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  • October 28 2019 How IT professionals can “tech up” and beat their daily grind

    Tech skills are in demand due the huge digital shift we are seeing across all industries, and tech teams within businesses are under pressure everyday to meet deadlines, deliver projects and solve problems.  Patrick Hubbard, from SolarWinds, explains how IT professionals can overcome this pressure and high workload to ensure that they are continuing their Read More…

  • October 25 2019 No digital agency would discuss ROI with him as a client, so Sabri Suby built his own, now with a $20million revenue

    Sabri Suby has gone from cold calling in his bedroom to establishing Australia’s 28th fastest growing business, with clients all around the world. King Kong is a full-service digital marketing agency founded in 2014. Sabri has bootstrapped the business since day one, a conscious decision, with the whys behind doing so explained within our interview Read More…

  • October 24 2019 Character traits to succeed as a small business

    Whilst having a good understanding on the governance controls and financial duties of operating your SME are important a 2017 NAB (Character Traits of Successful SMEs) has found that its less about these and more about your passion, grit, resilience and developing a growth mindset that really matter. According to Kwanghui Lim, Associate professor of Read More…

  • October 23 2019 Let’s talk: New tech

    It’s 2019 and technology is always the talk of the town. Every business, and every person for that matter, uses technology in some way on a daily basis – whether dated or new, perhaps without even consciously realising.  However, those in the small business world that are joining in that conversation around tech regularly are arguably Read More…

  • October 22 2019 Small businesses not targeting millennials or Gen Z enough, missing out

    The latest American Express SME Pulse research reveals that more than 75 percent of Australian small businesses don’t have strategies in place to appeal to millennials or Generation Z (1).  This is despite the fact that growing their market shares in this target area will dramatically boost their financial performance, even within just the next Read More…

  • October 21 2019 Body transformation startup gets AI make-over ahead of overseas expansion

    Health-tech app Equalution is partnering with the emerging tech start-up, Devika, to deliver an agile Artificial Intelligence (AI) solution to their users.  Devika will be supporting the Sydney based startup with the integration of AI into the already successful body transformation app as the company gears up for global expansion. The collaboration will streamline the Equalution platform’s user experience Read More…

  • October 21 2019 Aussie resistance to change leading to tech lag

    In order to stay globally competitive, businesses need to invest in their staff, building future-ready and technology-focused skills. However, independent research by specialised recruiter Robert Half shows that Australian employers find it significantly more challenging to train and hire staff to implement new technologies compared to their global peers. 87% of Australian business leaders say Read More…

  • October 21 2019 Men’s health startup MOSH backed by Tinder founders

    MOSH was founded after best mates David Narunsky and Gabe Baker recognised there was a significant gap in the Australian market for a men’s health-tech platform. Their vision was recognised by TINDER founders Sean Rad and Justin Mateen, who invested in MOSH and now act as advisors. In an industry historically plagued by unfair contracts and Read More…

  • October 18 2019 HR has a branding problem, wouldn’t you agree?

    HR is often seen as a negative thing in the workplace, and in small businesses and startups it can be hard to know what the best steps are to implement a successful HR manager or team to lead your teams to greatness. How can we overcome the negative connotations of HR at work, in order Read More…

  • October 18 2019 Tammy Barton started at the kitchen table and now has a $34-million-a-year business: Full interview

    Tammy Barton is the founder and Director of My Budget, a financial services company dedicated to reducing financial stress in the community.  Barton founded MyBudget in 1999 after witnessing the devastating impact debt can have on people’s lives. The business literally started at her kitchen table, with Tammy showing friends and family how to put a Read More…

  • October 17 2019 Customers prefer small businesses

    Zendesk’s latest report “Big Expectations, Small Businesses: What Customers Want” reveals that small businesses have a distinct advantage over big businesses when it comes to the customer service they provide. In fact, customers are happy to pay more to a small business for this reason alone… great news for small business owners! Key findings: 65% of Read More…

  • October 17 2019 Business trading terms you might not know about

    Proper trading terms establish a concrete foundation for your business, clearly defining your legal rights and relationship with our customer from the beginning. We’ve all signed onto an online platform by acknowledging terms and conditions, however once read carefully, you would be amazed at what you’ve actually agreed to. Chances are that your own business Read More…

  • October 16 2019 Let’s talk: Culture

    In the startup and small-to-medium business world, growing quickly is inevitable on the journey to becoming a successful company. We often associate startups and small businesses with great work culture, but when your team seems to be multiplying by the minute, how can you keep that same positive work environment when you are scaling rapidly? Perhaps Read More…

  • October 15 2019 8 things you should know if you own or manage a retail business

    Small business retailers have certain responsibilities when it comes to serving their customers. We want to get down to the facts of what these responsibilities are – mainly in terms of returns, replacements and refunds – which can be a big part of your customer base returning and ultimately, your profitability.  Perhaps what we have Read More…

  • October 14 2019 Going from $50m to $2b in 20 months; Andrew Laurie, CEO, reflects on how he did it

    Generating growth is often considered the highest priority for a business. Sustaining strong levels of growth requires robust planning coupled with extremely strong internal practices and procedures. Putting these processes in place and rigidly sticking to them can result in exponential growth, as it did in my previous workplace, a travel company based in the Read More…