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 us help you make your good thing better.
Director and Financial Planner
Shane has been running a thriving practice since 1998. Having cut his teeth with St George Bank, he initially set up as a mortgage broker, before adding financial planning in 2006. Shane combines these decades of experience with an Associate Diploma in Accounting and Diplomas in Financial Planning and Finance & Banking.
Shane works with clients, young and not so young, providing assistance with every aspect of their financial profile. On the mortgage broking side, Shane assists clients with all forms of lending, including residential property loans, investment property loans and lines of credit. Refinancing is a specialty, as is vehicle and equipment finance. Shane’s business owning clients love the attention to detail he brings to their business lending requirements.
On the financial planning side, wealth management and insurance are key interests, as is assisting young people establish their financial footholds with things like the first home. Many of these young clients are the adult children of older clients who have been with Shane for many years. Shane finds these ‘inter-generational’ referrals especially gratifying, honoured that his clients see him as the natural source of information and inspiration for their own children. Similarly, most of Shane’s ‘new’ clients are referred to him by very satisfied current clients.
Shane is also keenly interested in self managed superannuation, and many of his clients benefit enormously from his expertise in this area. He provides assistance at every stage of the SMSF journey, from establishing the fund, maintaining compliance, developing and implementing effective investment strategies including property investment, preparing and lodging tax returns and closing funds when they are no longer required.
On the personal side, Shane is actively involved in the local sporting community, especially cricket, AFL, soccer and netball.
Shane Plumridge is an authorised representative (305984) of Wealth Today Pty Ltd (AFSL 340289). Shane is also an authorised credit representative (376728) of Mortgage Wisdom Australia Pty Ltd (ACL 377272).
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