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Protect Yourself From The Tax Man

July 25, 2014 | Kate Fairley

Ring your insurance broker TODAY and make sure that your business insurance policy does include Tax Audit protection.

Firstly to all the fabulous business owners out there, here’s a great big congratulations on surviving another financial year in business. Give yourself a pat on the back! Now tell me how your accounts are looking. Did you have to race around scrambling up receipts for your accountant? Or are you one of those people […]



Big Trends in Customer Service

July 2, 2014 | Terri Mitchell AKA The Profit Frog

Want to get an additional 13% of business from customers? Here's how.

Providing customers with what they want has been part of doing business for centuries. To discover that there are trends across this level of interaction should come as no surprise, given how deeply technology has penetrated every aspect of our modern lives. Areas gaining popularity include outbound follow-up, feedback, and mobile social media, and just […]



Should I Set Up a Master Franchise Structure Within Australia?

June 27, 2014 | Simone Pentis

Seting up Franschine Structure

In Australia we tend to see more overseas master franchisors who have granted a master franchise for the whole of Australia, as opposed to Australian based master franchisors who break up Australia into various territories (often, but not always based on State boundaries) that are then given to various master franchisees to operate the franchise […]



Is it Time to Ditch the Business Plan?

May 30, 2014 | David Solomon

Ring your insurance broker TODAY and make sure that your business insurance policy does include Tax Audit protection.

I’ve long been an advocate for very thorough planning – especially contingency planning. I think it stems from my time in the army (a long time ago) where I learnt that “Prior Preparation and Planning Prevents Poor Performance”. Being much more optimistic than pessimistic, I have since made that into “Prior Preparation and Planning Promotes Positive […]



Have You Seen These New Features on LinkedIn?

May 9, 2014 | Robyn Henderson

Don't discount the value of using LinkedIn as an effective networking tool for your business.

LinkedIn’s mantra is do more, better. Not a bad mantra as they continually upgrade and change their systems. The latest change is one of the better ones, I believe. At least once a week you are probably receiving a summary of all the people who have changed jobs, are having a birthday or having a […]



LinkedIn Research Ranks Top New Roles

April 11, 2014 | Robyn Henderson

LinkedIn has announced the highest ranking job titles. Some didn't even exist 5 years ago.

Thought you might be interested in some recent research conducted my LinkedIn. This appeared in the Weekend Australian newspaper February 8-9, 2014. “Online networking site LinkedIn has examined more than 250 million profiles to determine the 10 most popular job titles that barely existed five years ago. The LinkedIn research found sports related and information technology […]



Are You Ready to Start Building Your Franchisor Foundations?

April 9, 2014 | Simone Pentis

Don't hit the start button on your Franhcise operation until you do your homework.

Before you go to print on your new ‘flash’ advertising that you are now offering franchises or sign on your first franchisee, you should have commenced laying down your franchisor foundations. What makes up your foundations may not be a simple matter and I strongly recommend getting a lawyer and an accountant, with substantial franchising […]



Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset – your people (Part 1)

March 18, 2014 | Sarah Savvas

The secret to business success is hiring staff who have the right skills and a 'can do' attitutde.

Don’t you ever wonder what happened to the days when employees worked for one company for life or at least for the better part of their career, when companies treated employees like part of the family and employees were unwaveringly loyal to their employers?  With this era being as good as over, and with employees […]



10 Most Common Fears of People in Business

December 9, 2013 | David Solomon

Engagement with your content on Facebook will only occur when have your finger on the pulse of your ideal client.

One of the things I’ve come to learn over the years is that all of us have things that can easily prevent us from achieving our potential. Sometimes these things are tangible such as a lack of knowledge, skill or experience. Sometimes they are much more intangible but no less real. This group includes psychological […]



Digital Christmas Anyone?

December 3, 2013 | Danielle MacInnis

Consumer turn to online purchasing for gifts this Christmas.

We are all taking up the opportunity to shop online this Christmas. Let’s face it, time is tight and we can shop and buy from any where in the world, sometimes cheaper so why wouldn’t we? Australian businesses have recognised this trend and so have increased their marketing spend online. Using content as a key […]