Digital

Want more sales? Here’s how!

- May 4, 2017 4 MIN READ

When first exploring digital marketing and social media, it’s okay to not necessarily know exactly what you want to achieve. Many small business owners simply start out with ideas such as “I want more sales”, or “I just want the phone to ring”, or “I want people to talk about my company”. If you want… Read more »

Features

The magic ingredient in small biz

- May 3, 2017 2 MIN READ

The one thing I’ve learnt over my business career, both as an employee and employer, is that if a group of people have a sense of belonging focused on a shared passion they can achieve almost anything together. When I was asked recently what word summed up my management philosophy my answer was “belonging”. You… Read more »

Features

How have these 14 small businesses lasted 10+ years?

- May 3, 2017 14 MIN READ

Running a small business can be challenging yet rewarding! Anyone who has survived 10 years in small business deserves our respect and congratulations. Kochie’s Business Builders are celebrating our 11th anniversary this year along with thousands of other Australian small businesses. Read on to find out how these 14 fantastic small enterprises have lasted 10 years or more in… Read more »

Business Basics

6 digital marketing myths

- May 2, 2017 4 MIN READ

Despite being around for a couple of decades, digital marketing is still in its infancy. One of the curious features about this type of marketing is how fast it changes. Its guidelines have been developed hand-in-hand with the evolution of digital social platforms so, unsurprisingly, best practice guidelines have also undergone rapid change. As digital… Read more »

Business Basics

Essential 2017 year end tax tips

- May 1, 2017 3 MIN READ

It’s that time of year when businesses can benefit by considering strategies to minimise their tax burden. This is the first of a three part series on tax we are doing to help prepare you for tax time. Here, we look at some actions small businesses can consider in order to reduce their tax for… Read more »

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How to get financially well organised

- April 27, 2017 2 MIN READ

Most people working in small business are not financially well organised and this isn’t surprising, because everyone is so busy actually running their business! However, there are nine key areas to cover to help work out how financially well organised you are. To achieve your life and small business goals you must get organised but remember you… Read more »

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5 clear-cut steps to ace in sales

- April 26, 2017 3 MIN READ

Without sales you have no business. And for most starting a new business there are often no funds to employ a sales team. As well as the CEO, CFO, designer, bookkeeper, marketing guru, etc., you also need to become the sales authority in your business. You may have full confidence in your product or service… Read more »

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What can you do about late payments?

- April 26, 2017 3 MIN READ

Late payments are an increasingly hot topic. Many small businesses aren’t able to hire staff, improve their business or grow fast due to a cash flow gap. So, why do late payments matter? Because when a large business takes advantage of its market power to unilaterally extend or delay payments to its SME suppliers it… Read more »

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Dynamic Duo: key to a strong partnership

- April 24, 2017 3 MIN READ

Many small businesses often emerge from a business partnership. Working alongside a business partner can be likened to a marriage. Just like a marriage there can be a honeymoon period, where everyone is in love with the romance of your new, blossoming business idea… And then reality hits. Things get a bit stressful. Work picks up… Read more »