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The Pros and Cons of Trusts
A discussion on the basic definition of the trust structure of business and its advantages and disadvantages. For your convenience, we’ve included links to relevant business services and suppliers in our business directory who can help you along the way....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
Conducting a Hybrid Trust
A 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 discuss the Hybrid Trust structure of business with topics including duties of Trustees, distribution of income and capital and Capital Gains Tax considerations....More
What are Companies?
The advantages of the company stucture and how to form one....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
The Basics of Due Diligence - Part II
More information on due diligence 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
What are Trusts?
An explanation of the trust structure of company....More
Business Structures in Australia
Common business structures in Australia explained here....More
The Basics of Due Diligence
Why due diligence is crucial when purchasing a business....More

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