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3 tips to grow your business in the new normal

- July 24, 2020 4 MIN READ

The disparity in COVID-19 restrictions between states and territories has never been more pronounced, with millions of Victorians facing renewed lockdowns, while those in Western Australia have had significant lifts on restrictions. As a result, there is certainly no ‘one size fits all’ approach for small business success across Australia, writes Alison O’Brien, PayPal’s Head… Read more »

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Five steps to become an effective communicator

- July 15, 2020 3 MIN READ

Warren Buffet says by investing in improving your communication skills; you increase your “value by at least 50 per cent”. At the same time, Richard Branson describes communication “as the most important skill a leader can possess”, writes marketing and communications specialist Leora Givoni. Think back to a leader who had an impact on you.… Read more »

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Is it the right time to start a new business?

- May 20, 2020 3 MIN READ

Whenever people ask me when the right time is to start a business, there’s a statistic that immediately comes to mind: 80 per cent of start-ups fail. That then begs the question: why? writes business coach Alan Manly. Is it because the founders started their business when economic conditions were unfavourable? Were they too old… Read more »

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To survive Covid-19, pivot without hesitation

- April 3, 2020 2 MIN READ

When your business is on the line, there is no room for indecisiveness, hesitation and “business as usual,” according to Australian entrepreneur, business owner, investor, mentor and author Dorry Kordahi. Kordahi, who has played an active role in the Australian startup and business community for close to 20 years and is an Advisory Board Member… Read more »

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Who do you really need in your startup dream team?

- March 2, 2020 2 MIN READ

There are many traps when setting up your own startup dream team. Entrepreneurs want to share the excitement with friends and like-minded people. But mixing friends and business can get messy, writes Alan Manly, author of The Unlikely Entrepreneur. Those like-minded people won’t challenge you. Similar personalities are also often budding entrepreneurs. They want training… Read more »

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The fastest growing business sectors in 2020

- February 11, 2020 2 MIN READ

It’s a new age world… recent data from 99designs has revealed biohacking, astrological services, cannabidiol (CBD) businesses and vegan products and services amongst the fastest growing industries for entrepreneurs in 2020 with all four expected to have explosive growth in the year ahead. The data comes from analysis of the number of companies across various… Read more »

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24 time management strategies to be more efficient

- February 6, 2020 8 MIN READ

Unless you’re Jim Halpert and enjoy spending most of your time pranking Dwight, most of us want to become more efficient at work. Not only is this beneficial for your career, but it can also help maintain a healthy work-life balance, writes John Rampton. But how can you become more adept at work? Well, here are… Read more »

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2020 vision: trends and predictions for the retail industry

- February 3, 2020 5 MIN READ

From Harris Scarfe and Bardot to Curious Planet and Jeanswest, the retail industry in Australia has experienced a difficult start to 2020, with multiple store closures leading to a so-called ‘retail bloodbath’. But while the closure of big-box retail stores is a cause for concern, driven by a robust, inspiring and innovative independent retailer sector… Read more »