Technology and Payment Systems


Technology and Payment Systems

By , May 7, 2020
Brett Levy

Making business easier by offering multiple payment systems and making sure your customers can pay you quickly, easily, securely, and importantly, the way they want to pay. Cash flow is king – getting paid is a very important part of cash flow – use technology to help.

In this session, Brett Levy, co-founder of Beyond Intent, takes us through the new world of payments and explains how recent developments in technology and payment systems have significantly changed the way we transact and do business, and how we can all use these changes to our advantage.

Brett is an honest, dedicated, hardworking person with a never say die attitude who believes that there is a solution to every hurdle in life. Brett specialises in mobile solutions, app development and digital consultation. Brett is a keynote speaker and trainer in all things technology related. 

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Craig West

Craig West

Executive Chairman | Succession Plus

Craig West is a strategic accountant with over 20 years of experience advising business owners. His background as a CPA in public practice has provided invaluable experience in the key issues of concern to business owners.

In March 2014, Craig was appointed Executive Chairman of the SME Association of Australia, Australia’s largest small business organisation representing over 300,000 business owners.

In October 2014, he was awarded the Exit Planner of the Year at the Exit Planning Institute Annual Conference in Texas, USA, due to his innovative development of an exit planning process to help business owners maximise business value and achieve a successful exit.

Craig’s proprietary structure - a Peak Performance Trust - has won the Australia-wide award for the Employee Share Ownership Plan of the year twice in four years.

In November 2018, Craig launched SME Experts in partnership with Mark Bouris’ Mentored on Podcast One and quickly grew the monthly podcast audience to over 26,500 downloads; in October 2019, he released a new podcast focused on medium-sized businesses - Mid-Market Matters.

In July 2021, Craig joined the NSW Committee for STEP (Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners) – focusing on advising families across generations.

Craig has also launched a SaaS platform, Capitaliz (which captures the 21-step process), to assist other advisers internationally deliver advisory services at scale.

In November 2021, Craig was appointed Executive Chairman of NSW Leaders, a business mentoring group for leading NSW businesses.

In July 2022, Craig West received the award of Doctor of Business Administration for his research thesis titled “Examination of the key factors driving business exit options in Australian Small and Medium Enterprises.”

Craig is passionate about encouraging business owners to think strategically, maximise the value of their business and achieve a successful exit.

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