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Merry Christmas 2018

As the end of year fast approaches, the team at dVT Group would like to wish you well for the festive season and hope that you enjoy your break.   Our office will be closed from Friday, 21st December 2018 until Monday, 7th January 2019.   

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The Unique Value Proposition: The offer they can’t refuse!

Having a powerful UVP is crucial to provide clarity and assurance to customers that you have an irresistible offering, whilst giving direction and focus within a business.   When you market your products or services, it’s important that your target customers perceive them to be superior to similar products or services in the market. To make […]

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Who’s who in your business? The importance of clear status.

Recent cases have alerted businesses to the importance of establishing, with absolute clarity, the status of the people they engage. Employees? Contractors? Directors? Read about how business owners and individuals concerned can be protected.  Whether people engaged by a business are employees, casuals or independent contractors has always been an important issue – for the […]

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A Culture of Accountability: Who’s Responsible?

Accountability is vital to the success of any business. Business leaders must take the initiative in creating, developing and sustaining a culture of accountability. Here are some strategies that will help. All business owners want their businesses to succeed. Success is only possible in an environment where people accept their responsibilities and deliver on their […]

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Complex CARBS: The Changing Dynamics of the Food Business

The emergence of new technologies, online ordering and food delivery have been mixed blessings for cafes and restaurants. The industry is re-examining the ‘menu of services’ it offers to meet the demands of an unpredictable customer base.  Where would we be without CARBs? We’re talking about Café And Restaurant Businesses, of course.  They address a […]

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The Voice of the Customer: Are You Listening?

Customer satisfaction has always been crucial to the success of a business.  However, the key is to prioritise to ensure you are listening to the right customer and then quantify and use the feedback to help attract more customers like them.   Smart businesses owners know that the success, or even the survival, of a business […]

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Do Bankruptcy and Debt Outlive You?

Have you ever stopped to consider what would happen if you died bankrupt?  Obtain a general understanding of the different situations and how you may avoid placing an unnecessary burden on family and friends.  Like most of us, at some point, you will give serious consideration to making end-of-life arrangements. When you prepare your Will, […]

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When a business starts to fail – the new law affecting companies, suppliers and advisors!

A long overdue reform on the operation of IPSO Facto Clauses to increase the chances of companies facing difficulty to either return to successful future operations or to improve returns for all involved in the event of an insolvency event! Running a business is hard at the best of times, what with keeping customers happy […]

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Goodbye to trading names from ABN Lookup!

Read about the changes when using ABN Lookup and how best to register business names after 1 November 2018. ABN Lookup is the public view of the Australian Business Register (ABR). It provides access to publicly available information supplied by businesses when they register for an Australian Business Number (ABN). Presently, ABN Lookup displays all […]

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Allocating equity between siblings: entitlement vs reward!

How do family companies allocate equity between siblings considering the work done in the company and their entitlement to a “hereditary” share of the company? At dVT Strategy, we have been working with several family companies around setting up their businesses for generational change. This has resulted in some very interesting family dynamics being highlighted.  […]

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