Features

How to reduce risk & avoid business failure

- November 13, 2017 3 MIN READ

Small businesses that face cash flow problems or debt recovery issues often can’t continue operating for very long under those conditions. Business failures happen when owners act too late. However, it is possible to reduce the chance of business failure by taking a few simple, risk-reducing steps. Reduce risk as a supplier If a business… Read more »

Business Basics

How can buying dinner help a family in need?

- August 28, 2017 5 MIN READ

Social Enterprise Entrepreneur and Kitchen Queen, Rachel Golding, has won the Women’s Business School Award at the 2017 AusMumpreneur Awards in Sydney which took place on 25th August 2017. The award recognises Golding as an outstanding Women’s Business School student who has achieved phenomenal results in all aspects of business through her Sydney-based meal delivery service… Read more »

Business Basics

What’s your digital strategy?

- July 19, 2017 2 MIN READ

When you start looking at all the requirements necessary to fully digitise a business, it’s easy to see why SMB owners, who not only have to remain profitable but also move their company into unknown digitised territory, become overwhelmed by the pressures. The reassuring news for SMBs still unsure about the path ahead is that you’re… Read more »

Business Basics

How to ‘tune in’ to your customers

- July 10, 2017 3 MIN READ

Active listening, hearing what your customers really say, treating each and every one of them as individuals no matter how much your business grows is what it’s all about. Being sensitive to your clients’ needs is essential in some industries, and in others a very useful way to build rapport and grow your business. For… Read more »

Features

What can you do about late payments?

- April 26, 2017 3 MIN READ

Late payments are an increasingly hot topic. Many small businesses aren’t able to hire staff, improve their business or grow fast due to a cash flow gap. So, why do late payments matter? Because when a large business takes advantage of its market power to unilaterally extend or delay payments to its SME suppliers it… Read more »

Features

How to keep customers coming back

- April 24, 2017 3 MIN READ

Perhaps you’ve invested time and money into developing a website to promote your small business but your visitors aren’t being converted into paying customers. Even worse, some of your potential customers are leaving without even exploring what you have to offer. Here are some of the most common problems that cause this and how to fix… Read more »

Growth

To achieve a big result – think small!

- March 13, 2017 2 MIN READ

In a world of big, accelerating changes and disruptive technology it’s easy to forget the small stuff. But I have found with big and small businesses alike, it’s often the small things that matter most to customers and staff. And these small wins as I call them can really add up over time and make a… Read more »

Resources

7 things every online business should know

- January 23, 2017 3 MIN READ

We’re nearing the end of the second decade of the twenty-first century, and by now technology has completely changed the way businesses operate, whether it’s billion dollar companies or small independent entrepreneurships. The Internet has had a huge impact on both the way we conduct our personal lives and our businesses, and it’s mostly made things much easier.… Read more »