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  • June 17 2019 4 ways new workplace technologies are helping leaders build more productive communities

    By Luke McNeal, Director, Workplace by Facebook A successful business is a business that gets the most out of its prized assets – its people. As a result, productivity is a primary focus for any leader of a business, large or small. With 77% of companies believing email is now an ineffective form of communication and 45% of employees Read More…

  • June 14 2019 Failure will help us win

    Byline: Petr Adamek, CEO of Canberra Innovation Network In Australia, we love to celebrate success. Whether it’s kicking a goal on the football field or passing a final exam at school, we hold winners in high esteem. Same applies in the business world. Those who succeed are lauded at awards and in media while those Read More…

  • June 14 2019 7 social media fails businesses need to avoid

    Byline: Nicola Moras We all know that the best way to ‘be out there’ these days is to be on social media – after all, all publicity is good publicity, right? Not so much. We’ve even seen platforms take a huge hit when they’ve misused their platforms without realising the negative impact that a misguided Read More…

  • June 12 2019 Use it or lose it! Top tips for maximising your remaining marketing budget this EOFY

    By Garth Anesbury, Owner, Kwik Kopy Hilton As EOFY looms, it is important to use up your marketing budget to ensure you aren’t shortchanged next year. While you might have executed all of your marketing strategies, you still may have a little in the pot; perhaps squirreled away for emergencies or because you made cost-effective Read More…

  • June 12 2019 What to look for in PR agencies and how they can maximise your business exposure

    Byline: Jessy Marshall founder of Hive HQ PR can be a very grey area for some businesses and understanding why PR should be part of your marketing plan is crucial to building up brand exposure. Whether you have had PR before or are looking into investing in PR below are a few tips to help you Read More…

  • June 12 2019 Let’s Talk: Sales Secrets

    For our Let’s Talk discussion this week, we are talking about selling – the crucial element that keeps all businesses alive. The ability to sell your idea, your service and your product to stakeholders and customers is absolutely vital. All business owners must possess some level of understanding of how to sell. Arguably all employees, Read More…

  • June 5 2019 The future of fintech in Agribusiness

    Thought leadership byline: Sam Fitzpatrick, Agribusiness Lead, Western Union Business Solutions Agribusiness in Australia: the lay of the land Australia’s agribusiness sector is currently estimated to be worth $256 billion,[1] with the economic impact reaching communities around the country. Currently more than two thirds of agricultural commodities produced on Australian farms are exported each year, with production Read More…

  • June 5 2019 Let’s talk: Investments

    Today we are talking about investing. Specifically, what small-to-medium businesses are choosing to invest in to further expand their success. It can be a tricky thing to invest a big sum of money with confidence, however with the right expertise behind you a good investment can really pay off in the long-term and is arguably an Read More…

  • June 5 2019 What makes a successful CEO: How to set yourself up for success

    By Elizabeth McIntyre, CEO of Think Brick Becoming CEO is an enormous achievement but no one really explains that it is often a lonely role.  The responsibility of success or failure is often solely up to you to ensure, yet it is your team and stakeholders that are impacted by your decisions. However, as CEO Read More…

  • June 4 2019 Agility: a business strategy

    Byline: Brad Newton, DocuSign, VP APAC We’re in the midst of the fourth industrial revolution, marked by extraordinary technological advances. For businesses it can sometimes feel like a bumpy road, but you really can do more than just hold on for the ride. Through economic downturn, industry upheaval, changing customer preferences or technological transformation, businesses Read More…

  • June 3 2019 How to go niche without alienating your existing market

    If I had to distil everything I’ve learnt into one tidy takeaway, it’s this – specialising is the key to building a sustainable and scalable business. The most memorable brands do one thing – or a handful of things – really well. They don’t try to do it all. Going niche has endless benefits. It Read More…

  • June 3 2019 Getting ready for the EOFY: A how-to-guide for businesses

    By Mark Chapman, Director of Tax Communications with H&R Block With just a few weeks remaining until the end of financial year, many businesses will be taking stock of the year just gone and planning for the year ahead. So what are some of the key issues your business might be facing as it looks Read More…

  • June 3 2019 When it comes to security, there is no finish line

    Byline: Jim Cook, Regional ANZ Director, Malwarebytes The introduction of the Notifiable Data Breaches Scheme (NDBS) in February 2018 focused the attention of Australian businesses on security. Since that time, there have been more than 800 breaches reported – the majority of them from the healthcare sector. With this focus in mind, the business sector Read More…

  • May 31 2019 Why do major companies keep getting caught in employee underpayment scandals?

    Every few months sees a major employee underpayment scandal – companies announcing that they have made payroll errors that have impacted thousands of employees – go public. Examples are the $43 million error by Rebel Sport this year, the $2 million error by Lush Cosmetics last year, the $1 million in underpayments by Maurice Blackburn Read More…

  • May 29 2019 Let’s talk: Disruption

    What’s the next big game changer in tech? There is ongoing major disruption in all industries at the moment due to tech. Whether you are embracing the changes within your organisation or not, it is undeniably happening. Lots of new business opportunities come from technological advancements and can completely change consumer culture. Think of contactless Read More…

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