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Small Business

Written on 02 November, 2018 by Iona Yeung

The pros & cons of starting your own business The BYOB (Be Your Own Boss) movement is here to stay. With gig economy jobs, like Uber and AirTasker, and the technology to set up your business online in a matter of days, the freedom to set our own hours and wages has never been more attractive. But starting your... Read more
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Written on 26 October, 2018 by Bill Smith

When to move from sole trader to company? Many businesses start as a team of one but as it starts to grow, you may find that ‘sole trader’ no longer describes your business. When you’re busy running the day to day of a business, it’s easy to neglect things like your company structure. When is it a good... Read more
Categories: Small Business

Written on 27 September, 2018 by Iona Yeung

How to quit your 9-5 without looking back When you’re accustomed to the stability of a 9-5 job and a monthly paycheck, taking the leap to be your own boss can be a big decision. Choosing to be a business owner comes with its risks and rewards. If you’re thinking about taking the plunge and quitting your 9-5... Read more
Categories: Small Business

Written on 03 July, 2018 by Jen McKinnon

Why you need a business plan A business plan is a document that not only helps you get your business up and running, it also helps keep you on track throughout your business’ lifespan. Without a business plan, you’re really just winging it and, unless you have oodles of beginner’s luck, it’s not likely to be... Read more
Categories: Small Business

Written on 29 June, 2018 by Jen McKinnon

How do I choose a business name?  The name under which your business trades can often be ‘make or break’ in terms of your commercial success. It’s the first step towards building a new brand. It’s your headline, your essence and your number one vehicle to demonstrate your brand’s value. It should convey the right image for your business; communicate what your business is about; be unique and distinguish you from your competitors; and be catchy and memorable to your customers. Consumers will ultimately associate your business... Read more
Categories: Small Business

Written on 20 June, 2018 by Jen McKinnon

How to register an ABN An ABN, or Australian Business Number, is essential if you want to trade legally in Australia. It consists of 11 digits that identify your business. It provides a simple, numeric way to interact with other businesses and signifies the credibility of an established business that allows you to build positive... Read more
Categories: Small Business

Written on 04 June, 2018 by Jen McKinnon

What business can I set up from home? When Tim Ferris launched the four-hour work week, everyone still thought it was an elusive dream but now in 2018, it’s a reality for many. If you daydream about a laptop lifestyle or a job where you set your own hours, you’re not alone. In fact one in three working... Read more
Categories: E-commerce, Small Business

Written on 24 May, 2018 by Jen McKinnon

Find your small business niche Starting your own small business can be intimidating but if you find the right niche and you develop a passion for it, it can be the most rewarding decision you’ve ever made. But what kind of business would I start? This is the most important decision to make as it... Read more
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Written on 23 November, 2017 by Iona Yeung

Holiday checklist: experts share what small business owners should do this festive season The holiday season is just around the corner and whether you’re open for business or closed for the holidays, there are a few things you can do to ensure you kick off 2018 with success. We’ve asked  business experts to share how businesses can make the most out of the... Read more
Categories: News, Small Business
cashflow tips

Written on 23 October, 2017 by Iona Yeung

Q&A: Tips to manage cash flow Managing cash flow is a business critical task yet it's an ongoing challenge business owners have. If you can relate to this, you’re not alone. According to research by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, half of all businesses throw in the towel in their first three years. 40% of business... Read more
Categories: News, Small Business