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How we made the BRW Fast 100

July 31, 2015

If you go where the money is, if you’re good at what you do, you continually learn and are prepared to work hard, then you’ll see the rewards – Ashley

Seven years ago we started Brandon & Gullo out of our ironing room! Over the years we’ve certainly made some mistakes and learnt some big lessons but we’ve also celebrated some great wins along the way. Two years ago we were recognized on the BRW Fast 100 list. While this was a wonderful moment to celebrate with our team, there are definitely some keys that have helped myself and the firm achieve this. Here’s just 6 things (out of the thousand) I’ve learnt or seen that might help you in your new or existing business venture.

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Income Protection

June 4, 2015

“Risk is like fire: If controlled it will help you; if uncontrolled it will rise up and destroy you” Theodore Roosevelt.

Could you support your family if you were injured/sick and needed several months off work? Income protection replaces the income lost through your inability to work. It is a great line of defense and usually a very affordable way to keep risk away from your hard earned wealth and protect your estate over your lifetime.

Here’s some ways to make it more affordable…

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WTF#*% – Swearing at Work

June 4, 2015

Will swearing at work mean your boss can immediately sack you?

In the case of Smith v Aussie Waste Management Pty Ltd [2015] FWC 1044 (12 February 2015) Mr Smith a rubbish truck driver lodged an unfair dismissal application against his employer where he was terminated for allegedly swearing at his manager. On the day of his dismissal Mr Smith was apparently taking longer than usual to complete his rubbish collection round allegedly (which Mr Smith said was due to mechanical difficulties with a vehicle). His supervisor Mr Coombes called him about the alleged lateness and the evidence suggests the conversation was quite heated and resulted in Mr Smith hanging up on Mr Coombes. The Commission accepted Mr Coombes’ evidence that he terminated Mr Smith because he said “you dribble shit, you always dribble fucking shit”.

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Conflict? What of it.

June 4, 2015

The way you handle conflict will determine what you get out of life.

Ever gone into a conflict or negotiating situation with butterflies in your stomach? Do sales people make you feel nervous? Does the thought of bringing up a problem with your spouse make you feel sick? Well don’t be afraid, I would say most of us have felt or continually feel like this (depending on your personality)!

As a lawyer I’m dealing with conflict everyday and if not in that role than as a Dad, Husband, friend and Boss… pick your role!

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