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Hiring working holiday makers

By On September 18, 2019

In Australia, there are approximately 100,000 working holiday makers employed each year. Any employer can hire working holiday makers provided they meet the requirements to do so. Employers must confirm the working… Read More

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When do you need an ABN?

By On September 10, 2019

An Australian business number (ABN) is a unique 11-digit number that the Australian Business Register issues to all businesses, identifying your business to the community and government whilst also making it easier… Read More

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Are they an employee or a contractor?

By On September 6, 2019

Employers that incorrectly treat employees as contractors can face hefty penalties and charges as well as claims for entitlements and superannuation contributions. Even if employers are only hiring someone for a few… Read More

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Quick fixes to boost email marketing

By On August 30, 2019

While email marketing remains one of the most effective platforms for businesses to reach clients on a personal level, it does not always deliver the results you may be after. If you’re… Read More

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Evaluating risks in business  

By On August 21, 2019

Business owners are faced with constant challenges and tough decisions to make on a day-to-day basis. Risk-taking is often necessary to achieve more in the business, but owners need to make informed… Read More

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Deduction rules for small businesses

By On August 12, 2019

Spending on capital assets usually cannot be deducted immediately. Instead, small businesses claim the costs over time in accordance with the asset’s depreciation. There are many different processes that businesses can employ… Read More

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Boost employee productivity

By On August 6, 2019

All businesses need to look at ways to increase the productivity of their staff. When your employees get more work done, it will ultimately lead to the business making a bigger profit.… Read More

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Supporting mental health in the workplace

By On July 29, 2019

Business owners have a responsibility to look after their staff and ensure they have a healthy working environment. This extends to mental health as well as physical. With one in five people… Read More

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Managing business growth

By On July 22, 2019

It can be exciting and reassuring when your new business venture achieves growth and success. However, it can also become hard to manage and keep under control. When things reach a certain… Read More

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What makes a successful business plan

By On July 15, 2019

When starting a new business, there are many elements you need to consider. Careful planning is essential to ensuring the longevity of your business, but what exactly goes into a good business… Read More

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Improving the efficiency of your business

By On July 9, 2019

As a business owner, making the most of your day to optimise productivity is crucial to your success. The most efficient businesses are those that can create more with less and are… Read More

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The art of reinvention 

By On June 28, 2019

Small businesses often rebrand or reinvent themselves to keep up with marketplace trends. Knowing when to let go of an idea so you can grow is a smart trait for a modern… Read More

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How bullying brings your workplace down

By On June 24, 2019

Bullying is a serious issue in workplaces and can affect your business on many levels. Workplace bullying is where repeated and unreasonable behaviour is directed towards an individual or group of employees.… Read More

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Good record keeping practices

By On June 18, 2019

Starting your business with a good record keeping system can help you track your business performance, meet reporting responsibilities and access financial history with ease. Since different rules apply to different types… Read More

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Building the right team for your business

By On June 11, 2019

While hiring the right staff is a key element when running a business, to be successful you will need to build a strong team. Here are some tips on turning a group… Read More

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Startup essentials to help your business succeed

By On June 3, 2019

Starting your own business can be as daunting as it is exciting. There are many aspects that need to be considered when making the change to becoming your own boss. Here are… Read More

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How to get the most out of business meetings

By On May 29, 2019

Conducting meetings is a regular way of communicating what needs to be done around the office, but if nothing gets accomplished it can be discouraging. Business meetings that don’t produce results can… Read More

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Choosing the right business location

By On May 24, 2019

When setting up your business, choosing a location can be a critical factor in its success. Unless you are completely home-based, you will need to decide where you will conduct your business… Read More

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Common mistakes to avoid when launching a business

By On May 10, 2019

Starting a new business is an exciting time for many entrepreneurs. However, there are 5 common mistakes many new business owners make. By being aware of these mistakes, you will increase your… Read More

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Handling negative feedback

By On May 6, 2019

Customer complaints are an inevitable part of running a business. How you handle negative feedback can help or hinder retaining existing customers. Complaints can be a great learning tool for businesses looking… Read More

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Accounting during every stage of business

By On April 29, 2019

Professional help with accounting and financial decisions is useful at every stage of business. Accountants can assist with a variety of tasks during different periods of operation within your business to improve… Read More

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How collaboration can help grow your business

By On April 12, 2019

In a market that is full of entrepreneurs and small businesses, collaborating with a business that complements yours can be a powerful tool to share your marketing budget and be introduced to… Read More

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2019 Budget: A business growth based Budget

By On April 2, 2019

The 2019 Federal Budget focuses on building a better tax system for Australian businesses in order to create a stronger economy. Instant asset write-off:The instant asset write-off threshold will be increased from… Read More

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What employee benefits apply for FBT

By On April 1, 2019

When an employer provides certain benefits for their staff, they are required to pay Fringe Benefits Tax (FBT). Employers pay FBT on the benefits they present to employees and their families or… Read More

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Cashless business

By On March 25, 2019

Advancements in technology continue to digitise our world in many ways, including financially. In recent years, more businesses and events are turning to cashless systems. Whilst cash still remains popular in businesses… Read More

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Raising early stage capital in your business

By On March 18, 2019

Raising capital is a step that every startup faces. When a business is brand new, the question of how to get money must be addressed. If you intend to launch a business… Read More

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Before selling your business

By On March 8, 2019

Deciding to move on from your business can impact a lot of different people. When selling your business, you will need to consider the effects on all areas of operation from the… Read More

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Challenges your business can face

By On March 1, 2019

Owning and running a small business comes with positives and negatives that maintain a balance. When the negative elements start to outweigh the positives, you have a problem. Every business will face… Read More

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What advertising avenue is best for you?

By On February 21, 2019

Without exposure, businesses would come and go very quickly. In this new digital age, there are even more options for how you want to advertise your business. There are a variety of… Read More

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Creating a positive business culture

By On February 14, 2019

Business culture is a reflection of what your company stands for, it’s your voice. Employee relations are what establishes this voice and can always be improved. A work environment that everyone enjoys… Read More

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What we can learn from ‘introverted’ people

By On February 7, 2019

Most of us fall somewhere in between the introvert-extrovert spectrum but our concept of a great leader often looks to someone who exudes characteristics we often associate with ‘extroverts’ – including being… Read More

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Instagram for business

By On January 31, 2019

You may think that Instagram is only for millennials obsessed with photographing themselves or their lunch but really it is a whole new area of marketing and business opportunities to explore. Instagram… Read More

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Effective Team Performance

By On January 24, 2019

Teams, like workplaces, are becoming increasingly diverse, dynamic and digital. But the principle behind managing teams effectively remains the same. Are you providing the right conditions for your team to thrive? Here… Read More

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Challenging the use of country as a proxy for culture

By On January 18, 2019

Business managers are required to work in increasingly diverse environments, facing issues that are increasingly dynamic, complex and uncertain in the face of global economic, social, and technological shifts. The behaviours used… Read More

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Hiring high potential staff

By On December 20, 2018

Your business is only as good as your staff, which is why you want to hire high potential employees. You may find it hard to spot a high potential candidate in an… Read More

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Personalising your business brand

By On December 14, 2018

Personalising your business brand attracts new customers by establishing authenticity and a point of difference. Follow these tips to improve your marketing and create a unique brand true to yourself. Put a… Read More

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How small business can compete with major corporations

By On December 11, 2018

Small businesses should not feel intimidated by their corporate competitors as they have many unique advantages that can help them gain a sizeable market share. Small business owners should focus on specific… Read More

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Benefits and problems of niche marketing

By On November 27, 2018

Business owners thinking about specialising their products and services to target a niche market should know the benefits and risks of this business strategy. Niche marketing is the business strategy of targeting… Read More

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Fostering healthy workplace competition

By On November 20, 2018

Bringing out your staff’s competitive side can lift the performance of the entire business and boost productivity. However, competition can turn any workplace toxic so it is essential to get the balance… Read More

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Leadership mistakes to avoid

By On November 8, 2018

Leadership mistakes contribute to falling standards around the office due to a lack of motivation or inefficient management. Here are some leadership mistakes to avoid in the workplace. Being hypocriticalLeaders that do… Read More

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How community involvement grows your business

By On October 30, 2018

Business’ that get involved in community reap financial, workplace and brand image related benefits. Whether your business is new or relatively established in your area, community involvement should be at the forefront… Read More

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Picking the right business location

By On October 26, 2018

The decision of where the headquarters of your business should be will have a significant hand in determining your profitability and productivity. Consider the following checklist to ensure you make the right… Read More

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Strategies to reduce staff turnover

By On October 21, 2018

Staff turnover leads to significant costs from recruitment and training processes. Reducing staff turnover is fundamental to boosting profits in your bottom line and indicates a higher level of employee satisfaction. Perfect… Read More

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Use your business card effectively

By On October 12, 2018

When business networking is increasingly digital with LinkedIn and your business’ website a primary way of getting your name out there, the business card is still an integral part of your networking… Read More

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Making the decision to rebrand

By On October 5, 2018

Rebranding can help you survive in a changing industry or open your business up to new profit-making opportunities. Sometimes it may be difficult to make the call, when there are significant costs… Read More

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How to give constructive feedback to staff

By On September 28, 2018

Giving feedback to staff is a key to being a successful manager. Although feedback should be viewed as an opportunity to grow, staff may be sensitive you are criticising their work. That… Read More

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Strategies to put an end to negative office gossip

By On September 24, 2018

Negative gossip in the office is something that is harmful both to your business and to the employees. Whether it encourages individuals to seek work in a less toxic environment, slows down… Read More

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When to get a business partner

By On September 14, 2018

Starting and running a business can be a lot more fun when you are working with someone you like and respect. With a partner, you have someone to share the excitement and… Read More

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Strong leaders ask for help

By On September 6, 2018

There is no weakness in a leader who asks for help. Maintaining success in your small business requires you to seek advice from your employees on a range of matters. However, it… Read More

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Consider business structure

By On August 31, 2018

Creating a new business is an exciting time for any first-time entrepreneur, but it also comes with making big decisions – one of these will be when you must choose which structure… Read More

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Negotiating like a boss

By On August 24, 2018

The ability to negotiate well is one of the most desirable skills in the business world. It can help you get the very best outcome from any professional deal. There are many… Read More

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Inclusivity in the workplace

By On August 20, 2018

Creating a workplace environment that fosters inclusivity and belonging for all is important for the longevity of your business. When people feel safe and a sense of community, they are bound to… Read More

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Launching a business: mistakes to avoid

By On August 10, 2018

Launching a new business for the first time is an exciting phase for every entrepreneur. However, it is important to increase your chances for success by being aware of and avoiding common… Read More

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Cash-only business? Consider making the switch

By On August 3, 2018

The Tax Office has released further findings that reveal cash-only businesses could be missing out on a significant chunk of revenue simply by not offering customers the option of electronic payment. An… Read More

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Engaging in effective negotiation

By On July 27, 2018

The key to success is remembering that everything is negotiable, and that to get a deal you must ask for one. Many people stop right there because negotiating makes them uncomfortable. They… Read More

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Growing your small business

By On July 20, 2018

Has your small business hit a slump lately? It may be time to develop a growth-focused strategy that can take your business to the next level. Consider these ideas when designing your… Read More

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Refund policies

By On July 13, 2018

Businesses have specific obligations under Australian Consumer Law (ACL) when it relates to refunds, returns, guarantees and warranties. It is important that a business’ refund policy complies with ACL. All businesses have… Read More

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Building a solid startup

By On July 6, 2018

It is no secret that most startups will fail in their first three years of operation, so building a new business that can not only survive but thrive in the face of… Read More

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Simplifying your marketing

By On June 29, 2018

Overcomplicating your marketing efforts in a bid to increase awareness and boost sales is a common trap. As the marketing industry continues to overcrowd and evolve with technology, businesses need to look… Read More

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Communicating effectively with difficult people

By On June 22, 2018

Working with unreasonable people is inevitable for most individuals at some point in their careers. Whether it is an unhappy customer, difficult colleague or uncompromising community member – chances are you will… Read More

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Why failing can be good for your career

By On June 15, 2018

Failure is often considered a sign of weakness or defeat. However, it is also known to be a natural stage in an entrepreneur’s career and a stepping-stone to success in the world… Read More

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Social media marketing trends

By On June 8, 2018

Social media platforms continually introduce new features and functions that change the way digital marketers create and distribute content. Maintaining awareness of popular social media trends helps to stay competitive and utilise… Read More

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How to turn around a bad work day

By On June 1, 2018

Bad days can happen to the best of us, but before you throw in the towel and call it a day, consider how your mindset may be influencing your attitude. Here are… Read More

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Using storytelling to build your brand

By On May 25, 2018

Storytelling taps into your customers’ emotions, builds trust and can help form a stronger connection with your audience. Many businesses are now using their business’ story in their marketing efforts to engage… Read More

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Why your business needs a mission statement

By On May 18, 2018

A compelling mission statement will give your small business the purpose it needs to grow. In just a few clear and succinct sentences the statement should announce your driving business strategy. However,… Read More

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Morning habits matter

By On May 11, 2018

How do you like to begin each day? The daily routines of successful entrepreneurs prove that ‘when’ and ‘how’ you choose to start your morning significantly impacts the rest of your day… Read More

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Importance of a positive workplace

By On May 7, 2018

Employees play an essential role in the success or failure of a small business. Which is why creating a positive workplace environment for your staff is of the utmost importance. An environment… Read More

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Succeed in the workplace

By On April 27, 2018

Although workplaces require different skills and personality traits to fit into the role and culture of the business, there are some universal attributes that can help you succeed in the workplace. Consider… Read More

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Succeed in sales

By On April 19, 2018

Closing a sale is the end goal for many business owners but often knowing how to close the deal is a challenge. Here are three ways to improve your sales approach: Remove… Read More

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How to improve efficiency

By On April 16, 2018

Efficient businesses create more with less. They are driven by highly-motivated employees and inspirational leaders. They understand the power of time-management, organisation, and most importantly, managing their resources. To improve the efficiency… Read More

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Public speaking tips to win over a crowd

By On April 6, 2018

For a lot of people, public speaking isn’t their most strongest suit. But for many business owners, public speaking is inevitable at some point in their working career. Public speaking can provide… Read More

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Recovering from a blunder

By On March 28, 2018

Mistakes happen all the time, and although they can be embarrassing, you can recover from them. Whether the mistake was minor or costly, handling the error with professionalism can save your dignity… Read More

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Ways to improve your business

By On March 23, 2018

Business owners should always be on the lookout for ways to improve their business. It can be easy to fall into a trap of complacency, especially when business is doing well but… Read More

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Standing out against your competition

By On March 16, 2018

When going for a job interview, it is important that you stand out against your competition. This can be tricky when you rely solely on the skills you possess and not the… Read More

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Defining business values

By On March 16, 2018

Business values, much like personal values, influence behaviour and provide a set of rules or guidelines to follow. However, in a business context, values are often set and ignored. To avoid this,… Read More

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Building awesome business relationships

By On March 9, 2018

An important aspect of any successful business is the ability to build and maintain strong business relationships. Whether you like it or not, at times you will find yourself surrounded by people… Read More

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2018 business trends

By On March 5, 2018

To keep your business relevant in 2018, staying up to date with emerging business trends is essential. There are a number of strategies you can incorporate into your business model to ensure… Read More

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Considerations before accepting a job offer

By On February 22, 2018

Accepting a new job offer can be exhilarating; you’ve put yourself out there, gone for an interview, waited to hear back and you finally get the good news. While it is all… Read More

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The secrets of giving feedback

By On February 16, 2018

Providing feedback is a necessary part of any business. Providing effective feedback can make a significant difference to your employees, their job satisfaction and retention rates. Consider the following secrets to giving… Read More

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How to avoid failing

By On February 6, 2018

In any business environment, there are constant challenges that can see you fail or can be tools for success. Channelling these challenges and turning them into strengths is necessary. Consider the following… Read More

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Setting clear marketing goals

By On February 2, 2018

Setting clear and direct marketing goals is an ideal strategy for promoting your business and business growth. There are a number of different goals you can set to ensure you are optimising… Read More

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Attracting Millennials to work for your business

By On January 24, 2018

Millennials are encompassing around a quarter of the workforce now and bringing along with them diverse needs and challenges. Employers must understand these needs and challenges to better attract more Millennials to… Read More

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Setting deadlines could be killing your business

By On January 19, 2018

Setting goals involves having an end date, but deadlines could be killing your business. While deadlines can help motivate employees to complete their work within a given timeframe, research shows that there… Read More

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Staying focused and reaching your goals

By On January 12, 2018

For any business owner and their staff, in order to achieve greatness, reaching goals and staying focused is important. Consider the following tips for your business in 2018:Understand your purpose Staying focused… Read More

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How to avoid the holiday slump

By On December 20, 2017

The summer holidays may be a period of increased sales for some businesses, but for many, it can be a quiet time with a heavily reduced cash flow. Staying ahead financially, if… Read More

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Getting ETPs right

By On December 15, 2017

When an employee is let go or they resign; there is a chance they are owed money, otherwise known as employment termination payments (ETPs). If an employee leaves the business, they may… Read More

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Celebrating Christmas in your office

By On December 7, 2017

Christmas can be a very exciting time for many, and it can also be the dreaded season for others. Consider the following tips for celebrating Christmas in style, to ensure that all… Read More

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Decision making red flags

By On November 30, 2017

Part of any business is making decisions; regarding your product, growth, staff, clients, etc. It is important to pick up on signs your business, for whatever reason, may not be the most… Read More

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Time wasters to avoid

By On November 21, 2017

Understanding what behaviours and factors which cause employees to waste time is important. Only when you understand why time is not being used efficiently can you implement strategies to overcome this. Consider… Read More

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How to ensure your branding is consistent

By On November 14, 2017

Consistent branding is a big factor in your business’ marketing strategy – it can help build loyal customers, improve recognition and trustworthiness. Businesses that adopt consistent branding techniques gain a competitive advantage… Read More

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How to truly set your business apart from competitors

By On November 12, 2017

Making your business stand out can be difficult; especially if you are offering the same services as your competitors. No matter how big or small, or what the financial status of your… Read More

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Managing your staff (professionally)

By On November 2, 2017

Business owners and managers have a duty to manage their staff in the utmost professional manner at all times, regardless of the situation. However, many business owners have not grasped the basic… Read More

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How to boost morale

By On October 27, 2017

From time to time, it is normal for employee morale to take a plunge. Whether it is a stressful time at work or a major workplace change is occurring, employees may respond… Read More

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How to save time and boost efficiency

By On October 20, 2017

Many business owners are looking for ways to squeeze more into their cramped work schedules. But unfortunately, this may mean spending more time on unimportant tasks and not prioritising what really needs… Read More

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Understanding your business to better serve your customers

By On October 13, 2017

Whether you have been running your business for over 20 years or just starting out, you cannot deny the importance of regularly reviewing your business’ performance. Many business owners may put off… Read More

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Changing your attitude for entrepreneurial success

By On October 6, 2017

Attitude is one of the biggest foundations for success. Without a good attitude, business owners can get stuck in negative thought patterns, delay or forgo important business tasks/projects, and essentially, lose their… Read More

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How to build a loyal tribe

By On September 29, 2017

Building a successful business is almost impossible without a group of motivated employees. Here are three ways to keep your employees loyal to your business: Hire right Hiring someone who doesn’t share… Read More

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How to effectively reach your goals

By On September 22, 2017

Goal setting is critical for small business success. Achieving your goals helps to strengthen and grow your business and develop your skills as a business owner. Here are three tips to help… Read More

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Turning negative customer feedback around

By On September 15, 2017

In a perfect world, every customer your business works with will be pleased with how the transaction went and will want to return to you for future business. In reality, this isn’t… Read More

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Strategies to effectively serve your customers

By On September 7, 2017

Customer service should be a key priority of any business. To attract new customers and to keep current customers coming back, there are certain strategies you can employ. Consider the following: Always… Read More

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