Business Advice

We love running our own business. We expect you do too.

But running a successful business is not for the faint hearted. It can be complicated, and the impact of getting it wrong can be substantial. Nothing quite takes the fun out of your work like an unexpected tax hit, or a poor purchase decision or the most stressful of all – a poor recruitment decision.

So let yourself benefit from our experience. We can help ensure that you get things right the first time. This means things like ensuring that your business is properly structured to achieve all of your aims: profit maximisation, tax optimisation, asset protection and succession planning, to name just a few.

We can also help you select the right technology and other supports that best suit the size and type of your business at each stage of its development. Our speciality is to help you develop the right attitude about staffing, which is fundamental to making the right decisions.

And, of course, we also assist with critical elements like financing the business and managing it’s day-to-day, month-to-month and year-to-year cash flow arrangements. Did you know, for example, that there is usually no upper limit on the number of company cars your business can have? We can show you many of these little ‘tricks’ that together add up to a much more rewarding business, both personally and financially.

Put simply, as business owners ourselves, we are well-versed in the million and one little things that must be addressed if your business is to run effectively. So, just talk to us about your business, and let help you make your good thing better.

Mick Steffan

Director and Financial Planner

Mick has been in the financial Industry since 1994 and has been giving financial advice to clients and businesses in Geraldton and the Midwest since 1999.

His advice to clients commenced as an authorised representative of Garvan Financial Planning (MLC) at Norm Jupp Financial Services, followed by the start up of his own business, Lifecare Financial Planning which resulted in a partnership with Dave Moustaka of Lifetime Financial Planning. However, in 2004 Mick returned to Norm Jupp Financial Services as senior adviser and business manager.

Besides giving financial planning advice Mick was also active in advising businesses with business planning, development and support. Some of the Geraldton businesses you may be familiar with are: Sunwest Plumbing, S&R Plumbing and Gas, and Joe Sadowski Financial Planning.

After work, Mick was active in a number of volunteer organisations including the Geraldton Volunteer Sea Rescue (training and support), the Geraldton Windsurfing Club (president and treasurer), the Coronation Windfarm and the workgroups of beautifying Coronation Beach and Point Moore.

Mick Steffan is an authorised representative (243608) of Dover Financial Advisers Pty Ltd (AFSL 307248).

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