Small Business
  • June 5 2020 Australian micro businesses outperform global markets in COVID-19

    Australian micro businesses fared better than all comparative global markets, including the US, UK, Europe and Canada, in the wake of the COVID pandemic, despite the 12% decline of total invoiced dollar amounts in April 2020 compared to April 2019, according to data released by Invoice2go. Micro businesses have been some of the worst affected Read More…

  • June 4 2020 Your questions about commercial rent throughout COVID-19 answered

    If you’re confused about the changes to commercial rent guidelines, you’re not alone. With the Federal Government forced to create policy on the run to stem the tide of a full-blown economic crisis, things have been changing very quickly and there has been some confusion. Here are some of the main questions we’ve been hearing Read More…

  • June 2 2020 How to build an online store from scratch, according to the experts

    In a retail landscape marked by unexpected and sudden closures, businesses that might not have considered going online at all have had to make the leap to an online store very suddenly. Urgently shifting to an online presence amid COVID-19 has forced a lot of retailers into choppy water, however, in the longer term, taking Read More…

  • May 25 2020 Tips for sales teams in the COVID-19 crisis

    With COVID-19 face to face selling is over, at least temporarily, and this means that sales teams and sales leaders have to adapt their approach, offering and technique to a digital world. Selling doesn’t sound easy during a pandemic, but it is still happening and essential, so all is not lost. Although it is true Read More…

  • May 19 2020 New car subscription software Blinker sees demand skyrocket in lockdown

    Car dealers looking to pivot their businesses during the COVID-19 lockdown have turned to car subscription software provider Blinker to future-proof their business models. The provider has seen a 52% increase in enquiries from car dealerships looking to introduce subscription during the shutdown. Founded by brothers Michael and Paul Higgins just last year, Blinker is an Read More…

  • May 9 2020 Australia’s three-step plan to reopen the economy, explained for SMEs

    The National Cabinet has announced Australian’s three-step plan for reopening the economy and businesses.  All states and territories can implement these steps at their own pace, as there are no strict rules, however Morrison has said that he would like Australia to have a covid-safe way of living in July.  These new steps will have Read More…

  • May 8 2020 Customer experience will be the reason businesses survive COVID-19 

    As Australia continues to manage the impact of the COVID-19 crisis, survival remains top-of-mind for businesses in every market. Businesses that emerge from the lockdown period more or less intact will have a second problem – how to regain traction in a recessionary environment. Planning for the future now using precise and actionable customer insights will Read More…

  • May 7 2020 How STP has made tackling the COVID-19 storm easier for Think Talent

    Founded five years ago by Ainsley Johnstone and Natalie Firth, Think Talent is a modern executive recruitment agency that connects Australian and international organisations with top talent across Technology, Marketing & Digital and People & Communications markets.  Growing from a team of two to 12, their success in part is due to enterprise clients wanting Read More…

  • May 6 2020 Goodbye Uber Eats: SMEs take deliveries into own hands

    HERE WeGo Deliver enables small businesses to operate their own efficient delivery service. The tech simplifies complex algorithms to create an easy process and tool for dealing with multiple orders and drivers.  Like UberEats and other well-known delivery apps, it aims to reduce customer wait times whilst improving operational efficiency. Christoph Herzig, Head of Fleet Applications Read More…

  • May 5 2020 Five vital communication strategies retailers need right now 

    Retailers are facing an unprecedented period of uncertainty in the face of the global health crisis. Businesses, brands, employers, and individuals heeding the health authorities’ advice to take the COVID-19 threat seriously are changing how and where they work, live and spend their leisure time, with consequences for every corner of the economy.  In the Read More…

  • April 28 2020 Cash flow struggles were crippling SMEs before coronavirus

    Prior to the coronavirus crisis and subsequent shutdowns, Australian SMEs were already struggling with cash flow; this is according to new research which shows 52 per cent of business owners had issues with paying themselves.  Why were employers so quick to let their staff go when coronavirus came? When the government announced the shutdowns, many Read More…

  • April 16 2020 How to adapt your business during crisis

    By now, all of us have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis in one way or another. It has brought a global economic shutdown, and with it, a great number of businesses, especially small businesses, are struggling. Many are still coming to terms with the severity of this crisis and its long-term implications while figuring Read More…

  • April 15 2020 If my business closes down do I need to pay out my commercial lease?

    If you need to make the difficult decision to close your business, you may be wondering if you’re still obliged to pay rent until the end of your lease term.  First things first, before you decide to close, make sure you’ve reviewed all recent changes announced by the government to ease the burden on businesses Read More…

  • April 14 2020 Which businesses are eligible for the commercial rent reduction? 

    State governments announced the commercial tenancy code of conduct last week, which aims to support businesses with commercial rent reductions.  The code outlines a set of principles which tenants and landlords are expected to follow, along with Australian banks. It will be prepared for legislation this week.  Is my business eligible for rent relief? If Read More…

  • April 7 2020 Small businesses owners share their tips for working from home

    With most office-based small business making the switch to working from home, we wanted to share some tips from the community on how you can make the most of the remote working situation. From trivia and quizzes to “wine downs” and group exercise, we hope these insights bring you some practical and fun ideas for you and your Read More…