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Your Worst Nightmare Come True

March 19, 2014 | Kate Fairley

Limit your chance of stress and get your business organised and prepared for the end of the financial year.

One of the hardest things as an insurance broker is having your client call and tell you they have had a burglary. It sucks every time. It’s not like an accident or a storm, instead someone deliberately broke into your client’s business and stole from them. They chose to do it. Thankfully though, most clients […]



Know Your Numbers to Drive Business Success

March 12, 2014 | Angely Grecia

Are you at risk? Make sure your accounting software program is providing secure access to your banking data.

Managing cash flow is core to the long-term success and viability of every business. Yet our latest MYOB Business Monitor revealed 36% of Australia’s SME owners and managers don’t use an accounting software package. I recognise though, the majority of you (and we don’t ask this in our surveying but I’m fairly sure I know the answer) […]



Getting Over the Mental Money Barrier

February 24, 2014 | Ingrid Cliff

Remove the barriers to your customers making payment with these easy to implement marketing strategies.

If you are in business, you are also in the business of selling. But why can it seem so hard to get people to part with their money in return for your services? According to brain imaging studies, your brain’s activity during pain is almost identical to your brain’s activity when spending money. Every time […]



I’ve Lost Yesterday’s Takings

February 19, 2014 | Kate Fairley

If cash is part of your business - make sure you insure it for loss.

I love insurance, I’m not being sarcastic here, I really do. How many times have you lost your car keys and thought to yourself, geez I wish I could ring my car keys right about now! Losing your marbles is also a pretty common occurrence for most business owners, which can sometimes result in you […]



Insurance: The Most Important Contract You’ll Ever Enter Into

November 13, 2013 | Kate Fairley

There are many options available for those businesses considering the franchising path.

You’ve probably read the title as Insurance: The most boring, costly, pain in the butt topic someone could ever write a blog post about… am I right? And I don’t blame you. Insurance for most people is just something you purchase because it’s on the list of responsible things one does when starting a business, […]



Were You Paid Without Noticing?

April 10, 2013 | Sue Lester

Businesss opportunites are not always based on a currency value.

Sometimes, particularly in small business, it can seem you are doing a great deal for not much return, that is, of the hard cash kind. It can be easy to get fed up, resentful and lose enthusiasm, which in turn puts potential customers and clients off, starting that downward spiral.  Once you realise there are […]



Top Tips for Creating Powerful Guarantees

December 14, 2011 | Ingrid Cliff

Turn those lookie lous into shopaholics with your amazing product guarantees.

You’ll attract and win more clients over by giving them security. Customers like to deal with businesses that are willing to stand behind their products with solid guarantees. This is even more relevant for businesses offering their products and services online. Look at how you can turn lookers into buyers by simply offering powerful guarantees.



How to Use the Sales Pipeline to Predict Monthly Business Results

November 12, 2010 | Karen Andrews

A sales pipeline is simply a forecast that you or your salespeople prepare monthly which lists the customers that are likely to buy in a given time frame, the value of the sale and when it is likely to close. Karen Andrews explains why it is an essential tool for business owners and sales managers in identifying where you are and where you need to be in order to meet budget…



FREE Online Tool for SMEs

July 8, 2009 | admin

The new tax year is off and running and we’ve found a new online tool being offered by the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) which could make life so much easier for small business owners in regards to organising their tax obligations for the year ahead. If you’re sick of not knowing when everything for […]



Post Budget Shopping

May 19, 2009 | admin

Well the Federal Budget has now been handed down and the most significant aspect for women in business is the 50% Tax Allowance for the purchase of business assets. So if you need any additional goods/equipment or want to replace existing assets, now is the time to bite the bullet and make your purchase.