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

Australian businesses acknowledge they must evolve to become more customer centric but are held back by fear of failure among other factors.

Unfair dismissal is the main reason employees make a formal claim against their employers, and of these claims, nearly a quarter centre around serious misconduct (12 per cent) or misconduct (12 per cent).

Building a winning, professional, functional website doesn’t have to be an expensive exercise, in fact you can do it for less than $300, and here's exactly how.

Relentless years of hard work and sleepless nights lift new brands and businesses off the ground. When copycats steal your ideas it’s heartbreaking. But with a little insider knowledge you can beat the counterfeiters.

If you’re like most small business owners, you’ll have just powered through the dreaded end of financial year - filing tax returns, business activity...

The most successful entrepreneurs are those who believe business should be dynamic. Here are 5 tips on how to boost your business to new levels.

Outsourcing work virtually is a cost-effective way to get those time-consuming tasks completed efficiently. Consider the following ten areas in your business to outsource in the new financial year.

Over two million SMBs form the backbone of the Australian economy. They are hardworking business owners and staff members that have made a name...

Toxic employees are the single major workplace issue for Australian employers within SMEs, based on findings by Employsure, Australia’s largest employee relations advisory service.

New research indicates that a small number of Australian businesses are willing to collaborate with their competitors in order to advance the industry they work in, drive innovation and build the market.

Dianne McGrath is one of the seven Round 3 short-listed astronaut candidates from Australia still remaining in the international Mars One program. You know....

Negotiation is part and parcel of everyday life. Despite this, the idea of honing our negotiating skills doesn’t go down well with most of us. We fear that we’ll end up being manipulative, exploitative, scheming. To help us break the chains of this retrogressive mentality, we have Matt Lohmeyer. He has worked as a professional negotiator in various fields for over eight years and before that, negotiated deals with biotech pharmaceutical and chemical companies. In short, he’s an Alchemist in the Art of Negotiation.

Why is it that some business owners appear impervious to business obstacles and upsets? In some cases, it seems that it’s the obstacles that drive certain personality types to success. In this CHEAT SHEET, we share five ways of thinking to respond to INDUSTRY, ECONOMIC, BRAND, SOCIETAL and PERSONAL shifts.

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!

If you work in sales and marketing, part of your job is to demonstrate your value. In fact, this is a universal rule in any workplace. So, how do you get the attention of your immediate boss – team leaders, sales managers, marketing direc-tors, the CEO or even the Board – to, ultimately, make your ideas happen? Check out this FREE REPORT

Finding the time to tackle everything is one of the greatest challenges faced by business owners. To help time-starved business owners work smarter and not harder, we spoke with Helen Ebdon. The director of Affirming Business and Executive Coaching, she’s a serial entrepreneur who started her first business at age 25. She’s built and run direct marketing and communications businesses and she’s also the creator of the Take 15 Program for business effectiveness.

Starting any new business is hard, but starting an online retail business is particularly hard. You see, this is one industry that combines technology,...

Australian entrepreneurs have a lot of things in spades – ideas, passion, skills and the guts to start a business – but new research...

I don’t think there’s a business out there that wants to admit they have poor customer service. In fact, many avoid this reality by...

"Here’s a list of all the things they need to do better." As the owner of a fast growing start-up who was used to doing...

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