The Experts

Hidden salt lurking in our food

By now most of us know about the link between high salt diets and increased risk of heart disease. But did you also know that...

Business mistakes to avoid

Most often, business advice is full of things that you should do. But sometimes it is good to know what not to do, and...

Apps and software that will improve your business

The constant battle to get more out of each day is a challenge all business people experience. We constantly search for ways to be...

Giving your salad an image boost

If there’s one meal that has a serious image problem it’s salad. Salads are the food equivalent of Mondays, and if you’re sitting down to...

Are headaches causing ongoing issues?

Headaches are a common presentation throughout life and one that can be considerably painful and disabling. Headaches associated with the neck are called secondary headaches,...

Business success is more than having a good idea

Have you ever come across a brilliantly simple idea and thought “why didn’t I think of that?”? Conversely, have you had a fantastic idea,...

Treating fungal toenails

Fungal toenail infections (onychomycosis) are estimated to infect at least 10 per cent of the worldwide population. Treatment for fungal nails however can be...

Eating healthy at work

When it comes to eating healthy at work it can sometimes seem like too much hassle. You’re busy, deadlines are looming and taking time out...

Getting a divorce

Unfortunately, the percentage of marriages that result in divorce in Australia is quite high. If you find yourself in a position where your marriage has...

Do you badmouth your competitors?

If you’ve been in business for more than a few years, it is possible that you’ve encountered someone ‘bad mouthing’ you or your business....

The ins and outs of bail laws

A violent attack at Nepean Hospital last week, in which a police officer and security guard were shot, has brought back to the fore...

Health and the workplace

Most Australians spend about one third of their lives at work, so being healthy at work can make a big impact on helping to...

Solving a moral dilemma

Every day we are fielding enquiries from people who wish to write Wills who have adult children and have entered into their second marriage. Typically...

House hunting tips and advice

I am house hunting at the moment and so have had the shoe on the other foot, so to speak, in experiencing what home...

Do we really need to take supplements?

Walk down the health food aisle of any supermarket and you’ll notice there’s a ridiculous amount of supplements on the market. But do we need...

Signs of foot and leg pain in children

It is never normal for children to experience foot and lower limb pain, especially pain lasting more than a couple of days. Foot and...

The problem with bunions

Bunions are one of the most common complaints seen by podiatrists. Patients with bunions will typically express concerns of pain when wearing tight fitting shoes,...

Throwing variety into your diet

Sometimes in an attempt to eat well we forget that food is about more than just nutrients. Food can be a social activity, a pleasurable...

Government’s power to declare war

Recent terrorist attacks in Paris have ignited furious debate about the role that military action should play in defeating the terrorist group known as...

Do you live up to your promises?

I was recently driving behind a van belonging to a business and underneath the business name was the tagline “When Quality Matters”. It is a...

Managing your time (and money)

Ever heard the saying ‘time is money?’ There a lot of similarities between the two. Just like money, you can spend time on friends...

Actions speak louder than words

Last week I was in the process of terminating a contract with a company. The company with which I was terminating had been unreliable and...

Does personality type predict business success?

When my business was just a fledgling one, I used to encourage anyone with even a fleeting idea, that they should start their own...

Don’t forget existing customers

Have you noticed that many companies have great incentives and rewards for new customers? Banks offer interest-free periods and many bonus features for signing...

Being focused at work

Whether you work from home or in a more traditional workplace, there are distractions everywhere. Some of those distractions are unrelated to work – chatting...

Why you need a Will today

We are running a promotion at Complete Legal & Conveyancing for the rest of April encouraging people to do something about their estate planning. If...

Are you a wise leader?

In my experience there are more poor leaders than wise leaders. But often the actions and decisions that define those poor leaders, are things...

The difference the right insurance can make

Coincidentally, I spoke to two tradies recently who both suffered serious long-term injuries from seemingly innocuous workplace falls, with vastly different results. The first tradie...

Do you procrastinate too much?

Most of us procrastinate in our business. We all have areas and tasks we prefer to work on, and those less-than-pleasant things are often relegated...

Perspective in a world full of fear

This week the mainstream media, social media and everyday conversations have been flooded with stories of terrorism in Paris and Beirut. A quick Google search...

How important is a logo?

Your logo is very often the first introduction prospective customers have to your business. Not only does having a logo provide legitimacy, it provides...

The fresher the better

It’s no secret that fruits and vegetables are great for us. They’re versatile, nutritious and can be delicious. But when it comes to fresh produce...

Setting your health goals

Hands up if you’ve ever made a resolution to lose weight/live on salads/never eat chocolate again or some other variation of a food related...

Achieving your health goals

What new year’s resolutions did you make this year? I’m going to guess that for many of you it was around diet/weight loss. I’ve done the...

Have you made ridiculous goals?

When you read the title of this article, you would be forgiven for thinking that the ‘correct’ answer to the question is ‘of course...

Do-it-yourself burgers are the perfect fun meal

Along with pizza and hot chips, burgers have to be one of our most loved takeaway foods. So this week I thought I’d run through...

Successful people make their own luck

The best way to predict the future is to invent it. In other words, you make your own luck. I am a true believer in...

The advantage of being a small business

Over the past few weeks, I have been dealing with some large companies. Those interactions have been less than satisfactory to say the least, and...

Legal inconsistencies in same-sex marriage debate

The marriage equality debate is taking centre stage in mainstream media once again following the decision of Australian tennis great Margaret Court to boycott...

Don’t get cold feet this winter

Foot pain complaints often differ in prevalence depending on the season. Winter foot complaints differ vastly to summer complaints. Here are the top three most...