Our workshop attendees took a close look at their businesses with the help of Paul Sweeney from Pretium Solutions. Participants left the session with a better understanding of their businesses, plus some guidelines for what steps to take next.
Hills District Small Business Exhibition & Awards - proudly sponsored by Pretium Solutions
Paul Sweeney and Angela Stephen from Pretium Solutions exhibited at the inaugural Hills District Small Business Expo at Cropley House, Baulkham Hills. It was an exciting day meeting other local businesses and listening to thoughtful speakers talk about small business growth strategies, modern marketing techniques and much more.
Seminar - Cybersecurity: What your business needs to know
Luke Iacovelli from UNITECH Solutions shared valuable information on how we can protect our businesses from cyber attacks.
Some of Luke's suggestions included:
Find out if your business is receiving unwanted emails
Engage a professional ICT services partner
Use a cloud-based email filtering service
Ensure your files are secured with an off-site and/or cloud-based backup
Implement a tight third-party payment policy
Ensure all touch-points to the internet are protected with up-to-date antivirus and firewall
Implement a cybersecurity policy that every employee must sign
Seminar - The Health Industry Challenge - Having a Healthy Business AND Healthy Clients
Brendan Limbrey from Arrow Physiotherapy shared his insights on how to run a successful business in the health industry. He discussed the paradox of running a healthy business when you want your clients to get better and stop seeing you.
Business Alliance CEO Lunch with Paul Sweeney
Paul Sweeney presented at the Bella Vista Business Alliance CEO Lunch series. Paul spoke on the topic 'Focusing Your Business in a Distracted World'. It was a great afternoon at Cropley House, meeting other local business leaders and enjoying a fine meal together.
Craft Beer Night at Pretium Solutions
Mark Neal, the Head Brewer from the Basement Brewhouse at Bankstown, shared his thoughts on the craft beer industry. It was an enjoyable evening full of conversation, food, and of course, tasty brews from the Basement Brewhouse.
Seminar - Employment Traps
Pretium Solutions and Frank Law presented a case study and discussion on employment traps for growing businesses. They discussed common risks and traps business owners face when hiring and managing employees and the consequences for when things go wrong. They looked at the impact of these consequences on businesses, owners (and their families) and they discussed solutions.
Federal Budget Review 2019
Will Douglas from Morgans presented an insightful review of the 2019 Budget measures including an analysis of the economic conditions enabling a return to surplus. There was also an interesting panel discussion with Jim Mills from Merit Planning Hills and Paul Sweeney from Pretium Solutions. The evening finished with networking drinks and nibbles enjoyed by all.
Seminar - Should You Create a SMSF and Borrow to Buy a Property?
Pretium Solutions and Sandra Zalud from Liberty Network Services discussed key points about using superannuation to buy an investment property. They explained the advantages and risks involved and the importance of getting professional advice.