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Women in Branding: Where Are They?

August 19, 2015 | Emelye Lovell

Working women are out in the wilderness when it comes to equality and equal pay.

At a recent branding and advertising industry conference, I watched on as four heads of creative agencies spoke on the topic, ‘What Does the Modern Agency Look Like?’ Whilst their answers varied, one answer spoke volumes: they were all men. When a brazen female audience member pointed out this embarrassingly obvious fact, they squirmed, each […]



Franchisor’s Time For a Check Up: The New Franchise Code 5 Months In

May 26, 2015 | Simone Pentis

Franchise Code 5 month on

2015 has been a big year for those operating within the franchising industry, most especially Franchisors. As of 1 January 2015, the franchising industry faced the repeal of the pre-existing Franchise Code of Conduct with the introduction of a new Franchising Code of Conduct (“New Code”). Furthermore, the Competition and Consumer Amendment (Industry Code-Penalties) Act […]



Bearing Witness

April 30, 2015 | Thomas Downey

Bear witness

“Unfathomable” she declared and quickly composed herself in the opposite chair. It was as if, for a moment, her corporate persona had unravelled. Instantly she commenced recounting the event which had left her bewildered. It seemed her senior had asked her to be an “observer” at a “performance feedback session” of a “challenging” employee. Apparently […]



How to Choose the Right Amount of Insurance

January 16, 2015 | Kate Fairley

Insurance what is covered

It’s called your Sum Insured. The dollar figure you give to your insurance company so they can work out how much to charge you. But how do you choose the number to give them? You only know about flowers, or computers, or goal setting… you don’t know anything about insurance or time to read all […]



Partnership and Shareholder Agreements – Why You Shouldn’t Go Into a Franchise Business Without Them

October 31, 2014 | Simone Pentis

Don't avoid customer complaints welcome them as an opportunity to make improvements in your business.

When going into business with a friend there is generally a lot of excitement and the belief that as friends you know each other and will be able to complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses. What happens when a business partnership breaks down? While I have seen some friends build up fantastic businesses and win […]



Understanding Trust

October 16, 2014 | Thomas Downey

Trust - it's a challenge we all face in both our work and family lives.

As social beings we are meant to be in collectives where we connect with others. For many our work situations and various family combinations are our most obvious collectives. So too are professional bodies including Women’s Network Australia (WNA) and recreational bodies such as sport teams, etc. Bonding is formed by the degree of intimacy […]



Are You And Your Business Ready For Growth?

May 28, 2014 | Sarah Savvas

Superannuation growth

The thought of expanding your business from a small business to a larger entity is something that drives many business owners. But it requires careful planning to get it right. Any small business owner who’s tasted success in some form, will undoubtedly have thought about the prospect of expansion. Rapid business growth can be an […]



Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset – Your People (Part 2)

April 22, 2014 | Sarah Savvas

Are you connected and feeling the love in your workplace?

Second only to the difficulty of accessing capital, the biggest complaint I come across from business owners is about finding and keeping good employees. Good employees are, without a doubt, the most valuable asset any company can have. And when times are tough, it is more important than ever to get the most out of […]



Your Worst Nightmare Come True

March 19, 2014 | Kate Fairley

Is there are common reason as to why so many Australian's are wealth difficient?

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 […]



New Bullying In The Workplace Laws

March 4, 2014 | Mandy Cann

Unhappy customers and clients are the last thing you need. Here's how to avoid common customer service mistakes.

With the new bullying laws coming into effect from the 1st January 2014, is your business ready to defend a claim if required?  The laws now allow those who are being bullied to go directly to the Fair Work Commission to seek an order.  The Fair Work Commission will make whatever order they see fit and […]