The importance of resilience and backing yourself when no one else will

“It’s so important to take ownership in and of your life and create your own opportunities for whatever you want to pursue.”

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How a customer data platform can supercharge your marketing

Faced with the challenge of huge amounts of fragmented data many SMEs are embracing the concept of a Customer Data Platform.


Top tips for SMEs on harnessing SMS comms in a crisis

With the right messaging structure and the right intent, SMS can easily reach more poeple, helping them connect with your business on a more personal …

Online only now? Five digital marketing tips

Five top tips for small businesses who have suddenly found themselves having to operate exclusively online for the first time.

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Small-businesses owners prove their resilience

Research reveals the resilience of Australia’s small-business leaders and a belief that determination will get them through the challenges they face t…

Does entrepreneurship matter when it comes to the small-business sector, and can it be learned?

Disability no barrier to entrepreneurship

For many with a disability, starting their own business is only avenue open to them due to the lack of opportunities in traditional employment models.


Why DIY PR is exactly what you should be doing in isolation

The key to successful PR is thinking about, and clearly communicating, how you or your business can help people to understand something better.

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How SMEs can overcome size in dealing with government opportunities

Even if you own a small business, with some work and preparation, Government could become your most stable and profitable customer.


The proof is in doing things differently

A business owner shares that the secret to success is not to aim to be the best but to be different from the rest in a competitive landscape.

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Dispute resolution for small business – what are the options?

Small businesses need to understand their options for navigating dispute resolution – what is available and how accessible are these options?

Mentoring program for First Nations small-business owners launched

The mentoring program derives its name from the local language of the Gringai of the Hunter Valley and means people “strong yesterday, stronger tomorr…

ATO protecting honest businesses

Small Business Award the potential answer to SMEs’ IR concerns

The Small Business Awards aims to ensure greater compliance among small businesses through a simplified process that will benefit everyone.

Q&A: Oiling the wheels of social enterprise

How two girls are promoting the healing and nutrition properties of Argan oil and, in so doing, are helping the communities from which the oil is sour…

The bushfires: the sustenance of the relief effort

The Cann River community – and everyone sent in to save them from the bushfires – were fed and watered throughout the crisis by the local cafe.

How SMEs can juggle their financial commitments during COVID-19

Top strategies for SME owners struggling to meet all their financial commitments in the challenging environment brought on by COVID-19.


Hospitality resilient in the face of pandemic

Despite the dire outlook when the virus hit, only three in 10 hospitality businesses in Australia have been forced to completely close.


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