Petal Post founder Zoe Lamont turned her love affair with flowers into a booming small business. Zoe created Petal Post to deliver fresh flowers with a personal touch to people who shared her passion. She says, “A few years ago I came up with a concept of offering regular deliveries of locally grown flowers to… Read more »
Limited cash-flow is an oft-used excuse for putting off staff development projects in a small business. However, with the help of government funding, this doesn’t have to be the case. Offering training is great way to retain staff. A more productive workforce is also paramount for the bottom line. So, how can your small business benefit from subsidised training… Read more »
Florist Clare Harmer runs a boutique floristry, Fleur & Threads with her business partner Daniel Moore and has been in the industry for eight years. At first, Clare was a retail florist for two years until she decided to branch out on her own to create something unique. In the Spring of 2014, Fleur & Threads was… Read more »
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 »
Two recent polls of small business sentiment are painting the Australian small business forecast for 2017 as a time for jobs and growth. According to the Small Spark survey from Xero – which polled over 340 businesses across Australia and New Zealand – close to half (49 per cent) of Australian small business owners said… Read more »
In my first few weeks of business, I raided the company piggy bank. But not to pay for business cards, a working phone line or even the rent; I rallied the spare cash I had for something so much more indulgent – to send myself to a conference. As I look back on that decision,… Read more »
We all know that starting and managing a business is no easy task. Getting the business basics right when you are starting out, including legal and brand protection advice, is essential. From choosing a brand name, to registration, to obtaining a trade mark, there’s a lot to consider including these five things. # 1. Choosing… Read more »
Like a lot of good things in life … my dream business began unexpectedly. My father returned from Hong Kong with a gift for my mother. He gave her a piece of gorgeous moissanite jewellery. The quality was almost equal to that of a diamond and was just a fraction of the cost. It couldn’t… Read more »
Since a very young age, Andrew Clarke’s innovative businesses have been disrupting the Australian industry in a wide variety of ways.
Roslyn Campbell has made successful steps toward changing the feminine hygiene industry over the past few years through the introduction of her brand, Tsuno.