In the Spotlight – David Dahm, Health & Life


 In the Spotlight – David Dahm, Health & Life
This month, we are meeting with David Dahm, Chartered Accountant, CEO and Founder of Health and Life. David Dahm deeply cares about healthcare and ethics, and has incorporated his beliefs and principles into his accounting practice. With a passion for finance and health, David brings a different perspective on accounting services.  

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About David Dahm

David is recognised as a national healthcare expert and trouble shooter for medical, allied health practices and public hospitals. David has conducted, over 460 articles and media interviews. He has presented as a keynote speaker at conferences and presented over 950 presentations in his over 25+ year career. David has appeared in the Australian, The Australian Financial Review, Sydney Morning Herald, The Advertiser, The Medical Journal of Australia, Medical Observer, Australian Doctor, Readers Digest and In the Black. He also has performed audio interviews for GP Business Essentials.


In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight recognises legal and accounting practitioners who demonstrate innovation, success, and commitment throughout their work. 

Each month, we select individuals or firms to acknowledge the positive impact they have had on their community or their industry sector. If you think you know someone who fits the bill, please send us a 100-word summary to telling us why they deserve recognition.

Submission criteria:

  • The legal or accounting professional has shown an unwavering commitment to customer satisfaction while still assuring the profitability and viability of their business or profession.
  • They have helped a client turn around business profits with innovative business opportunities.
  • They have outperformed their peers in their sectors, market segments and geographical areas in terms of community service.

In the Q – Episode 2: How to Get Paid What You’re Worth


In this second episode of In the Q, Bruce Coombes and Alistair Marshall discuss the importance of setting your fees high enough and getting paid what you’re worth. 

Find out why discounting your fees won’t necessarily help you gain more clients and how you can, on the contrary, be more profitable by charging a premium fee.

Bruce and Alistair also discuss the importance of specialisation, especially when it comes to professional services business development.

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Alistair Marshall

Alistair Marshall has huge empathy with professionals who never get taught how to build their practice and this challenge has been exacerbated with the arrival of Covid 19 which has restricted the availability of random acts of coffee and lunch.

He has more than 30 years of experience in business development. His fast and proven solutions have helped law firms, accountancy practices, banks, engineers and other professionals to quickly attract new clients and win more new business.

Alistair has worked in business development for multi-national corporations, with responsibility for budgets in excess of A$100m.


Professional Services BD

Professinal Services BD specialises in helping professional services firms to become more successful.

They  provide business development services to lawyers, barristers, accountants, bankers and wealth managers, infrastructure and engineering firms, digital agencies, ICT and software consultants.

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Understanding Cryptocurrency

In this series, we discuss some of the use cases behind cryptocurrencies and the consequences from a tax and legal perspective. Learn about emerging concepts such as peer-to-peer lending on the blockchain, and NBA’s $700 million NFT marketing strategy. We discuss the common missteps from a tax perspective, and how accountants can handle some of this complexity with the right crypto tax knowledge. 

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