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  • April 18 2019 Jessica Sepel on mastering organic Instagram growth for a $7m year

    From influencer to big business, this nutritionist organically grew her company – JSHealth – through effective online personal branding. She discusses how she manages to organically grow a 231K following, the ups and downs of having a personal brand and how it Instagram became her revenue stream. Jessica Sepel is a bestselling health author and Read More…

  • April 16 2019 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 sourcing contract workers from online job platforms. The most common concerns of using online platforms: no guarantee of the standard of work (41%), a lack of alignment/understanding of the company (38%) and Read More…

  • April 8 2019 Getting smart about social media security in 2019

    Following the privacy breach revelations which occurred in 2018, this year brings a new impetus for improving our social media security. Before we batten down the hatches, let’s go over some of the benefits of social networks. They have helped us get in touch with old friends and distant relations and are now more business Read More…

  • April 8 2019 A guide to managing expenses for small businesses

    Managing expenses is a common headache for managers and finance teams, who often need to sort through hundreds of receipts, invoices, pay cheques, and reimbursement claims daily. Digitalisation has highlighted the flawed nature of traditional expense management practices, signalling that spreadsheets and paper document filing are insecure and error-prone. Small businesses should introduce simple technology Read More…

  • April 8 2019 Four cybersecurity steps for small business

    A recent survey commissioned by Prospa found that more than half (54%) of small business owners spend at least 6 days a week on their venture, with one in four (28%) working 7 days.  When faced with the pressures of running a small business – from managing cashflow to acquiring customers to organising a new Read More…

  • April 5 2019 25 year old Newcastle entrepreneur launches ‘Tinder for Food’ app

    Meet Jessica Koncz: the founder of new food app EatSee where people can see their menu options before ordering A 25 year old female social media and technology entrepreneur from Newcastle, Australia, has won a $100,000 investment and a spot in the LAUNCH Accelerator program in San Francisco, after pitching the ‘Tinder for Food’ App Read More…

  • April 2 2019 Xero’s Small Business Insights shares key small business findings

    The accounting app Xero share their Small Business Insights with us to shed light on what small businesses should be aware of, which is now made especially relevant with the federal budget announcement later today. The anonymous and aggregated data is collected monthly from hundreds of thousands of Xero’s Australian subscribers through the Xero platform. Read More…

  • April 2 2019 Meet YQueue: the new competition for Uber Eats and Deliveroo

    A new food ordering app called YQueue is set to launch on the Gold Coast in May. The recent start up has seen a successful first launch in Singapore and now the founder George Lim looks to recreate that success in Australia. YQueue has been designed with the local food and beverage merchants in mind, Read More…

  • April 2 2019 What Aussie Shoppers Want: Understanding the ‘Three C’s’

    Australians have long been considered a traditional group and for good reason. Neighbours recently entered its 35th TV season and the Tim Tam is still the nation’s favourite biscuit. But in the retail sector this love affair with tradition is no more, replaced by a thirst for new and innovative experiences. Recent 451 Research, commissioned by Read More…

  • April 1 2019 7 steps to better data management

    Managing data correctly and as efficiently as possible is crucial for all businesses as data is the very basis of what organisations are built upon. It covers clients, contacts, employees, forecasts, investors/investment, past business failures, past business successes, and lots more meaningful information that, when managed correctly, can help to grow an organisation and minimise Read More…

  • March 29 2019 LVLY Co-Founder Hannah Spilva discusses the biggest challenges entrepreneurial women face

    LVLY is an Australian start up that has become the Uber of gift giving since it was founded by Hannah Spilva and Verity Tuck only 4 years ago. In 2015, Hannah and Verity saw a gap in the market when they themselves found that they weren’t easily and conveniently able to send gifts quickly to Read More…

  • March 26 2019 Customer experience crucial for eCommerce sales

    Ecommerce platforms that move fast with their investment into next-generation customer service technology heighten their chances for increased sales in a competitive economic environment.   Koh, one of last year’s winners of the Australia Post ORIAS People’s Choice Award, credited the updating of its customer service software – ahead of many of its competitors – with helping Read More…

  • March 25 2019 Data breaches have possibility to ruin customer relationships

    Given the prevalence of high-profile company data breaches that we are seeing today, including the recent incidents at Kathmandu and Landmark White, Charles Heunemann (Managing Director and VP Asia Pacific at Natterbox Limited) discusses the negative consequences that data breaches can bring to businesses. “We live in an age of cyberthreats, causing companies to implement Read More…

  • March 25 2019 How three small Victoria brands grew from social media

    More and more small businesses are growing their brands using online platforms and building presence, following and revenue. The power of social media was something not missed by these three small businesses in Victoria, who have been capitalising on the commercial opportunities that Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media platforms provide. Bendigo Brittle, Peggy Read More…

  • March 22 2019 Small businesses will have dedicated Telecommunications Ombudsman Team

    The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman is pleased to announce the formation of a Small Business Team, commencing 1 April 2019 In the 2017 to 2018 period, complaints from small businesses increased 8.7 per cent to a 20,433 total. This increase was largely driven by issues including no action or delayed action by their service provider to resolve their Read More…