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Crowdfunding: New Ways To Fund Business Startups

So, you’ve got a great idea for your business, but you don’t have the funds right now to get it off the ground. You could try applying for a government grant, but it’s often a long and arduous bureaucratic process of form filling and there are of course no guarantees you’ll get the money. Some […]

Is Your Business Drifting Along, or Sailing its Charted Course? 3 Compelling Reasons Your Business Needs A Budget Now …

3 Reasons Your Business Needs A Budget. Now! For many, the word “budget” is about as appealing as that dreaded word “diet”. Many people seem to think it means what you will go without, rather than what you’ll achieve. However, for a successful business owner, the word “budget” has a very different meaning! It’s more […]

Video – A Few Apps That Will Streamline Your Business

  Today, I go through a few apps free and low-cost apps that will streamline your business. Click on the video to have a look!        

Business Owners: Ready to ride the SuperStream?

If you’re still paying your employees’ super with bank transfers (or worse still, cheques), then you need to change the way you do things–and fast. From 1 July 2014, if you make super contributions for 20 or more employees you’ll have to make those payments online. (Those of you with fewer than 20 employees have […]

A Trap That Causes Many Businesses To Go Broke, While They’re Making a Profit

There’s a saying in business, “You can go broke making a profit.” And another, “Cash is king. Profit is theory.” As you know only too well, you don’t pay rent, meet payroll or pay your bills with profit. You pay them with cash. A business can make a lot of sales, have a book full […]

The Importance of Work/Life Balance

Running a small business, or any business for that matter, usually means that a large amount of your time is focussed on growing the business. Although statistics reveal that all Australians, whether employed or self-employed, do not have enough time for their personal life, small business owners are often the ones who are most time-poor […]