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Now is the time to hustle with purpose

- June 8, 2020 3 MIN READ

The headlines are currently full of reports of redundancies, restructures and struggling businesses. I’m not going to pretend that this is an easy time or that individuals aren’t facing the toughest of times. However, the best way to do well in this, or indeed any environment, is through taking positive steps and actions, writes Ben… Read more »

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3 tips for customer engagement during COVID-19

- June 7, 2020 3 MIN READ

COVID-19 has well and truly disrupted the usual proceedings of most businesses. With some restrictions still in place and some physical stores closed, businesses both big and small, are facing extremely uncertain times. The past few months have seen people reassessing how they live their lives, both personally and professionally, writes Sreelesh Pillai, General Manager… Read more »

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Is it the right time to start a new business?

- May 20, 2020 3 MIN READ

Whenever people ask me when the right time is to start a business, there’s a statistic that immediately comes to mind: 80 per cent of start-ups fail. That then begs the question: why? writes business coach Alan Manly. Is it because the founders started their business when economic conditions were unfavourable? Were they too old… Read more »

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5 tips for business survival in a pandemic

- April 6, 2020 2 MIN READ

As CEOs and businesses struggle to deal with the fallout from COVID-19, internationally renowned business growth expert, UniSA’s Professor Jana Matthews is encouraging companies to step back and carefully assess their business before making any radical decisions about their future. Whether a company will survive in times of uncertainty ­– and is positioned for growth… Read more »

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Resources to help your small business manage through uncertainty

- March 17, 2020 2 MIN READ

As communities throughout the world respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus), we know that this time presents unique challenges for businesses. Here are some tips and recommendations to help you navigate this for your employees and customers, writes Derryn Webster Communications Manager Google Australia. Communicating with your customers If your hours of operation have changed, edit your Business… Read more »

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Three ways your business can navigate tough times

- March 6, 2020 3 MIN READ

With tough economic conditions making Australians more cautious about spending, it’s no surprise that small business owners are giving serious thought to simply staying afloat, writes Alison O’Brien, PayPal Head of SMB. Whether it’s the impact of drought, recent bush fires, the coronavirus or the global financial crisis, given small businesses account for 98 per… Read more »

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Is small business life for you?

- February 25, 2020 4 MIN READ

Working for yourself means you are accountable for you. No one else. The buck stops with you. You can’t blame the tutorial you watched when the client is unhappy or that someone else on the team did not do what they said they would. It is 100% all on you to deliver the work that… Read more »