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Why COVID-19 marks a return to the simple life and a focus on wellbeing

COVID has meant less driving around, more home activities, a return to home cooking, more time together and a greater focus on our wellbeing.


How you can be more transparent in your selling approach

What customers need right now is understanding and empathy, so make sure you take the time to be available and offer them the time they need.

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Tech tools that can help small businesses work smarter this financial year

Putting the right tech tools in place is critical to ensure efficiency in operations for small businesses that are trying to get back on track.


How to position your business to thrive in the post-COVID economy

Businesses need to assess whether they have the right capital allocation to survive now and to thrive in the post-COVID economy.

Gen Z revealed as the “entrepreneur generation”

Research reveals Gen Z as a generation of self-starters and entrepreneurs who are driven to create and build opportunities.

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Call for government-funded financial advice for struggling SMEs

ASBFEO warns that small businesses will struggle to afford the financial advice on their ongoing viability they’ll need when stimulus measures end.


The rock and the hard place: protecting consumers and your brand in a crisis

With fewer brick-and-mortar stores open, consumers have shifted to e-commerce, but this opens smaller retailers up to another window of risk.

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Why family support is crucial to business success

One cannot underestimate the important role your family plays in the success of your business especially if it is just starting out.

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Pay cuts or reduced hours? Ensuring you’re above the law but morally sound

As businesses fee the effects of the pandemic-induced economic recession, there are questions as to whether reduced hours or pay cuts are ideal measur…

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Inspiring through uncertainty

A framework to help businesses navigate the current uncertainty as they meet the evolving needs of their customers and their industry.


Mat manufacturer to face court over two years’ unpaid wages

A manufacturer of custom-fit floor, boot and cargo mats for vehicles is being taken to court for alleged non-payment of an employee’s wages.

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SMEs desperate for extension of stimulus measures

A resurgence in COVID-19 cases and falling revenue projections mean a large majority of SMEs want stimulus measures extended into next year.

How to know it’s the right time to leave your full-time job for your side hustle

An entrepreneur shares how she made the shift from an employee to going full-time with her side hustle and how she determined it was time for her to d…

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Five tips for any business looking to launch an app

An app should be effective and based upon thorough research and testing to ensure a positive user experience that translates to business growth.


Overcoming a lack of capital to win government contracts

Adopting an evidence-based technique will enable you to bid for a lot more Government contracts than you would have previously.

Where have all the women gone?

The number of women starting their own business has risen by 80 per cent since 1991 and 66 per cent of start-ups in the last decade were founded by wo…


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