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News

Is your business ready for disaster?

- January 18, 2021 2 MIN READ

A new report commissioned by Business Australia has found despite the impacts of COVID and natural disasters, small business owners still fail to insure their businesses against unforeseen events. The report found 62 per cent of Australia’s small business owners still have not taken out adequate cover. This leaves many businesses vulnerable to cost blowouts should… Read more »

News

Coronavirus update: Parts of Sydney downgraded to orange zone.

- January 18, 2021 3 MIN READ

Premier Daniel Andrews and Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton announced today a number of Greater Sydney red zone Local Government Areas (LGAs) will transition to orange – allowing some stranded Victorians to return home. As of 6:00pm (Victorian AEDT) Monday 18 January, the Blue Mountains, Wollongong and all Greater Sydney LGAs except for Blacktown City, Burwood,… Read more »

Wellbeing

Why You Need to be Resilient to Run a Small Business

- January 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

Small businesses are the lifeblood of Australian industry. Accounting for nearly 98 per cent of businesses in the country, they fuel our economy and, spanning every sector and demographic , they employ about five million Australians, writes Andrew May, human performance strategist, CEO of StriveStronger and host of the NAB Business Fit Podcast. Small businesses… Read more »

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News

Four ways employers can improve health and wellbeing in the workplace

- January 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

After a challenging 2020, it has never been more important for workplaces to proactively prioritise the health and wellbeing of their employees’, especially as we progress to more flexible working environments and levels of burnout increase, writes Simon Kearney, co-founder of Readiness, a complete digital wellbeing platform for workplaces. It’s time for a holistic approach… Read more »

Marketing

The fundamentals of marketing your eCommerce store

- January 15, 2021 4 MIN READ

Marketing talent and data-driven eCommerce managers are in high demand, with growing competition among online merchants to drive performance, customer conversions, and efficient customer acquisition. But not all eCommerce businesses can hire in-house marketing staff, nor does it fit every business’ structure and strategy, writes Robin Marchant, Head of Marketing APAC, Shopify. In fact, it… Read more »

News

It’s back to work for Victoria’s office workers

- January 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

Victorians will end their months of remote work on Monday January 18 as Premier Daniel Andrews announced Public Service employees will be able to return to on-site work at 25 per cent capacity while all other office workplaces will be able to allow half their staff to return to work. The relaxing of work from… Read more »

Business Advice

The technology industry needs to approach small business with more humility if it wants to succeed

- January 15, 2021 4 MIN READ

The ecosystem of technology companies and startups stands out for its intense competition, rapid scaling, and an often cut-throat, growth-at-all costs environment. It is an industry that did relatively well over the pandemic, while many others faced existential threats under the cloud of a global recession. The imposition of remote work and the rapid shift of traditional… Read more »

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News

Access to capital life and death for small businesses to survive

- January 14, 2021 2 MIN READ

The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO)  Kate Carnell is urging the Federal Government to establish a revenue-contingent loan scheme for small businesses, to provide them with the cash flow they need to survive the next 12 months. With government support measures being withdrawn, banks continuing to subject small business borrowers to onerous… Read more »

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Opinion

Why vulnerability could be your new business super power

- January 13, 2021 5 MIN READ

I’ve been running businesses for nearly 17 years and driven down the roads of incredible confidence, feeling invincible to crushing defeat and vulnerability. And I’m banking that most readers would have travelled similarly, writes Sue Parker. During 2020 many businesses laid bare their economic, mental health and sustainability fears. Indeed it was a year of… Read more »