Kochie's Business Builders https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au Thu, 26 Nov 2020 06:16:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.3 https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/cropped-kbb-site-icon-32x32.png Kochie's Business Builders https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au 32 32 166395128 What kind of leader do you want to be, Ardern or Trump? https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/what-kind-of-leader-do-you-want-to-be-arden-or-trump/ Thu, 26 Nov 2020 05:22:41 +0000 https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/?p=56521 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 »

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Why Australia’s military pact with Japan is bad news for China trade relations https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/why-australias-military-pact-with-japan-is-bad-news-for-china-trade-relations/ Thu, 26 Nov 2020 02:58:22 +0000 https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/?p=56504 The Prime Minister’s recent visit to Japan codifying a pact for increased military cooperation between our nations will have roll-on effects to Australia’s  already tense relationship with China, writes China strategist and negotiation expert Leonie McKeon For some reason, the Australian Government thinks this pact will have no effect on Australia’s deteriorating relationship with China,... Read more »

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5 hacks for creating an inspiring workplace https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/5-hacks-for-creating-an-inspiring-workplace/ Thu, 26 Nov 2020 00:00:29 +0000 https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/?p=56506 Nobody likes a drab office. These hacks will help you create a workplace that inspires your employees to do their best. Grey walls, fluorescent globes, tiny cubicles and windowless offices – if this sounds like your idea of a nightmare, you’re not alone. Today’s employees expect their workspaces to encourage productivity and collaboration and old... Read more »

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Three reasons to wind up, not down, for Christmas https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/three-reasons-to-wind-up-not-down-for-christmas/ Wed, 25 Nov 2020 04:25:01 +0000 https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/?p=56501 As we hit early December, or even late November, typically you can almost audibly hear the collective exhale in breathe as Australians prepare for the ironic big chill as summer shutdowns begin to happen. Catch ups pre Christmas, coffee or lunch, become slightly longer or pending tasks, once bordering a priority, are relegated or procrastinated... Read more »

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Businesses preparing for a Black Friday shopping bonanza https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/businesses-preparing-for-a-black-friday-shopping-bonanza/ Tue, 24 Nov 2020 05:10:53 +0000 https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/?p=56498 New research from cloud accounting solution MYOB has found consumers are prepping to dole out big bucks this sale season as they hunt for bargains ahead of Christmas. A study by MYOB reveals fifty-seven per cent of consumers plan to shop during the Black Friday sales, up from 45 per cent who said they participated... Read more »

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5 Pinterest trends that will boost your sales https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/5-pinterest-trends-boost-sales-holiday-season/ Tue, 24 Nov 2020 01:39:27 +0000 https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/?p=56493 Small business owners hoping to capitalise on consumer uptake in digital sales should also consider shoppable Pins on Pinterest. The platform’s latest data reveals the per cent of ‘Pinners’ engaging with shopping surfaces on Pinterest has grown over 85 per cent in the past six months. According to Pinterest data, 63 per cent of Pinners plan to... Read more »

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How to make Black Friday a sales success https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/how-to-make-black-friday-a-sales-success/ Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:48:38 +0000 https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/?p=56482 The 2020 sale season is full steam ahead with the busiest shopping days of the year just around the corner. There has truly never been a better year for small businesses to hop on the Black Friday bandwagon. With record numbers of consumers now shopping online, there is currently a huge opportunity at play for... Read more »

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Digital solutions and flexible work options help future proof Living Edge https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/digital-solutions-and-flexible-work-options-help-future-proof-living-edge/ Tue, 24 Nov 2020 00:31:21 +0000 https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/?p=56488 As a leading supplier of bespoke furniture, Living Edge has long been a favourite with corporates, architects and discerning clients. The brand’s showrooms provide a destination for consumers to connect with sustainable and authentic products and exquisite designs. While their eCommerce offering lets consumers easily peruse their wares. Providing a seamless customer experience is at... Read more »

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7 ways you can better balance your remote work life https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/7-ways-you-can-better-balance-your-remote-work-life/ Mon, 23 Nov 2020 03:17:03 +0000 https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/?p=56473 Working from home can at times appear both a blessing and a curse – often in equal measure. There are all the benefits of being able to organise your working hours as you see fit, being able to work in your PJs, not having to commute to work and enjoying the solitude, writes Renee Wainwright.... Read more »

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5 consumer trends your business needs to know (and how to implement them) https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/5-consumer-trends-your-business-needs-to-know-and-how-to-implement-them/ Mon, 23 Nov 2020 01:58:18 +0000 https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/?p=56467 There’s plenty of rhetoric talking about consumer trends, but what does the data tell us about changing consumer behaviours and what can businesses learn? Over 200 million businesses use our platforms to connect with over 2.5 billion monthly users, and we’ve seen many businesses use the free tools on Facebook and Instagram to change the... Read more »

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6 tips to get your business ready for Christmas https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/6-tips-to-get-your-business-ready-for-christmas/ Fri, 20 Nov 2020 03:19:31 +0000 https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/?p=56457 This holiday season will be critical in the recovery of most Australian businesses. Many shops copped a battering with COVID-19 restrictions and the resultant steep economic decline. But with restrictions easing and borders opening, things are finally looking up, writes Adrian Floate. Australians are expected to go on a cash-splash this Christmas, with consumer confidence... Read more »

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Home improvement jobs soar thanks to COVID-19 https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/home-improvement-jobs-soar-thanks-to-covid-19/ Thu, 19 Nov 2020 04:42:17 +0000 https://www.kochiesbusinessbuilders.com.au/?p=56420 Whilst most industries experienced their worst year on record, one is currently flourishing at an unprecedented rate – and that industry is home improvements. With more people spending time at home for work and leisure, they are investing even more into their houses. Australian online services marketplace Oneflare’s research shows that trade services are growing... Read more »

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