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Business Advice

Building your business based on suggestions

- April 17, 2024 4 MIN READ

  The definition of ‘suggestion’ according to the Cambridge Dictionary is to mention an idea, possible plan, or action for other people to consider. Whilst there is nothing earth-shattering about the concept of making suggestions, business owners who recognise the value of other people’s input and implement their suggestions where appropriate have greater levels of… Read more »

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Business Advice

How to use digital tools to succession plan

- April 10, 2024 2 MIN READ

           In any business, big or small, having a succession plan is a safeguarding strategy to ensure processes are in place for all potential scenarios that may jeopardise its survival in years to come, explains Elise Balsillie, Head of Thryv Australia. A succession plan supports long-term business continuity – and ensures… Read more »

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Legal

How to register your trade mark: Three simple steps for solopreneurs

- April 5, 2024 5 MIN READ

It’s understandable why so many solopreneurs don’t register their trade marks; it can often seem like a complicated and costly process. Jacqui Pryor, founder of MMW Trademark Services, sheds light on this trend and explains why solopreneurs should actually pay attention to their intellectual property. Some business owners have their hands full with everything that… Read more »

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Getting Started

Why goal setting is dumb and what to do instead

- March 15, 2024 3 MIN READ

Goal setting is often touted as the holy grail of success. Yet, amidst the initial excitement of setting SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals, there is one thing that always gets in the way when we set out to achieve what we want, ourselves, writes business coach Jim Cocks. What if I told you… Read more »

How to support someone through a small business financial or mental health crisis
Business Advice

From financial advice to mental health support, ASBFEO says there is help at hand

- March 13, 2024 4 MIN READ

There’s been a surge in small and family business owners seeking support as economic conditions worsen. Free financial, business know-how and mental health help is available, writes Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Bruce Billson. The latest economic report card will be no surprise to small business owners. Economic growth is barely limping along,… Read more »

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Getting Started

How to juggle family and business when you launch your startup

- February 22, 2024 3 MIN READ

  Launching a business while raising young kids is a unique and challenging journey that demands a delicate balance between professional and personal responsibilities.  Cass Wingrove, co-founder of Nourishy, shares her insights. Since founding Nourishy, many lessons have been learned along the way that have both helped to guide and encourage us to keep moving… Read more »