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OPINIONS & ADVICE

  You’ve seen and read about the benefits digitisation can deliver to your business, but your initial research has shown that you can’t simply install...

The Australian Bureau of Statistics states that 50% of all SME operations go out of business within three years and over 40% of these failures are due to poor cash management.

Whether they are big or small organisations, owners are oblivious to their responsibilities of implementing preventative measures and countering potential damage to their assets and employees.

Smaller businesses, conversely, have speed on their side. Unlike their big counterparts, their lack of complexity allows for decisions to be made quickly and seamlessly.

On average, edtech startups will come with fantastically innovative ways of doing things, accomplishing things and ushering significant change.

Founding a new business is akin to starting a family – it’s great thinking about it, almost anyone half-capable can do it and it’s quite exciting too – especially at the start.

The question that is all too often asked is this – does an Australian start-up need to move to The Valley to be successful?

On average, businesses rebrand once every 7-10 years, a process that often involves restyling the colour palettes, logos, photographic style and visual language.

With all the new technologies and applications frequently emerging, you could be forgiven for viewing SMS as a platform of the past but application to person SMS traffic expected to reach 2.5 trillion by 2020!

Many bosses look to shift responsibility, while others may be classified as bullies. Often, they are completely unaware of how their actions and words affect those around them, including team members and clients.

Gender-diverse companies are 15% more likely to perform better financially but those that are ethnically diverse are 35% more likely to perform better financially.

Meagan Redelman co-founder of Redsbaby hares her experience of going from prams to nursery furniture

The VR technology now available enables businesses to give audiences an in-depth and detailed look at parts of their business that would be tough to show in other ways.

The key is to equip yourself with the right tools and skills to make sure you get it right the first time, and every time. And it’s easy with a little know-how.

In Aurecon’s latest Just Imagine blog post, John Callaghan, Global Director, Major Projects argues that although the business world today is increasingly complex, in the face of complexity, our solutions need to stay simple.

As a father myself, I am now able to recognise the life lessons embedded in all the groundings, arguments, and ‘I told you so’s’ I got from my dear mom and I'm now able to draw on them in every aspect of his life.

"I’ve never let the word no slow me down," says Perth-based multi-millionaire Kym Illman who has been rejecting the concept of ‘no’ over the span of an enviable career. The two-letter word is also one he won’t use with customers

One of the simplest tactics to drive increased customer engagement, and revenue, from your email marketing is also the most underutilised. That is, to simply resend your email to the people who didn’t open the email the first time.

As technology advances and screen time becomes more popular than interpersonal face time, businesses using older cash management techniques are scrambling to meet demands and handle cash flow issues.

...all Modern Award rates will increase by 3.3 per cent (with weekly wages rounded to the nearest $0.10) and the National Minimum Wage will increase by 3.3 per cent to $18.29 per hour (and $694.00 per week for a full-time employee), an increase of $0.59 per hour.

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