$20,000 asset write-off – time to take advantage

Small business is a rewarding, but often unforgiving world, so owners and entrepreneurs need to take advantage of any benefit that is legally available. The $20,000 write-off threshold is one such government policy open to all Australian small businesses – which includes any organisation with an annual turnover of less than $10 million. But at [...]

By |2018-04-05T10:43:28+00:00April 5th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Tips for growing your small business now

Mhairi MacLeod, Principal of Astute Ability, will join NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian MP and leading aggregator, Finsure’s Managing Director, John Kolenda to launch the “Women in Finsure” business networking in March. The event to be held on March 9, the day after International Women’s Day, at the Hilton in Sydney, will see the NSW Premier present [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:36+00:00March 6th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Managing credit card debt

Australians put a whopping $325 billion on plastic in 2017, with the nation’s combined credit card balance an eye-popping $52.2 billion at year’s end, according to the Australian Banking Association (ABA). Based on the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) estimate of 9.2 million Australian households in 2016, that equals an eye-popping average debt of around [...]

By |2018-03-06T12:10:04+00:00March 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Aussies drive record growth for car sales – time to find yourself a car loan?

Aussies love their cars probably more than their homes, with a record number of us snapping up a new vehicle in 2017. A recent report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, showed total sales of new vehicles rising by 6.7% over the year to December 2017. Moreover, Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries says the Australian [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:36+00:00March 6th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Gender equality and diversity in the workforce

Are we there yet? Gender equality and diversity in the workplace has featured prominently in the national conversation in recent months. So what better time than now to investigate the truth about gender diversity in business today? Astute Ability Finance Group recently conducted a survey of male and female respondents from three traditionally testosterone-dominated industries [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:36+00:00March 6th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Astute Ability Group and Natasha from the Finsure Broker Academy

It was a privilege to have Natasha from the Finsure Broker Academy at the Astute Ability Group Office for the last two days to brain storm her ideas to grow her business . During our discussion on what success means to her, I now know Natasha has a clearer direction on how to grow a [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:36+00:00March 1st, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Astute Ability Finance Group among Australia’s best businesses

Astute Ability Finance Group has been shortlisted as a finalist to win in the Best Community Engagement Program and Best Customer Service categories at the 2018 Better Business Awards, partnered by NAB and hosted by The Adviser, a leading publication for Australian mortgage and finance brokers. In 2017, Mhairi MacLeod JP, Principal of Astute Ability [...]

By |2018-02-06T16:33:50+00:00February 6th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Consolidating your debt

If you’re feeling the post-Christmas credit pinch, there are some strategies such as debt consolidation that may help ease the financial pain. When consolidating, choose a loan product with a lower interest rate than your credit card. Unsecured personal loans, for example, traditionally have higher interest rates than car loans. However, there is a finite [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:36+00:00February 6th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments

Leave cash flow worries behind with debtor finance

A slow Christmas period has put the squeeze on many Aussie small businesses, and with the threat of more significant online companies entering the market, confidence is down according to recent research from cloud accounting specialist MYOB. The findings revealed that 39 percent of small businesses cited cashflow as a major issue and 37 percent [...]

By |2019-02-05T15:52:36+00:00February 6th, 2018|Media, News|0 Comments