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Small Business
  • July 17 2019 How can SMEs meet Australia’s growing challenges?

    By Anna Crabb, General Manager of B Lab Australia & New Zealand “Australia is at risk of falling into a slow decline if no action is taken”. This is the stark warning from the recently released groundbreaking Australian National Outlook report from CSIRO and NAB, which draws on leading experts and extensive data analysis to forecast Read More…

  • July 16 2019 Five actions to supercharge your business in 2019/20

    A new financial year plan can make all the difference for your SME It’s never-ending for business owners: if it’s not BAS time, it’s EOFY, then the cycle starts all over again. With the EOFY rush receding, July as the first month of the new financial year is a great time to take stock. Scottish Read More…

  • July 11 2019 The financial challenges small Aussie businesses are facing

    Small business is the engine room of the Australian economy and with the numbers of small businesses growing rapidly, allied to the explosion in the ‘gig’ or ‘sharing’ economy, there are thousands of Aussies confronting the challenge of getting a business off the ground for the first time. So, if you’re a budding entrepreneur, what Read More…

  • July 11 2019 Only 5% of SME owners able to ‘truly’ take holidays

    New research reveals that one in two SME owners haven’t taken a break from their business in over six months. 49% of SME owners haven’t had a holiday in the last six months. Over one in four (26%) haven’t had a break for at least four years. One-third (30%) of SME owners have no plans Read More…

  • July 9 2019 Trademark lessons we can learn from Kim Kardashian

    Australian entrepreneurs trying to trademark a popular word as their business brand should take heed of the legal stumble by American celebrity Kim Kardashian. The social media, TV and fashion range queen tried to trade mark the word Kimono to brand her new range of shapewear but after an enormous lash back from the public Read More…

  • July 9 2019 5 ways to become a green business (without breaking the bank)

    If you’re a business just starting out, setting up an eco-friendly operation can seem difficult and expensive, but going green doesn’t have to hurt your bottom line. In fact, recent research [1] from the University of New South Wales shows promoting sustainability actually fosters economic development for small businesses. At Sendle, we’ve done it first Read More…

  • July 9 2019 ‘Dodgy’ online reviews are a thing of the past thanks to Removify

    Ever receive an unfair review online? Did it damage your brand reputation and Google ranking? Two people who understand this problem well are Andrew Whitford and Nick Bell. Andrew is a digital marketer, and his experience with brands in the past has given him an insider view of the real challenge that businesses are facing in Read More…

  • July 8 2019 What you need to know about credit

    It’s no secret that inadequate cash flow is one of the main reasons why businesses fail in Australia. Dynamic Business only recently talked about this issue last week, with new research commissioned by H&R Block found that the biggest struggles for small businesses across Australia are: ‘cashflow’ (35%) ‘marketing effectiveness’ (30%) ‘lack of support’ (19%) Read More…

  • July 8 2019 A new year, a new plan: five ways to transform your small business

    The start of a new financial year is an ideal time for business owners to take stock of the business, review progress towards growth goals, and re-align plans as necessary. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach for businesses to make their planning more effective, there are a number of key considerations that can help business Read More…

  • July 5 2019 Enter to win a $17,000 business coaching program

    The winner of this amazing prize will get a 12-month one-on-one coaching program with a Business Coach from Max My Profit valued at $17,000. PLUS, you will also get: Access to over 700 resources on the Business Excelerationׅ® hub, which is an online resource hub that members get access to 24/7. Access to an online Read More…

  • July 5 2019 How organisations can maintain a strong corporate culture during business growth

    Business growth can be a double-edged sword for organisations trying to balance workplace culture with new clients, stakeholders, incomes, and external responsibilities. It’s important that, as businesses grow, managers don’t lose sight of internal workplace culture. As organisations scale up, it can be hard to maintain the warmth, openness, and cohesiveness achievable with a smaller Read More…

  • July 5 2019 Kicked out and pregnant at 24, to 1.6m per year entrepreneur at 37: How Yemi Penn turned it all around 

    Yemi Penn hit rock bottom aged 24 when she was kicked out of home by her parents, whose traditional Nigerian values disapproved of her falling pregnant whilst unmarried, and she found herself homeless, in an unsafe, violent environment in South London.  She had a degree in Mechanical Engineering, but found herself sleeping on a doorstep Read More…

  • 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…