What does the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement mean for my business?

Last month, on 17 January 2020, the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (A-HKFTA) entered into force. What is a Free Trade Agreement? For those wondering what a free trade agreement – or FTA – is, an FTA is essentially an agreement between at least two countries in which they agree to mutually reduce or eliminate trade barriers such as tariffs and import quotas, on goods and services, between themselves. Depending on how broadly worded the FTA is drafted, the range of products/services can vary widely. With Australia and Hong Kong already having a strong trade relationship, the A-HKFTA will,

By |2020-07-07T07:11:34+00:00February 11th, 2020|0 Comments

Establishing a work-life balance and securing a solid business!

It’s all about balance Ideally, at the beginning of this new year, attention will be given to working on the business as much as in the business. Equally, the importance of family in the mix of time-share. Profit of the business is the objective; this underpins choice and prosperity but shouldn't be at the expense of the whole of life. Let's investigate some ways this can be achieved - some thought-starters! So where to start? When to start? Why start?? Everyone has either heard their parents say or have already said, "sorry I can't come to that, I have

By |2020-07-07T07:12:17+00:00January 11th, 2020|0 Comments

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence

What is Emotional Intelligence, and why is it important? Emotional Intelligence or EI is the other kind of smart. It started to appear to the masses in the mid-'90s and seemed to be the missing link in these peculiar findings: people with an average IQ outperformed those with higher IQs 70% of the time. These findings threw a massive spanner into what many people had assumed for so long, to be the sole source of success – IQ Emotional intelligence is in all of us and is that "something" that seems to be a bit intangible. It affects

By |2020-07-07T07:13:03+00:00November 11th, 2019|0 Comments