Business Basics

My top 10 secrets to success

- August 15, 2017 5 MIN READ

Many small business owners are often faced with so many questions about their own business. Entrepreneur Matt Alderton shares his top tips to be aware of when starting or running a small business. Start out the right way What I love about business owners when they are just starting out, is how motivated, inspired and on… Read more »

Business Basics

Is your small business idea viable?

- June 21, 2017 3 MIN READ

Small business is continually referred to as the backbone of the Australian economy by politicians. But as this is not entirely truthful. Although businesses with 20 or less staff employ 45 percent of the private sector workforce, they are responsible for less than five percent of jobs growth. It’s not possible to completely insure your… Read more »

Growth

How to be innovative in SMBs

- June 20, 2017 2 MIN READ

Innovation. It’s a word we’ve been hearing a lot about, especially in the last year. How Australia needs more innovation, how if businesses don’t innovate they will be left behind. Even the Government has gotten onboard with innovation grants being announced. But how as a small business owner do you generate innovation? Adding time to… Read more »

Business Basics

How will Amazon impact SMEs?

- June 19, 2017 3 MIN READ

Amazon is now reportedly worth over $430 billion dollars according to FactSet. It is a behemoth of a company that is going to shake up the Aussie retail sector. Some might say this ‘shake-up’ is well overdue. Small businesses, brands and retailers alike need to be prepared and this might be the kick in the… Read more »

Business Basics

“I’ve always had a passion for bugs”

- June 2, 2017 4 MIN READ

Food scientist, Skye Blackburn, is trying to expose Australians to a new delicacy – edible bugs. She established her small business, the Edible Bug Shop in 2007 after visiting Thailand. Her passion for everything bug-related has taken her on a journey to become one of the world leaders in edible insect production. Q. Why you start Edible… Read more »

Business Basics

Small business: making a difference

- June 1, 2017 3 MIN READ

It’s wonderful to see small businesses spotting a gap in the market and trying to make a difference. When David Andrew founded Naked Life Sparkling he wanted to create something to give people a healthier option to drink. Both he and his partner are passionate about sugar-free products. Their creation Naked Life is both sugar-free and 100%… Read more »

Features

Top 10 books for every business mind

- May 15, 2017 7 MIN READ

When I started my own small business five years ago, with no experience in shoes, retail or business, I bought every business book that I could get my hands on and still do the same today. I have always sought knowledge through books. They help me grow and get out of my comfort zone and… Read more »