Rolf Howard

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http://www.owenhodge.com.au
Rolf Howard is Managing Partner of Owen Hodge Lawyers, in the legal practice since 1986 and a partner of Owen Hodge Lawyers since 1992. Rolf focuses on assisting clients to proactively manage legal responsibilities and opportunities to achieve competitive advantage, with a major interest in assisting business owners and their financial advisers to build and exit from successful businesses.

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How to create a genuinely flexible workplace

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The blueprint to setting up your business

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