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Profile | Michael Quinn

Michael Quinn

Michael Quinn
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Michael Quinn

Michael Quinn


Sydney, NSW |

Michael has over 25 years experience as a Chartered Accountant and 15 years as a practising Lawyer. He is the Director and Co-Founder of The Quinn Group. As a Chartered Accountant and Lawyer, Michael’s clients have the benefit of receiving expert advice on a range of specialised areas across Accounting, Taxation, Management and Law. Michael’s main focus is to assist his clients to proactively manage their legal and financial responsibilities, as well as leverage opportunities to provide a competitive advantage in today’s marketplace. Michael works with small, medium and large businesses, as well as individuals, with many long-standing clients throughout Australia and internationally. 

Michael thrives on expanding his own professional knowledge and supports the professional development of all his staff. He coaches his staff to take a proactive approach, ensuring that clients are aware of the full range of options open to them, thus giving them a high level of confidence when making important decisions. 

Michael’s experience advising thousands of small business operators over the past 25 years provides him with a wealth of knowledge and expertise from which he draws to provide practical advice for businesses of all shapes and sizes. Furthermore, Michael understands the highs and lows of running a business and sustaining a good work/life balance and really enjoys working with small business owners.

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Michael Quinn

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference." - Winston Churchill

Articles by Michael

Clock on: Time management tips for biz owners

20 Dec 14 | Michael Quinn

Good time management skills are essential for business owners. Learn how to manage your time effectively and you’ll feel more relaxed and in control. Read more

Four common mistakes of startup budgets

19 Sep 14 | Michael Quinn

In this article I’ve identified the most common startup budgeting mistakes that business owners tend to make, and how to avoid them. Read more

The 2014 Federal Budget and small business

06 Jun 14 | Michael Quinn

The 2014 Federal Budget has delivered significant changes for small and medium enterprise (SME). Let’s find out how the changes may affect your business. Read more

How to build rapport with new clients

24 Apr 14 | Michael Quinn

Clients do business with people they like and trust. But how do you build rapport in order to develop trust and form relationships? Here are my top three tips. Read more

Business Survival: How to adapt to change

09 Apr 14 | Michael Quinn

Having run my own business for 25 years, I’ve had to adapt to change in order to remain competitive. Here’s how I did it. Read more

Six work life balance nuggets

15 Mar 14 | Michael Quinn

As a small business owner, I’ve realised that work life balance is essential for business success. Here are six nuggets to help you achieve it. Read more

How to create a micro business succession plan

15 Jan 14 | Michael Quinn

Whether retirement is imminent or a distant thought, creating a succession plan for your micro business will help ensure your stability and its survival after you leave. Read more

How to prepare a budget for your small business

06 Nov 13 | Michael Quinn

A budget is the most important tool a business can have, helping it to meet its goals, become more profitable, and assist it through tough financial times. Here’s how to create one. Read more

Ten money-saving tips to boost cash flow

10 Oct 13 | Michael Quinn

Saving is key to consistent cash flow, and while it might not feel like you’re saving much with small cutbacks, they can make big difference in the long run. Here are 10 money saving tips to help make it happen. Read more

What deductions can I claim in my tax return?

06 Sep 13 | Michael Quinn

There are lots of rules around what can be claimed as a tax deduction for small business owners. Here are some basic guidelines to help with your next tax return. Read more

How to register for GST

17 Aug 13 | Michael Quinn

If your business has an annual turnover of $75,000 or more, you need to register for GST. Here’s how to do it. Read more

Operating your business as a company

06 Jul 13 | Michael Quinn

Registered companies are the most common and well understood entities for carrying on a business. But is this structure best for your business in terms of costs, tax and legal obligations? Read more

How the 2013–14 budget will affect your small business

14 May 13 | Michael Quinn

If small Australian businesses were expecting a tax cut, they will most certainly have been disappointed, given the outcome of the 2013–14 budget released by Treasurer Wayne Swan on 14 May. Read more

Operating your business as a partnership

11 May 13 | Michael Quinn

If you are starting a business with one or more others, choosing a partnership business structure might seem like the logical option. But there are both advantages and disadvantages you must be aware of before making the choice. Read more

Running your business as a sole trader

12 Apr 13 | Michael Quinn

As the simplest form of business structure to set up and relatively inexpensive to start and maintain, being a sole trader definitely has perks. But is it really right for your business? Read more

Structuring your new business

12 Mar 13 | Michael Quinn

You’ve decided you want to start your own business. One of the key decisions you now need to make is which structure will work best. Read more

Tips for a merry business this holiday season

05 Dec 12 | Michael Quinn

With the festive season fast approaching, now is the time for your business to start preparing its finances for this period. Read more

How to minimise your tax

08 Sep 12 | Michael Quinn

The most effective way to minimise your tax in the next financial year is to keep good records. Read more

Tax deduction tips for home-based businesses

05 Jul 12 | Michael Quinn

Do you know what deductions you are eligible to claim as a home-based business owner? Are you getting the maximum tax return due to you? Expand your knowledge and maximise your tax return with these tax deduction tips. Read more

Business succession planning for micro businesses

25 May 12 | Michael Quinn

The old adage, “Fail to plan and you will plan to fail”, is very relevant and true when it comes to business. Implementing a business succession plan will ensure your business continues to thrive when you leave. Read more

Good small business record keeping

25 Apr 12 | Michael Quinn

Keeping good small business records involves more than just knowing which records to keep and for how long. It could mean the difference between the failure and success of your business. Read more

A guide to business activity statements (BAS)

11 Nov 11 | Michael Quinn

For most soloists, business activity statements (BASs) are a fact of life. Here’s what you need to know about them. Read more

Tax invoices too taxing?

06 Aug 11 | Michael Quinn

Tax invoices are an inevitable part of doing business in Australia, but many business owners aren’t clear about what needs to be listed on them to ensure they’re valid. Read more

Planning for retirement

01 Jul 11 | Michael Quinn

Good planning for retirement now could make your retirement years smooth sailing – but you need to make sure that your plans take your unique circumstances and goals into account. Read more

Capital gains tax (CGT) FAQs

01 Jun 11 | Michael Quinn

Confused about capital gains tax (CGT)? You’re not alone – it’s an area of taxation many people find hard to come to grips with. This overview should help. Read more

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