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Six small business trends to watch in 2020

- January 23, 2020 4 MIN READ

With the new year upon us, indicators are pointing to 2020 being one of the biggest years on record for small businesses. Opportunity abounds for small business, and the wellbeing of our nation’s economy hinges on the sector’s ability to thrive, writes Xero’s small business advocate Angus Capel. Here are the small business trends to keep… Read more »

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Top retail tips to help stay competitive in 2020

- December 19, 2019 4 MIN READ

Australia’s retail industry has been facing some significant challenges over the past year, and unfortunately those challenges don’t seem to be going away anytime soon. Not only has the recent arrival of the retail giant Amazon created a new strain on Australia’s smaller retailers, but the rapid growth of retail technologies along with the increased… Read more »

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This sustainable coffee pod is heading to the US

- December 17, 2019 < 1 MIN READ

Melbourne startup Pod & Parcel is taking their compostable coffee pods global, announcing they are launching into the US.  The coffee pod business was first launched in Melbourne in 2015 with an aim to bring sustainable barista-quality coffee to coffee lovers around Australia. Alarmed by the number of pods going to landfill, founders  Ben Goodman, … Read more »

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Lessons on the rise and fall of family business

- November 25, 2019 4 MIN READ

A globally recognised expert on family enterprise and family wealth, Professor John Davis have been studying the changing nature of family business since the 1970s. As the founder of the Cambridge Family Enterprise Group, Davis has advised and educated families all over the world on how to achieve longevity and success. Over the years he’s… Read more »

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From Silicon Valley to the South Coast: Easy Agile sets up in Wollongong

- November 21, 2019 2 MIN READ

Wollongong-based scaleup Easy Agile is proof Wollongong is a smart choice to start and scale a business successfully. Co-founders Nick Muldoon and Dave Elkan were both keen to raise their families in Australia after building impressive careers in Silicon Valley, so they moved back from San Francisco to Wollongong where they saw potential in starting… Read more »

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The eCommerce trends you need to know in 2019

- October 23, 2019 3 MIN READ

Here’s a sobering thought if you own a bricks and mortar business: 73 per cent of Australians made a purchase online in 2018.¹ In fact, eCommerce equated to over $27 billion in sales.² While this is still only one-eighth of our total retail sales, small businesses that want to stay ahead of the curve may… Read more »