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How business crisis pressures can produce disruptive diamonds

Disruption waits for no one, especially not a pandemic. Innovative thinking should be top priority during a crisis. Read on...

Let’s Talk: What is the best social media platform for your business?

What social media platform is best for your business? Go all-out on all of them? Focus on one or two? Paid or organic approach? Let's talk...

Financial democratisation: The people are now dictating the money game, not banks

Demand, competition and technology are driving seismic changes in the financial landscape, with power heading from the banks to the people...

Keep it human: How to boost engagement in a more digitised, flexible workplace

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we work, fast-tracking the digitisation of business and our ideas around flexible working.  While many people talk about...

Why small business owners and Restructuring Practitioners must move quickly before 1 January 2021

Last week, as part of the Australian Government’s ongoing response to the pandemic-induced economic crisis, the Senate passed reforms to insolvency arrangements for small...

What recourse is there if a business partner goes rogue?

What happens if two business partners don’t agree on the direction of a business? With no deciding vote in director’s meetings, it can be...

The business case for stricter data practices: Why businesses aren’t waiting for the rules to change

Consumer data privacy continues to be a hotly debated topic; especially in countries like Australia where we are yet to introduce updated laws to...

Rethinking workspaces in a remote world: Transformed hotel rooms, cafes, co-working centres, event spaces

A few months ago we were still unsure whether remote working would last. Many assumed that as the COVID-19 situation eased up and gatherings...

‘The $1 trillion budget deficit’: Economists on the 2020-21 Budget

The 2020-21 Budget delivers the biggest Australian deficit since World War 2. The Government’s fiscal stimulus of $51 billion during the GFC pales in...

Keeping on top of your taxes: Interview with Kirsten Fish, ATO Deputy Commissioner Small Business

Amidst the constantly changing news cycle and rule amendments, it can be hard for SMEs to keep track of their tax obligations.  We interviewed...

Greater IR flexibility will help take our economy off life support

The Morrison Government is right to be pressing for the industrial relations changes that have been so critical to keeping people in work through...

What is a business continuity plan and why is it important?

Business continuity is your business’ ability to continue functioning as ‘normally’ as possible during and after a crisis. Essentially, it’s your ability to plan...

Why all business owners need to record phone calls

Telecommunications expert and CEO of Captivate Connect, Mark Horwood, talks us through why all business owners should record their phone calls with customers. State-of-the-art technology...

How conferences and events will evolve in a post COVID-19 world

While it has caused disruption and loss in many business sectors, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought the conferences and events market to its knees. Hundreds...

How to improve your business through unpopular but necessary decisions 

Sometimes it takes an outsider to see things clearly. That’s how I felt as a former physiotherapist building a network of allied health businesses...

Five ways to ensure your business is better prepared next time disruption occurs

Australian enterprises which have survived the pandemic need to put plans in place to ensure they’re not left scrambling next time disaster strikes, writes...

Moving organisations forward, not “returning to normal” 

As Australia prepares for the challenge of returning to the physical office, organisations nationwide are considering the best course of action when it comes...

Diversity at the top will help businesses in challenging economic times

Diversity and a rich blend of skills and experience in the leadership team is likely to stand businesses in good stead as they regroup...

Australia-China trade tensions: The way forward

Australia needs to think about how to strengthen relations in the region so it benefits from trade in a COVID-19 world, says Professor Heng...

Learning from experience: 3 things the GFC taught us about redundancy

Remember how the Global Financial Crisis (GFC) wreaked havoc on stock markets, financial institutions and businesses whose profitability and growth forecasts were bedevilled by...