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Important New Rules for SMB’s on Facebook!

- August 7, 2012 2 MIN READ

The Australian Advertising Standards Board has made a very important announcement that has a significant impact on all businesses who are using Facebook as a way to promote. In particular Facebook Pages, if you are unsure if a Facebook Page is right for you see 10 Reasons a Facebook Page will never work for your business.

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Marketing Mistakes: Me, Myself and I

- July 26, 2012 < 1 MIN READ

It’s all about me, myself and I… or that’s what a lot of businesses think when it comes to marketing. A big mistake. Even though it is so exciting to write about yourself, it is not so exciting for your prospects and clients. The purpose of your marketing is to attract the right market by making your business appealing to them.

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77% of SMB’s Expect to Grow over the Next 12 Months!

- July 25, 2012 3 MIN READ

thinkBIG 2012 revealed that 76 per cent of SME owners now undertake formal planning, which is a massive jump of 30 per cent compared with 2011. This suggests a clear shift in SME owners’ focus on business planning. Andrew Graham, national head of business solutions RSM Bird Cameron, said, “The fact that the number of owners now doing a formal business plan has almost doubled shows that they understand its importance.

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7 Big Mistakes I see Small Businesses Make Everyday

- July 24, 2012 4 MIN READ

I just spent the last 4 days meeting with 120 small business owners in Melbourne who are exploring ways to grow their business. I’ve done these sessions in the UK, Singapore, the USA and Mexico. There are seven big mistakes small businesses make that I see all the time…

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Money is NOT Fair

- July 20, 2012 2 MIN READ

If you are a key person in the top 10% you can expect to be sharing in 95% of the pie. If you aren’t, you will be fighting it out with 90% of people for just 5% of the remainder. It will be exhausting and dehumanising.

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New Startup Finnovate an Australian First!

- July 5, 2012 2 MIN READ

The revolutionary web-based business finance model allows businesses to access and compare the rates and fees of nine major lenders and apply for equipment and vehicle finance and leasing online, representing a major boon for Australian business as the financial year kicks off.

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Less than 1 in 5 Businesses have had Growth in the last 12 months!

- July 4, 2012 4 MIN READ

The July 2012 MYOB Business Monitor found fewer than one fifth (19%) of the 1,004 business owners and managers surveyed nationally expected the domestic economy to improve within 12 months. This is unchanged from the March 2012 report, which revealed the lowest percentage recorded since the March 2009 report (16%).

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Google Urges SME’s Online

- June 29, 2012 2 MIN READ

As the financial year comes to a close, today the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) released its latest research about how Australian businesses connect with the Internet. The results are encouraging: Australian businesses received online orders worth $189 billion in the twelve months to 2010-11 which represents a 32% increase from the year before. At the same time, it’s clear that many small business owners have yet to fully embrace the web: only one third of businesses with four employees or less have a web presence.

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New LED Lighting Saves Thousands for Businesses!

- June 26, 2012 2 MIN READ

With energy prices on the rise for some time now, Lemnis Lighting Australia is urging companies and venues to switch to LED technology before the new tariffs come into effect in order to save thousands off their energy bill. Commercial lighting can attribute to up to 25 per cent of a company’s total energy costs and according to John Simpson, Managing Director of Lemnis Lighting Australia, these figures could be dramatically reduced if more people implemented the latest LED technology.

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Posse Launches – Are you Sharing Your World?

- June 25, 2012 2 MIN READ

For the last couple of weeks, new startup Posse has been admitting a limited number of individuals into it’s “gates” every day. The company made a major pivot recently and closed another 1.2 million dollar funding round from a group of US and Australian based investors.

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Small Business Commissioner Standing up for Small Business!

- May 25, 2012 2 MIN READ

The Commissioner has filed a submission with the Parliamentary Inquiry into the NSW Workers Compensation Scheme, and has raised a number of concerns regarding the Scheme and made suggestions designed to improve the Scheme in order to create a climate in which small businesses are encouraged to create employment, rather than seeing the creation of jobs as a financial and regulatory burden.