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Small Business
  • September 9 2019 Why SMEs should be using SMS to boost their marketing strategy

    With so many people being ‘connected’ everywhere they go, there’s never been more opportunity for businesses to get their marketing communications in the hands of target customers – literally. Whilst technology has opened up an array of new marketing channels, the well-established medium of SMS is showing great ROI in terms of open rates and Read More…

  • September 4 2019 Invest in tech if you want to grow your business: Xero data insights

    Xero data insights links Australian small business growth to technology spend.  Call for small business to take a ‘first mover’ advantage to quickly adopt new technologies Warnings to avoid a digital divide between big and small business in Australia  Xero, the global small business platform, has today released new data from Xero Small Business Insights Read More…

  • September 2 2019 SMEs will face massive shake-up in the next decade

    The Australian small business sector is facing a major shake-up over the coming decade, with the highest proportion of small business owners aged between 45 and 59 years. That’s according to the Small Business Counts report released at the COSBOA National Small Business Summit today by the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Read More…

  • August 30 2019 Westpac Small Business Report reveals biggest barriers for small businesses

    The most recent Westpac Small Business Report shows there is an expectation from small business that the economy is likely to improve, but questions remain over when. This is a good time for small businesses to look for growth opportunities and consider how they can take advantage of the better days to come. To achieve Read More…

  • August 29 2019 48% of SMBs say recruiting is a challenge

    Despite the collective strength and importance of small to medium sized businesses in Australia, it seems they can face serious stumbling blocks when it comes to attracting, hiring and retaining staff. A report released by Indeed highlights that 48% of SMBs say recruiting is a challenge and 40% believe it is harder to recruit today Read More…

  • August 28 2019 Jessy Marshall, PR expert and small business owner, on what to look for from good PR agencies

    Dynamic Business editor Loren Webb interviews Jessy Marshall, Public Relations expert and business owner.  We discuss Jessy’s PR tips for small businesses including what the benefits of PR are, when you should engage in PR and how to fight the right agency or consultant for your needs. Jessy also shares her story on launching her Read More…

  • August 27 2019 New tool for small business set to tackle energy cost

    48 percent of small businesses do not monitor their energy spend 50 percent are on extended contracts and risk paying more An online tool enabling small businesses across Australia to see if they are paying too much for energy was announced by the Australian Government today, in partnership with Xero and Alphabeta. The Small Business Read More…

  • August 21 2019 Founder of Boost Juice Janine Allis gives ‘Why Factor’ tips to help SMEs realise their unique selling points

    Founder of Boost Juice and former Shark Tank investor, Janine Allis, has teamed up with Vistaprint Australia to launch ‘Why Factor’. The campaign is set to help small businesses understand what makes their business unique and how to use it to their advantage. With the new financial year here, ‘Why Factor’ arms small business owners with Read More…

  • August 21 2019 Why you should not delete reviews 

    Deleting a bad review may seem like the best option at the time, especially if it made your blood boil, but it can be detrimental to your business in the long run because it hides the truth.  According to research from PwC; reliability, expertise and professionalism are the most important reputation traits for a local Read More…

  • August 21 2019 Your customer is not a commodity

    Nurturing greater Customer Lifetime Value, one conversation at a time From all reports, we are experiencing a ‘retail recession’ and figures show that consumer confidence is plateauing. So now, more than ever, maintaining a healthy flow of sales is a matter of survival. It is well known that the greatest source of new business and Read More…

  • August 19 2019 3 tips to ranking first on Google

    By Sandra Falzon, General Manager: Marketing, InfoTrack When people are searching for information, their first step is to head to the internet and google. So much so, that the company name is now a verb. How you rank on Google is likely to have an impact on your brand awareness, exposure and selling power. So, Read More…

  • August 19 2019 More Aussie businesses restructuring to keep up with changing business needs

    54% of Australian employers are currently restructuring their department or organisation to keep up with changing business needs, up from 52% last year. That’s according to the 2019/20 Hays Salary Guide, which surveyed over 3,400 organisations in Australia. According to the findings, 49% of these employers said the key driver of organisational restructures is a Read More…

  • August 13 2019 Cleaners, couriers, and construction industry reminded to lodge Taxable Payments Annual Report by 28 August

    Businesses that provide cleaning or courier services, as well as businesses in the building and construction industry were today reminded that they may need to lodge a Taxable Payments Annual Report (TPAR) with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) by 28 August 2019. ATO Assistant Commissioner Peter Holt said the Taxable Payment Reporting System (TPRS) has been Read More…

  • August 6 2019 What it takes to thrive as a small business in the new financial year

    By Melissa Haywood, Head of Vistaprint in Australia The crossover into the new financial year can be a busy and overwhelming time for small businesses. However, it can also be an opportunity to refocus your goals and refresh your business strategy ahead of the new financial year. From preparing your tax return and working out Read More…

  • August 5 2019 So… you want to begin exporting?

    Opening up an export market can be a major boost to any business – but get it wrong and it can drag your existing business down very quickly.   Here are some considerations to help inform your business strategy, and to make that venture into new export territories a success. Finding the sweet spot Conducting Read More…