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Directors Need Leadership Awareness

Issue 012

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS Small Business and ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. Directors/committee members need an understanding of the strategic planning process that will assist the development of their company/organisation.  Few directors are able to make the journey from an SME company director to chairman of a listed public company. We invited...

A Sale is not Completed Until You Are Paid

This Requires Good Debtors' Management (Issue 011)

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS Small Business and ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. Company directors and committee members of organisations have a clear responsibility to protect their company’s/organisation’s assets.  For many companies/organisations, debtors are a large asset. The “management of debtors” is a key area for directors/committee...

Nothing Happens Until a Sale is Made

Issue 10

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS Small Business and ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. “Nothing happens until a sale is made” - this is a very true statement which, unfortunately, many company directors and business operators have not fully appreciated. Company directors have a responsibility to ensure that a proactive selling system has been implemented...

Directors Have Human Resources Responsibilities

Issue 009

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS Small Business and ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. An awareness of human resources laws and best practices is an important component of a company director’s and committee member’s knowledge base. Whilst it is true that directors should authorise a company’s human resources system and that it is management’s role to...

Understanding “Business” is Corporate Governance

Issue 008

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS Small Business and ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. Directors of small/medium enterprise companies, committee members of not-for-profits, charities and sporting organisations need an overall understanding of “business” to carry out their duties. An understanding of “business” is what “corporate governance” relates...

SMEs Update

Issue 007

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS Small Business and ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. Today we’re going to look at the Research and Development Tax Rebates and the Export Market Development Grant. Research and Development Research and Development Tax Rebates are only available for companies.  If you’re undertaking research and development, and not...

Leadership - Are You Recognised As The Leader

Issue 006

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS Small Business and ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. Good leadership is needed in every type of business, whether it’s a sole trader, partnership, trust or company, with a turnover of any level, or your entity is a not-for-profit, charity or sporting organisation. Leadership is required irrespective of the type or size of the...

Lift Off for Corporate Governance Network

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE NEWS: Issue 7 of 7

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS Small Business and ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. Directors and committee members of charities, not-for-profits and sporting organisations need to be aware of the legislation that applies to either companies or not-for-profit type organisations.  What is the best practise?  What are the ethics of running businesses...

The Buck Finishes Here

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE NEWS: Issue 6 of 7

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS Small Business and ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. Revelations from the Banking Royal Commission have highlighted that directors have a responsibility to: develop policies and strategies for their company; and make sufficient enquiries to satisfy themselves that management and the team have appropriately implemented...

Directors You Need to Monitor Trends

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE NEWS: Issue 5 of 7

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS Small Business and ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. Directors and committee members determine policies for companies and not-for-profits, charities or sporting organisations.  A key role of the board or the committee is then to determine the type of skills that the chief executive officer, general manager, manager or...

People Issues for Directors & Committee Members

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE NEWS: Issue 4 of 7

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS Small Business and ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. This series of articles is part of the Corporate Governance Network and today’s subject is “People Issues with Directors and Committee Members”. Company directors, committee members for not-for-profits, charities and sporting organisations have a very important...

ALL THINGS FINANCIAL

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE NEWS: Issue 3 of 7

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. Corporate governance requires an awareness of “All Things Financial”. Company directors and committee members of not-for-profits and charities, together with officers in all types of organisations need to have an awareness of a wide range of financial matters. In making this statement I do not...

Awareness of Legislation for Directors & Committee Members

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE NEWS: Issue 2 of 7

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS BIZTOOLS.  Welcome to Empowering SMEs. Today I want to talk to you about awareness of legislation, because this is a very important component of the new Corporate Governance Network Product that we are releasing, with the first webinar/workshop on the 9th May 2018. There is an enormous amount of issues relative to legislation when it...

Corporate Governance Network

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE NEWS: Issue 1 of 7

Hello, I’m Peter Towers, Managing Director of ESS BIZTOOLS. Today I'd like to talk to you about a new concept that we’ve developed which we’re calling the Corporate Governance Network. Over the last two years, through our consulting business – Towers Business Development Pty Ltd – we have conducted a series of workshops on behalf of the AusIndustry (a department of the Federal...

SMEs: Some Accountants Can Help You Add Value

Issue 004

Accountants who are committed to offering business advisory services to their clients will contribute to adding value to their clients’ businesses.Accountants who are committed to adding value are very interested in having discussions with small/medium enterprises about some of the opportunities available in 2017/18. What’s new in 2017/18?

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