Business Basics

Let’s give bootstrappers the respect they deserve

- November 17, 2019 3 MIN READ

There’s an old saying, “put your money where your mouth is”. And that’s exactly what bootstrappers do. Yet sometimes it’s the starry-eyed capital-raising young startups that seem to attract more attention than the brave bootstrappers, who are backing their idea with their own savings. Dispelling the myths As a bootstrapper of two businesses (Matchboard and… Read more »

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10 tips to build wealth and keep it!

- November 15, 2019 7 MIN READ

Imagining a bigger, better life that is made easier because of the security and safety net of wealth is a dream lots of people share. And why not? Having money to take care of everyday stresses seems like fun… The great news is that building wealth is possible, as long as you take some strategic… Read more »

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Small business insolvencies rise as economy worsens

- November 6, 2019 2 MIN READ

“It’s the canary in the coal mine,” warns Patrick Coghlan, CEO of CreditorWatch as small business insolvencies rise 20 per cent over the last quarter, an increase of 8 per cent year on year. Coghlan suggests the rise in businesses being declared insolvent doesn’t bode well for the economy. Coghlan’s comments follow the release of… Read more »

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Don’t be guilty of wage fraud!

- November 1, 2019 2 MIN READ

From local cafés and restaurants to large retail conglomerates like Wesfarmers and Woolworths, it seems that we are hearing about a new underpayment scandal every other day. No matter how small or large your organisation is, any business owner can find themselves in hot water once accused of committing wage fraud, writes Tracy Angwin, CEO… Read more »

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How AI is putting the human back in HR

- October 31, 2019 4 MIN READ

‘How will new technology impact my job?’. It’s an often asked question of today’s HR teams.   And, while it’s true some jobs will change in terms of roles and responsibilities, people will remain the heart of them. To succeed in this new era of business, known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, organisations must equip staff with… Read more »