News

Hands up if you’re suffering from bad internet? You’re not alone!

- October 17, 2017 2 MIN READ

Australia’s telecommunications systems are failing small business with one in three business owners saying they have difficulty accessing fast reliable affordable internet services. An independent survey conducted by Xero of 1000 small business owners across Australia found close to half of the businesses surveyed (48 per cent) experienced difficulty with their phone or internet connection… Read more »

Resources

Need to know: cyber security

- May 15, 2017 4 MIN READ

The global WannaCry/WannaCrypt ransomware attack has caused major havoc for  businesses world-wide with roughly 150 countries hit and 200,000 cyber infections. Whether you have a website, online accounts or any type of web-based infrastructure, you are at risk for a cyberattack. Normally everyone typically hears about cyberattacks against high-profile companies. However, small businesses make prime… Read more »

Business Basics

4 cutting edge tools for small business

- March 22, 2017 3 MIN READ

Small businesses are often perfectly positioned to utilise the latest tools and technology to provide a unique and greater experience to their customers. However, many may be afraid to experiment with them for a number of reasons – there is the perception that only larger businesses can benefit or that these tools may remove the… Read more »

Business Basics

6 quick wins for better SEO

- February 17, 2017 4 MIN READ

If you are using the internet to market your products or services, then making sure you rank well in the search results is going to be very important. In fact, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is so important that you can even hire professionals who specialise in it. But, before you shell out your hard-earned funds… Read more »

Resources

Google says goodbye to desktop websites

- February 1, 2017 3 MIN READ

Not too long ago, Google announced a major revision in the way it was going to rank pages in its search results. Since the majority of searches were being made from mobile devices, Google decided it was time to begin rolling out a mobile-first strategy. What that meant for internet users was that mobile-friendly websites… Read more »

Marketing

Why your business needs to be on social media

- January 30, 2017 4 MIN READ

Before you think it’s not relevant or too challenging, take a step back and consider just how drastically our personal lives have changed since the introduction of the internet. I shopped for my son’s Christmas present in December and noted blog comment on the gift options for my mother. The same can be said for… 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 »

Business Basics

Why blogging could be good for you

- January 18, 2017 4 MIN READ

Small business owners are experts on the products they sell or services they provide and increasingly customers want access to the knowledge of experts. Blogging is the perfect way to showcase your skills, build your credibility and give customers what they crave. However, many small business owners fear blogging for a variety of reasons. Some claim they… Read more »

Influencers

How to make money with online retail

- January 17, 2017 2 MIN READ

As a pure play online marketplace, the number of sellers and products we can feature on Hardtofind is infinite. We currently have close to 40,000 products – far more than we could ever hope to hold in a brick and mortar store. We also save on rent, shop fit-outs, sales staff and all the other… Read more »