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  • August 7 2020 Settling into FY21 – here are some tactics to boost cash flow

    With the new financial year craziness wearing off and we settle into our new normal, now is a good time to rethink your strategies. For this year in particular, it is essential that you do this. It is essential that small businesses are on the ball in thinking creatively. Here are some simple tips to Read More…

  • August 5 2020 Let’s talk: Keeping the culture

    Culture is often talked about as one of the most important things to ensure a successful company. Without a positive work culture, employees are understandably less motivated, inspired and productive, leading to a loss in sales and growth further down the line. Start-ups are renowned for having a great culture. Their agility gives them the Read More…

  • July 31 2020 Taking a phased approach to founding a startup

    Leaving the corporate world to start your own business can be daunting enough. But choosing to embark on a new career in the high-growth, fast-paced and innovation-driven technology startup scene is a whole other ball game.  For many, it’s exciting and every day is a learning curve with new opportunities to grow or pivot your Read More…

  • July 30 2020 Startup investment continues to rise in 2020

    Startup investment in Australia hit new highs over the first six months of 2020, reaching US$944.7 million, up from US$627.3 million in H1 2019, according to KPMG’s Venture Pulse report.   Despite the effects of the global pandemic, a record amount of venture capital was invested into Australian startups, with 92 deals recorded so far Read More…

  • July 29 2020 Let’s talk: Technology and business

    Technology advancement has never been more important than in 2020, with the pandemic revealing the true importance of digital transformation and efficiency. Businesses with solid technology support in place were able to move to a WFH model much more seamlessly than those without, which of course, will have had not-so-great knock-on effects further down the Read More…

  • July 28 2020 Founding a startup during a pandemic: Advice from UNSW founders

    UNSW Founders, a startup program, has seen an increase in participation in recent months despite the pandemic. The program focuses on helping UNSW students, staff and alumni to build entrepreneurship skills, and found and grow real companies. And this year, the number of participants is much higher than last year. The program has managed to Read More…

  • July 23 2020 Collaboration marketing: A great option for covid-affected budgets?

    Perhaps collaboration marketing is the way forward for marketers this year, with budgets affected by covid-19. Marketing and PR expert, Jess Ruhfus, took brand partnerships to another level when she created a business marketing version of Tinder, Collabosaurus. We spoke to her about partnerships and the great opportunities that collaboration marketing can really give to companies.  Read More…

  • July 22 2020 Let’s talk: Running a retail business

    Covid-19 has reshaped retail and given business owners in the industry many unprecedented challenges so far this year. As shops on the high street were forced to close overnight under lockdown rules, consumers switched behaviours and eCommerce saw a huge uptake.  What have been the pros and cons for retail businesses considering the circumstances of Read More…

  • July 21 2020 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 is revolutionising the telecommunications industry and offers business owners a valuable opportunity to improve accountability, productivity and customer satisfaction. Telecommunications expert Mark Horwood said business owners, staff and customers should Read More…

  • July 17 2020 Helping Australians reach the US trading markets

    After working in a multinational European trading company, a former lawyer apprentice decided to return to Australia and create Stake, Australia’s first platform for US stock trading. Less than three years after its launch, Matt Leibowitz’s startup reached 100,000 customers this June. As one of the companies that is thriving during the pandemic, Stake’s customer Read More…

  • July 16 2020 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 into a franchise. When I first started practising in 2004, I trod the well-worn path of becoming a practitioner owner believing, like many, that I could do it all.  Recently however, Read More…

  • July 15 2020 Let’s talk: Fear of starting a business

    In today’s Let’s Talk we are discussing the fear that comes with starting a business with different founders who have been there and come through it. When starting entering into any new chapter, challenge or unknown territory in life, fear is a natural emotion that arises. This is particularly the case in entrepreneurship where you Read More…

  • July 14 2020 “This could force parents out of their jobs”

    With ‘free childcare’ ending yesterday, the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell says many parents – especially women – in small businesses will be faced with difficult decisions. “For small business owners – many of which are mothers – who have been working tirelessly to get back on their feet, childcare has Read More…

  • July 10 2020 Two actions SME owners must master as end of JobKeeper approaches

    As end of JobKeeper approaches, here’s two essential actions small business owners must master to survive 2020.  This July sees one of the toughest starts to a new financial year in decades, with small business owners bearing the brunt of the impact. Scottish Pacific CEO Peter Langham said as business owners put together new contingency Read More…

  • July 9 2020 Australia’s recession: How will the economy bounce back?

    It’s been almost 30 years since Australia last experienced a recession and almost 10 years since the country recorded a negative GDP growth, which was back in 2011 when the Queensland flooding and Cyclone Yasi hit. With the latest downturns in Australia’s quarterly GDP reports, as well as the economic effects of the pandemic, the future Read More…