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Conducting a Discretionary Trust
A Discretionary Trust is not a separate legal entity in the same way as an individual or a company, rather it is a relationship which exists whereby a Trustee is compelled to hold property for the benefit of Beneficiaries. Here we outline the duties of the Trustee, how income and capital is distributed and other issues to consider when entering into the Discretionary Trust structure of business....More
 
The Most Important OHS Due Diligence Tool
Managing workplace safety is all about identifying hazards, assessing risk, eliminating or controlling that risk and making sure any controls implemented are effective. A Risk Management Register documents these processes and here we discuss why having one is the most important OHS due diligence tool in small business....More
 
The Basics of Due Diligence - Part II
More information on due diligence when purchasing a business....More
 
What are Trusts?
An explanation of the trust structure of company....More
 
The Basics of Due Diligence
Why due diligence is crucial when purchasing a business....More
 
Protecting Ideas and Products
If you go to all the effort of developing a product, you want to be sure that no one comes along to steal your work. This factsheet outlines the basics of intellectual property - copyright, designs, trademarks, patents and why they are important. For your convenience, we’ve also included links to our small business directory to put you in touch with intellectual property experts....More
 
Companies - The Pros and Cons
In many ways a company is similar to a sole trader or partnership, except that it exists as a separate legal entity from the owners. Here we discuss various company structures of business and their advantages and disadvantages....More
 
Understanding Partnerships
Partners are joint owners of a business. They have the same goals and are equally responsible for the decisions made on behalf of the business. Here we answer other questions asked about the partnership structure of business....More
 
The Sole Trader
In a sole trader structure of business, the business decisions are being made by one person. Of course, it doesn't necessarily mean that the business has only one worker. The sole trader can employ others to do any or all of the work in the business. Here we discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the sole trader business structure....More
 
Conducting a Unit Trust
A Unit Trust is not a separate legal entity in the same way as an individual or a company, rather it is a relationship which exists whereby a Trustee is compelled to hold property for the benefit of Beneficiaries or Unitholders. Here we outline the Unit Trust structure of business with topics including the duties of Trustees, how income is distributed, Capital Gains Tax and how to wind up a Unit Trust....More
 

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