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The five big issues most affecting small business owners

- January 23, 2024 4 MIN READ

  As 2024 kicks off, Australia’s two-million plus small business owners face fresh economic challenges and a whole new world of game-changing technology.That’s the findings of the second annual The Big Small Business Survey, conducted by five Australian business owners (including me.), writes Katrina McCarter. Overwhelm is a key issue. There are countless options to… Read more »

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Asking for more for your business in 2024

- January 15, 2024 4 MIN READ

  Are you asking for more for you and your business in 2024? Do you have a growth plan; a business strategy for how to get where you would like to go? asks Simone Milasas. As we enter into a brand-new year, it is common for business owners, managers and senior executives to do an… Read more »

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How to create a staffing strategy as your business grows

- November 30, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Is your small business growing faster than you can keep up? Navigating the challenges of expanding your team and adapting your workforce management strategies can feel like a high-stakes balancing act, writes Rob Press, but there are strategies that can help you ease the pressure. Scaling a business is complex, and making sure your… Read more »

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Are you ready to say goodbye to business as usual?

- September 22, 2023 3 MIN READ

  The definition of insanity is repeating the same thing over and over, expecting different results. In over 50 years as an entrepreneur and owner of multiple businesses, it is evident to me that many businesses around the world function from this insanity, writes Gary Douglas. Rather than choosing to do things ‘different’, (yes, I… Read more »

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How to make more profit if you want to sell your business

- September 12, 2023 3 MIN READ

  Most startups begin a business without much thought as to how they will end the business.   They also tend to build a business around their technical skill – builders start construction companies, chefs open restaurants, accountants start an accountancy business. The trouble is, these technicians get so involved in ‘doing the work’ they forget… Read more »

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How customers shop is changing: Here is what you need to know

- September 12, 2023 5 MIN READ

The last few years have seen Australians face an onslaught of successive macro-level events, which have impacted so many facets of daily life. From the pandemic to the cost of living crisis, Australians are now prioritising health more while being more discriminating in how and where they spend their hard-earned dollars, writes Shaun Broughton, Managing… Read more »

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Less Is more: Why expansion doesn’t always equal growth

- September 7, 2023 3 MIN READ

  There is pressure on businesses to constantly reinvent themselves, creating new products or services, but sometimes a ‘less is more’ approach can actually lead to success, explains David Fish, founder of No Two Fish. The problem starts when there is a feeling of not having enough of something; not enough products to sell, not… Read more »

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How to build fans and loyalty for your business

- September 1, 2023 2 MIN READ

With a crowded small business landscape and a strong competitive market, it’s hard to gain the attention of customers, let alone retain them. But the ultimate goal for any small business should be to build a strong base of loyal customers and repeat business, writes Elise Balsillie, Head of Thryv Australia. Sounds easy, doesn’t it?… Read more »

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What does it take to create wealth?

- August 28, 2023 3 MIN READ

What does money mean to you? How many points of view do you have about wealth and abundance? asks Gary Douglas, bestselling author of Money Isn’t the Problem, You Are. Your points of view about money create your experience with money. For example, if you have decided that you have to work hard to make money, you… Read more »