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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.

Intriguing lessons from the farming business for corporates and business executives

This mindset is passed down from generation to generation, with decades or even centuries of constant care and consideration. For the truly successful farming businesses, a farm, brand or food product becomes a household name that lasts for decades. In contrast, corporate businesses are often focused on quarterly or annual mindsets.

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.

C-Suite executives’ guide to facing mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic

With organisations working remotely, it is hard for business leaders to feel connected to their teams - out of sight, out of mind.

Hobbies that will make you better at building a real legacy through your work

By giving back to the community, actively taking part in philanthropic causes, and providing positive social value, businesses have the power – and responsibility to make a difference and build brands that make a lasting impact on their communities and the world around them.

7 innovative businesses creating intermediate guide to social impact

Businesses have evolved multifold over a short period. This write-up presents 7 innovative businesses which are not only being creative but also creating social impact through it.

How to raise your game when the world’s energy is falling

Life is fueled by energy, frequency and vibration so it's safe to say COVID-19 is a potent energy depressant. The onus is on leaders to take this challenge head on.

Why international students are the key to stimulating Australia’s startup ecosystem

“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page” – Saint Augustine.

Here are six powerful benefits that CRM automation can unlock for your business

Preparing for growth requires a combination of strategies deliberately pushing a company towards new achievements. CRM automation is one strategy that keeps showing up wherever remarkable growth is taking place.

Bringing the smarts to Australia’s catalogue industry amidst the COVID 19 pandemic

For brands and businesses of all sizes, one of the most conventional marketing staples is the print catalogue. Unfortunately for this quaint relic from a bygone era, COVID-19 has accelerated the rise of eCommerce in Australia and shifted consumer habits, moving people even further away from a tactile reading experience onto a screen-based, digital experience
CEO and General Manager MATE David and Mark Fazio

Meet the Fazio brothers – homegrown Sydneysiders taking over the telco space

‘Our motto is to treat customers how we’d want to be treated,’ he says. ‘That means giving them the products they want, at a price that works and with service that’s unsurpassed.’

How public COVID-19 data is critical to helping businesses stabilise faster

In order to succeed, will need to take full advantage of internal and external data sources, while continuing to act on digital transformation initiatives with greater agility.

As our digital future becomes our digital present, here’s why we must get serious...

Digital transformation isn’t a temporary trend but a permanent shift and if businesses can’t trust their online security, they can’t truly embrace a digital future.

What are the dangers of TikTok? Does the app really pose a threat to...

The likes of Amazon, Wells Fargo Bank, and the United States Military have all been reported to have told employees to delete the entertainment app from their devices.
Business strategies for COVID-19

Here are the top business strategies for not only surviving, but thriving throughout the...

As if building a business wasn’t challenging enough, companies are now faced with overhauling their entire marketing strategy, rethinking how they communicate with staff and stakeholders, and cleaning like they’ve never cleaned before.

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How to zig when everyone else is zagging, with Julio De...

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.

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Five things to get right before you quit your day job,...

Are you wondering if you are ready to quit your day job to pursue your entrepreneurial dreams? You, like many other aspiring entrepreneurs, may feel stuck and unable to take the plunge into the startup lifestyle. Dan Mumby is here to make sure you know the five key things to get right before you quit your day job in this FREE CHEAT SHEET.

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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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