If surveyed people about who they imagine a typical person entering a drug rehab might be, it is almost certain that a majority would describe someone who has come from a broken home, perhaps an abusive childhood or whose life has been one mired in poverty. That classic model of a typical drug addict probably comes from media depictions of drug use and abuse.
Whilst it cannot be denied that some people who have not had the most idyllic of lives do turn to drugs, it must also be pointed out, that many well-paid professionals have also fallen under the spell of drugs and require drug rehab services.
Although they do not account for the majority of drug users, and some surveys put the percentage of those who could be classified as ‘professionals’ who admit to using illegal drugs regularly is around 10%. That might not seem a huge number, but it accounts for over 250,000 individuals who have a drug problem in Australia.
One myth to dismiss immediately is that the main reason professionals with high incomes are regular drug takers is because they can afford it. Ask anyone who helps those addicted to drugs and they will tell you that, for their patients, the amount of money they have is not what drives their drug use, it is their addiction. Actually, those with little or no income are usually able to fund their habit whenever they need to, albeit some may turn to crime to do so.
If you own a wills lawyer business, there may come a time when the possibility of selling that business occurs. There are countless reasons why that might happen with some of the more obvious ones being you plan to retire or that you want the liquidity in order to invest in another venture. Regardless of your reasons for selling, before you make any final decision there are some essential questions that you must answer.
In truth, how you answer these questions may or may not have any bearing on your decision to sell, and it might also sway you with regards to who you sell to. We would also add that you should also seek the assistance of a commercial lawyer to ensure that you are fully and legally protected throughout any transaction to sell your business.
Question #1: Are Selling Parts, Or All Of Your Business?
This will be influenced by how big and diverse your wills lawyer business is. If it is relatively small and you focus on a narrow range of services then it is likely you will be selling your business in its entirety. However, for larger legal firms where you have multiple services, you may retain some and sell the others. Whichever it is you must decide on this first, before placing any kind of value on them and then putting those elements of your business up for sale.
If you want to drive more traffic to your holiday villa marketing business’s website, you certainly are not lacking in strategies that could help you achieve that objective. However, some of these will only work for a short period, so if you are looking for a longer-term option then the online business experts at www.northland.com.au would advise you to implement an SEO campaign.
The reason we say SEO is a long term solution is that it is not an overnight fix, and many of the actions that you might include in an effective SEO campaign can take weeks or even moths to achieve results. However, this gives you two advantages. The first is that due to the commitment and patience needed, many of your competitors will turn their backs on SEO, leaving the field open to you.
The second reason why your patience will pay off, is that once your website starts achieving high rankings, including at the very top of page one, it is likely to remain there provided you do not undo all the good work that has already taken place. Google appreciates high quality websites which are optimised for those who visit them, and much of that optimisation positively impacts on where it ranks those websites.
Almost everyone has some kind of idea as to how healthy their finances are in general, but in reality, very few would be able to definitely give a detailed evaluation. This where professional financial planning is often required. especially when someone is about to make an important decision relating to their finances such as take out a mortgage.
Be honest with yourself and answer whether you can be 100% certain as to your financial health as it currently exists. If the answer is no, the reason might not be that you do not care, but simply you are unsure where to start or and how to proceed with a personal financial health check.
It is not as difficult as you might imagine, and you certainly do not need to be a qualified accountant. The caveat to that is if you have a major financial decision looming you should seek the advice of financial planning experts at www.andep.com.au. In the meantime, you can at least give yourself a clearer evaluation of your finances by following the 5 steps that follow.
Step #1: Calculate Your Monthly/Annual Net Worth
In order to make any kind of financial decision properly you need to know exactly how much disposable income you have available to you, by calculating your monthly new worth. This can also be done on an annual basis, although monthly is more useful with regards to calculating what you can afford to pay out on a monthly basis. Simply deduct your total outgoings from your total income and do this as a joint figure if you have a spouse or partner.
Whether a company is large or small, the decision to move to a new set of offices or new business premises is not one that should be taken on a whim. Whilst any such move has more chance of success if is planned and carried out by professional removalists, there are many other elements to such a move.
For each individual, the decision process and the specifics relating to their relocation may differ somewhat, but in all instances, there are a number of core steps that apply when considering moving a business. There are many ways you can ensure that you cover all of them, but our favourite is to use our 10-point plan.
#1 Determine The Motives For The Relocation, And Whether They Are The Right Ones: No business should move just for the sake of it, so ensure that any move is part of a long-term strategic plan for your business and that the motivation for the move ties in with its expansion.
#2: Choose The Ideal New Location: Your first thought should be to confer with management and even staff with regard to location ideas. Ultimately the choice of location should not only make logistical sense but compliment and support the goals of the business.
#3: Assess Your Costs And Available Budget: Once you have determined what locations are suitable, your final choice may be shaped by your available budget. This will apply not just in the long-term with regard to rent, but also the costs of actually implementing the relocation, such as removalist fees, packing materials, and any loss of revenue during the move.
For any office relocation to go to plan, it is recommended that you employ the services of a professional removalist company who can prove that they have helped many other businesses relocate successfully. The specific logistics of each office relocation will obviously differ, and it might be that, instead of everything moving on the same day, that some of it is placed in storage.
This storage is likely to be commercial storage units, and it might be the case that the removalists you choose either offer a storage service or can recommend a commercial storage company. That being said, you might have no option but to research commercial storage options yourself and select one best suited to your needs. From leading removalists and storage solution specialists, here are 4 ways to ensure you choose the right commercial storage for your needs.
Calculate The Amount Of Storage Space Required
The reason you need commercial storage and the amount of storage space you need will be determined by several factors. The first will be whether you are storing everything from your business due to a delay in moving to your new premises or just some of it. The second will be what sorts of items, goods, and equipment you need to store, and this will depend on the type of business you are.
You will first want to make an inventory of those items which are going to go into storage and establish the dimensions of them, especially larger items. By doing so you should now have a more accurate assessment of how much storage space you require and can then start planning for that with regards to how many commercial storage units you need and their capacities.