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  • 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 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 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 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 8 2020 Let’s talk: The ups and downs of franchise businesses

    Franchise businesses, although sharing many qualities with non-franchises, have their own unique ups and downs that come with the relationship of the existing brand and business model.  There is support and systems in place, which can provide a great growth trajectory, but on the other side of that, it can lack the flexibility that entrepreneurs Read More…

  • July 1 2020 Let’s Talk: Tips for the new financial year

    The new financial year has arrived, but the effects and financial difficulties of covid-19 are unfortunately likely to continue for a while longer. With that in mind, today we are discussing the best tips and strategies for leaders in terms of the best financial practices going forward. Now more than ever, it’s important to get to grips Read More…

  • June 24 2020 Let’s talk: The legal support your business needs

    Running a business of course comes with legal responsibility, but knowing what’s required and how to comply with law can be difficult, particularly for many smaller businesses that don’t have the resources, budget or in-house team for legal support. The coronavirus pandemic has emphasised how hard it can be for businesses to navigate legal changes Read More…

  • June 17 2020 Let’s talk: How to pitch to investors

    A lot of businesses will need to pitch for investment from the likes of venture capital funds, banks or angel investors at some point on their growth trajectory. However, many founders and entrepreneurs are unfamiliar with the pitching process, as well as the pros and cons of working with different investors. Today we are aiming Read More…

  • June 10 2020 Let’s Talk: Effective leadership strategies

    There are different leadership strategies that business leaders use to drive their teams and organisations forward.  According to the varying preferences, personalities and values of each leader, their strategies will differ slightly. Is it a case of being more autocratic, or is it being more democratic, that is preferable, for example? Each style comes with Read More…

  • June 3 2020 Let’s talk: The best marketing methods for businesses

    Marketing is a huge topic in itself and the question on every business leader’s and business owner’s mind is ‘What is the best marketing strategy for me/ us?”  It could quite literally be a million-dollar question, and it’s quite right that business leaders should have this at the top of their priority list. You could Read More…

  • May 27 2020 Let’s talk: Entrepreneur essentials

    Entrepreneurs are often talked about in an admirable way, possessing traits and habits that are uncommon to most people. These traits and habits give them their desire and drive to create and innovate, as well as most importantly take risks.  The current environment has been testing for entrepreneurs as they have had to steer their Read More…

  • May 20 2020 Let’s Talk: Supporting employees and protecting their wellbeing

    Supporting employees has never been more important than now, given the uncertainty we are experiencing. Although lockdowns are slowly easing, the working and business world won’t be back to “normal” any time soon. In fact, perhaps it will never go back but only move forward towards a “new normal.” How can businesses best support employees and Read More…

  • May 13 2020 Let’s Talk: Opinion on the government’s stimulus packages

    During the crisis, the government has unveiled many stimulus packages to support businesses and sustain the economy, including the JobKeeper payment, the early release of superannuation and the halting of property evictions.  In dealing with this highly unprecedented event of a pandemic, the Australian government has had to quickly guide all states and territories through potential economy failure and Read More…

  • May 6 2020 Let’s Talk: Business in crisis

    All businesses, regardless of size, have had to deal with the COVID-19 crisis. Some companies have been extremely hard hit, some companies have seen demand sky-rocket… And somewhere on that negative to positive spectrum there are many companies in between. Every single business, however, has had to learn something during this time of crisis. Both Read More…

  • April 29 2020 Let’s talk: Is an accelerator programme right for you?

    Are accelerators and incubators something you should consider for your startup or small business? The assistance that comes with joining an accelerator programme can be instrumental in setting up a successful company, as they provide financial support (either directly or indirectly), mentorship and vital networking opportunities. The people-power of accelerators is often their most important Read More…