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  • August 23 2019 “Say yes and think about it later” – Anaita Sarkar’s ethos for running two successful businesses

    Anaita Sarker founded Olivia&Co, an Australian personalised accessories online retailer, 3 years ago and then went on to launch Hero packaging, a 100% bio-degradable and eco-friendly packaging shipping solution, just last year with her husband Vik. She oversees two successful companies, has two children and is a guest lecturer at Macquarie University. So, there’s a fair bit Read More…

  • August 22 2019 What are the 6 most common employee payment errors made by major companies?

    When we think of major companies, we often assume that they have a large team of highly trained payroll professionals working to ensure that staff are getting paid properly – however this is not the reality for many organisations. In the last few months, we’ve seen two major food retailers come under fire for underpaying Read More…

  • August 21 2019 Let’s talk: Big brands

    Do big brands outshine small businesses and take away their chance at success? Or… do you believe their foundations leave a stage for small businesses to climb up on to? Simply put, are they friend or foe to SMEs? As we know, markets are mainly dominated by the major brands, as they are the ones 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 20 2019 The Australian workplace of the future: Research shows pathway for office success

    The nature of work is changing. Employees are demanding smarter, more collaborative environments, flexibility and digital rich workspaces. Unfortunately, many businesses get it wrong, delivering environments that frustrate, confuse and distract staff. However, there’s a group of leading, highly productive Australian companies that have successfully transformed their offices into modern digital workplaces. A new independent Read More…

  • August 19 2019 Don’t fall behind: Improve your credit management through data and technology

    It’s unmistakable that we live in a digital age. So many of our processes are now automated and streamlined through innovative technology. Accounting marketing, communication, databases and more are all digitalised now. However, many small businesses are still running processes in the old school way.  A Small Business Insights Report by XERO found that two-thirds Read More…

  • August 19 2019 Small businesses unprepared for the latest wave of scams

    More than half (53%) of small business owners are worried their business will be scammed Despite this, two thirds don’t train their staff in scam awareness and prevention On average, Australian small businesses lose almost $40,000 per scam Over half of Australian small business owners are concerned their business will be scammed, yet a quarter do not have processes Read More…

  • August 16 2019 “I just couldn’t see myself working a 9-5”: Sonya Mefaddi tells how she launched her biz

    While it may seem like Sonya Mefaddi has already kicked some serious goals over the span of her career, the savvy business woman is just getting started and currently has a number of exciting projects in the pipeline.  Fashion Palette is celebrating ten years of business, and not only will Fashion Palette showcase for its 8th year Read More…

  • August 16 2019 Falling off a cliff: how to go from trainee to CEO by setting and achieving goals  

    In 2001 I was in the best shape of my life, regularly skiing, climbing, and running. Then, the day before my 29th birthday, I fell off a 100-foot cliff while skiing in Canada, suffering injuries that included a crushed skull and brain, multiple broken bones, collapsed lungs, and a lacerated kidney. Luckily, I was operated Read More…

  • August 15 2019 What employers should be aware of before changing an employee’s contract

    Throughout the course of employment, circumstances can change and you may find there’s times when you need to alter your employee’s work arrangements. Read about how to do it legally here. Hiring employees means that you’re responsible for ensuring the terms of your employees’ contracts are being met. Whether this means paying the correct salary, Read More…

  • August 15 2019 Women tend to apply for lower-paying jobs than men: SEEK report

    In the latest, SEEK has released its bi-annual data on Aussie salaries.  As well as showing the gender differences, the report showed insights on job salaries advertised and is broken down by nation generally and state, which is detailed here. The report found that overall 57% of candidates are satisfied with their pay. However, when Read More…

  • August 14 2019 1 in 3 organisations make employee payment mistakes regularly

    New data from an industry association has revealed that 1 in 3 Australian organisations admit to making employee payment mistakes every pay run, and the CEO and CFO never know about it. Across 45 per cent of organisations, it’s the employees who alert managers to the errors. The Australian Payroll Association (Australian Payroll Association) – Read More…

  • August 14 2019 Let’s talk: My business rules

    Today’s Let’s Talk segment asks “how to nurture business growth through team bonding?” In the early stages of developing your business, how to grow it is a constant thought and worry – amongst many other things like turning a profit, gaining funding and hiring the right people.  With business growth, we often reference how financial Read More…

  • August 12 2019 Dynamic Business Podcast: Petr Adamek, business growth expert and CEO

    Dynamic Business editor Loren Webb interviews Petr Adamek, the CEO at the Canberra Innovation Network who has both an extensive computer science & AI background and business background. The Canberra Innovation Network helps budding entrepreneurs and startups through its programmes including accelerators, incubators, mentoring, funding and more. Petr has a fascinating story of how he Read More…

  • August 12 2019 Five steps to make your IT team smarter

    “People are our greatest asset.” It’s a common enough aspirational slogan, but how often does it seem businesses believe it? IT teams—as usual—may have the supporting data: according to the latest Solar Winds®IT Trends Report, 28% of technology professionals engage in training only a couple of times a year, yet 42% would prefer weekly training Read More…