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Webinars, video-conferencing and phone meetings are quickly becoming our new normal. For our Beyond Business Group members, video-conferencing will be essential for meetings in coming weeks and months. So we have put together a list of some free video-conferencing platform options, as well as guidelines for virtual meeting etiquette for you to use. Virtual meeting etiquette In a virtual setting, we don’t...

As the spectre of COVID-19 (coronavirus) grows, so do the impacts on our economy, and our small businesses. We have developed some tips to help you prepare for, and manage, the impacts of coronavirus. We also have links to helpful resources. While it’s important to be prepared, it’s also important not to panic as the coronavirus situation unfolds. If managed well...

Cash flow and getting paid on time is one of the biggest issues faced by small businesses. It doesn’t matter how fabulous your idea or how good or busy your business is, if you can’t manage your money your business will fail. The saying ‘it takes money to make money’ is so true – even if we need just a little...

The start of the year promises so much – a clean slate. You’ve got your focus word, a vision board and a new diary. You’ve set your plans, you’re practicing gratitude and have dusted off your business plan. But something is missing and you’re not sure what. It has been a difficult start to the year for most businesses in Australia....

Following your passion in business can make you feel good and help you be productive, and positively influence your mental health. But running a small business can also be stressful and challenging. Working long hours and struggling to achieve work–life balance, worrying about cash-flow and income, and feeling isolated and lonely (which can be helped by participation in Beyond Business...

Many of you know we are big fans of Simon Sinek at Beyond Business Groups. He is definitely one of our favourite marketing gurus and we reference him a lot. Recently, I was listening to a number of talks and interviews given by Simon on trust. It consolidated some of my thinking around Beyond Business Groups and the idea that as...

The start of a new year is an opportune time to reflect and plan. Further to setting goals for your small business, it can be helpful to have a focus word to guide you through the year. A focus word can be better than setting New Year’s resolutions, but it may not be any quicker! You will need to contemplate...

‘Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.’ (C.S. Lewis) We all get a little crazy in December. Burnt out, over it, looking forward to holidays ...

As your small business grows, you will need to bring more people and resources on board. Especially if you aspire to have a business that operates without you so you are free to go on holidays or earn money while you sleep! Even if you plan to remain small, it is likely you will need some support. If you have been...

Christmas can be either a crazily busy time if you are a retailer or wholesaler, or it could be a quieter time if you are a freelancer. Either way, with a little over 10 weeks to go, you need to plan your time now and get into action to maximise profits before the year is over. Here are our top 10...