Written by Patrick Stafford
Nearly 10 million more smartphones will enter the Australian market within the next four years, and businesses need to start preparing. New data from industry research house Telsyte shows that 10 million more smartphones will be in use by 2015, with the total number set... (04-Jul)
By Myriam Robin
The census is important to more than demographers and policy-makers. It’s a snapshot of where we are as a nation, one which businesses can dip into for insight into their workforce and customers. Conducted every five years, in 2012, now is the moment to explore it before its c... (04-Jul)
By Adam Franklin
While social media has been stealing headlines for years, the humble website is very often where you are best off focusing your initial efforts. I’m not talking about a website re-design, really just an audit of what you’ve got already. There are six essential elements to a success... (04-Jul)
By Lorna Brett
With over 70 percent of all Aussie businesses owned and run by families, it’s vital policies and systems are put into place so a feud between family members doesn’t have the power to bring the business down.
According to Family Business Australia CEO Philippa... (04-Jul)
Is your business performing at the level you believe it is capable of?
Do you spend your day putting out fires instead of building for the future?
Do you have a hard time hiring people who are "good enough" to do the job?
Do you find yourself wor... (21-Jan)
Special disaster flood assistance grants of up to $25 000 are available to help Queensland primary producers and small businesses who have been affected by the November-December 2010 floods (including those in January 2011). To help recovery in communities affected by flooding, people receivin... (21-Jan)
By Martin Nally
I’m overwhelmed with work for my new business and I need to take on my first member of staff. How do I ensure that I get someone who has the right attitude and is prepared to stick with the business through thick and (initially, at least) thin?
You need to seek some... (21-Jan)
By Lynn Hunsaka
“Just talk to your customers” was the resounding answer to: “What’s the best way to learn best practices for customer experience management?” — a question I posted on several business-focused social media sites. Yet less than 60% of companies have a formal voice of the customer prog... (24-Nov)
By Michael Derin 2010
As someone who works with small and medium sized businesses I frequently get asked, “How are SMEs faring?” At the moment my answer would be they are operating amid a great deal of uncertainty. However, despite this many small businesses are focused on growth.
A minority gover... (24-Sep)
By David Olsen
Online retail is expected to grow by 40 percent by 2012 according to research released alongside the Online Retailer Expo and Conference in Sydney. The ecommerce industry in Australia has seen rapid growth over the last year and is forecast to reach $33.8 billion by 2012 up from $AU2... (13-Jul)
Who doesn’t want (or need) to be more productive and more efficient? Certainly, as CEO of an SME, staying productive means we all get to come to work another day. As a country, Australians apparently work very hard, although it’s still odd to me that the whole country seems to shut down for half of December and almost all of January. I guess it means we have to work that much harder for the other 47 weeks of the year.
With the new financial year just weeks away, entrepreneurs across the
country are busy putting together budgets and business plans and growth strategies for 2010-11. And after a difficult few years, many will be
hoping for a big boost to the bottom line. To help, we've assembled 20 tips from
entrepreneurs and experts that will get you thinking about ways to grow your business and your profits.
Source: Patrick Stafford - Smart Company
Spotless financial records, low debtor levels and a clear, easy-to-understand business case are three critical requirements for any SME that wants to get funding from a bank, a panel of business and finance expects has told SmartCompany. While th... (21-May)
Source: Chris Nobbs Director - ABC Business
Introducing a new Queensland Government Grant that has just started targeted specifically at small and medium sized businesses across Queensland. The grant program is called JOBS ASSIST, and quite simply it gives businesses who qualify the opportunity to ... (15-Jan)
Source: Chris Nobbs ABC Business
Yellow Pages, A Good Investment or a Cost.
Yellow Pages is and will continue to be one of the best places to advertise products and services because of two key reasons;
Customer Demand exists – Yellow Pages directories have existed for many years and as suc... (04-Nov)