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Small Business
  • June 19 2019 Entrepreneur advice: How businesses can keep up with delivery demand

    Byline: Guy Mckenzie and Adam Gilmore, co-founders of Tonic With the demand for delivery rapidly increasing, businesses across all industries, from food to health and retail, are feeling the pressure to provide fast and reliable delivery options. In recent years, there has been a rise globally in the use of delivery services. It is estimated Read More…

  • June 18 2019 Ensuring human connectedness in a technological age

    Byline: Lindsay Brown, Vice President, APAC and Japan, LogMeIn The way we communicate and build relationships has changed drastically over the past decade. Just take a look at our workplaces. Many of us sit behind screens and speak to each other via internal chat programs rather than walking over to one another or picking up Read More…

  • June 18 2019 Putting your money where your audience is – online

    Byline: Karen Lewis, Head of Digital and Ecommerce, Salmat While online sales might count for a fraction of your total sales, the influence the internet wields in consumer purchase decisions is too powerful to ignore. Regardless of whether they buy online or in-store, consumers are going online to be inspired, to do research and to Read More…

  • June 18 2019 Are you making any of these 7 mistakes when hiring payroll staff?

    By Tracy Angwin, CEO and payroll expert at Australian Payroll Association Are you looking to hire new payroll people? Payroll staff are an integral part of any organisation, whether it be in a finance or HR capacity. However, the reality is that it’s a specialist set of knowledge and skills that are unique to the Read More…

  • June 17 2019 It’s time for small business owners to reconnect with their passion

    Byline: Ben White People start small businesses for many different reasons. Some see a problem that no one else is solving, or an opportunity that no one else has seen. Others want to break free from the shackles of their workplace. Their reasons might all be different, but one thing they have in common is Read More…

  • June 17 2019 Marketing professionals: Are you sure you’re acing the customer experience?

    Byline: Chris Gibbs, General Manager Asia Pacific and Japan, Acquia Have you heard that customer experience is the key to success but are not sure how to go about doing it better in your own business? You’re not alone. Many Australian enterprises are not against the idea of improving the quality of their interactions with Read More…

  • 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 How to stay organised during tax time to optimise your returns

    Australians are urged to get organised ahead of the end of financial year, including finding a great accountant, collating all necessary paperwork and knowing what you can deduct, in order to maximise and get the most out of your returns. Caroline Guillemain-Brunne is the founder of Organise.Curate.Design, a lifestyle management agency that helps people tackle their ever-growing to-do 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 13 2019 Here’s why businesses desperately need to give their data the Marie Kondo treatment

    Richard Gerdis, GM & VP Sales, APJ, Delphix Japanese tidiness guru Marie Kondo has shown the world how decluttering has the potential to bring joy and improve mental wellbeing to people who have become overwhelmed by the emotional weight of their belongings. In today’s business world, the greatest source of clutter is undoubtedly information. With Read More…

  • June 13 2019 The 7 most frequent failures of Australian organisations

    A leading global risk management provider that has audited thousands of organisations – from the ASX top 200 to SMEs – has revealed the most common reasons why organisations fail to meet the goals they set. SAI Global is a trusted global leader in risk management solutions through its standards, assurance and training offerings across 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 How SMEs can turn tax time into an opportunity to grow

    Many small business owners see the end of the financial year (EOFY) as a busy time during which they need to prepare tax returns for the business and group certificates for employees, as well as finalise sales, do stocktakes, and ensure all financial recordkeeping is in order. The thought of adding another task to that Read More…

  • June 11 2019 The hidden shame of failing business

    Lack of leadership knowledge is continuing to put livelihoods at risk Many business leaders are still continuing to embark on risky ventures without fully understanding how to do their own jobs and manage staff effectively according to one of Australia’s top business advisers. Daniel Davis, CEO of EOS Asia Pacific,and syndicate chairman of global networking Read More…

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