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  • August 16 2019 “I just couldn’t see myself working a 9-5”: Sonya Mefaddi tells how she launched her biz

    While it may seem like Sonya Mefaddi has already kicked some serious goals over the span of her career, the savvy business woman is just getting started and currently has a number of exciting projects in the pipeline.  Fashion Palette is celebrating ten years of business, and not only will Fashion Palette showcase for its 8th year Read More…

  • August 16 2019 Falling off a cliff: how to go from trainee to CEO by setting and achieving goals  

    In 2001 I was in the best shape of my life, regularly skiing, climbing, and running. Then, the day before my 29th birthday, I fell off a 100-foot cliff while skiing in Canada, suffering injuries that included a crushed skull and brain, multiple broken bones, collapsed lungs, and a lacerated kidney. Luckily, I was operated Read More…

  • August 15 2019 What employers should be aware of before changing an employee’s contract

    Throughout the course of employment, circumstances can change and you may find there’s times when you need to alter your employee’s work arrangements. Read about how to do it legally here. Hiring employees means that you’re responsible for ensuring the terms of your employees’ contracts are being met. Whether this means paying the correct salary, Read More…

  • August 15 2019 Women tend to apply for lower-paying jobs than men: SEEK report

    In the latest, SEEK has released its bi-annual data on Aussie salaries.  As well as showing the gender differences, the report showed insights on job salaries advertised and is broken down by nation generally and state, which is detailed here. The report found that overall 57% of candidates are satisfied with their pay. However, when Read More…

  • August 14 2019 1 in 3 organisations make employee payment mistakes regularly

    New data from an industry association has revealed that 1 in 3 Australian organisations admit to making employee payment mistakes every pay run, and the CEO and CFO never know about it. Across 45 per cent of organisations, it’s the employees who alert managers to the errors. The Australian Payroll Association (Australian Payroll Association) – Read More…

  • August 14 2019 Let’s talk: My business rules

    Today’s Let’s Talk segment asks “how to nurture business growth through team bonding?” In the early stages of developing your business, how to grow it is a constant thought and worry – amongst many other things like turning a profit, gaining funding and hiring the right people.  With business growth, we often reference how financial Read More…

  • August 12 2019 Dynamic Business Podcast: Petr Adamek, business growth expert and CEO

    Dynamic Business editor Loren Webb interviews Petr Adamek, the CEO at the Canberra Innovation Network who has both an extensive computer science & AI background and business background. The Canberra Innovation Network helps budding entrepreneurs and startups through its programmes including accelerators, incubators, mentoring, funding and more. Petr has a fascinating story of how he Read More…

  • August 12 2019 Five steps to make your IT team smarter

    “People are our greatest asset.” It’s a common enough aspirational slogan, but how often does it seem businesses believe it? IT teams—as usual—may have the supporting data: according to the latest Solar Winds®IT Trends Report, 28% of technology professionals engage in training only a couple of times a year, yet 42% would prefer weekly training Read More…

  • August 9 2019 Meet the entrepreneur who saved his first startup $700k by networking

    Dynamic Business revisits the startup success insights of Steve Baxter, one of Australia’s most successful tech entrepreneurs, an active investor and mentor to startups. You may recognise him as a ‘Shark’ on Channel 10’s Shark Tank Australia. In 1994, at the age of 23, Steve put his life savings of $11,000 on the line to launch his Read More…

  • August 7 2019 What can and can’t be put through as “other” expenses

    By: Mark Chapman, H&R Block, Director of Tax Communications Each year, Australian taxpayers claim billions of dollars in deductions in their tax returns. Some of them, such as claims for using your car for work or the costs of work-related clothing, are quite easy to categorise and have their own box on the tax return. Read More…

  • August 7 2019 Let’s talk: Startups

    Everyone wants to know the special ingredients needed to make a startup succeed. When dedicating all of your energy, time and financial investment into founding a company, there comes a huge personal drive to make it work no matter what the odds are. In those inevitable times of doubt and trouble on a startup journey, Read More…

  • August 6 2019 Australians prioritising non-salary benefits to offset cost of living and slow wage growth 

    A new report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics Consumer Price Index indicates that the cost of goods and services have increased 1.6 per cent over the past year. As employees are faced with the rising cost of living coupled with slow wage growth, they are looking to increase their total remuneration and offset living Read More…

  • August 5 2019 Why Gen Y are moving to non-bank lenders

    Gen Y is all about “on demand”. From TV to food and clothes, this is a generation all about convenience. Having been brought up immersed in technology, Gen Y like to order what they want, when they want, and from the comfort of their own homes. This is equally true with managing their finances. Generally Read More…

  • August 2 2019 How Bridget Carmady overcame huge personal loss and used it to light her entrepreneurship fire

    Bridget Carmady is a naturopath turned skincare business owner, who was motivated by her own personal experiences and a desire to address a gap in the market, to found Clemence Organics 3 years ago.  In her Blue Mountains based clinic, Bridget saw first-hand that her clients’ skincare needs weren’t met by other products on the Read More…

  • August 1 2019 The essential guide to obtaining small business funding

    A Business Funding Guide that aims to tackle the funding crisis faced by Australian small businesses has been developed and launched by Kate Carnell, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) in partnership with Scottish Pacific Business Finance. The guide is primarily written for accountants, bookkeepers, brokers and other financial advisers, to help their small business Read More…