A “stunning cauldron of economic, financial, political, and geopolitical forces” will see 2020 regarded a watershed year, the like of which hasn’t been seen since 1989, pre-eminent Australian economist Jonathan Pain told attendees at Matthews Steer’s Global Economic Update virtual event on October 15.
Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg handed down the most important Australian budget since World War II this week, announcing a series of measures designed to get people and businesses spending again through “the largest set of investment incentives any Australian Government has ever provided”. Here are the highlights as I see them relating to our clients at Matthews Steer...
Four of Matthews Steer’s shining stars have been recognised for their exemplary achievements during the COVID-19 crisis, Judith Nguyen, Belinda Torr, Joseph Seneca and Amanda Marianayagam earning promotions in what is the toughest economic climate Australia has experienced in decades.
Family bakery business Ferguson Plarre has big plans for its 'Future Bake Project' and Matthews Steer has been instrumental in assisting them to secure the Commonwealth Government’s Manufacturing Modernisation Fund and AusIndustry Entrepreneurs Program government grants that will help them realise their groundbreaking vision.
Dramatic change, such that we've seen during the COVID-19 pandemic, invariably stimulates fresh insight and opportunity for growth. The ‘new normal’ prompted by COVID-19 presents real opportunities for business owners to reflect on their operations, develop new perspectives, and reengineer and rebuild their businesses to embrace and conquer the impacts created by the post-Coronavirus economy.
At a time when COVID-19 presents an undeniable threat, both to our health and our businesses, it’s only natural to feel helpless, rudderless or overwhelmed. And, while survival has to be the No.1 in the unprecedented times we are living through, there are some simple actions you can take now to prepare your business for the impact of COVID-19 now, and into the future.
In today’s transport industry, where the only constant is change, there is a magic formula business owners can use to drive success, Matthews Steer Associate Nidal Mazloum told attendees at the annual Victorian Transport Association (VTA) Conference in March.
“We see great opportunities within the industry, and we offer a wide range of innovative, results-driven business services that provide support in strategic planning, corporate governance, financial analysis, and grant applications, that are designed to grow businesses, improve profitability, and transform profit into personal wealth." - Adrian Misiano.
Thomastown-based lighting design and manufacturing company, and Matthews Steer client, Limelite, scooped the AusIndustry Innovation and Enterprise Award at the 2019 Northern Business Achievement Awards (NBAA) Grand Finale Breakfast in December.
In your enthusiasm to secure a new career opportunity, have you ever stopped to ask yourself if you’ll enjoy working in the business you’re interviewing at? For Matthews Steer’s new Human Resources Specialist, Natalie Neilson, weighing up whether you will fit in with the workplace culture of a prospective employer is a critical step in deciding whether or not to accept a new role.