News and Events

New Sydney Office

We are proud to announce the latest milestone at 13 Concepts. We have officially opened our second office over looking Sydney Harbour Bridge, on the doorstep of Sydney’s CBD. Gateway, 1 Macquarie Place, Sydney 2000.

Budget 2017

The Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison handed down the budget for the 2017-18 year on May 9 2017.  There are a number of items that we have highlighted as being relevant for our 13 Concepts clients, with impacts for businesses and investors. Businesses The budget included a number of items that are relevant to small and

How To Increase Sales

Here are our 8 steps to more sales… If members of your sales staff are in a slump, implementing a formal sales process can help them identify their deficiencies.   Although not every salesperson can be a superstar, an improved sales process can improve your associates’ performance and your company’s profitability. Here are eight steps to

4 Tips For Business Success

Establishing a winning position in the marketplace is obviously critical to your company’s success. That ranking, however, must be based on a sustainable competitive advantage. How does your business gain an unbeatable advantage? There are two choices: Keep prices lower than those of the competition. As long as your product or service maintains an acceptable

Google Assistant

Meet your Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your own personal Google, always ready to help.   We here at 13 Concepts are huge fans of Google. With our product Dexterous, we have integrated Google APPs as much as possible. However, the latest break-through for Google is truly game changing.


Great story about our Stockbroking partner Chris Taylor of Wilsons Advisory.  Chris recently advised one of our clients of a new IPO (Initial Public Offer) opportunity that his firm was handling – VIVA Energy REIT (VVR).  Demand for stock was significant, as clients sought to secure stock at an initial price of $2.20.  Chris was

How To Protect Your IP

As the world’s second largest economy, China offers plenty of opportunities for your business to expand. If you are thinking about this move, make sure to don’t postpone registering your intellectual property (IP).   The importance of protecting IP cannot be overemphasized — it is often at the heart of a business’s success. If your

Tax Deduction On Mobile Phones

The ATO has released information on claiming deductions for mobile, home phone and internet expenses for work purposes. The following are some key points made by the ATO. Substantiating claims Taxpayers need to keep records for a four-week representative period in each income year to claim deductions of more than $50. These records may include diary entries,

Start Up Costs that are Tax Deductible

It costs money to start a business, and generally you cannot deduct those expenses because they are not incurred as part of running a company. Money spent to start a business is not considered as the cost of carrying on business. For example, before your company starts operating, it cannot deduct such costs as: Performing

Starting an Income Stream from an SMSF

Generally, a self-managed superannuation fund (SMSF) can only pay a member’s superannuation benefits when the member reaches their “preservation age” and meets one of the conditions of release, such as retirement. The payment may be an income stream (pension) or a lump sum, depending on the circumstances. The ATO has prepared a case study discussing differing

Thinking of an Acquisition?

If your business is considering an acquisition, it needs to work out how much the business is worth — and that is a complex task. Valuing a business requires familiarity with the target’s industry, knowledge of the principles of taxation and accounting, as well as awareness of with regulatory issues. While you may have extensive knowledge of the target’s industry, you

Social Media Markets

Are You Targeting The Right Customers? A company’s preferred social media platform depends largely on whether it sells to businesses or consumers. When asked to select the single most important social media platform, business-to-business (B2B) companies tended to choose: LinkedIn (41%) Facebook (30%) Twitter (19%) But the results differed significantly for business-to-consumer (B2C) companies: Facebook

Need A Temporary CFO

Does Your Business Need a Temporary CFO? Does your company need a chief financial officer but can't afford to hire one full time? Or does it simply need someone to help position your business for sale, see it through a special project or temporarily replace an executive who has fallen ill or left the organization?

Strategic Planning

Strategic planning has been around for decades. Delivered by forward thinking consultants to world-leading organisations in the 1970’s and 1980’s, strategic plans encapsulated the mission and vision of the business, together with clear forward plans for specific businesses and products over defined timeframes. The tool of MBA’s, business coaches and consultants, strategic and annual business

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