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The New Century, At Last

The New Century, At Last

Published : 1 Feb 2017 Author : Harry Notaras Comments :

The new century has finally begun, savagely and belatedly, like the ending of a pregnancy whose term went longer than its natural course. What has been born is over-cooked and unattractive. Can it now be made beautiful? Wherever you look, the signs of this new age appear. The most conspicuous is [...]

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Why selling your business yourself on Gumtree may not be such a great idea

Why selling your business yourself on Gumtree may not be such a great idea

Published : 27 Jan 2017 Author : Andrew Dickson Comments :

First off, let me state this is not a complaint against Gumtree. Gumtree is a great conduit for selling items and to promote small businesses. It is a very successful business that has had immense growth in Australia in the last 5 to 10 years. It is very good online classified type of Website.  [...]

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Low Interest Rates the New Carbon Monoxide

Low Interest Rates the New Carbon Monoxide

Published : 27 May 2016 Author : Harry Notaras Comments :

Colourless, odourless, tasteless and initially non-irritating, the world and this country are well and truly caught in its deadly embrace. While many celebrate the reduction in official interest rates that occurred last week it is worthwhile to pause and reflect on the cause and consequence of this [...]

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Oil Prices Down. Why So Serious

Oil Prices Down. Why So Serious

Published : 29 Jan 2016 Author : Harry Notaras

Amid the collapse in oil prices there has been an outpouring of heartache and misery in the financial markets. Sentiment has pushed aside fundamentals as the death throes of a world with energy constraints is replaced with one of abundance.  The age of renewable energy is fast appro [...]

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Business Valuation Made Simple

Business Valuation Made Simple

Published : 4 Jan 2016 Author : Harry Notaras Comments :

While the reasons that someone wants to buy a business may be many and varied, the value they put on it will generally come down to the income or profit it generates. Here are a few rules of thumb to help guide you when trying to guestimate the value of a business.   Average Weekly [...]

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