What is the role of trust in small business success?

- February 19, 2021 3 MIN READ

Building solid foundations is the crucial starting point when it comes to building a house. Your foundations will safely distribute the weight of your new home and prevent the subsoil from spreading, avoiding an unequal settlement of the structure. This could lead to catastrophic structural issues and possible collapse down the line, writes Mark Lebusque.… Read more »


How to champion culture to navigate COVID challenges in the workplace

- February 12, 2021 3 MIN READ

In the past twelve months, business leaders have managed their workforces through closures, downsizings, disruptions, and the shift to remote work. Because of this, maintaining positive company culture, values and engagement has been critical to business resilience through COVID-19, writes Libby Roy, Managing Director of Optus Small and Medium Business. In such a climate, no… Read more »

team culture

How to build a great team culture in 2021

- February 8, 2021 3 MIN READ

Team culture is vital when you are trying to bring together a group of people to work towards a common goal. We see this often in team sports, where the underdog that plays ’as one’ beats a team of superstars playing as individuals, each with their own agenda. This principle can be applied to business… Read more »

flexible work

How the workspace will change in 2021 and why you need to know

- February 5, 2021 3 MIN READ

2020 has revolutionised how people view their workday and environment, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing important discussions around flexible working options in 2021, writes Brad Krauskopf, Hub Australia Founder & CEO. The Victorian government recently announced that Melbourne’s private and public office sector would return to 75 per cent capacity, and while this was pushed… Read more »


Will 2021 bring a new breed of leadership?

- January 27, 2021 4 MIN READ

In times of crisis, we look to strong leadership to get us through. 2020 has been nothing short of a disaster for many of us and many businesses have been pushed into unprecedented territories with only words such as adapt and pivot left to buoy them as they weather the storm, writes Amanda Rose. Some… Read more »

Business Advice

The Purpose Economy – the rise of the Ethical Business and how to do better

- January 18, 2021 5 MIN READ

Ten years ago, having a purpose-driven business was a “nice to have” – a cherry on the top of your marketing and trading strategy. Consequently, and depressingly, many companies did the bare minimum; at best, slowly reviewing their supply chain and people policies; at worst, green-washing or creating a “woke culture”, writes Joanna Jensen, Founder… 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 »