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Why my power hours are the key to my success

- July 6, 2020 3 MIN READ

I remember first hearing the term ‘power hours’ about five years ago and it really resonated with me. The term power hours refers to the hours in between the time you wake up and midday. It was one of those things that kept popping up through books that I was reading and podcasts that I… Read more »

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The long road to business recovery

- July 6, 2020 3 MIN READ

The new financial year is here and after months of turmoil, only now are we starting to get a true picture of the impact this has had on Australian small businesses and the significant pain points that lie ahead, writes Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell. Prolonged drought conditions, a horror bushfire… Read more »

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Business outlook: Fast crisis, slow recovery

- July 6, 2020 9 MIN READ

Assuming Australia succeeds in keeping virus numbers mostly suppressed, allowing restrictions to continue to be lifted, and that a vaccine or good anti-virals are available from mid-2021, what comes next for Australia and the world economies asks Deloitte Access Economics partner Chris Richardson, principal author of Deloitte’s quarterly Business Outlook Report. 1.6 billion people in… Read more »

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Open Banking is here: what this means for you

- July 1, 2020 4 MIN READ

In Australia, open banking has been a term bounced around in the financial sector since 2017. Only in the last two years we have seen movement, and the Big Four banks (CommBank, NAB, Westpac and ANZ) have begun beta testing since legislation passed in 2019, says Erich Gerber, Senior Vice President, APJ and EMEA, TIBCO… Read more »

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4 tips to effectively plan for the new financial year

- June 25, 2020 3 MIN READ

COVID-19 and the new financial year provide an opportunity to reassess and make changes to your business’ strategies and plans to make sure you are offering a sustainable value proposition that is relevant for customers, staff and the community, writes Leo Tyndall, CEO and founder of Marketlend With COVID-19 negatively impacting two-thirds of businesses across… Read more »

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Five key tools that will make your workplace truly modern

- June 23, 2020 3 MIN READ

Organisations have evolved far beyond the anonymous cubicles and corner offices of the past. The workplace is now anywhere employees are located and, with a modern workplace, organisations can facilitate secure collaboration that empowers employees to work in ways that let them achieve their potential, writes Jaen Snyman, practice manager, modern workplace, Empired. A great… Read more »

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Small business tech to help you master the new financial year

- June 23, 2020 3 MIN READ

As the end of the financial year approaches, small businesses across Australia are gently emerging from lockdown. They’re returning to a ‘new normal’ in which many restrictions will still apply, so to adapt and identify competitive advantages to help them navigate the coming months, businesses are relying on technology to help them work smarter,” writes… Read more »

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Why businesses can’t ignore men’s mental health

- June 16, 2020 3 MIN READ

As COVID-19 takes its toll on the mental health of employees, workplaces must look to provide support, says Marcela Slepica, Clinical Services Director, AccessEAP. Businesses have an important role to play in helping Australia face the mental health impacts of COVID-19. With many facing depression, anxiety, social isolation and stress, the workplace can, for some,… Read more »