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These are unprecedented times. We are all spending more time at home than most of us have ever spent before. Many of us are running our businesses from home, have partners working from home, and are supervising schooling from home. And there’s not just the juggling. We might also be hibernating, innovating or pivoting our businesses. To help in this...

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....

‘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 ...

Pricing your small business products and services properly is one of the most important and hardest business decisions you’ll make, and continue to make as your business grows and prospers. It is tricky because the pricing equation is never as simple as adding a bit on to recover your costs. It centres on the perceived value or quality your customers have...

You know you have exactly the same number of minutes in a day as everyone else on the planet. How is it that some people manage to do more than others? It’s all about time management and being productive with what time you have. You can’t just find time – you have to schedule it. How you spend your time...

Running a small business is a big job. One where you juggle many roles and undertake a variety of tasks. Using your time effectively and being productive are essential to small business success. We’ve pulled together some key productivity tips and tools to help you manage your time and develop a more efficient business. It’s important to introduce any new work...

Soloist, independent professional, freelancer, entrepreneur. However you label it, the ‘gig economy’ is growing fast through connected technology, mobility, globalisation and a desire for flexibility. Today, the Australian Bureau of Statistics puts the number of solo or micro businesses operating locally at around 1.6 million, making up over 70% of the total small business sector. It’s not surprising, because running your...

So you are busy. Always busy. It’s like a badge of honour to be busy. But where is your busyness spent? Beyond Business Groups is about setting the time outside of working ‘in’ your business to work ‘on’ your business, with the benefit of the wisdom and ideas of other members. If you are stressing about how to make time for...