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 »


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 »


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 »


3 tips to set your business up for success in 2020

- January 29, 2020 3 MIN READ

The New Year is the perfect time to plan – it’s an opportunity to reflect on the year that’s been, reset your business’ ambitions and restart any good intentions and habits to carry you through 2020. Despite being nearly at the close of January, there’s still time to set yourself up for a successful year,… Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »