What’s your Business Recovery Plan?

Have you thought about a COVID-19 Business Recovery Plan? Recent events have made a lot of people wonder what the future holds, both for themselves and for their business. This is the ideal time to stop and have a think about strategic business planning for the year ahead. Here are some tips to make that planning more productive. Get your team involved Business planning works best when it’s a team…  Read more

Here to help as you reopen your business

It’s great to see more and more businesses are able to reopen now, but it doesn’t mean everything is back to normal. There’s still a lot of uncertainty around what business will look like and how long it will take to “bounce back”. With so many unknowns, we want to let you know we’re here to help. We can help you develop a plan to reopen your business safely and…  Read more

How to work out an effective marketing budget post COVID-19

As the effects of COVID-19 continue to impact businesses across the world, the tendency is to cut costs and many people will look to pause their marketing as part of that. It’s a dangerous move as all successful businesses rely on new business and sales – and marketing directly impacts that. Here are some tips to work out an effective marketing budget post COVID-19. If you have any questions, please…  Read more

9 Steps to Leading People Successfully through Major Organisational Change

Change in business is almost always a good thing, but often poor management means that the workforce becomes disengaged and the change process painful. In the worst cases, this results in irreparable damage being done. It doesn’t need to be this way. Follow these nine steps and empower yourself to successfully lead your people through major organisational change. Understand the change Make sure you understand exactly what is changing and how…  Read more

What’s your COVID-19 Business Recovery Plan?

Have you got a COVID-19 Business Recovery Plan in place? Recent events have made a lot of people wonder what the future holds, both for themselves and for their business. This is the ideal time to stop and have a think about strategic business planning for the year ahead. Here are some tips to make that planning more productive. Get your team involved Business planning works best when it’s a…  Read more

Do you have a plan for the next phase of your business?

While everything is moving so quickly, it’s easy to feel a bit lost. Business may or may not return to normal after the Coronavirus and you need to be prepared for that. The best thing you can do right now is to plan. If you don’t have a solid plan for your business, you might miss out on some good opportunities, or get left behind as businesses across Australia adapt…  Read more

What the Coronavirus Stimulus Package means for you

It’s hard to escape the news of the Coronavirus as it continues to have a huge impact on people across the world. Closer to home, the Morrison Government has announced a stimulus package in response to the anticipated economic downturn. This package includes a number of economic stimulus measures, with most of targeted at helping small to medium-sized businesses. Here to help But first, please be assured that Love your…  Read more

How do I get so much done in a day?

Want to know how I get so much done in 1 day? The answer is one word: Automation You’ve got a limited number of hours in your day, just as I do. So what’s the best way to spend that time? You need to maximise the time you spend on growing your business, and the key to doing that successfully is automation. Automating your bookkeeping, your compliance, how you integrate…  Read more

Protect Yourself and Your Data – Proactive Steps for Living Safely in the Digital Age

These days your personal data is everywhere, and that information is valuable to marketers, hackers and everyone in between. If you want to prevent the unauthorized use of your personal information, you need to take a proactive approach to protecting yourself and your identity. You can no longer afford to be blasé about your data security – if you are not taking proactive measures to prevent the use of your…  Read more

Is technology making you less efficient?

“For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.” Alice Kahn If you feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of technological gadgets out there, never mind apps and other digital “solutions”, you’re not alone. Technology sprawl and the rabbit hole of more and more information, available all the time, is making productivity—and healthy downtime—a real challenge for many of us.…  Read more

How to set payment terms if you’re a freelancer or contractor

Following up on late or non-paying customers is no freelancer’s favorite task. Which is precisely why you need to set payment terms up front – and in writing – before you work with a new client or customer. By communicating and agreeing on the non-negotiables for doing business with you, you’ll avoid awkward misunderstandings, frustrating disputes, and in most cases, the ugly hassle of debt collection. These tips will help…  Read more

How to get professional business stationery on a tight budget

If you’re like most budget-conscious companies, any opportunity to grow your business while saving a few dollars is a win. These tips will help you create professional business stationery that builds trust in your brand, promotes your company, and helps market your services without breaking the bank. Explore cost saving DIY options As you consider your business stationery options, if you’ve already got your brand’s visual identity down, you’re halfway…  Read more

Tips for getting rid of slow moving stock

Stale inventory is a costly nuisance for any business owner. Ideally the rule of thumb is to sell the goods taking up space on your sale floor within 90 days; after the three month mark stale inventory becomes dead inventory. Products are much harder to move and nearly impossible to get top dollar for. Fortunately there are a number of ways to recoup at least part of your investment on…  Read more

How to write for an online audience

Most business owners appreciate that online marketing is increasingly important for sales and growth, but drafting effective web copy can be an intimidating prospect. The good news is you don’t need a background in marketing to master the basics of effective web writing. You just need to know a few guidelines that can make your copy more engaging to an online audience. Here’s how. 1.Think like your customer Knowing your…  Read more

Why Keep Your Data in the Cloud?

Cloud computing is quickly moving from an obscure concept to an everyday reality for small businesses all over the world. A 2015 survey of small business owners found that 52% had already adopted some form of cloud-based data storage; however, a general lack of awareness regarding the logistics and advantages of cloud computing has made others a bit more resistant. The truth is, there are several very practical benefits to…  Read more

How to Create a Personal Brand

The words ‘personal brand’ are still somewhat controversial, and carry an unfortunate cast of self-promotion and vanity. The truth is that personal branding is more important than ever in the job market, and those without a clear personal brand or mission to create one are lagging behind the competition. What is a personal brand? How you present yourself has always been important in the workplace. In the corporate heyday, it…  Read more

Worthwhile Expenses for Entrepreneurs

Being an entrepreneur is often about getting the most value out of your resources. That means spending only on the necessities, and nothing more. Unfortunately, things you consider to be a waste of your capital may actually be what your start-up needs to survive. Some of them are expensive, especially for a new company, but they’re worthwhile. Data Analysis Successful entrepreneurs are usually well informed. They don’t make decisions solely…  Read more

The True Value of Networking

There are all kinds of groups dedicated to networking. Some are highly structured with performance requirements, exclusive membership, and the payment of dues. Others are free form, come as you please and no charge. Not every group is right for every kind of business. You will find that some groups may simply not have connections in the market you are seeking to attract. You will find some groups have rules…  Read more

Why Your Business Might Not Look Like a Winning Bet to Investors

Have you had a potential investor turn away from your business for seemingly no reason? Investors don’t usually turn away from good opportunities so was there something that made your company or business plan unappealing? Here are six reason businesses makes themselves unattractive to investors. 1. There’s No Proof of Concept You can find good ideas everywhere but only a few of those ideas will actually end up profitable for everyone…  Read more

Using KPIs to monitor and improve business performance

The key performance indicators (KPIs) for one company will invariably be different from the KPIs of another firm.  What both hypothetical companies share, however, is the challenge of selecting which KPIs are best suited for measuring the goals and progress of their particular business model. Indeed, entrepreneurs have a vast array of reports and data sets from which to choose and select from, but that data needs to target those…  Read more

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