Real estate options to renew (from the perspective of the tenant)
Looking for an article that explains to a tenant the benefits is including options to renew in a commercial or retail leasing arrangement. It should also remind them that the terms of their lease are negotiable before they sign... read more
Four steps to joint venture prosperity
Do you have a great idea but don’t have all the expertise to bring it to fruition? Or maybe you have an innovative product that needs a marketing guru to take it to the masses?
Have you considered a... read more
What every small business owner needs to know about images and copyright
There is no doubt that a well-chosen image can make a powerful impact in your digital communications. But few of us have the skills to create eye-popping visuals, so we rely on others to make or find the images... read more
Protecting your business assets from relationship fallout
Business owners use many strategies to protect their business interests: but if you don’t consider your personal relationships, you may be leaving yourself vulnerable without knowing it. Business assets are included as part of the matrimonial or de facto... read more
Common commercial transactions that require due diligence
Due diligence is always a smart move in business and there are certain transactions that you should not enter into without researching the other party. These transactions include: Commercial or retail leasing; Lending or credit arrangements; Hire/purchase or rental... read more
Is your social media behaviour squeaky clean?
Social media is still a relatively new toy for SMEs in Australia but more and more are jumping on the bandwagon. Often though, it is done in haste and with very little training. For many business owners, it is... read more
How to protect your creative assets (IP)
In my last article, we started to explore IP or Intellectual Property – what it is and why it’s so valuable. In this article, we are going to look at the ways that you can protect your creative assets that don’t... read more
Do you protect your creative darlings?
When you create a tangible object – you can say “I made this, I own it, it’s mine.” But when you’re dealing with IP, it can be more challenging to protect your creative material – especially when other people... read more
Getting the most out of your referral arrangements
People do business with people. Building your business through referral arrangements is a natural extension of human behaviour. We like to ask others for recommendations – whether we’re looking to have our house painted or need a new mortgage.... read more