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Let’s Talk
  • May 8 2019 Let’s Talk: The Big C

    This week we opened a discussion around CEOs and the key characteristics they should possess in order to lead effectively and to be exceptional in their role.  Although the list may be long, we have asked experts to focus their opinion to just 5 key traits, giving an overall summary of what they feel is Read More…

  • May 1 2019 Let’s Talk: Business meetings

    Business meetings: face-to-face versus digital, where is the real value?  In a digital world, with so many digital meeting platforms available and with many new digital consumer experiences emerging,  it’s easy to see why this question is so relevant right now. There is arguably no longer a need to meet face-to-face or to be in the same Read More…

  • April 24 2019 Let’s Talk: Innovation

    Does innovation only lie within the tech space?  Tech innovation is often in the media headlines as we see industries adapting to new technologies and moving their processes towards digitalisation. We’re often discussing the question of whether businesses will embrace technology innovation or not, and what the repercussions might be of choosing either option. It’s easy to Read More…

  • April 17 2019 Let’s Talk: The big 4 banks

    This week we hear from two leaders on the big 4 banks, discussing whether they are becoming redundant to small business. It is becoming increasingly challenging for small and medium enterprises to secure bank finance as rejection figures are on the rise.  An analysis of business loans by financial comparison site Mozo.com.au has found staying loyal to Read More…

  • April 10 2019 Let’s Talk: Federal budget

    The 2019 federal budget was revealed last week, with many changes indicated for small business, and so we asked leaders in the SME world for their opinions and reactions.   As a recap, the conditional budget saw an increase in the instant asset write-off threshold to $30,000, lower tax rates and an easier tax dispute Read More…

  • April 3 2019 Let’s Talk: The X Factor

    Today we’re discussing customer retention and what businesses need to do to in order to achieve the so-called “X Factor” with their audiences. Customer experience is becoming increasingly important as the ability to share positive or negative reviews online is so easy in today’s digital age – and it can be very damaging to a Read More…

  • March 27 2019 Let’s talk: Generational Gap

    How can we show the value that millennials bring to the work place? With millennials (currently people aged around 23-37) starting to fill up the majority of work spaces, there is a definite change of culture that is shifting the way businesses operate, work and think. A desire for flexibility, autonomy and social inclusion brings Read More…

  • March 20 2019 Let’s Talk: Social Media

    How can small businesses make the most of social media?  Now, more than ever, small and medium businesses are using social media to engage with their customers and build brand awareness. According to Kaylie Smith, Director of SMB for Australia and New Zealand, Instagram and Facebook; more than 80 per cent of people on Instagram Read More…

  • March 12 2019 Let’s Talk: Flexibility

    How can more ‘traditional’ leaders see the value in flexible working? Flexible working arrangements is not a new concept, yet why are so many ‘traditional’ leaders reluctant to embrace it? Technological advances and cloud based software allows employees to work remotely from anywhere in the world and at a time that suits them, thus allowing Read More…

  • March 6 2019 Let’s Talk: Word of mouth

    What is the best strategy to get referrals and new business Trust is a key factor in growing a business and one of the most important strategies for gaining word of mouth referrals.  In todays fast past society, product reviews and experiences are only a click a way, which is why businesses must make their Read More…

  • February 27 2019 Let’s Talk: The Startup Generation

    How do we ensure that the startup market doesn’t become saturated? In less than 10 years, Australia has experienced a startup explosion with innovative entrepreneurs founding some of Australia’s most exciting and successful businesses. And with one of the world’s strongest economies, Australia is home to a thriving startup ecosystem, but how do we ensure Read More…

  • February 19 2019 Let’s Talk: Raising Capital

    How to get investors to sit-up and listen. Entrepreneurialism is thriving in Australia and according to Forbes.com 35 per cent of Australian startups are based in Sydney followed by 14 per cent in Melbourne and 9 per cent in Brisbane. So, when it comes to seeking investors, competition is fierce. According to co-founder of BenchOn, Tim Read More…

  • February 12 2019 Let’s Talk: Staff Motivation

    How to motivate staff to ensure they’re giving your business all they’ve got. Let’s face it; staff motivation is one of the biggest challenges for employers today.  And yet, surprisingly, money is not the main influence when it comes to keeping staff motivated.  In fact, several business leaders agree that staff development, well-being and a Read More…

  • February 5 2019 Let’s Talk: Business

    Best tips and tricks to get the New Year off to a roaring start New Year’s Resolutions aren’t for everyone but there was a common theme among our Let’s Talk business leaders as they tackle the start of 2019 – goal setting and investing in staff retention and training.  For these savvy business owners, the Read More…

  • November 28 2018 Let’s Talk: Future-proofing

    Dynamic Business asked founders what their businesses are doing to make sure they are future proof.