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  • July 4 2019 Formula 1 Group try to transform fan experience and attract new demographic

    Dynamic Business spoke to Rob Smedley from Formula 1 Group about how they are using AWS to deliver a digital transformation, deliver new metrics and change the way fans and teams experience racing. Formula 1 Group is taking current infrastructures to AWS data centres to use their tech more effectively. “Moving data centres to a cloud Read More…

  • July 4 2019 The secret ingredient of a successful franchisee

    By Aaron Smith, KX Pilates founder Many in the franchising industry believe that you shouldn’t recruit franchisees with zero business experience. Here’s why I think business experience matters less than you think. There’s a standard list in franchising that outlines what traits potential franchisees should have and ‘past business experience’ or ‘business acumen’ is often Read More…

  • July 3 2019 Six reasons to consider trade credit insurance in the new financial year

    With the global economy looking fragile and one of Australia’s largest trading partners, China, slowing down, it’s important for Australian business decision-makers to re-evaluate their position as the new financial year begins, according to Atradius. Mark Hoppe, managing director, Oceania, Atradius, said, “The start of the new financial year is traditionally an ideal opportunity for Read More…

  • July 2 2019 60% of small businesses shut down within first 3 years: H&R Block has ‘Grants for Growth’ to stop it

    With more than 60% [1] of small businesses shutting down within their first three years, Australia’s leading tax accountants, H&R Block are offering small business and start-up’s a helping hand with the initiative; ’Grants for Growth’.  Now in its second year, the grant offers support to budding entrepreneurs who need an extra boost to transform Read More…

  • July 1 2019 Happy new financial year! A small business guide to the tax changes

    By Matthew Prouse, Head of Industry, Xero Australia New financial year, new obligations and opportunities… If you’re like most small business owners, you’re probably focused on closing out the 2018-19 financial year. But it’s worth taking a moment to consider the year ahead too. There are new regulations to be aware of in 2019-20 – Read More…

  • July 1 2019 Why document management is critical for small business growth

    Byline: Scott Crosby, CEO, Upstream The merit in going paperless for small and medium businesses (SMBs) is clear: digitally stored documents, information, and files save businesses time, money, and resources. SMBs are increasingly taking up document management technology to better manage their finances, customer data, and employee details, leaving behind the physical paperwork proven to hold Read More…

  • June 28 2019 The reaction to PM’s workplace relations system review

    Employsure’s founder and managing director, Ed Mallett has welcomed the Prime Minister’s announcement that the Australian government will take a fresh look at refreshing the workplace relations system. “The federal government’s intention to review the workplace relations system is encouraging for the 24,000 small businesses we represent across Australia,” Mr Mallett said. “The overwhelming view Read More…

  • June 28 2019 Make the most of your biggest asset: your middle managers

    Middle managers often find the value they bring to an organisation being scrutinised, but recruiting expert Hays says they can be an organisation’s biggest asset – provided they have open and honest career development conversations, are given opportunities to develop their skills and are empowered by senior managers to make change happen. “As the link Read More…

  • June 28 2019 Thinking of starting a podcast? Here are the need-to-knows

    Thinking of starting a podcast? While it has never been easier to launch one – here’s the secret to making it thrive. People tell me all the time that they’d like their own podcast. When I ask why, people will often say they get together with their mates and that their chat is so good Read More…

  • June 24 2019 New Xero report: Late payments cost small businesses $7billion a year

    A new report from Xero, the global small business platform, reveals for the first time the magnitude and impact of late payments to Australian small businesses, putting the value of outstanding, late payments at $115 billion a year. The research finds that half of all trade credit invoices are paid late and that solving the Read More…

  • June 24 2019 Trust and the role it plays in creating strong customer relationships

    Byline: Charles Heunemann, Managing Director, VP Asia Pacific for Natterbox Limited Acclaimed American author Dr Stephen R. Covey argued that in all our relationships we have an “emotional bank account” and our interactions either increase or decrease the balance of trust and connection. “When the trust account is high, communication is instant, easy and effective,” Read More…

  • June 21 2019 Three ways politics impacts your business

    You may not personally want to be involved in modern politics but if you want to run a business you have to be aware how the laws of the land can affect your bottom line. Tax laws, business treaties, tariffs, and commerce in general is impacted by politics. Sometimes having a degree in political management Read More…

  • June 20 2019 Do office dogs boost moral and decrease stress?

    Byline: Thomas Derricott, Community Manager, Mad Paws This Friday, June 21, marks Take Your Dog To Work Day (TYDTWD), and to celebrate, Australia’s largest pet sitting community, Mad Paws, is filling its Pyrmont office with more dogs than people. This is to illustrate how beneficial having office dogs can be, but granted, it can be much Read More…

  • June 20 2019 EOFY top tips for small businesses

    For small businesses, the 2018/19 finish line is in sight. At midnight on 30 June, the financial year ends, the books are closed and businesses report their financial situation to the Australian Tax Office (ATO).  Matthew Prouse from Xero provides five tips to help small businesses make the most of this busy time and keep stress Read More…

  • June 20 2019 What Gen Z and other workers want from the work environment

    81% of ANZ workers believe open plan is important to productivity and engagement, new research reveals Despite this, workplace distractions affect 99% of local employees Younger generations better at using technology to avoid distraction More than half (57 percent) of workers across Australia and New Zealand still prefer open plan offices over privacy-oriented floor plans, Read More…

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