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  • October 27 2015 Working with your family: 5 ways to make it work

    Family is one of the most important units of society. These are the people we’re closest to. We share history. We love them. We trust them. We spend a lot of time with them. Starting a company together can be a great idea. And a great risk.    There are many successful family businesses. Many small Read More…

  • October 26 2015 Talent management in the workplace: How to retain your employees in Australia

    Modern day Australians bring their tech-savvy skills to the workplace; they are natural born networkers and “achievement-oriented” as well. Technologies such as video conferencing and the use of mobile phone applications comes second nature to them. As such, this new breed of employees come equipped with a plethora of the skills that are required by Read More…

  • October 23 2015 Why good leadership creates good company morale

    Employee morale and motivation is almost always directly tied to the ability of its leadership to inspire the workers. Whether a manager allows employees to suggest new ideas, take ownership of their work or simply treat workers with respect, good leaders almost always produce great teams. What are some things that you can do to Read More…

  • October 23 2015 How to increase your business tenfold in less than two years

    When you first set up your business, you probably dived in head over heels, researching, forming new relationships, setting up an office space, and organising your daily operations. Your blood, sweat, and tears were most likely sacrificed for the cause, alongside investing your time and money. For those who survived the challenging start up process Read More…

  • October 21 2015 The arrival of the unprepared: Your first leadership job

    Rarely does anyone step into a new leadership role knowing everything they need to be successful. People naturally celebrate this change (I got this, how hard can it be?) but too often ignore the challenge of the transition (you’re unlikely to be aware of what you don’t know!). To significantly increase the chances for success, Read More…

  • October 20 2015 Why monotasking is the new black

    Surviving in the crazy busy modern workplace has resulted in our adoption of some new strategies designed to save us time. The problem is no one appears to have done the necessary checks that these actually work. The one strategy most widely adopted has turned out to be the worst performance enhancing strategy ever, because Read More…

  • October 16 2015 How to ensure workplace bullying doesn’t occur in your business

    Chances are if you’re the owner of an SME, you don’t have a large corporate office or big team. You may not even have separate departments, which means that your small number of staff has to work closely with each other on various tasks to keep the business running. As a result, conflicts in the 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 12 2015 Businesses must embrace innovation and ‘think like start-ups’

    Research findings released today have shown that smaller Australian businesses value innovation more than larger businesses. The results, revealed by the Commonwealth Bank Business and Innovation Study, also showed that roadblocks to innovation include a lack of ideas, time and resources, business partners who are all talk and no action, and a lack of data Read More…

  • October 9 2015 Stop, collaborate and listen: Five tips for fostering enterprise collaboration

    The benefits of collaboration within the enterprise are almost limitless. According to a 2014 Deloitte report commissioned by Google Australia, businesses with collaboration at their core are worth an estimated A$46 billion per year to the Australian economy. Moreover, the study also uncovered the massive potential for companies to inject an additional A$9.3 billion in Read More…

  • October 6 2015 SMEs are not sale ready

    The majority of small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) are not sale ready to take advantage of maximising the sale price when they sell. Approximately 50 per cent of businesses that have sought advice are not in a position to do so. In 2014 middle market mergers and acquisitions increased by 21 per cent according Read More…

  • October 6 2015 Increasing cash flow with a chattel mortgage

    If you’re a business, the lifeblood of your business comes down to one thing – cash flow. If you have bottlenecks in cash flow, it makes life tougher and it can be hard to catch up. When cash flow is tight, you may feel that necessary asset purchases such as cars or equipment need to Read More…

  • October 2 2015 Work vs life: Forget about balance & learn to live with what you have

    The balance between work and life is a constant struggle for most Australians. Undoubtedly, those working in the mining industry are having a harder go than most. The latest Australian Work and Life Index report highlighted that those in mining have the greatest negative work-life interference. Although there are huge challenges and continuous debate about Read More…

  • September 29 2015 8 Things small business owners must do to prevent burnout

    Have you noticed yourself feeling more anxious, exhausted, susceptible to mood swings, or unable to sleep at night? If any of these symptoms sound familiar, you may be a small business owner on the brink of burnout. According to a 2011 Australian Bureau of Statistics report, managers are the occupation group most likely to experience Read More…

  • September 28 2015 The rise of the relationship-driven workplace

    Organisations often view their workforce as an amalgamation of highly talented individuals bringing their own unique skills and experience to the table. Indeed, the strength of a team has traditionally been built upon the knowledge of individual members, who have all come together as a collective. As such when interviewing potential candidates, organisations tend to Read More…