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  • January 20 2017 The pros and cons of team building exercises

    Have you ever been at a ‘team away’ day and, when faced with the choice of abseiling down a vertical cliff (supported by your team), raft building (again with said team members), or an archery challenge (at that point perhaps hoping not to be chosen as the target), struggled to recall why it had ever seemed Read More…

  • December 6 2016 Five things SMEs can get right at Christmas

    With the festive season already underway, there’s a range of workplace issues and obligations small to medium business should be aware of heading into Christmas. Below are a few things business owners and managers can get right over Christmas and set up for a successful 2017. 1. Say Thank You in a way that’s personal In Read More…

  • December 2 2016 One in four SME owners are juggling businesses

    Two in five SME owners either operate multiple businesses or plan to, according to new research from MYOB with Tim Reed, the cloud accounting provider’s CEO, declaring “the great Australian entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well.” Findings from MYOB’s latest SME Snapshot – a survey of 589 business owners – indicate that a quarter of Read More…

  • November 15 2016 Setting goals and measuring progress: a public commitment to success

    We all love to dream of success. Unfortunately, dreaming about success is unlikely to help you actually achieve it. Setting goals and measuring your progress is a simple, formal way to set you on the path to achieving those dreams. It is a first step in formalising your business planning and management. The mere act Read More…

  • November 14 2016 Warehousing wisdoms: strengthening the link between your supply chain and your CEO

    As a CEO, you’ll have to know a lot about the critical nature in supply chain management and how it affects the bottom line of a company. There are a lot of ways to make it better and increase the connection between CEO duties and supply chain management. Many companies over the past decades have Read More…

  • October 7 2016 How to get your team to buy into an idea

    There’s a big promise associated with any team: that by bringing together a group of talented people, so much more is possible. Better ideas, stronger performance, greater endurance, more fun. (Perhaps you’ve heard the cute line that the word TEAM stands for “together everyone achieves more”?) But teams also face a challenge: each of its talented, Read More…

  • September 21 2016 Data dungeon: the small business case for making ANZSIC code information available

    The Federal Government’s Public Data Policy Statement, released last December, flagged its commitment to make non-sensitive government data ‘open by default’, with the aim being to stimulate innovation and drive productivity improvements across all sectors of the economy. Nearly a year on, a slice of data with huge potential benefits for the small business community, if Read More…

  • August 23 2016 Tips and tools for streamlining your accounts

    It’s has become much easier for business leaders to streamline their accounts and financial processes. Here are some tips and tools to get you started. With many companies struggling under the weight of inefficient processes and tightening budgets, automating the myriad of manual admin tasks that categorise accounts payable could save your company time and money. In Australia, Read More…

  • July 28 2016 The truth about cash flow- can your business handle it?

    Whether you are starting out or your business has been established for many years, maintaining appropriate cash flow is a critical success factor. Here are some home truths when seeking business finance that once accepted will allow you to better understand and preserve your cash for the time you need it most. Rates are less Read More…

  • July 27 2016 Millennials: forget the buzzword, delve deeper

    Millennial entrepreneurs are a resourceful and ambitious bunch with a majority aspiring to launch multiple businesses. However, they’re also driven by a belief in social good and the desire for work-life balance. These characteristics were revealed in a new report from Sage, which challenges generalisations about the youngest generation of business people.   Sage’s Walk with Me Read More…

  • July 25 2016 Infographic: What SME leaders think about digital transformation in Australia

    Get the details in the IDC InfoBrief – Thriving in the Digital Economy here.  IDC surveyed decision makers around the globe to find out how new technology is changing business. IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by SAP, Thriving in the Digital Economy, February 2016.

  • July 14 2016 How Can Your Business Save Money from a Fuel Card

    Fuel is one of the most high-priced expenses people use to acquire both for their personal and business needs. But businesses, especially those utilizing fleet vehicles, should know how to efficiently use their fuel to reduce monthly fuel and overall business expense. One great solution is by using a fleet fuel card. This is like Read More…

  • June 29 2016 Strong, supportive company cultures: Top things that create a great place to work

    Ever wondered what makes a strong company, strong? You’re not alone. For years, unsuccessful brands have been chasing the “secret formula” used by Apple, Amazon, Zappos, and others. Here’s what separates the good from the mediocre. Market And Customer Impact Brands that are wildly successful “wow” their customers. They don’t just make them happy or Read More…

  • June 2 2016 In need of some direction? A business coach can be your compass

    One of the great myths in business is that entrepreneurs succeed alone. The truth is that people need people. People teach us. They inspire us. They challenge us to do things differently. And, sometimes, they make us tear out our hair in frustration. Still – cultivating the right people is essential for growing your business and Read More…

  • June 1 2016 Time poor and stressed? How to reclaim time and reduce stress levels effectively

    The problem with the perception of time poverty and stress is the two go hand in hand. As the feeling of time pressure rises, so does our experience of feeling stressed. While we benefit from some stress to lift our game and boost performance, feeling short of time reduces our capacity to manage our stress Read More…