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Welcome to our winter edition of Haven.

Haven Winter 2017

Do you or someone you know own a small business? In 2016 the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that the establishment of Australian small businesses was on the rise, with more than 2.1 million small businesses now trading across the country. With the nation’s economic growth driven by the hard work of Australian businesses, a new report into small business lending from the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman has been welcomed by small to medium sized enterprises. Check out our lead article for more detail around the proposed shake-up that is set to make lending terms fairer for small business owners.

As we hurtle towards the middle of the year and tax time looms, a quick financial health check is worth adding to your ‘to do’ list. Our tips on ways to manage your money might not be new, but they’re always worth a revisit.

Awkward family photos – the internet takes great joy in posting hilarious examples, and we’re on the hunt for your version. If you have a daggy or embarrassing family photo buried away in an old family album, send in a copy for a chance to win $1,000.

If you have any questions about your finance situation, or have a friend or family member that could use my expertise, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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