small business

Can technology support the flexible worker?

Written on 20 August, 2015 by Verity Meagher

Can technology support the flexible worker? Feeling under the weather? Work from home on your laptop. On a business trip? Check your emails with your work smartphone and create presentations on your tablet. With the increased popularity of mobile devices in workplaces, flexible working conditions are becoming more and more common – whether it’s working from... Read more
Categories: Small Business | Tags: online business, small business
Top Tips To Improve Cybersecurity

Written on 10 August, 2015 by Lisa Shannahan

Top tips to improve your cybersecurity With the alarming rate at which hackers are targeting businesses, making cybersecurity a priority has never been more important. Safeguard your business, your clients’ information and your good reputation by putting some of the following procedures into action to reduce the likelihood of suffering from a cyberattack. Choose the right security system... Read more
Categories: Security, Small Business, Web Design & Content | Tags: online business, security, small business, web design, web hosting

Written on 03 August, 2015 by Lisa Shannahan

3 ways to decrease your website’s bounce rate You’ve perfected your pay-per-click (PPC) campaign, worked hard on your SEO strategy and created a social media presence, but what good is persuading people to land on your website if they leave it immediately? If you're suffering from a high bounce rate, you're essentially throwing away the hard work it... Read more
Categories: Web Design & Content | Tags: customer behaviour, small business, web design

Written on 23 July, 2015 by Uyen Vu

How to network your idea into a business Got an idea, but not sure what to do next? Networking events are great for building connections, but they’re also a rich testing ground for shopping your idea around in the competitive marketplace. To help you share your business story with others, Small Business Festival Victoria is hosting a world-class... Read more
Categories: Events, Small Business | Tags: event, small business

Written on 09 June, 2015 by Evelyn Elsted

5 ways to help start and grow your business From 1 – 31 August , the Victorian Government’s Small Business Festival Victoria will offer a comprehensive suite of services for people thinking about starting or growing their own business. Interested? Read on for five ways to get involved. 1. Learn how to sell better Small Business BIG Marketing is... Read more
Categories: Events, Small Business | Tags: event, small business

Written on 12 May, 2015 by Evelyn Elsted

Are holidays, meditation and rest the recipe to success? In a fast-paced world where emails, instant messages and social sites constantly demand your attention, it often feels as though being switched on is the only way to succeed. However, taking the time to occasionally disengage with the many pressures of the business world might be the best way to... Read more
Categories: News | Tags: de-stree in business, holidays, meditation, relaxation for success, small business

Written on 07 April, 2015 by Verity Meagher

Five of the best business books for startups Starting a new business can be an uphill struggle at times, so arm yourself with hints, tips and information to help you along the way. Gain valuable insights by immersing yourself in some of the most inspirational business books around. 1. Socialnomics, Erik Qualman Social media is now an integral part... Read more
Categories: Small Business | Tags: best books for start ups, business books, content, read, small business

Written on 17 March, 2015 by Karen Lim Sam

BPG: The new image format that could replace JPEG JPEG has been the image file format of choice for over 20 years, but its days at the top might be numbered thanks to the invention of BPG (better portable graphics). Could this simple new image format be poised to topple the reigning champion? Synonymous with web-friendly images and used as the default picture... Read more
Categories: Web Design & Content | Tags: marketing, online business, online marketing, small business, social media, web design

Written on 03 March, 2015 by Evelyn Elsted

Company culture: Keeping your team happy Creating an open, friendly and lively company culture is one of the best ways to improve your business. A happy team is a hard-working one, so it's essential that you look for ways to foster an inclusive and motivational culture within your workplace. Get started with a few of our top... Read more
Categories: Small Business | Tags: small business

Written on 24 February, 2015 by Alita Harvey – Rodriguez

Top trends for increasing sales leads in 2015 Increasing leads/traffic is the goal for most businesses, right? If you’re reading this blog, it must be one of yours. So how do you effectively increase your leads in 2015? Your leads are only as strong as their origin. By learning the how and why of effective lead generation, you... Read more
Categories: E-commerce, Marketing | Tags: marketing, online marketing, small business