Today’s small business owners wear a lot of hats. Yet many feel ill-prepared for the business of doing business. Whether it’s a lack of leadership skills or an inability to balance the books, business owners need some basic training if they want to succeed. “Business owners often get into business because they are passionate about… Read more »
So, we are looking for opportunity and goods news to provide hope and succour for the millions of people sitting at home for many months. One key answer is in training and skills, writes Peter Strong CEO of the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia. We can spend the next 5 to 6 months with… Read more »
There are currently four generations rubbing shoulders in Australia’s workforce: Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials and Gen Z. Each group has varying expectations of their employers and their career. As a business owner, your challenge is to understand the needs of this multigenerational group while still doing what’s best for your business. Today’s employers have… Read more »
The global training market is worth $200 billion per year, yet it’s been struggling with effectiveness since its inception. The value proposition isn’t a hard sell: good training makes workers feel like they’re progressing in their career, which in turn makes them more productive and loyal to the business. Yet all too often, training is… 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 »
According to a new survey, released by global accounting body CPA Australia, small businesses in Australia are crawling behind other markets on the key drivers of growth. The survey demonstrated that growing small businesses are likely to be focussing on innovation, e-commerce, social media, training and exporting. Yet, Australia came last out of the eight… Read more »
Queensland’s Minister for Small Business, Leeanne Enoch, has announced that the Suncorp Group will be a gold sponsor for 2016 Queensland Small Business Week.