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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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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 more1
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 more1
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 more0
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The most effective way to minimise your tax in the next financial year is to keep good records. Read more3
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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 more0
Wondering how the 2012–13 budget will affect your business? While there are a few benefits for SMEs, on the whole it leaves much to be desired, writes Michael Quinn. Read more2
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 more0
For most soloists, business activity statements (BASs) are a fact of life. Here’s what you need to know about them. Read more1
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 more0
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 more3
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