Strategy

The search for the Holy Grail: Four Challenges You Will Face When Trying to Sell Your Business

The 'Holy Grail', for many business owners, is to launch a business, grow it, sell it at a profit and retire early. Even for...

How to work out what price to charge

The price that is set for products and services is one of the most crucial decisions business owners and managers must make in a...

Businesses with multiple service channels are ‘scrambling’ to meet customer expectations

Leading companies across a range of sectors – including finance, utilities, government, education, automotive and telecommunications – need to lift their game when it comes to...

Why small businesses need general managers

As anyone who starts a business will tell you, the time and effort required to move from startup to sustainable small business is intense and...

Tackling the 457 visa issues: The technology skills your employees can learn online

Technology’s domination of the working world is all but complete. Recent data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) revealed the number of people...

Are you focused or stressed? The hidden costs killing productivity in Australian workplaces

In today’s Australian workplace, employers are increasingly asking workers to do more, with less. This increased demand is ubiquitous and is readily accepted as...

How gamification is changing the workforce

In the dynamic modern economy, business conditions change overnight and what worked today may not work tomorrow. That’s why it has never been more...

Five ways to grow your business faster in 2018

The summer holidays are quite often the only time of year when business owners have the freedom to think about their business without getting caught...

How businesses can address low engagement levels amongst their millennial employees

Millennials crave a clear career path, mentoring, training and other learning opportunities. Millennials, defined as those aged in their 30s and below, now make...

Why hiring graduates isn’t a cost to SMEs

New graduates are stepping out of university and finding it harder than ever to gain employment. They often turn to the graduate programs offered by...

Selling a business is simple, right? Avoid these seven common mistakes to take the edge off

Many business owners spend years building their business to only receive a fraction of what it is worth when it comes time to sell....

How to master risk management in an SME

Every business owner understands that the rewards of running their own company are immeasurable, but the tradeoff is that you also bear the brunt...

Four pricing mistakes you need to avoid  

The price that you set for your products and services is one of the most crucial decisions you have to make in a business....

Why productivity is down despite a plethora of tech tools and how you can reverse the trend

If your employees are like most Australians, they work fairly long hours. But you can’t assume that just because they’ re working more, more...

Toys “R” Us bankruptcy: lessons for retailers

Hard to believe but Toys "R" Us has sought bankruptcy protection. It’s interesting to hear the Australian operations remain unaffected, it’s hard to believe...

How Can Employers Engage the YouTube Gen?

The workplace is changing. By 2025, 75 per cent of the workforce will be made up of millennials. For employers and business leaders, empathising...

The rise of online quoting websites: Seven tips to help small business owners close more leads

The recent rise of online quoting websites has been great for both customers and businesses. How can small business owners maximise the potential of...

Amazon is coming, so get busy – invest in knowing your customers, up your game

When it comes to Amazon’s entry to Australian retail, there are many and varied opinions on the likely extent of its impact. No one...

How to deliver a project on time AND on budget

If you have a task to complete, such as launching a new product, you will want to keep a tight handle on project costs...

How your SMB can beat the brain drain

Small to medium businesses often have it pretty tough when it comes to hiring, engaging, and retaining their employees. Large organisations and fast-growing, capital-infused...