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  • April 29 2019 When businesses are born global

    Byline: Karen Reddington, President, Asia Pacific, FedEx Express Traditionally, small businesses began in one’s backyard – selling to friends and neighbours. As these small businesses grew and ventured abroad, they would have sought out markets close by or those which were culturally similar before going beyond. But the Internet and e-commerce has made the world smaller Read More…

  • April 26 2019 How to navigate a tough economy

    Ask any established business owner/manager if they have a marketing budget and you will hear a resounding “Yes”. It’s an essential part of their growth strategy and keeping connected to their market. The average marketing budget ranges from 3-8% of revenue, however, many forget the employment costs of marketing managers and sales people which adds Read More…

  • April 26 2019 Why startups can’t afford to ignore design and branding when launching their product

    Design is more than just a pretty font and it can’t be just an afterthought. Instead, it’s a quintessential element of product strategy, inextricably linked to business success, that must be considered from day one. If I told you that the best startup idea in the world would fail in today’s internet age without design Read More…

  • April 18 2019 Advice for young wanna-be entrepreneurs from Peta Shulman

    When Peta Shulam was only 25 when she came up with the simple concept of sampling health foods. Her passion for finding these products led to her creating the largest health food sampling service in Australia, GoodnessMe Box, where for just $25 her clients can sample 7-10 full sized products, allowing those products to be Read More…

  • April 18 2019 Is half of your marketing spend wasted?

    Byline: Drew Bowering, Senior Director of Market Management, Expedia Group Most of us in business have heard the old adage, “half of your marketing spend is wasted, but you do not know which half”. We now no longer need that to be true. Why? Well, you see we used to talk about how many people Read More…

  • April 17 2019 6 tips for building millions in revenue

    Former HR Manager, James Trenerry turned a $40,000 debt into a successful KX Pilates franchise enterprise, generating a revenue stream of $2.5 million. Here are his tips for business success.   Define your vision A clear vision and strategy is essential to reach your goal This sets the tone for your business direction, objectives, and Read More…

  • April 16 2019 Direct or die: what the direct to consumer trend means for Australian retailers

    It’s not a new thing but it’s fast becoming a ‘thing’. Brands around the world have collectively twigged to the benefits of dealing directly with consumers and Australian retailers which make a business out of selling multiple labels will soon be on notice to up their game. Fail to do so and they risk losing Read More…

  • April 10 2019 Let’s Talk: Federal budget

    The 2019 federal budget was revealed last week, with many changes indicated for small business, and so we asked leaders in the SME world for their opinions and reactions.   As a recap, the conditional budget saw an increase in the instant asset write-off threshold to $30,000, lower tax rates and an easier tax dispute Read More…

  • April 4 2019 Public transport disruption prompts flexible working hours

    Public transport woes are part and parcel of living in any major global city. Just last month, we found out about the upcoming closure of nine rail lines in Melbourne, with a warning that 1.5 million train commuterswill be forced to find other transport for more than three weeks in an “unprecedented” disruption. Sydney isn’t Read More…

  • April 3 2019 Let’s Talk: The X Factor

    Today we’re discussing customer retention and what businesses need to do to in order to achieve the so-called “X Factor” with their audiences. Customer experience is becoming increasingly important as the ability to share positive or negative reviews online is so easy in today’s digital age – and it can be very damaging to a Read More…

  • April 2 2019 Xero’s Small Business Insights shares key small business findings

    The accounting app Xero share their Small Business Insights with us to shed light on what small businesses should be aware of, which is now made especially relevant with the federal budget announcement later today. The anonymous and aggregated data is collected monthly from hundreds of thousands of Xero’s Australian subscribers through the Xero platform. Read More…

  • April 2 2019 What Aussie Shoppers Want: Understanding the ‘Three C’s’

    Australians have long been considered a traditional group and for good reason. Neighbours recently entered its 35th TV season and the Tim Tam is still the nation’s favourite biscuit. But in the retail sector this love affair with tradition is no more, replaced by a thirst for new and innovative experiences. Recent 451 Research, commissioned by Read More…

  • March 26 2019 Female investors support One Roof’s expansion in Melbourne

    Female only co-working space One Roof has secured investment from female investors to secure their next premise in Melbourne. Sheree Rubinstein, CEO of One Roof, set up the company with the inspiration to help women succeed in business and address the gender gap in entrepreneurship. After major success as a simple pop-up using an Airbnb Read More…

  • September 18 2018 Why I hired my hubby

    An entrepreneur discusses her experience hiring her husband.

  • July 31 2018 The truth about starting a small business that no one tells you

    The things no one tells you before starting a business.