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Why You Need to be Resilient to Run a Small Business

- January 15, 2021 3 MIN READ

Small businesses are the lifeblood of Australian industry. Accounting for nearly 98 per cent of businesses in the country, they fuel our economy and, spanning every sector and demographic , they employ about five million Australians, writes Andrew May, human performance strategist, CEO of StriveStronger and host of the NAB Business Fit Podcast. Small businesses… Read more »

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Four ways employers can improve health and wellbeing in the workplace

- January 15, 2021 2 MIN READ

After a challenging 2020, it has never been more important for workplaces to proactively prioritise the health and wellbeing of their employees’, especially as we progress to more flexible working environments and levels of burnout increase, writes Simon Kearney, co-founder of Readiness, a complete digital wellbeing platform for workplaces. It’s time for a holistic approach… Read more »

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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 »

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We asked 5 fitness entrepreneurs what they’ve learnt from 2020. Here’s what they said.

- January 5, 2021 8 MIN READ

The fitness industry was amongst the hardest hit during 2020, with shutdowns and restrictions severely hampering business and opportunities for growth. Despite this, many business owners used their ingenuity to adapt and thrive. We asked five giants from the industry to weigh on on their learnings and successes from the year that was… Tim West,… Read more »

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Wellbeing

6 easy steps to help you end feelings of isolation

- December 20, 2020 3 MIN READ

For many Australians, this Christmas may not hold the same excitement as previous years. COVID-19 has left numerous people feeling nervous about what their festive season will look like, with financial stress and loneliness acting as key concerns, writes Marcela Slepica, Clinical Director, AccessEAP. As workplaces close for the holidays, business leaders should look to… Read more »

Wellbeing

Five ways for small business owners to take a break this summer

- December 11, 2020 3 MIN READ

Businesses across the country have faced a challenging year with COVID-19 related restrictions and, in many cases, enforced shutdowns. Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have been particularly hard hit, with research conducted by MYOB in May finding 36 per cent of small business owners cited COVID-19 and its wider economic impact as a key business-related… Read more »

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Influencers

What kind of leader do you want to be, Ardern or Trump?

- November 26, 2020 3 MIN READ

Emotionally intelligent leaders are coming into their own during the pandemic, not only in the business world but also on the global stage, writes Kirk Peterson, Founder and Managing Director of Performance Shift. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern excels at Emotional Intelligence (EI) and her country has benefited from it during the pandemic. Her… Read more »

News

How to manage your anxiety when returning to COVID normal

- October 30, 2020 4 MIN READ

Many Melburnians are joyous at the prospect of a return to socialising, as the city regains some old freedoms this week following significantly eased coronavirus restrictions. Social media is teeming with images of people looking ecstatic about the end of lockdown. But in stark contrast to these images, some people might feel nervous about socialising… Read more »

Productivity

5 tips for small business owners working remotely

- October 29, 2020 4 MIN READ

Coronavirus restrictions have seen a significant shift in how we work, with 46% of working Australians now working from home, a first for many small businesses across the country. Sally Elson, MYOB’s head of people advisory and talent, provides tips for small business owners adapting their workforce to a longer-term work from home environment. Changes to business… Read more »

Wellbeing

The 5 best tips to get your work life balance right

- October 28, 2020 4 MIN READ

Maintaining a work-life balance is about separating your personal and professional lives, without allowing one to encroach upon the other, writes Lauren Crystal, co-founder of project management platform Hassl. Work-life lines are blurring However, during lockdown many Australians have been on average, completing an extra four to five hours of work for free every week,… Read more »