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SME Inspiration
  • December 16 2016 How to enhance innovation in your workplace

    Does your business have a culture in which innovation thrives? Are people challenging the status quo and being encouraged by leaders to take risks in pursuit of innovation? Or is the opposite true, whereby people don’t take time to listen to new ideas and suggestions? Building a culture of innovation is hard work. However, the Read More…

  • November 3 2016 ‘Goofing off’ can spark business-defining ideas

    Goofing off. That’s probably what it looks like I’m doing most of the time. But really I’m just endlessly curious to read about new things, look at different images, and get lost in a wormhole of seemingly time-wasting internet detritus. Most of it is probably worthless. But some of it can spark an idea that can Read More…

  • October 10 2016 Relationships: as valuable as the bottom line

    As a business owner, I am a natural giver. I am a big believer in the art of paying it forward and giving to others. It is one of the great joys of building your own business: being able to provide respected customers with advice, value adds such as extra time, additional services, or offering Read More…

  • February 1 2016 6 Things every start-up needs to know about running a business

    Behind every start up is an aspiration to do something different. The attraction to do something different attracts fellow travellers all keen to be different and break with the boring services, products and maybe procedures of more established companies. This can be a trap for young players. Behind every successful and exciting company is a Read More…

  • December 14 2015 Finding your business niche

    Many people dream of starting their own business, whether it’s a restaurant, a clothing store or selling homewares online. But no matter what kind of business you’re thinking of starting, there’s one question everyone in the planning stages needs to ask themselves – what will set our business apart from our competitors? Finding your business Read More…

  • November 12 2015 Your company is the sum of your people

    There are two kinds of startups – those who succeed and others who constantly try. In Britain, at least half the companies fail to last more than five years and in the US, three out of four startups are going bust without managing to turn a profit. The team and leader define the success of Read More…

  • November 2 2015 A work space providing what businesses can’t achieve alone: true diversity

    It’s true that most businesses today recognise the value of diversity. Through strategic recruitment policies and the development of an inclusive culture, business leaders strive to leverage a variety of backgrounds and perspectives to create a commercial advantage. But when limited by your own industry sector, is there a limit to how far you can Read More…

  • October 28 2015 An industry “slow to embrace technology” – until there’s a real need for a solution

    “Universities will want to play a role, industries will want to play a role, start-ups will want to play a role.” These were the words of NSW Premier Mike Baird recently speaking to the ABC about plans to transform Sydney’s inner-west foreshore into a new tech hub. A development some say is long overdue – not least, Read More…

  • October 27 2015 The key to innovation for SMEs

    For many SMEs, the question around innovation isn’t if or when, but how. Andrew Pearce Partner at McLean Delmo Bentleys, provides tips for SMEs looking to innovate within their business.  Most SMEs are keen to ensure their business not only stays relevant but it thrives in an ever-changing, digitally- driven environment. In fact, almost a Read More…

  • October 14 2015 When a start-up feels burdensome

    Once upon a time you were extremely passionate about your dreams, and you chose to be amongst those who left no stones unturned when it came to shaping your dreams into a reality. Well, great job you did there. But, now what? Are you contemplating your decision of taking this path for you? Have you Read More…

  • October 2 2015 Six things SMBs can learn from large enterprises

    Small businesses are the heart of the Australian economy, but how do they compete with the big end of town? The big end of town is big businesses that have been successful for a reason and have learnt not only from peers, but also their mistakes. To rise amongst the over two million businesses operating Read More…

  • September 10 2015 Startup Spring is back

    For a third year running, the Startup Spring festival, hosted by StartupAUS, has returned to Australia following a launch event at Sydney Town Hall last night. Startup Spring is a three-week long, Australia-wide festival of events and activities that aims to celebrate and promote the startup community and to encourage more Australians to get involved Read More…

  • September 9 2015 Entrepreneurialism is a personality trait

    “The heart is extremely important – you need to have a passion for what you do – and you need to enjoy doing it.” These words, spoken by Sir Richard Branson at the National Achievers Congress 2015 in Sydney yesterday succinctly unified a number of messages delivered to over 4000 business owners and entrepreneurs throughout Read More…

  • July 29 2015 Citrix’s Small Business Bootcamp: New Ways to Work and Live Better

    As Citrix’s small business bootcamp draws to a close, we recap the key learnings helping you to build effective mobile workspaces addressing today’s business needs If you think the latest technologies and IT trends are exclusive to global conglomerates with expansive budgets then I’m here to tell you, you are wrong. You might be surprised Read More…

  • July 24 2015 Entrepreneur brings New York shopping experience to your home

    Giving up the security of a high-flying career to ‘go it alone’ is no easy decision and for some, the sacrifices are simply too daunting. Ms Chan, former Australian lawyer from Melbourne, tells Dynamic Business how having the drive, determination and flexibility can secure a successful future in a world of untapped opportunities. Shortly after Read More…