Small business

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3 management tools for remote workers

Working as a freelance writer for most of my career has meant learning different management tools that allow me to collaborate with clients, co-workers,...   Read More

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In April this year, LinkedIn, now owned by Microsoft, claimed 500 million users from more than 200 countries, making it the most popular social platform for professional networking

Using LinkedIn to build your business

LinkedIn is a great way to build your brand and develop a rapport with your clients. And while you may already have a profile,...   Read More

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Five ways to create a first impression

It’s said that you only get one chance to make a first impression and when that one chance is the difference between signing up...   Read More

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Warnings are designed to identify where an employee needs to improve his or her conduct, rather than as a tool for dismissal.

How to give a formal warning

Unfortunately, there may be times when the behaviour of one of your employees warrants a formal warning. But what is the correct procedure for...   Read More

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Injured employees afraid to speak up, new report shows

Fears about losing their jobs and paying the bills are weighing heavily on the minds of many injured Australians – and it’s setting back...   Read More

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Avoiding disasters in family businesses

If you thought catching up with your family once a year during the summer holidays was stressful enough, think of what the nearly 500,000...   Read More

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How to keep your staff engaged

No one wants to lose good staff, especially in times of skill shortages, so what can you do to motivate and retain your employees?...   Read More

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How to know if you are an effective leader

An effective leader is someone who can communicate rationally, connect relationally, manage practically, and lead directionally and strategically. Effective leaders demonstrate not just IQ...   Read More

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5 women’s business networks

Women comprise just over a third of all Australia’s business operators* and there are plenty of places to go for female-only advice and support...   Read More

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Avoiding BAS stress

Lodging business activity statements (BAS) can be one of the most stressful periods for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), especially if you’re unprepared. With...   Read More