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On the 10th week of Christmas my business coach gave to me … a 10 week business Christmas action plan! Christmas for a small business 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 you need to plan your time now and...

As a business owner, you cannot underestimate the importance of having a business circle. By that I mean an intimate group of small business owners in the same situation and on the same journey who you regularly connect with. This business inner circle might also be called a brains trust, accountability group or small business club. Whatever the label, being...

It’s that time of year for small business EOFY preparation and grants related to COVID. Getting your business finances in order for the end of the financial year includes making sure you get the COVID support you are entitled to. As well as spending vouchers as a business and a household. It's important to ensure you reap the benefits of...

Determining and articulating your small business vision and values is an important part of your business planning. Your vision and values communicate why you are in business and how you do business. Together they play an important role in directing your branding strategy, marketing activities and operations. This article looks at vision and  mission statements as well as business values. There...

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...

Use our ultimate promotional calendar for 2022 to plan your marketing themes and dates for the year. We have all been there, when suddenly it’s Chinese New Year and you haven’t developed a special offer for your customers. Or created a social tile to acknowledge Remembrance Day. Or identified when it’s International Coffee Day as a hook to sell more...

Should you open your small business during the festive season? This is a question many people are asking. The past two years small business owners have been challenged with forecasting and planning more than than at any other time in living memory. So trying to decide on what to do during the Christmas–New Year period is fraught with conflict. While some...

There are many ways small businesses can engage customers during lockdowns. Read about the challenges faced by Wagga Wagga business The Curious Rabbit and how they got creative and adapted. What we have done at The Curious Rabbit to engage customers during lockdown The Curious Rabbit is a cafe, bar, art gallery and bookshop. We are also home to a huge range...

Lockdowns are difficult, as is maintaining business creativity in lockdown. Living in Melbourne, and experiencing more than 200 days of lockdown I understand the struggle! Juggling working from home with three kids doing remote learning, as well as the monotony and sameness. But it is pursuing creativity that has kept me sane. When I say ‘creativity’ I don’t mean artistry, but...

There are many different types of Business Awards for small business owners to enter. From local programs usually run by the business chamber to national award programs. Business Awards for small business The following are some you might want to consider: Telstra Business Women’s Awards: Perhaps the most recognised award for women (going for 25 years). It features: high profile judges; partnership...