Welcome to our final newsletter for 2018!

As I look back on the year, I recall a number of challenges but more so I am inspired by many positive events and people. We at Advivo were particularly gratified by the support for our inaugural Business Driving A Difference (BDAD) Event and the support it and the four charities showcased received from attendees and sponsors. We at Advivo are always excited at the difference we make with businesses who engage with us fully for regular meetings to ”help take them to the next level” but when we see what a difference BDAD can make to the community, in general, that is really uplifting.

This month, we have deliberately kept our newsletter short and light but remind you of the special circumstances that arise this time of year with Christmas parties and forced leave periods due to Christmas period closures. I also know many of us take advantage of the opportunity for long distance travel to visit family, friends or just to take a holiday and I remind you of the heightened risk when travelling and the need to ensure before travelling that your will and estate plan is up to date and effective.

Finally, on behalf of the partners and staff at Advivo, I take the opportunity to wish you and your families a Happy and Healthy Christmas and a Prosperous 2019!

Leon Stephan
Managing Partner


Childcare Business Matters Workshops

In November our managing partner Leon Stephan was part of the Childcare Business Matters workshops in Brisbane and Sydney. Childcare Concepts is a childcare brokerage, helping centre owner find new buyers for their centres. Leon spoke on what to consider when building a childcare centre business; with the need to increase occupancy, drive business growth and get the right people in the right roles to sustain that growth. With over 20 years’ experience in Childcare, Advivo specialises in valuing centres and helping those businesses grow and transition to the next level. Advivo’s approach is important to help owners prepare the business for sale and get the best price along the way.

If you have a Childcare Centre and are considering selling it in 2019, contact us.

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Blogs & Articles

Business For SaleBusiness Transition planning – Are you selling a business?

Transition planning can be intimidating and sometimes overwhelming, in many cases, it is a family business that has been built from the ground up and it can be hard to see the forest through the trees.

We have assembled a complementary team of advisors to ensure that all aspects of a transition plan are covered, not only for the business, but your personal retirement goals and addressing any concerns you or your family may have regarding changes to the business. If this applies to you, please read more.

How you can avoid the 32% superannuation death tax!Tax Savings

There are 2 things for certain in our lifetimes, Death and Taxes, so they say. We wanted to clear the clear the air and help you understand how you can avoid some of the taxes that apply in the event of a death and what happens with your superannuation benefits. Find out more.


Advivo Innovation Commercialisation Partners Update

What innovations will Santa bring for Christmas?

Do you ever get to the end of the year, preparing for the Christmas holidays, wondering, where has the year gone? How is our business moving forward? Where was all my ‘think’ time this year?

It can be like that. One of the wonderful things about creativity is that it often occurs when our mind is at its most relaxed. Therefore, while you are enjoying your holiday break, certainly enjoy the festive season, your family and loved ones, but once you have achieved that relaxed state of mind, travel to that creative space and ponder a few simple questions about your business, just in the relaxed privacy and safety of your own mind.

Continue reading to find out what key questions you should be asking yourself during your holidays and who knows what awe-inspiring innovations could come to your mind!


Advivo in the Community – Monthly Charity Contribution

Queensland's Rural Fire Brigade
The recent fires in Queensland have left a trail of destruction, with many homes and possessions lost, we reflect on the year and have decided to give our monthly donation to the who help protect those affected now and in the future by buying vital equipment.

The Rural Fire Brigades Association of Queensland (RFBAQ) is a Charity and it includes more than 1,400 volunteer brigades, and more than 36,000 volunteers (both firefighters and support members). They are recognised as the peak body supporting and representing Queensland’s Rural Fire Brigade volunteers.

Don’t worry, we have not forgotten about our Charities from last month and will be moving them to January 2019. Thank you for your support, votes and suggestions.

You can pledge your vote and suggestions HERE

Key Events & Dates

  • 1st December 2018 – Pay income tax for taxable large/medium taxpayers, companies and super funds. Lodgment of return is due 15 January 2019.     
  • 1st December 2018 – Pay income tax for the taxable head company of a consolidated group with a member deemed to be a large/medium taxpayer in the latest year lodged. Lodgment of return is due 15 January 2019.      
  • 1st December 2018 – Pay income tax for companies and super funds when lodgment of the tax return was due 31 October 2018.  
  • 21st December 2018 – Lodge and pay November 2018 monthly business activity statement.       
  • Christmas closure timesFriday 21st December 2018 Re-opening Monday 7th January 2019