Man working from home in a video call

Deciding on the best video conferencing tool: Skype vs Zoom

- November 11, 2020 3 MIN READ

Around 4.2 million Australians are working from home and many are expected to continue doing so indefinitely. That’s a lot of meetings, hallway chit-chats and water cooler conversations missed! Though not a quick-fix, video conferencing tools can bring back some of this interactivity. Choosing the right communication tool going forward Whether you’re only just embracing… Read more »

Designing new stickers for her online business is one of Prini Naidoo's favourite hobbies

Aurora Crafted: not just in it for the money

- October 6, 2020 3 MIN READ

It seems everybody has a side hustle of sorts these days, but if yours isn’t making any money, fear not. Prini Naidoo — a full-time receptionist and small online business owner — explains why she’s not concerned about some extra dosh. Discover why your side hustle doesn’t have to make money Prini started her homemade… Read more »

Signpost symbolising the decisions that professional advisers can help small businesses make in terms of business viability

Why finance advice should be part of the budget

- September 29, 2020 2 MIN READ

Australia’s peak accounting and bookkeeping organisations, along with the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) Kate Carnell, are trumpeting calls to subsidise professional advice for struggling small business owners. Under the proposed Small Business Viability Review program, many ailing small businesses could access a 15-month plan from an accredited professional providing advice on… Read more »

A group of diners showing how more dining space could support Sydney businesses

The bold plan to enliven the heart of the city

- September 22, 2020 2 MIN READ

As part of their pandemic community recovery strategy, the City of Sydney has unveiled plans to turn Sydney into a 24-hour alfresco city by November. Move over New York! The 12-month plan would tear apart logistical red tape currently preventing small business owners from serving late-night customers and waive outdoor dining fees until March 2021. … Read more »