This story was recently told to us by a fellow Dover adviser. He does a lot of work with doctors. Dr Ethan and his wife Esther migrated to Australia in 1988. They were Russian Refuseniks, brought to Australia from the USSR under a special deal done by the then prime minister, Bob Hawke. Ethan’s medical … Continue Reading

Most business owners eat at least one meal a day in the office or factory. So here is some good news: if you run your business through a company or trust, then the food you eat at work is probably tax deductible. Some background Usually, meals are a private expense. And usually, there is no … Continue Reading

This week, we want to talk to you about what may turn out to be the most significant investment you could ever make. It is your own business. You may be surprised to hear that most financial planners are actually prevented from advising clients about their own business. Their licencee (the person under whose authority … Continue Reading

One of the hardest things about running your own business is changing your mindset from what works for employees to what works for employers. Employees are usually paid for their time, and so they use time to measure how much work they get done. For the person owning the business, time is the wrong metric. … Continue Reading