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News, opinions and advice on managing business systems and people.

The ATO and Innovation Australia identified 5 common areas of confusion that result in mistakes among those claiming the R&D Tax Incentive. Groups at higher risk for making these mistakes include startups

Have you ever watched a movie or TV show that never really seemed to be old until you notice the décor of the sets? And the great shift in design is never more present than when there is a scene featuring an office.

Your business is the sum of many moving parts, and critical to its success is your ability to cultivate a company culture where those parts are moving in synchronicity towards the same goal.

Burying your head in the sand at the onslaught of constant disruption can have dire consequences on your organisation. It’s time to get real and embrace disruption, because it’s here to stay.

In today’s corporate world, you need sharp elbows and quick instincts to stay onboard the innovation bandwagon. Creativity is now elemental in the race to stay on top. So, why is it that (all too often, it seems) we need a complete outsider in the room to help us see our way out of the rabbit hole?

In the last three years, STM Goods has doubled in size, tripled in revenue, has offices in Sydney, San Diego, London and Kuala Lumpur and has products available in more than 30 countries

One barrier to existing small businesses becoming digitally aware is their perception of what it actually means for their business and the implications that it will have financially.

Many businesses are still playing catch-up. It is not uncommon to see businesses using automated HR legacy systems with prohibitive pricing models and complex implementations.

According to 60% of Australian CFOs, one of the top qualities brought by millennials to the workplace is an increased emphasis on collaboration and transparency. This is followed by increased flexibility (44%)

Fingerprint for Success (F4S) was developed after Michelle led a world-first study into the attitudes and motivations of Australia's most successful entrepreneurs and business owners.

I blame my parents for introducing me to wine. Back then they lived on acreage in the Yarra Valley and visiting them on Uni holidays there were only two real leisure activities: riding horses and tasting wine.

Changes in technology and consumer behaviour are driving major changes to brick-and-mortar stores. And if your business can adapt to these changes, you will be well placed for long-term success.

Small businesses finding and sharing core competencies is a boon for smaller businesses looking to grow. Using the competitive advantage of another business, to the mutual benefit of both, is a legitimate strategy

It’s time that companies regard their own inertia as ticking time bombs and wake up to the urgency of sustainable investment. But for this to happen, we need to adopt a new narrative to motivate change.

In many ways, there’s no such thing as ‘just a job’. What we do within our 9-to-5 work week is powerful. Work defines and shapes us; it takes the form of our personal fingerprint on society.

The bottom line is top talent will never fall for a pipe dream. They need something tangible. In other words, show them where the business is going and what their role is going to be on that path to success.

Research suggests that our workstations can play a huge role in how we feel emotionally and in turn how it affects our work productivity.

If well known brands are attacked and breached, how can smaller organisations defend themselves? Does it mean that SMEs face even greater risk? And if it does, what can the smaller entities do about it?

Now is the time to review your current use of casuals – not just how many casual employees you engage, but why and how often you engage them.

Business insolvency is a very real risk for many new and existing Australian small businesses, but countless business owners are not spotting warning signs...

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