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Have you been wondering what are the best project management tools for small business? Working this out has been on my to-do list for a while. Before I undertook this challenge my life was organised on lists, sticky notes, in Notes, reminders, calendars and email flags. I spent way too much time double handling or checking in on things and...

As we embark on a fresh year I thought I’d share my strategy for having a balanced lifestyle in small business. As small business owners we can easily get caught up in the many facets of running our businesses and leave little time for the other important areas of our lives. Such as relationships, hobbies and fun. The pandemic reinforced...

Stop waiting for 2021 to end – set your small business goals for 2022 now! The pandemic has taught small business many lessons. Including the idea of there being no such thing as the ‘new normal’. What is normal? If you look up the definition of normal it reads: 'conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected'. I’m not sure successful small business...

Now is a great time to spring clean your small business. If you spring clean your business you will be prepared as we enter the busy end of year, or if you’re coming out of lockdown you will be ready to go as the economy ramps up. Spring cleaning can also give you a strong sense of satisfaction and helps...

Improving your self-awareness is an important skill for any successful entrepreneur or small business owner.  Self-awareness means knowing your strengths, weaknesses, emotional triggers, motivations and how you behave. Strong self-awareness will help you leverage your strengths to improve your business. And conversely, know where and when to bring in skills and competencies. It guides you on where to improve and grow....

Preparing your business for the EOFY (end of the financial year) is a great way to ensure you are meeting your obligations as a small business owner and you can take advantage of all the offers that may be available to you if you have planned. The end of the financial year can be an exhausting and stressful time for...

In this member case study, meet one of our Beyond Business Groups members from Wagga Wagga – Alison MacIntosh. These case studies demonstrate how our learning program is helping small business owners, what they see as the biggest benefits, and what they have done to strengthen their businesses.  Meet Alison Alison MacIntosh joined a Wagga cohort of Beyond Business Groups in 2019....

There is always room to improve your brand voice when writing for your small business. Your writing style and tone, along with your vocabulary, express your business personality, and help you connect with your customers. I was reminded of this when my daughter recently ordered an Oodie (one of those oversized, supersoft, weird hoodie–blanket hybrids that seem to be a...

There are many good and necessary reasons to rebrand your small business. However, the reason needs to be strategic. Not because you are bored with your tagline or logo, or like a particular trend! That can be a costly exercise where you risk losing recognition and any brand equity you have built. With the many changes the last year has wrought...

Asking for help can be good for you and your small business as we continue to navigate change. We are three months into the year and already many small business owners are struggling to stay motivated. We may have started with the right intentions – jumped on board with a focus word, revised our business and marketing plans and colour-coded our...