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Entrepreneurial approaches in tackling your business’ growing pains

Successful growth comes down to five important traits: people, process, training, culture and technology. If you can get these five in place, you’ll be well on your way to true, sustainable growth.

Managed IT services make the difference for Small & Medium Businesses future prospect

However, the demands of managing an IT department may be too much for SMBs to handle. These businesses usually have a small number of workers. The budget allocation is also limited, and workspace too.

Entrepreneurs’ Organisation Melbourne members share cutting out the middleman

Switching to D2C can not only help boost online sales, but allows a brand to take greater control of their communications strategies, supporting customers with greater empathy, managing their expectations better and learning what their customers want!

QR Code food ordering Aussie startup Mr Yum announces $11m post seed investment

an Australian tech start up that specialises in QR Code food ordering at pubs and restaurants has received $11m in funding from some very high profile investors

It’s not us it’s you: when you think you’re a good leader but your...

People don’t change jobs, they change leaders. When our habits are unproductive, the people influenced by them will form their own unproductive habits to survive in that environment. This stifles innovation, productivity and commitment.

ORDER announces successful $5.3m capital raising and announces new CEO

The funding provides the capital to diversify our operations into the content and lifestyle space, while continuing to attract the best operational talent to support our aggressive growth strategy

How freelancers can climb the career ladder post-COVID

In times of economic stress the freelancer economy expands, bringing with it new opportunities to reimagine your career. In response, millions of workers around the world began freelancing for the first time, as a way to insulate themselves against the economic uncertainty.

How to find the best partnerships to align with your startup’s growth plans

I truly believe strategic partnerships should be a part of every startup’s journey, as they help nurture relationships with others in the same industry, and help grow both your business and others’.

Expert guide on how to tackle business’ growing pains for Small Businesses.

Growing your business is a common goal for most business owners. While it seems like a natural desire for anyone who owns a business, the path to growth can be a rocky one, especially if you don’t have a few key things in place first. Successful growth comes down to five important traits: people, process, training, culture and technology.

Negotiation – A key entrepreneurial skill and critical requirement for success

Negotiations are a delicate balance of give and take. Learning to strike this balance is necessary for any entrepreneur hoping to build a flourishing business.

Lyka Pet Food acquires The Wholesome Dog, cementing their position as a leader in...

Lyka Pet Food, a direct-to-consumer fresh pet food company has announced that it has acquired The Wholesome Dog, a Melbourne-based competitor.

Ex CEO of oOh Media Brendon Cook joins influencer marketing platform Vamp

He brings a wealth of media experience and will help to strengthen Vamp’s leadership and go-to-market strategies at this important stage of our growth.

The five simple strategies you can do today to grow influence in your organisation

Influence is a powerful tool that can sway, motivate, and transform worldviews and ideologies, as well as tie hearts and minds to you or your brand for a lifetime.

The unequivocal requisite for strong customer communications within hybrid-working environments

Implementing remote-work operations was on the minds of many business owners well before the pandemic, just on a more gradual scale. While those that were embracing it then were doing so out of choice, last year it became a necessity. Australia, thus far, is ahead of the curve in its handling of the pandemic - with many offices nationwide busy again - a hybrid model, which presents both challenges and opportunities, has taken over. Therefore, building a business with strong communication weaved into its fabric is crucial.

Investible welcomes new CEO, raises $50m fund positioning itself to lead in seed.

Investible expands its commitment to become Australia’s preeminent seed-stage investment group, announcing financial services industry veteran Rod Bristow as CEO and its plans to raise a second early-stage fund.

Procurement managers should consider compliance when contracting a fire protection specialist

When selecting a fire protection provider, it’s also important that organisations do their research to check whether the provider has the relevant operational experience, technical expertise and licences. Without proper credentials, compliance can be compromised and in the event of a fire, lives and property are put at risk.

The scales of scalability: How to grow your business without the wheels falling off

More than 1 in 5 small businesses in Australia lack access to funds and skills to innovate, and do not access government financial assistance at the same rates as larger businesses. As a result, SMEs are shutting themselves out of key opportunities for growth.

When the time is right, launching into new markets doesn’t have to be complicated

Exporting a business leads to better growth, opens up new ways of responding to market forces and exposes a company to new ideas.

Out with old, in with new: How video resumes supplement traditional resumes

Many organisations have discovered that the majority of tasks can be completed and executed effectively within remote setting. One of the most positive elements of the COVID-19 pandemic is the opening of a global talent pool that is now accessible in ways we have never fully explored in the past.

Australian tech team helps companies worldwide switch to digital during COVID-19

Liberate learning developed software that helped businesses like Coles and NAB keep over 150,000 staff up and down the country safe while working from home or at the workplace. The people behind the technology could see the widespread benefit of the application and went a step further.

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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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