gig economy
Opinion

Labor’s industrial relations policy is good for gig workers but what about small business?

- February 10, 2021 4 MIN READ

Anthony Albanese will risk a backlash from employers when he releases an industrial relations policy promising a Labor government would substantially increase the legal rights and protections for Australians in insecure work, writes Michelle Grattan. Wednesday’s policy unveiling will ensure industrial relations is a major political battleground in coming months, with the opposition already declaring… Read more »

event
Opinion

An open letter to Scott Morrison from the events industry

- January 29, 2021 4 MIN READ

Dear Prime Minister, I, alongside a collective of small businesses, write to you regarding the announcement of the Federal Government’s $50 million Business Events Grant support package last September. When the support package was announced, we were delighted by the prospect of the Federal Government supporting our industry. As you know, our work came to… Read more »

leadership
HR

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 »

introvert extrovert
Opinion

To get ahead as an introvert, act like an extravert. It’s not as hard as you think

- January 19, 2021 4 MIN READ

Leadership is a human universal. It can even be seen in other species, which suggests it may be an evolutionarily ancient process. A common personality trait of “natural” leaders is a higher than average level of extraversion. Research consistently shows extraverts, compared with introverts, are more likely to be regarded as leaders by others, and… Read more »

pupose
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 »

vulnerability
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 »

trends
Growth

6 trends for small business in 2021

- January 7, 2021 2 MIN READ

2020 has been a challenging and unpredictable ride, with the pandemic forcing technological progress and work changes on businesses across the globe. For smaller businesses, with fewer resources and IT support, it has been exceptionally difficult. As 2021 unfolds what changes are due to remain, and what new trends will we see? asks Andy Hurt,… Read more »