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The hidden profits in pallets: A financial teardown of Brambles

Take a look around your house. Every item of furniture you own, every product in your pantry, every material of your house construction would have been transported, at some point, on a wooden pallet. The humble pallet is the vessel that transports $trillions of goods around the globe. The design hasn’t changed in decades. It’s…

The economics of accounting firms: A financial teardown of Kelly and Partners

I didn’t become an accountant because I’m good with numbers. Despite the stereotype, my mental math is terrible. I need Excel to do basic arithmetic. I gravitated towards accounting because I love the money side of business. I love uncovering how much profit a business makes. What the margins are. How minted the owners are.…

Catch of the day: A Financial Teardown

Catchoftheday: A financial teardown

I’ve recently returned for my first international holiday since COVID – a hiking trip in the Canadian Rockies with the family. For the first time since I can remember, I intentionally switched off from work. I turned on my ‘OOO’. Deleted all work apps from my phone. “Lost” my passwords. I couldn’t even login to…

The hidden profits in pallets: A financial teardown of Brambles

Take a look around your house. Every item of furniture you own, every product in your pantry, every material of your house construction would have been transported, at some point, on a wooden pallet. The humble pallet is the vessel that transports $trillions of goods around the globe. The design hasn’t changed in decades. It’s…

The economics of accounting firms: A financial teardown of Kelly and Partners

I didn’t become an accountant because I’m good with numbers. Despite the stereotype, my mental math is terrible. I need Excel to do basic arithmetic. I gravitated towards accounting because I love the money side of business. I love uncovering how much profit a business makes. What the margins are. How minted the owners are.…

Catch of the day: A Financial Teardown

Catchoftheday: A financial teardown

I’ve recently returned for my first international holiday since COVID – a hiking trip in the Canadian Rockies with the family. For the first time since I can remember, I intentionally switched off from work. I turned on my ‘OOO’. Deleted all work apps from my phone. “Lost” my passwords. I couldn’t even login to…

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BROSA: A financial teardown

Home truths: A financial teardown of Brosa

Furniture and homewares retailers are getting crushed right now. Made.com, the UK’s publicly listed furniture store, stopped taking orders last month, citing solvency issues. Interiordefine, a custom online furniture retailer in the US, entered voluntary administration last month. And Brosa, the Australian online furniture retailer, entered voluntary administration last month, and was acquired by Kogan.…

The hidden profits in pallets: A financial teardown of Brambles

Take a look around your house. Every item of furniture you own, every product in your pantry, every material of your house construction would have been transported, at some point, on a wooden pallet. The humble pallet is the vessel that transports $trillions of goods around the globe. The design hasn’t changed in decades. It’s…

Boxing Day sales are a doozy. Do this instead.

‘Tis the season for sales, and Boxing Day is one of the biggest shopping events of the year. For most retailers, this post-Christmas financial injection is critical to their bottom line, and discounting is an ideal way of attracting new customers and boosting sales. The problem with discounting is that a lot of marketers don’t…

How we helped TradeMutt get on the (financial) tools

TradeMutt is Australia’s biggest social impact workwear company. But while their vibrant clothing designs have kickstarted plenty of conversations about mental health, it was their financial health that needed a little bit of guidance. Here’s how we helped level them out. The company More than just a brand, TradeMutt is a movement that’s helping to…

Report: Digital Marketing Agency Benchmarks in 2023

Are you running a digital marketing agency? Wondering where you sit in relation to your competitors and the wider industry? In this ebook we share comprehensive industry benchmarks and unpack how you can improve the financial performance of your digital agency.

Diving into the deep end of eCommerce with Mr Pool Man

Mr Pool Man is an eCommerce business that needed an accountant who could speak their language and guide them in the right direction. Here’s how we helped them learn to swim straight in open water.   The company  An Australian-owned and family-operated business based on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Mr Pool Man is…

How Afterpay earns its margin

  I have a love-hate relationship with Afterpay. The patriotic version of me is proud to see an Aussie fintech unicorn taking on the world. A brand that is changing the way consumers use credit. On the flip side, the fiscally responsible accountant in me despises it. A company that profits by promoting consumerism to…

Why you need to apply for your Director Identification Number NOW

  Hey, you! Yes, you! Do you have your Director Identification Number? If you’re staring blankly at us right now, it either means you’re not a company director – or you’re about to owe the ATO a big chunk of change. More than a million company directors have until the end of November to get…

The economics of accounting firms: A financial teardown of Kelly and Partners

I didn’t become an accountant because I’m good with numbers. Despite the stereotype, my mental math is terrible. I need Excel to do basic arithmetic. I gravitated towards accounting because I love the money side of business. I love uncovering how much profit a business makes. What the margins are. How minted the owners are.…