There is a very common, reoccurring urban (actually commercial) myth that, if ever a client receives bank documents* for signing, they either: are 'advised' (by a non-lawyer...), or somehow, completely misguidedly, believes, they only need such to be "witnessed by a lawyer." Sidenote: … Read more about You don’t need a lawyer, if you “just need bank documents witnessed”!
For the purposes of trying to simplify the world of IT and how it analogously relates to your business, I’ve put together some basic domestic->technology metaphors to try to explain how your IT systems and security is like your own home. Now before all the various IT experts have conniptions … Read more about “Why your Business’ IT Systems and Security is like your Home.”
In this 'sPEAKing Pharmacy' podcast, John Thornett of Peak Strategies and Tom Meagher of Balfour Meagher discuss "the initial pre-purchase processes for a pharmacy and what first-time buyers should consider before signing on the dotted line." … Read more about ‘sPEAKing Pharmacy’ podcast
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Very commonly individuals personally-borrow money and then loan that money on to their new entity to say: buy a business, acquire equity, help provide a loan for working capital to help privately fund their business etc. However I still find it very rare that (despite their being a ‘bank’ for their … Read more about Finance Security Tip: ‘On Loans’ by a Party to their Related Entity.
In light of the recent 'hacking' of a conveyancer’s IT system and payee details (no it wasn’t a failure by the PEXA system see - PEXA says platform remains secure), here's some suggested, relatively-easy additional security steps your business could take when intending to make any such payments or … Read more about Quick Practical Tip for Increasing Security with Payments to Clients and Third Parties
We didn't think we needed to publish this but as we've have been contacted by so many clients and other parties this week, now we thought we'd share a summary of some practical information and guidance around the GDPRs and the privacy laws. Note: this is not legal advice, as obviously you need to … Read more about Privacy Policies and complying with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPRs).
Over the many years of advising clients, business partners and presenting at various seminars in relation to business licenses, setting-up a new business or buying a business, one service that very few people (including lawyers!) are aware of is an excellent online service provided by the federal … Read more about Why ‘ABLIS’ is helpful for Start-up Businesses, Business Owners and Buyers