BEN BIZ UPDATE
Edition #3 | 14Dec18 | Archived

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Inspired by Nelson Wockner's Love of Cats and Strategy
Strategy is a constant, as is Evolution.
Are you repositioning or are you losing your relevance?


IMPORTANT NOTICE 
Angela Engel has provided us with 
the St John Crisis Centres Christmas Hamper details
DETAILS PROVIDED IN THE "GOOD READS SECTION"

Gold Coast Professionals Sharing

Insights - Advice - Updates - Advantages - Opportunities
 

BEN CONTACTS

Nelson Wockner 07 5679 0070
Richard Purll  0452 446 447


Friday 14th December 

Breakfast Meetings - Invitation Only

Where: Edgewater Dining Restaurant, Isle of Capri
Time: 7am - 8:30am
Cost: $25.00 Breakfast and Coffee (Pay @ Counter)
Google Map Link Click here
Time Flow
7:00am - 7:30am Coffee and Mingle
7:35am Seated for start of Meeting 
8:30am Wind down and finish
8:35am Informal Mingle 
 
Regarding the grammatics! 
“Grammar is a piano that I play by ear”
Enjoy!

 
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BEN BIZ IS OUR TRIBE

This is not a Social Media Pep talk, just some questions and observations

Do you know who your business tribe is ? Do You know what Village your tribe (s) belong to?
You are toooo busy for this stuff right?
Personally knowing your Tribe and Village will most likely save you money and time with the added bonus of better quality client engagement. Not every business needs Google or Facebook. Not every business needs global domination strategies. Have you disenfranchised yourself from what is within reach - Google and facebook count on this. - I love facebook but they have desensitised many for their benefit of services.

Tribes need your Interesting Content something that grabs their attention and builds trust. 
Tribes talk, they are great primal advocates that engender loyalty. Keep your tribe topped up with fresh interesting content. Have you broken down your process, services and products into small bit sized packets and posted them? - it's free and Google is addicted to fresh new content.
The Ultimate Guide to Writing Blog Posts That Rank in Google’s Top 10

Some self talk to ward off the critics

Pursuing Perfection opens me up to honesty, it confronts my potentials and serves up opportunities to be embraced.


A recent BEN talk with BOB EAST 
November 16th  Archived 

Highlighted where the Gold Coast is likely to see growth opportunities. Are you positioning your business to these trends?
EVENTS
Health | Care | Aged 
Tourism
Education
IT | AI | VR 

'Being a little unbelievable often' and 'Unconditionally Willing' opens up Vision, Direction and Momentum. Looking beyond todays realities into what could be is always healthy, especially if you lead a business. 

I have made it a habit to focus on one thing at a time, no matter how small, then set out to be Remarkable at it, Resourceful with it, Add Value to it (or don't do it), Surround it all with exceptional talent that can help me make it a reality.
This was born out of my most critical times (weeks) spent in ICU when I could not open my eyes, or move.  It can become incredibly hopeless and life can drain very fast, but I could still think.

Steve
www.steveholmes.net.au 
BEN CARD 

 

Two items 

  1. Richard will attempt to extract some Questions and Answers from Nelson to complete his members card
  2. Richard will also discuss Cash flow and debtor collections

 
We are also looking for new people to interview and invite to the BEN Group

  1. INSURANCE: Super  + Life  + Business 
  2. LAW: Litigation 
  3. SEO
  4. SUCcESS STORIES

NIGEL FILE 

Serial Entrepreneur and all round good Dad

Nigel delivered a very honest and raw account of his journey to build and exit a business

Bullet points on Nigels talk BEN Breakfast 30 November

First Business - SCODY 
Custom Triathlon and Cycling Apparel - National Brand

  • Moved to GC with surfboards and tent
  • Started SCODY
  • Cut fabric on bed from home
  • Moved into factory and lived in factory
  • Built factory up with sewing machines, screen printing, fabric cutting, designers etc
  • Business Coach bought into the business
  • Then launched a retail range through Rebel Sport
  • Sold company within 3 weeks
 
SHERRY’S TERMITE AND PEST CONTROL
  • Bought Pre-Construction Pest Control company at age 30
  • Was one of the youngest of 42 staff
  • Grew business
  • Started Pest Control reporting app and termite barrier business on side
  • Battled through GFC but grew business
  • Sold pest control company, app and termite barrier companies to National Pest Control Company
 
LESSONS:
  • Use a daily task list
  • Manage business through quality systems
  • Blame the system not the person
  • Don’t be the task robot, enjoy the presence of others….

Thanks Nigel for taking the time to share your bumpy but ultimately successful business experiences.
It takes courage to step out and endure a journey lured by a vision of what can be. 

Nigel is currently on the hunt for a new business to sink his teeth into. Nigel's criteria is in Services with Scaleable and National reach. Employing size 25 - 50 and in need of systemising and modernising of management systems etc.

Anyone wishing contact Nigel can do so through myself. 
Cheers Steve
0415153522

RESTAURANT | VENUE | HOSTS

NEW YEARS EVE 

SEE YOU IN 2019 WITH EDGEWATER'S STUNNING VIEWS AND HOSPITALITY

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3, 2, 1…. When it comes to ringing in 2019, you don’t want to be stuck just anywhere. Swing into a spectacular start to 2019 and celebrate New Year’s Eve in style at Edgewater Dining! Indulge in a 3 course set menu for just $99 overlooking sparkling waterfront views and a backdrop of the beautiful Surfers Paradise skyline.

ACCOUNTING I CASHFLOWS | BUDGETS

What Cash Flow - What Budgets 

by Richard Purll 
RICHARDS BEN CARD DETAILS
As Christmas approaches have you got a cash flow and budget showing what funds you need to get through the holiday period?
If you are likely to fall short on receipts, you may need to look at short term overdrafts or ramping up your debtor collections before Christmas. 

For many non retail businesses the holidays are notorious for having low customer payments and of course workload to invoice new work. 

This makes it even more important to have monthly agreements with clients where the years services are planned out and packaged with a monthly payment plan. This levels out your cash flow over holiday periods when new work has gone on holiday as well.
Make a comment on Richards Facebook post
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LAW I FAMILY | DIVORCE

"PERCEPTIVE LITTLE HUMAN BEINGS! AND THEY WILL JUDGE YOU ON YOUR PERFORMANCE" 

A well organised road map to succeeding in through the treacherous swamps of Separation and Divorce

DO THE TALK

The TALK: How To Tell Your Children You're Separating

By Rohan McAdam
WEBSITE
MEMBER CARD 

HOW TO TELL YOUR KIDS YOUR ARE SEPARATING 
If there's anything as or even more difficult than having to separate or divorce, it's telling your children that you've come to this decision and that mum and dad will no longer be together. It may be one of the most difficult conversations you'll ever have. It's natural for children to want to see their parents with each other so this announcement may give them their first heartbreak. As hard as it may be, kids still NEED to be told. They are perceptive human beings. They observe and feel more than we can ever imagine. Leaving them wondering in the dark and confused with what's happening may not be the best recourse. Adults see divorce for the complex situation that it is - the division of assets, children's time each parent, the financial bearings etc. Children, especially the younger ones, see it in self-centred terms, "Is it my fault?", "Who's going to take care of me now?", "Where will I live?", "Don't you love me anymore?". IF they’re not asking these questions during the conversation the alternate is these thoughts are just lingering in their heads. Either way, you would want to answer these questions as honestly and as assuringly as possible.

Rohan's article goes on to expand on how to cope, manage and succeed under a very difficult and distressful life event that family's may find themselves in.

The article covers the following subheadings and shows 
LAW | PROPERTY | TAXES
Nelson highlighted this subject at the last BEN meeting 30 Nov 2018
Contact Nelson  07 5679 0070

What is land tax?

Who pays it ?

EXCERPTS Via
https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/land/tax/overview/about

Rate

The tax rate that applies depends on what type of owner you are, the total taxable value of your land, and if any exemptions apply.

Land liable for land tax

Land in Queensland is categorised as freehold, leasehold or state-owned.

Land tax is a tax on freehold land, which includes:

  • vacant land
  • land that is built on
  • lots in building unit plans
  • lots in group title plans
  • lots in a timeshare scheme
  • lots owned by a home unit company

Assessing land tax

Land tax is assessed (or calculated) on the total taxable value of an owner's Queensland freehold land. 

We will add up the taxable value of all land that you own in Queensland at 30 June, excluding land on which you have received an exemption.

Different rates apply depending on this total value and what type of owner you are. You are liable when the total taxable value of your land is:

  • $350,000 or more—for companies, trustees or absentees
  • $600,000 or more—for individuals.

Reassessments of your land tax can happen when certain events occur, which may increase or decrease your liability.

To expand your knowledge visit the source or discuss with Nelson at Wockner law
https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/land/tax/overview/about

INVESTMENT| FUND | MORTGAGE

VERTEX FUNDS MANAGEMENT

SCOTT SMITH 

WEBSITE 
LINKEDIN

A RECAP ON SCOTT'S INTRODUCTION AND PRESENTATION
Scott is a Director of Vertex Funds Management No. 2 Pty Ltd and is an authorised representative of AFSL No. 504577.

He has over 20 years’ experience in the banking and finance sector gaining extensive experience in property finance, rural banking, business and commercial banking. He has held the role of Property Finance Relationship Manager at a major Australian bank, specialising in property development and commercial investment lending. Scott has also held a general management role within the private finance sector managing the team running a $280 million loan portfolio incorporating business and commercial property lending.

Scott has also held positions in the risk and recovery division of a major bank, specialising in managing the turnaround and recovery of impaired business loans and commercial property loans.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree majoring in Valuation and Property and a master’s degree in Property Investment and Development. This knowledge and experience in the business banking and property sectors has enabled Scott to develop his skills in loan origination, loan management, structuring, negotiation and management of impaired loans.

Scott’s focus is to utilise this expertise to provide optimal investor returns through comprehensive credit assessment and intensive loan management. Further information on Scott’s background and experience can be found on his LinkedIn profile.

GOLD COAST BIZ BLITZ

In the media 

Life-fi on our beaches
New technology provides access to unlimited free wi-fi between the flags and enables beachgoers of different nationalities to receive live surf patrol instructions in their own language, without requiring app download. 
READ MORE 

Condev Construction going strong
It looks like the Condev success model is moving toward the next level and positioning for an ASX listing. 
READ MORE 

How a car dealer convinced a town he was a hedge fund genius 
Goldsky Global Access Fund and its owner Kenneth Charles Grace, 53, had their assets frozen by the Supreme Court as they battled civil fraud charges overseas and allegations of financial misconduct in Australia.
READ MORE

Gold Coast Business: Investors poured $211m into failed stockbroking firm Halifax 
12,500 trading accounts belonging to up to 10,000 active clients in three countries have been frozen in the collapse of the firm, which has since closed its offices in Southport, Perth and Melbourne and terminated six staff.
READ MORE

Tony Quinn has bought Retail Food HQ
This is another move by Tony into Gold Coast Property. Tony Quinn ex VIP Pet Food and Darrell Lee Chocolates.
Tony has also moved into (successfully) the Beef Jerky market in the USA   
 

PODCAST| BUSINESS| ENTREPRENEUR

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BUT ANGELA has something for you to read and action 

Hi All
 
Sorry for hijacking your list Nelson but it is for a good cause! 
 
You may remember a couple of weeks ago Reverend Jon from St John’s Crisis Centre attended and spoke and he had a list of food items that they are collecting for their Christmas appeal. I said that if anyone wanted to contribute I would arrange for the items to be delivered to them. So here is your reminder – stop at the supermarket on the way home from work, grab a couple of items and bring them along tomorrow and you will help Reverend Jon and St John’s Crisis Centre help those in need this Christmas. 
 
If that sounds all too hard (the supermarket buying bit) and I know how time poor many people are then I am happy to do a collection of cash donations and buy the items on the list and deliver it to St John’s on behalf of BEN (as my mum is a member of the parish of the church that St John’s Crisis Centre is attached to). 
 
The list was posted on the BEN Facebook group page and here it is below again –

I look forward to seeing you all on Friday with gifts or money in hand (which I promise I won’t put in my wallet – you know you can trust a lawyer don’t you!)  

 

PODCAST| BUSINESS| ENTREPRENEUR

RECOMMENDED LISTENING

Nelson Recommends

 

(20ish minutes)

Hear from the entrepreneurs who wrote the book on “startups” -- Millennials aren’t the only business owners who know a thing or two. Hosted by co-founder of Initialized Capital and Reddit Alexis Ohanian, Business Schooled is your crash course on entrepreneurship by the people who’ve seen it all: Gen Xers and Boomers. Every 20ish-minute episode highlights a different entrepreneur making waves outside the Silicon Valley limelight.
The Boomers are not dead yet baby! 
VIDEO | IMPROVE | PERFORMANCE

Stay in your zone

How to hack your Biology
Alan Watkins 

https://youtu.be/0xc3XdOiGGI

HOW DO YOU STAY IN YOUR HIGH PERFORMANCE ZONE
Alan is the founder and CEO of Complete Coherence Ltd. He is recognised as an international expert on leadership and human performance. He has researched and published widely on both subjects for over 18 years. He is currently an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Neuroscience and Psychological Medicine at Imperial College, London as well as an Affiliate Professor of Leadership at the European School of Management, London. He originally qualified as a physician, has a first class degree in psychology and a PhD in immunology.

Whatever you decide to do (sports, hobbies, being healthy, driving, cooking, talking, etc!) you can hack your life and increase your rate of success! All you have to do is understand the concept of the Triune brain, control your breathing (Coherent Breathing), a 30/50% grip strength, and make your tools an extension of your body. Take all this with a perfect body weight transfer (mostly for sports), empty your mind and let your vision do the work.

Doing this perfectly will slow time so you can anticipate instead of reacting!

What you eat affects how you feel!

LET IT FLOW 

Under the warmth of a hot water

It all just flows right out! 

  1. If you're naked in public, it's better to cover your face than your genitals.
  2. Dating is just hanging out with someone until you figure out what's wrong with them.
  3. Head-banging.
  4. Cheating in exams is just studying at the wrong time.
  5. is just very aggressively agreeing to the music.
  6. Golf is literally a sport to see who can play the least golf.

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