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How to get a brand 10 times your size to join forces with you

If you’re itching to get on board with a much bigger brand, and feel that the timing is right, you need to go about...

The power of human connection

In a world where businesses grow more alienated from their customers every day, the rise of AI and chatbots threaten to cut out human...

Luxury Escapes Founder’s success secrets

Founding one of the world’s fastest growing travel websites, Luxury Escapes, Adam Schwab is an award winning entrepreneur with over 15 year’s experience in business and...

A comparison of Coalition & ALP small business policies

Today the Council of Small Business Organisations Australia (COSBOA) has released comparison findings on the policies proposed by the Coalition and the Australian Labor...

Employers can help stamp out predatory lending

This year we have seen a significant power shift for consumers, with the government investing heavily in heightened financial protections. Through thorough reviews of...

Salary expectations have increased

Compared to just five years ago, jobseekers’ salary expectations are a lot higher 76% of Australian hiring managers say jobseekers are more demanding when it...

Parenthood almost ruined my business

Decinda MacDonald was three years in to building her event planning business Event Society when she found out she was pregnant. She’d started the business...

Let’s Talk: Business meetings

Business meetings: face-to-face versus digital, where is the real value?  In a digital world, with so many digital meeting platforms available and with many new digital...

Why this entrepreneur believes character outweighs IQ in business

Byline: Jim Penman, the founder of Australia’s largest home-service franchise, Jim’s Group. Change character, and I believe you can change the world. I strongly believe this...

Is podcasting the new team learning?

I’ve noticed something dramatic occurring in my field of work. As a facilitator of change for teams and individuals I used to be invited...

When businesses are born global

Byline: Karen Reddington, President, Asia Pacific, FedEx Express Traditionally, small businesses began in one’s backyard – selling to friends and neighbours. As these small businesses grew...

How to navigate a tough economy

Ask any established business owner/manager if they have a marketing budget and you will hear a resounding “Yes”. It’s an essential part of their...

Why startups can’t afford to ignore design and branding when launching their product

Design is more than just a pretty font and it can’t be just an afterthought. Instead, it’s a quintessential element of product strategy, inextricably...

Advice for young wanna-be entrepreneurs from Peta Shulman

When Peta Shulam was only 25 when she came up with the simple concept of sampling health foods. Her passion for finding these products led...

Is half of your marketing spend wasted?

Byline: Drew Bowering, Senior Director of Market Management, Expedia Group Most of us in business have heard the old adage, “half of your marketing spend...

6 tips for building millions in revenue

Former HR Manager, James Trenerry turned a $40,000 debt into a successful KX Pilates franchise enterprise, generating a revenue stream of $2.5 million. Here...

Direct or die: what the direct to consumer trend means for Australian retailers

It’s not a new thing but it’s fast becoming a ‘thing’. Brands around the world have collectively twigged to the benefits of dealing directly...

Let’s Talk: Federal budget

The 2019 federal budget was revealed last week, with many changes indicated for small business, and so we asked leaders in the SME world...

Public transport disruption prompts flexible working hours

Public transport woes are part and parcel of living in any major global city. Just last month, we found out about the upcoming closure...

Let’s Talk: The X Factor

Today we’re discussing customer retention and what businesses need to do to in order to achieve the so-called “X Factor” with their audiences. Customer experience...