There are benefits to employing mature age workers
Opinion

Mature age workers could ease the skills shortage says small business ombudsman

- January 11, 2022 2 MIN READ

Mature age workers could come to the rescue of many sectors experiencing skills shortages, writes Australia’s Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Bruce Billson. Many small and family businesses have made the most of the holiday rush, with Australian shoppers spending an estimated $60 billion in the weeks leading up to the festive season. The… Read more »

leadership debt
Opinion

Forget the great resignation: The great leadership debt is what will impact businesses

- November 26, 2021 2 MIN READ

Too many of our leaders are avoiding confrontation and direct communication with staff, causing a massive leadership vacuum in Australian businesses, writes Travis Thomas,  leadership expert and Managing Director of Team Buffalo. This ‘leadership debt’ isn’t a small problem – it’s restricting Australian business and hampering the next generation of leaders. The most common problem?… Read more »

CSR or corporate social responsibility is becoming important to consumers
Opinion

What small businesses should know about corporate social responsibility (CSR) and why it matters

- October 29, 2021 3 MIN READ

Increasing numbers of consumers expect businesses to exercise corporate social responsibility (CSR) and companies around the world are taking note. With so many options to practice corporate social responsibility, businesses of all sizes from all industries can make their own unique contribution to their communities and lift their profile at the same time. Here’s everything… Read more »

business support governmentgrants
Opinion

Where is the government business support for Victoria’s small businesses? What happened?

- September 22, 2021 5 MIN READ

For anyone sitting back and taking note of reported metrics such as business confidence, unemployment rates, GDP growth, record real estate sales and new home builds, or looking at the share market reaching new highs, it’s hard to believe we are approaching 2 years of pandemic induced lockdowns, writes Tim Roberts, managing director of TR… Read more »

small business owners need our support during lockdown
Opinion

“The time off ain’t so bad, if you can ignore the fact you’re going broke”

- August 12, 2021 2 MIN READ

This is what I’m hearing from small business owners who have pivoted, been agile, re-imagined, and in many cases have re-mortgaged over the past 18 months, writes Amanda Newton. It’s heartbreaking to witness hope eroding as Melbourne’s lockdown 5.0 rolled quickly into lockdown 6.0, and for many small businesses, it’s seemingly harder to determine the difference between the calm… Read more »

Seth Godin
Opinion

12 business lessons from Seth Godin

- August 5, 2021 7 MIN READ

I recently had the pleasure of speaking with marketing luminary, Seth Godin, for an episode of the Future Squared podcast. here’s what I learnt, writes Steve Glaveski. Of course, Godin needs no introduction to most of you reading this, but the TLDR of it is this – he’s the author of 19 books including titles such as… Read more »