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offshoring

How COVID-19 has exposed the cracks in Australia’s offshoring strategies

COVID-19 exposed the cracks in offshoring strategies and demonsrated how unprepared companies were to support ongoing operations in the face of widespread labour shortages. Could digital workers be the answer?

Here are six steps to follow in preparing for the post-COVID retail spring

As lockdown restrictions begin to ease across Australia, retailers in towns, cities and rural areas across the country will start to think of the steps they must take in preparation for a return to ‘business as usual’.

When the economy picks up again, which market categories will surge first?

Markets progress through calculable patterns cycling through expansions and contractions, and consumers respond in predictable ways. Things might be worse than normal given the nature of a pandemic, but things always get better.
modern slavery

Economy vs. ethics: How COVID-19 can push modern slavery into the Australian supply chain

Findings from the Global Slavery Index estimate there were approximately 15,000 people living in “conditions of modern slavery” in Australia in 2016.
hospitality

Hospitality post-COVID: How to remain profitable with restricted customers

Through careful consideration and planning, businesses can start to rebuild steady profits during the transition back to ‘business as usual’.

Is your remote working cost-effective? How to keep that energy bill down when running...

Whether you’re a freelancer, self-employed, or someone who has found themselves working from home during the shutdowns, knowing how to run a low-cost and energy-efficient home office will help save you money and minimise your carbon footprint.

Is pricing science, art, maths or psychology? How to set the right price for...

But pricing is not an exact science and data alone is not enough to decide the numbers. Psychology, art, maths, science and a little intuition are all key ingredients to successful pricing.

How businesses can learn from the challenges presented during COVID-19

During our nation’s shutdown, I’ve witnessed a few retailers surviving, others thriving, while the majority have experienced a significant downturn or have seen their revenue cease altogether.

Trust, compassion, clear communication: effective leadership in the time of COVID-19

Leading a team in the time of COVID-19 brings a number of challenges. First of all, the external environment is changing at an extraordinary rate.

Reskill, retrain, and renew hope: The importance of upskilling during COVID-19

People everywhere have had to adjust their personal and working lives to deal with the aftermath of drastic changes to industry, business processes and job prospects.

Does your business pass the pandemic stress test? How a crisis can help you...

There’s no textbook on how to run a business in a pandemic and there’s no template for a business model that will withstand every storm.

Building adaptability and collaboration in a world of social distancing: A new benchmark in...

It’s now evident that an emotionally agile and resilient workforce has a massive bearing on the results of teams and organisations.

Outliving the pandemic: here are 7 tips for moving your retail business online

As the health crisis develops daily and social distancing measures differ state to state, small and medium Australian businesses are under pressure to outlive the pandemic.

Surviving COVID-19: Why business owners need to make tough decisions and pivot

When your business is on the line, there is no room for indecisiveness, hesitation and a “business as usual” attitude if you want to survive.

“Oh look, we’re human again!” How being human will improve your bottom line in...

COVID-19 has shaken us all up to the extent that the spotlight has been shone on some of the historical misconceptions of what makes a great manager great.

A digital presence is more important than ever: How to get your business online...

For business owners, the stakes are particularly high as the Australian business community battles through some of the toughest economic conditions since the Global Financial Crisis.

3 essential things new businesses should be spending money on [INFOGRAPHIC]

As a new business owner, determining how to allocate your budget is one of the most difficult (and important) decisions you will have to make.

Here are 8 crisis communications tips on how to survive the quarantine economy

The scope and speed of Corona-related impacts are staggering, requiring dramatic business adaption and presenting an existential threat to many organisations.

Here are 5 great tips on how to build business resilience in a climate...

It’s also critical to understand that contracting in fear is the worst response a leader can have to an economic crisis. In order to build business resilience, it’s time to push hard and get aggressive with your marketing spend.

5 great tips on how to effectively work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic

With a growing number of employees being encouraged or directed to work from home (WFH) during the coronavirus pandemic, the largest work-from-home experiment is testing Australian businesses and employees.

FREE BUSINESS TOOLS

How Master the Art of Sales Even if it Makes You...

The art of selling is a social minefield. Have you ever been on the wrong end of a ham-fisted, awkward or just plain obnoxious sales conversation? Of course you have! Why is it that some sales conversations magically delight, while others make us want to manically bolt for the door? This Phil Anderson FREE CHEAT SHEET will help you to master the art of sales!

FREE BUSINESS TOOL

Strategic Alliances with Simone Novello [FREE INFOGRAPHIC]

Have you heard the often touted claim that the average lifespan of a business is two years? Have you ever wondered why that is? Often, it’s because, in the rush and intensity of starting up, business owners get caught up in day-to-day op-erations and overlook fast growth opportunities, like strategic partnerships. In this FREE INFOGRAPHIC, Simone Novello helps to answer your three most common questions about how to harness the power of... FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS.

INFOGRAPHICS

New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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