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Why most small businesses fail within the first three years

There are countless challenges which threaten to sink a business that many businesses fail to overcome before they reach their third year.

eCommerce shopping

Delivery commitments biggest challenge for small online retailers

Research reveals the leading challenges small online retailers expect top face in 2018.

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Summer motivates us to be more hardworking and productive

“While blue skies and beach-perfect weather might seem like distractions in the office, Australian managers believe summer months are no barrier to em…

Cultural diversity

Innovative migrant small-business owners creating jobs

More than 620,000 businesses employing over 1.41 million Australians are owned by a migrant, many of whom only started their first business when they …

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Labour hire business faces court for unpaid work experience program

It is alleged that defendant supplied 10 workers for three of its clients’ businesses but paid the workers nothing on the basis that it was “work expe…

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Five tech tools to help turn a business idea into a reality

There is no shortage of tech tools available to help you realise your business ideas – here are a few that can get you up and running straight away.


Personal liability for breaches of employment laws

Business owners, investors, directors, managers, payroll officers and external accounts can all be personally liable for breaches of Australian employ…

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Top marketing trends for 2018

Just using a trending hashtag or the latest emoji is no longer enough – these three marketing trends will help you really engage with your customers.

Dispute resolution

Small business ACCC contacts up by a third

Alleged misleading conduct, false representations and consumer guarantees remained the top issues reported to the ACCC by small businesses last year.

New system eliminates superannuation clearing house requirements for SME owners

Women hit hardest by career breaks

Lack of planning for superannuation is a key factor in women taking a bigger hit to their retirement savings than men when they take career breaks.

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Q&A: Tired of dating duds? Women ditching men for mountains

The existing market was either too focused on basic accommodation with adventure during the day or the other scale with luxury accommodation and minim…

Digital Transformation

Why you need a digital transformation mindset shift

A successful digital transformation relies on radical change in mindset and a rethinking of the fundamentals.

Public Relations

The easiest way to grow your small business

As Richard Branson says, “A good PR story is infinitely more effective than a front-page ad.”

Australia Day sick day

Businesses expecting double the amount of Australia Day sickies

With Australia Day falling on a Friday there is a fear many employees will find it hard to resist the temptation to chuck sickies and give themselves …

Same sex marriage

Can a business refuse service to a same-sex marriage couple?

Celebrants registered after same-sex marriage becomes law would not be exempt from anti-discrimination laws.


10 simple ways to cut your electricity costs

As electricity prices soar here are some simple tips cut your energy costs and take control of your power bill.


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