one.  Smaller businesses just don't have either this much in spare cash or the work load to keep a full time CFO occupied.

  Business Valuations

Maclean Partners Chartered Accountants specialise in professional Business Valuations.  Our valuation Techniques and Reports are tailored to suit the particular circumstances of each specific engagement.  Our Valuations are used for legal purposes, for corporate restructuring purposes, for succession planning purposes and for general business planning purposes.  Our expertise is demonstrated by our experience.  Not only have our team members conducted countless valuations but they have also trained a large number of accountants throughout Australia in business valuation principles and techniques...

Business Success

It is common knowledge that every business is different.  Despite this, there are certain management practices that every business owner needs to undertake if they are to build a sustainable business.  Maclean Partners Chartered Accountants have packaged these requirements into Six Basic Requirements for Business Success.  Most business owners actually know what these Six Requirements are and they know that they should regularly consider them.  The problem is that they are usually too busy reacting to their day to day issues to take a step back and properly address these...

  Business Review

Owning a business means that you are constantly thinking about new opportunities and worrying about things going wrong.  During different phases, the type of things you may worry about include cash, getting new customers, losing customers, staff, tax, outgoing your premises, IT, insurances, suppliers, shrinking margins, new markets/products/services and, ultimately, succession.  Multi owner...

  Benchmarking and Trend Analysis

A vital part of owning a Business is managing the performance of the Business.  A vital part of assessing the performance of your Business is used by the use of Benchmark Analysis.  Benchmark Analysis is the process of comparing the performance of your business to that of similar businesses.  It is only after such analysis that you can properly understand where your business is performing well and where it is underperforming...
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  • "I've known Ross for many years and his team continues to deliver good, wholesome country service" - Read more
    - Kym Westcott, Paleo Cafe
  • "Maclean Partners are very knowledgeable accountants who are always attentive and keen to learn more about how to improve our business. John and his team offer sound advice about tax and general accounting, as well as helping structure and manage the financial aspects of the business to our advantage". - Read more
    - Tony Pascoe, NQ Foot and Ankle
  • "We've worked so hard over the past 10 years to get the business to where it is and sometimes you can't see the forest from the trees. Thanks to the Maclean Partners and the 90 Day Business Challenge, I found each module so helpful and the self-paced online aspect combined with the face to face coaching and workshops worked really well for us. - Read more
    - Nelly Evans,Powdercoat Select
  • "Nelly (my wife) told me she had signed up for some business training and I told her it was a waste of time and money. I wasn't interested in doing it at all because both our businesses are firing on all cylinders, but to show her support, I went along to the first workshop and I was impressed. Nelly and I have been doing a lot of talking, but we realised that we never had the right mindset to take action. - Read more
    - Glenn Evans, The Fencing Factory
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