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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...

Admin ‘killing the dream’ of Australian Small Businesses

Research reveals financial and emotional burden of administration on small businesses ahead of new Single Touch Payroll reporting regulation Australian small businesses estimated...

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...

Amazon Web Services Sydney Summit set to unveil the latest global technology trends

Amazon Web Services Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com company, today begins its annual Sydney Summit, showcasing the latest technology trends alongside some of the world’s...

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...

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...

CV hacks that work

Adding digital evidence, putting yourself in the thick of the action and using a professional summary to highlight your unique selling proposition are three...

National research reveals SMEs’ top five funding frustrations

Around 9 out of 10 Australian SMEs are frustrated about their business funding, naming onerous loan conditions, having to provide property security and a...

Don’t change the marketing channel, Facebook still works

Byline: Robert Tadros, CEO and founder of Impressive Digital News that Facebook is changing its algorithms to favour users' friends posts over businesses caused many...

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...

Experiences are the way to capture the hearts (and wallets) of bank customers

Byline: Todd Handcock, President, Asia Pacific, Collinson Banks are facing increasing pressure to grow their business in the era of digital disruption and open innovation. Profound...

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...

How to easily rake in the 5 star reviews

Byline: Saijo George, SEO Strategy Director at Supple, one of Australia’s leading and award-winning digital marketing agencies. Online reviews are the new “word of mouth” and...

Federal Election is no Easter treat for Australia’s small business community

Australia’s small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are bracing for a double whammy of disruption from the back-to-back Easter/Anzac Day public holidays coupled with a...

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...

Skalata Ventures’ Seed Investment Program open for start-up applications

Skalata Ventures is seeking applications from early-stage businesses with proven traction to join its seed investment program. The six-month program, customised for each company,...

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...

Global employers increasingly using gig economy platforms despite concerns

Global business leaders forecast one in three of their employees will be temporary workers by 2023. 94% of global business leaders are currently...