Growth & Development

Q&A: The young entrepreneur with the bottle to take on ocean pollution

Gabby Samkova’s start-up SomerSide produces stylish, eco-friendly towels, each of which is made from between eight and 14 recycled plastic bottles.

Legal change to help businesses balance profit and impact

There is an opportunity for government to support small businesses with a legal framework so they can create further positive impact on their communit…

Get ahead with the gig economy in 2020

When aptly integrated into existing business processes, the gig economy can help the workforce drive great value and business outcomes.


Restaurant penalised for pregnancy discrimination

A Perth restaurant has admitted to discrimination against a employee during pregnancy and to a director making derogatory comments about her appearan…

“Historic” meeting a ray of hope to small-businesses ravaged by fires

“It wasn’t just the normal faces we see…it was also the faces of people who have been living with these fires for days and weeks and continue to…


Eager travellers to Asia mean big opportunities for small businesses

SMEs in the hospitality, retail, food and beverages and other related industries stand to gain from the influx of travellers in the Asia Pacific regio…

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10 resolutions for better business in 2020

The ten resolutions that every small-business owner should consider to help make their business become more profitable in 2020.

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How SMEs can make the most of trade deals to go global

Trade deals lower the barriers between participating countries – giving SMEs better access to more customers and larger, international markets.

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Coworking etiquette: Are you a “co-worker” or a “co-irker”

As with any other office environment, the coworking space requires etiquette that helps maintain a spirit of community and collaboration.

Bushfire impact on small business focus of Canberra summit

A roundtable in Canberra will look to formulate a broad response to the bushfire emergency for the small-business community.


Authentic leadership and why it’s crucial for business success

Showing authentic leadership not only means having the knowledge and skills to be a leader but also having empathy and a sense of being yourself.

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Scaling your customer experience

As your small business is scaling up, it’s important to have the proper tools and processes in place to ensure its long term success.

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New decade, new vision…and one you can bring to life

How to ensure that 2020 will be the year that you bring to life the vision that you have for your business and realise the goals you have set.


New project to connect fire-ravaged farmers with the help they need

The Helping Hand Project aims to connect people to affected farmers and provide them with labour, agistment, feed or machinery.

Q&A: The entrepreneur who put her best foot forward to craft a niche business

How a desire for a change and opening up her horizons helped an entrpreneur found an online sandals business based on an age-old craft.


Platform offers virtual products from bushfire-affected local communities

“It’s My Shout” allows consumers to choose from products offered in bushfire-ravaged areas, with all proceeds being donated to local businesses.


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