27 February 2023
Do You Have a Business Continuity Plan?
Why business continuity planning is important and how to create your plan
22 February 2023
Mercedes Toto Wolff’s Five Leadership Lessons to Cultivate Winning Teams
Five lessons for leaders to cultivate winning teams inspired by Mercedes Team Principal Toto Wolff To win in Formula One takes strong leadership, purpose, focus and teamwork, strategies that can also help you succeed in business. 1. Set the highest standards for everyone. Wolff sets the highest standards throughout the organisation and highlights that every team member plays a part in Mercedes’ performance. This mindset has contributed to the emergence of an organisation obsessed with excellence that constantly aims to raise its standards and set the benchmark within its sport. 2. Put people at the front and centre. Changing an organisation’s culture...
20 February 2023
A fruitful partnership with Ledge reaps rewards for SSH Group
One of Australia’s leading integrated hire businesses at the forefront of hiring people and equipment for the booming construction, civil and mining industries across the country reached a pivotal point in its future growth strategy and turned to Ledge Finance as its financial partner. “Our sole purpose behind everything we do is to improve outcomes for Australian projects and communities,” said SSH Group’s CEO and Managing Director, Daniel Cowley-Cooper. “With our strategic growth plan of organic and acquisition-style growth in mind, we set out to align ourselves with strategic partnerships to help us achieve our goals. Ledge Finance was a...
5 February 2023
Leading the way in ESG technology innovation across WA
As the global transition to a greener, emission-free future through ESG technology innovation gathers momentum, a WA company is leading the charge. EcoQuip’s award-winning Mobile Solar Lighting Tower (MSLT4) is a popular ESG solution with clients in the mining, civil and infrastructure construction industries. Thanks to the company’s innovative approach, the team was tasked with meeting specific goals in their client’s mission to preserve local fauna. In 2019, EcoQuip was requested to trial the MSLT4 at a client site in WA’s Pilbara region to meet a uniquely sensitive environmental goal. A critical requirement of the proposal was that the MSLT4...
23 January 2023
What is Social Impact Investing?
The key principles of SII and what it means for Australian investors Social Impact Investing is fast becoming one of the world’s most significant investment trends. The core aim of Social Impact Investing (SII) is to generate positive social and environmental outcomes in addition to financial return. While SII is still a relatively new concept, it is rapidly gaining momentum in Australia and internationally. Morgan Stanley has forecasted impact investment growth to be around 30 per cent per year. And while the social impact market is comparatively small in Australia, it is projected to grow exponentially to approximately $500 billion...
16 December 2022
Tips for businesses to survive and thrive in tough economic times
The stronger your business, the less likely it is to feel the effects of an economic downturn – or at least, the less severe those effects will be. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips that should help Australian businesses not only survive but thrive during tough economic times. We will focus on things like the disposal of surplus assets, controlling and measuring debt levels, and reducing debt where applicable. By following these tips, you should be able to keep your business afloat and even grow. The current economic climate Some industries, more than others, continue to endure...
13 December 2022
How to grow your business through mergers and acquisitions in 2023
In uncertain times, businesses have learnt to be more agile and opportunistic to survive and thrive. One way to do this is through mergers and acquisitions. By pursuing underperforming competitors or businesses with complementary capabilities, you can quickly build market share and improve your business’s bottom line. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the things you should consider when it comes to mergers and acquisitions – and where to find opportunities. Mergers and acquisitions A study by KPMG found that mergers and acquisitions were the most common form of growth for global businesses in 2021, with 2022...
7 December 2022
Using ESG in future planning for the Crane Industry
Crane hire businesses should position themselves to scale up with a mix of fleet assets to ensure they can service the expected unprecedented demand from the renewables sector. The arrival of the Anthony Albanese Labor government heralds a push towards renewables with a net-zero emissions target by 2050. And the direction Australia’s energy providers are heading is apparent. New wind farms are being constructed across the country, with the construction process made possible by the crane industry. Crane companies need to consider positioning themselves to upscale with the move towards the renewable sector, including a transition plan across fleet to...
29 November 2022
Commercial Property Outlook: Current Trends & What’s in Store for 2023
Current market trends and what you need to know about the commercial property outlook for 2023 A Popular Investment Choice Property has long been a popular investment choice for Australians, offering reliable passive income and long-term capital growth without the share market volatility. Stronger rental returns, longer leases and fewer outgoings than the residential sector make commercial property a particularly attractive asset class. But with rising inflation, frequent interest rate hikes, and speculation about an imminent recession, confidence in the Australian commercial property market has been rocked. That being said, the outlook is far from doomed. Here, we delve into...