Maxim Monthly Market Insights - March 2018

• The Australian economy has entered 2018 in a healthy state with business confidence and conditions strong and with the employment market having created more than 400,000 jobs in 2017.

Opportunity: $20,000 asset write-off extended

The ATO and Government have extended the instant asset write-off threshold of $20,000 for small businesses to 30 June 2018.

Market Update - 14 February 2018

Markets are struggling for direction at present as competing forces push and pull investor sentiment and confidence.

Market Update - Current Volatility

The current volatility we’re witnessing in equity markets both locally and globally is nothing new, but does come after a very long period of largely uninterrupted growth with the lowest levels of volatility on record.

Take your business to the next level

Leading Newcastle advisory firm, Maxim Advisors, recently released the 2017 Lower Hunter Business Performance Sentiment Index (PSI).

"Staff first, customers second, Shareholders third"

Sir Richard Branson lives by the credo of “Put your staff first, your customers second and your shareholders third.” Like everything Branson, an interesting proposition, but what, how and when?

I believe that team and customer cultures are set by the business founders and slowly evolved by each generation.

Newcastle 500

Newcastle 500 - What does it mean for Newcastle?

Well what an amazing weekend for Newcastle!

The Supercars event came with great expectation, and from all reports, Newcastle well and truly delivered! This was highlighted by nearly 200,000 people attending the event over the 3 days.

Maxim Market Insights by Greg McKenna

• The RBA remains upbeat on growth for the Australian economy but recently downgraded its inflation forecasts such that it expects to undershoot the bottom of its inflation target band for the next 4 years.

5 steps to not only survive, but thrive!

One of the best pieces of advice I have received is “If nothing changes, nothing changes”. If businesses become complacent and just continue to do what they did yesterday, it is only a matter of time before they lose their competitive edge, technology takes over, or they just simply become complacent.


Cyber Threats come in all varieties – and no two ever attack your business from the same angle or in the same way. Threats can occur directly from the outside, while others may have some insider help.

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