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Small Business
  • 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 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…

  • August 2 2019 Where to find free, honest customer insights

    By Cindy Dang, Digital PR Specialist, Supple Successful businesses know what customers want. They identify their customers’ problems and develop solutions accordingly – sounds easy, right? Finding out what your customers really want is easy (and cheap), if you know where to look. SEO agency, Supple demonstrates how you can use the information already at your Read More…

  • August 2 2019 5 biggest sales pitching mistakes

    I have been selling, running sales teams and coaching people who hate sales for more than 25 years.  Here are the biggest mistakes that I see people make and more importantly what to do about it. Sales pitch mistake 1: You think selling is telling When I talk to people about sales, they have the idea Read More…

  • August 1 2019 How gender diversity can drive innovation for Australian SMBs

    By Adrian Towsey, Area Vice President, Small & Medium Business, Salesforce APAC For the average Australian SMB owner, the calls to innovate and diversify their workforce in the vein of their large competitors, coming from commentators and politicians, can often ring hollow when their main priority is ensuring that suppliers and employees are paid on Read More…

  • July 31 2019 The real ROI of influencer marketing

    Recently Dynamic Business attended “Making Influencer Marketing a Success”, a panel discussion focused on helping brands make sense of what defines a great influencer campaign, the questions to ask and the data to look for. This was hosted by Taryn who was joined by Bernice Averion, Growth Marketer at Koala.com and Sally O’Neil @thefitfoodieblog, influencer, Jamie Oliver Read More…

  • July 29 2019 Top tricks for getting your product certified

    By: Bridget Carmady, BNat, BHSc (Hons), Founder of Clémence Organics With my background as a naturopath I have always been passionate about health and sharing the benefits of living a natural and organic lifestyle with others. I studied naturopathy because I found it so beneficial for my health, and for the health of my family Read More…

  • July 26 2019 SMEs lead on flexible work to attract and retain top talent 

    The Executive Connection’s Q3 Confidence Index, released last week, reveals that small-to-medium businesses are most likely to offer flexible working hours and contracts to attract and retain talent. The CEO Confidence Index is a quarterly survey measuring the confidence of Australian business leaders of small-to-medium enterprises. The latest Index reveals retaining and attracting talent is Read More…

  • July 26 2019 One in two Aussie shoppers avoid brands after a bad delivery experience

    A global study has revealed that Aussie shoppers will pay the most for overnight shipping and are least concerned about the environmental impact of online shopping.  BigCommerce today released Shipping, Delivered: Best Practices & Expectations for 2019; a new research study that examines survey responses of nearly 3,000 digital consumers and 800 online merchants. The Read More…

  • July 26 2019 The 4 tax changes small businesses need to know

    It’s the beginning of the new financial year and a raft of tax changes have arrived as of the first of the month – if you run a small businesses, it’s up to you to be across these changes. On 1 July 2019, a flood of taxes came into play that small businesses need to Read More…