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These easy tips will help you thrive

- February 22, 2017 2 MIN READ

What is the most important quality small businesses that succeed in 2017 will share? According to one of Australia’s leading business agility coaches, Michi Tyson, small businesses with the ability to run a lean management team, use design thinking and integrate behavioural economics will thrive. She says, “The traditional structure of teams within companies is outdated,… Read more »

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Small Business Roadshow kicks off in Adelaide

- February 20, 2017 2 MIN READ

This week the Small Business Minister Michael McCormack will be heading the Small Business Roadshow which kicks off in Adelaide today. He says, “Tax cuts, reductions in red tape and levelling the playing field for small business through fairer competition policy is front and centre in a nationwide roadshow.” The roadshow begins in suburban Adelaide… Read more »

Features

Why some small businesses are left out in the cold

- February 18, 2017 2 MIN READ

Every business in this day and age needs modern technology to enhance their business, market their brand and generally improve their efficiency. With technology, it allows businesses to compete locally and globally, but a lack of technology can hurt the ability to keep up with competitors. A new study released by Cisco reveals that inspite… Read more »

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Small Business Minister reveals a boost for small business

- February 17, 2017 2 MIN READ

During parliament this week, changes to GST collection online were introduced as the Government delivered another boost for small business, says Small Business Minister Michael McCormack. “The Government understands that small business is the job creator in our economy,” Mr McCormack said. Small businesses across Australia have brought up issues related to online GST retail.… Read more »

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Small and medium businesses embracing sharing economy

- February 16, 2017 2 MIN READ

According to the MYOB Business Monitor, many small to medium business owners believe the sharing economy is having a positive impact on their business. A national survey of over 1000 small business owners found that the franchise sector was the most positive about the sharing economy, with 71% of franchisors and 41% of franchisees reporting… Read more »

People

How to find the courage to start a small business

- February 16, 2017 5 MIN READ

Kerrie Denton is a motivational coach who launched her website motivation2conquer.com as an online business in 2016. She says, “I am a fairly new small business. I commenced with my motivational coaching service. I do offer a one off session to help give some direction but I specialise in a six week personal development program.… Read more »

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SMEs to feel impact of back-to-school burden

- February 15, 2017 < 1 MIN READ

Small business owners are being warned to plan ahead for tight cash flow and less orders, as Australians reduce their spending, resulting from Christmas debt and back-to-school expenses which impacts their wallets, according to Roger Mendelson, CEO of Prushka Fast Debt Recovery. He says small businesses should expect less income in February and early March as… Read more »

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Inquiry into slow payments for small businesses

- February 14, 2017 2 MIN READ

According to The Invoice Market, late payments are the biggest issue facing Australian small to medium businesses. With $26 million owed in unpaid invoices, these businesses spend over 12 days a year in business operations chasing unpaid invoices. Lack of cash flow means a halt in business growth, which often leads to debt or worse,… Read more »

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How small businesses are using social media

- February 13, 2017 < 1 MIN READ

How important is social media to your small business? According to a recent study from Sensis, the number of businesses with a social media presence jumped this year from 31% to 48% for small businesses. Out of those businesses that still don’t yet have a social media presence 17% are expected to create one this… Read more »