THE CURSE OF ERODING MARGINS….AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

Margins in most industries are eroding. Some quite markedly. Fifteen years ago the retail margin on computer hardware was […]

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Reliance Partners Hosts Breakfast with Martin Grunstein

We recently had the privilege of organising a breakfast presentation by customer service ‘guru’ Martin Grunstein for our partners […]

Preventing Office Injuries Through Good Ergonomics

Developing good ergonomic design in a workplace is a sound risk-management strategy for reducing the likelihood of injuries.

On […]

Managing the Risks in the Food and Beverage Industry

Food and Beverage is a challenging industry. Trends come and go, products fall in and out of favour and […]

Association Liability Insurance Explained

In the same way that a business might require insurance cover for key workers against legal liability that may […]

Top Tips for Motivating and Inspiring Employees

Anyone who has been a boss will probably know that even strong motivation can falter over time given the […]

What it Takes to be a Successful Entrepreneur

Virtually anyone can become an entrepreneur. Succeeding as one however is another matter entirely! Here are some of the […]

5 Tips for Creating a Successful Online Business

An online business operates along the same principles as any other. It starts with understanding your target market, defining […]

GIVE UP THE NEED TO BE RIGHT by Martin Grunstein

The need to be right is a basic psychological human need and it is the catalyst for destruction of […]

Do You Have Burglary Insurance for Your Business?

According to the Australian Institute of Criminology, there were 188,756 ‘unlawful entries with intent’ in 2016, making it one […]

What is Management Liability Cover and Do You Need it?

Management Liability insurance protects business owners, directors, officers and managers for claims made against them for mismanagement and allegations […]

How Good is Your Business Bookkeeping?

Maintaining up-to-date and accurate accounts enables you to see how well your business is performing.

A sound bookkeeping system […]

Social Engineering Scams and How to Guard Against Them

Social engineering is the art of tricking people into offering up private and sensitive information. Once scammers have personal […]

Attributes of Entrepreneurs Who Change the World

Some people just seem to have a knack for getting things done. Not just everyday things – but extraordinary […]

5 Tips for Beating Procrastination in a Home-Based Business

Many people who work from home will be familiar with procrastination – the putting-off of something that needs doing […]

5 Ways to Reduce Staff Turnover in Your Business

Staff turnover is costly to business. When a staff member leaves your organisation, you need to spend time and […]

Tips for Protecting Your Business from Ransomware

Ransomware is malicious software that hijacks your system or data until you pay a ransom to online attackers to […]

Risk Management in the Construction Industry

Construction is risky business. In 2017, the construction industry was just behind transport, postal, warehousing and agriculture, forestry and […]

People and SMEs – An Overview of HR Requirements

If you employ people in your business, you need to be aware of your legal obligations and requirements around […]

Are You Ever Too Young or Too Old to be an Entrepreneur?

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘entrepreneur’? A geeky kid developing software from their parents’ […]

What is Audit and Investigation Insurance?

Compliance is a crucial issue for all businesses. Examples include GST, BAS, PAYG, superannuation, workers compensation, fringe benefits tax, […]

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Building a Robust Game Plan for Your Small Business

All small businesses carry risks that can be financially crippling. Creating a sound risk management program helps make your […]

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Trades Insurance: Why You Need Cover to Match Your Business

The very physical nature of the work and the chances of things going wrong along the way make the case […]

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What Insurance Do Professional Service Businesses Need?

Professionals such as accountants, doctors, consultants, financial advisers, brokers and IT developers need many of the same types of insurance […]

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Tips for Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls at Work

Every year, slips trips and falls lead to thousands of workplace injuries, such as fractures, bruises, sprains, strains, and dislocations. […]

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Business Fleeced $76,000 in Cyber Crime Hack

Have you thought about what could happen if someone was able to change the banking details of suppliers on your […]

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Importance of Workers Compensation Insurance in Your Business

Once you start employing people in your business, you are obligated to take out workers compensation insurance to cover potential […]

Why Every Business Needs to Practice Fraud Prevention

All businesses are vulnerable to fraud. Deceptive actions do not have to be big or newsworthy to be considered ‘fraud’ […]

Weather Insurance for Australian Farmers

Australia is well known for its harsh climate conditions, and the weather can certainly be unpredictable. When it comes […]

Keeping Your Belongings Safe: 7 Tips for Daring Travellers

If you’re an adventurous traveller, it’s important to take steps to manage your risks while travelling. Here are some […]

What’s the Catch with Insurance for Tradies?

Businesses come in all shapes and sizes, and this means they don’t all face the same types or levels […]

Insurer Pays $164k for Poor Sales Practices

Youi Insurance has landed itself in hot water by putting sales figures ahead of customer interests.

According to ASIC, […]

Why You Need to be Asbestos Aware Before Picking Up Tools?

Being a hardy, lightweight and relatively inexpensive material, asbestos was widely used in construction projects in Australia between the […]

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Why Independent Businesses are not Immune to Cyber Crime?

Cyber crime costs the Australian economy $1 billion annually, and it’s not just big organisations that are affected. Statistics […]

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7 Tips for Improving Cyber Security

According to the Insurance Council of Australia (ICA) cybercrime is on the rise and is costing an estimated $1 billion […]

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Crime-Proofing Your Business Premises

The more layers of security you have around your premises, the less likely it is that burglars are going to […]

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Why Choose a Broker Over a General Insurer?

When you’re running a business, you want to ensure all assets are protected regardless of future circumstances. It goes without […]

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6 of the Most Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying Insurance

Insurance is regarded by many business owners as somewhat of a ‘grudge’ purchase – a cost that most find necessary […]

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How Insurance Fraud Affects All of Us

It might be thought of as a “victimless crime” where the only loser is a huge company, but insurance fraud […]

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An Assortment of Ridiculous Insurance Claims

The insurance business is a funny one. Experiences for insurance professionals can range from the incredibly serious to the incredibly […]