Think about the risks your business faces on a daily basis. What could you afford to lose? How long could you weather a business rebuild, investigation or shutdown? Could you pay staff wages, financing costs, supplier costs? Make sure you’re financially protected if things go wrong and find out about business interruption.
On behalf of our Feedsy team, Gavin and Steve would like to wish you a very safe and happy festive season; we trust you enjoy this time with your friends and family, after-all that’s what life is all about.
We have been working with our Feedsy client advisory board this year to deliver some new ideas and innovative product solutions in 2018, so stay tuned 🙂
As you know we are not able to catch up face to face on a regular basis, so we are about to change that with the introduction of a face to face Feedsy masterclass and regular webinars in 2018. We want to help you use Feedsy better, plus have the opportunity to share a coffee with you.
If you have a great local venue near you or think our masterclass sounds like a great idea, we would love your thoughts.
As you know (if you were there that is) we recorded a quick video at the AMP Financial Planning Association & Hillross Adviser’s Conference, for those of you who were there, can you see yourself?
Anyway, this is how a simple video can look headlining any email to your clients, in your blog or shared socially.
You can even become the news anchorman, or woman, and introduce your favourite articles for the week.
Feedsy was proud to be a part of the SA conference where we presented a social media workshop titled; “Social Media for the small-business adviser”. Steve also loved catching up with many advisers that he enjoyed working with whilst at AMP from 1987 – 2011.
They’ve gotta be dreamin’ – the house from cult Australian film The Castle has sold for seven times more than the reserve price.
But this is not a house – it’s a home.
Agents put an auction reserve of $5000 on the weatherboard dwelling, but a bidding war between two buyers on Wednesday afternoon pushed it to $40,000.
It will now be relocated from a block at Strathmore, in northwest Melbourne, to a caravan park at regional Beechworth.
“We were very surprised it went up to that. The owner would have been happy with $5,000,” real estate agent Rebecca Towns told AAP on Wednesday.
“They are intending to make it a residence at a caravan park.”
Moonee Valley City councillors rejected the heritage protection bid at a council meeting last year, five votes to four.
The weatherboard house, with a “Victoriana feel”, was the centrepiece of the movie’s storyline, with main character Darryl Kerrigan going to the High Court to stop the government from seizing his home which was located beside an airport runway.
The owner of the post-war weatherboard house wanted to demolish it and build two townhouses, so the council stepped in, ordering a report on its social and historical significance.
The other house made famous by the film, the holiday shack in Bonnie Doon, is available as a holiday rental on Airbnb.
Melbourne based start-up Airwallex has attracted financial backing from the world’s fourth largest internet company in its quest for a slice of the $300 billion international money transfers industry.
The company has raised $US13 million ($A17 million) in its latest round of funding to expand its cross-border payments platform that it says is a faster and cheaper alternative to current systems run by major banks.
Airwallex has now lured China’s Tencent Holdings, the fourth largest internet company behind Amazon, Google and Facebook, and which owns WeChat.
Its other backers include venture capital firm Sequoia Capital’s Chinese arm and Mastercard.
Sequoia Capital, a US investment firm, is famous for having backed companies that now dominate the tech sector, including Google and Apple.
“Foreign exchange transactions pose a real challenge for businesses that operate across borders, and Airwallex’s solution has seriously impressed us in its ability to close the gap and allow companies to financially access markets that may have previously been out of reach,” Steven Ji, partner at Sequoia, said.
Airwallex, founded in 2015, has built a cross-border transactions payment platform for businesses that removes hidden fees by charging a flat transaction fee and by using the mid-market exchange rate.
Co-founder and chief executive Jack Zhang says Airwallex strives to make international payments as cheap and simple as domestic payments, including transactions involving importing, paying staff or sending money home.
“Our mission is to eradicate the burden of international payments so that businesses can transact across borders with ease,” Mr Zhang said.
He said the cross-border payment sector generated more than $300 billion in revenue globally in 2015 and that is expected to balloon to more than $2.2 trillion by 2020.
About 1,000 businesses, ranging from financial, insurance and online travel agencies, are using its desktop platform since it launched about six months ago.
The company’s markets so far include Australia, New Zealand, China, Hong Kong, Singapore and Europe.
Mr Zhang said the latest funding will be used to continue to build on the platform, to add more clients and to expand into other markets.
The song took 15 minutes to write and yet 33 years later it’s still sending shivers down spines.
It was only five years ago when folk singer John Schumann realised the magnitude of his celebrated Vietnam War-anthem, I Was Only 19, on a new era of diggers.
He was in Afghanistan to perform for hundreds of soldiers in Tarin Kowt when a young man came up to him to express his admiration for the song and how special it was to soldiers stationed there.
“That performance that night … was probably the most spine-tingling performance for me of the song,” Schumann told reporters in Canberra on Tuesday.
Now the guitar the Redgum lead singer used to pen the tune will go on permanent display at the Australian War Memorial on Vietnam Veterans’ Day to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan.
Schumman who wrote the song after a conversation with his Vietnam veteran brother-in-law, says the song was an `I get it moment’ for Australia when it was released, to help a nation stop and think about the impact of the war.
“That we didn’t do the right thing by those boys.
“We really need to get a good hard look at them and even harder look at ourselves. And that’s what the song served.”
He says it’s important younger generations take stock of what the war meant to Australia through the guitar display.
“I hope it’s a doorway in, they look at it and go, `I get it’.”
In June 2016 Feedsy is a proud supporter of the Adviser Innovation Summit in both Sydney on the 3rd of June and Melbourne on the 7th of June.
Adviser Innovation 2016 is an event for financial advisers wanting to build sustainable advice practices of the future. The financial services industry is facing a new era of digital disruption and generational transformation, and innovation is no longer a choice, it is a MUST to ensure your business’s survival in the current digital age.
There is a stellar line-up of expert speakers that will provide advisers with strategies, tips and ideas that will transform businesses. This is a unique and must-attend event for advisers, practice principals and IT staff!
As a sponsor, Feedsy directors Gavin Klose and Steve Holmes will be there in person and they are really looking forward to catching up with some very business savvy advisers.
As you know Feedsy is a market leader in newsletters for the digital age and that’s great news for advisers and their customers.
One of the perks of being a sponsor is that Feedsy can offer our friends a 30% discount off the ticket price, if you would like to head along please let us know and we will provide you with a coupon code for your 2016 Adviser Innovation registration.
We loved the 2016 AdviserEdge, thanks so much to The Social Adviser team. It provided such a great learning environment where we heard from industry professionals and from peers who are leaders in their field, all of whom passionately practice what they preach.
There was a big focus getting your message right and getting it out there, there was a lot of discussion and tips on outsourcing and automation to make your life easier, but importantly to provide more time for you to see clients.