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Small Business
  • November 21 2019 2020 vision: Setting your small business up for success in the year ahead

    As the weather warms up and Christmas carols fill the air, many Aussies are starting to think about their summer holiday plans and how they can make the most of the sun. Meanwhile, many small business owners are occupied by work to hit the ground running in the new year. The dawn of a new Read More…

  • November 20 2019 How to overcome the risks of scaling up a business

    For most businesses, growth is a key goal and is essential to the organisation’s ongoing sustainability. However, when companies aren’t prepared for growth, they can hit roadblocks and encounter issues that can endanger the entire operation. To overcome these risks while scaling up the business, decision-makers need to plan carefully and incorporate specific risk-mitigation measures, Read More…

  • November 20 2019 Family business The Jolly Group starts funding for ambitious expansion

    The Jolly Group is becoming the first café group to raise funds on online investment platform ​Birchal​. The Victoria-based, family-owned business comprises of The Jolly Miller Café & Patisserie, with 12 company-owned non-franchised outlets in Victoria (and a further 6 opening in 2020) and its wholesale kitchen Fig Food Co, which services hundreds of cafés Read More…

  • November 19 2019 Top 5 challenges for small business owners and how to overcome them

    Remember those feelings of excitement, achievement and growth when you first started your business? Now, it’s likely they have become buried among those of isolation, fatigue and ongoing financial stress. Statistics from the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman show that 97% of Australia’s economy is made up of small business with no more Read More…

  • November 18 2019 62% of SMEs likely to be underinsured

    Almost 9 out of 10 small business owners agree that an insurance claim has the potential to put them out of business, cause them to lose revenue, or dry up cash flow. Despite these statistics, 62 per cent of SMEs said they are unlikely to have the right insurance in place to protect their business. Read More…

  • November 18 2019 How to successfully pull off a brand relaunch without losing customers

    In August, we undertook one of the most exciting and stressful steps in our company’s life: we rebranded. For six years, we were HealthKit and now, we are Halaxy. And as exciting as that change is and what it represents for our company’s future, rebranding is not an easy decision to make — nor to Read More…

  • November 15 2019 7 things your customer wants to see on your website

    When creating a website, it is easy to lose focus of what really matters: the experience for your customer. A recent study found 75 per cent of people form their opinion of a website based on aesthetics – meaning web design is crucial to drive positive brand awareness and business growth. The following seven tips Read More…

  • November 15 2019 A state-by-state run-down of The Telstra Business Awards winners

    If you weren’t already aware, The Telstra Business Awards recognise Australia’s best businesses and give companies a platform to gain credibility, network and access expert advice. Dynamic Business has rounded up the winners from each state to learn the who’s who of the winning businesses and learn more about their success so far. All 2019 Read More…

  • November 7 2019 The 3 defining C’s in the future of customer engagement

    The way customers discover, browse and purchase has changed irrevocably over the past decade. Yet a few fundamentals hold true – at the heart of the customer journey is human, one-to-one interaction which businesses need to provide at scale. The way businesses do this will vary, but ultimately comes down to instilling confidence, building connection Read More…

  • November 7 2019 Australian small businesses are confident, but stagnant: new report reveals

    Prushka Fast Debt Recovery has released their latest report, ‘Canary in the Coal Mine,’ which shows that although Australian small businesses remain confident despite economic uncertainty, growth plans are diminishing. The bi-annual survey found business sentiment is high, with 64 per cent of SME owners confident about the current position of their business. However, there Read More…

  • November 5 2019 Unrealised small business plans cost $93.8b to our economy

    There are barriers restricting small business owners from growing their businesses and acting on their plans, and these barriers are estimated to cost the Australian economy $93.8 billion per year – a figure dubbed the Dormant Dollar. 39 per cent of Australian small business owners have ideas, plans and visions they believe would grow their Read More…

  • November 4 2019 25-year-old, Gabby Samkova, raises $37,455 on Kickstarter to launch sustainable towel brand

    How do you know that your business idea is a good one? Well, raising $37,455 on Kickstarter – a crowdfunding platform – isn’t a bad start. Especially when your target was actually lower than that, at $20,000. Overall, there are 354 people in 37 countries that have supported Gabby Samkova’s business venture so far, which aims Read More…

  • October 29 2019 Lazy and entitled? Millennials break their stereotype, operating the fastest-growing small businesses in Oz

    In Australia, more than a third of small businesses are now run by Millennials, and according to the latest research by Xero, they are ready to expand their businesses. Small business owners under 35 are ready to grow and have concrete plans to hire new staff, acquire more resources and build their companies. In doing Read More…

  • October 25 2019 Unlocking big business secrets for small businesses

    Entrepreneurs start businesses with a vision to fulfil a need currently not being met in the market. As they grow their businesses, they can often feel alone and struggle to get the expert insights that can make a difference and accelerate their growth. The brutal truth can often be that the realities of cash flow, 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…