If your business lies in the area of professional services, there’s no better place to make connections than on LinkedIn. Follow these four steps to search for potential new clients. You can start by searching for people and companies on LinkedIn. You also have the option to filter your search, and how much you can… Read more »
Attracting, hiring and retaining great staff is one of the key pain points of small business owners according to research by Indeed. 48 per cent of small business owners surveyed said recruiting is a challenge and four in ten believing it is harder to recruit today than it was five years ago. Meanwhile, almost seven… Read more »
“The customer is king” gets used all too often in business conversations. Successful business owners are quick to recognise the truth behind this cliché and strive to put customer needs at the centre of how they operate.
In response to the findings of the Retail Electricity Pricing Inquiry the government has launched the Business Energy Advice Program in an effort to deliver a fairer deal on energy prices to small business owners. Speaking at the launch of the program today, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell applauded the introduction of… Read more »
With close to 60 per cent of Australia’s small businesses still failing to have an online presence, Bricks & Clicks aims to bridge the digital skills gaps to upskill local business owners with the tools they need to take their products online and to the rest of the world. Kochie’s Business Builders host and small… Read more »
As founder and director of MyBudget, Tammy Barton knows a thing or two about what it takes to create a strategic plan for a business. Here she shares her top 5 tips. The start of the calendar year is a time when many businesses take a step back and attempt a strategic plan for the… Read more »
With many Baby Boomers reaching retirement age, there has been a rise in the number of mature business owners seeking to exit their businesses. Justin Greiner, CEO of JBWere reports on what business owners need to know when reaching this point in the business life cycle. The latest Quarterly SME survey by NAB Economics highlighted… Read more »
Christmas is one of the peak times of year for sales for retail stores so it makes sense to ensure your shop is ready to take advantage of the festive season. By following our top 5 tips, reaping the benefits of Christmas trade will be a piece of cake. Get excited! During the peak Christmas… Read more »
Apurva Chiranewala, Head of Strategy and Growth, Sendle reveals the top tips for online brands to build customer trust and engagement. Nearly 10 million Australians buy something online every month. The online shopping boom has created a massive opportunity for small businesses, who not only benefit from an increase in potential customers, but also from… Read more »
It’s no revelation that growth is challenging. With a small team, it’s easier to see any problems and have the necessary conversations to ensure people are motivated, engaged and performing their best. However, as businesses scale, engagement tends to change from an everyday consideration into a biannual event — a retrospective snapshot of how effective… Read more »
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The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman (ASBFEO) and the theBankDoctor.org have released a guide to provide small business owners with all the info they need to better understand borrowing from alternative finance sources such as fintech organisations. The Ombudsman Kate Carnell suggested the guide will help SMBs to understand the jargon and receive a clearer… Read more »