Tips to Navigating the Post-pandemic Business Landscape

Covid has resulted in many business transformations. While some small businesses found themselves shifting their offerings, others moved online or found new niches. If you’re wondering how to continue moving your business forward following Covid, you’re probably not alone. Here are some important tips for navigating the business landscape following Covid. 1. Explore your remote options Having a business model which enables you and your staff to work remotely gives…  Read more

Business News Update – 20 January 2022

Welcome back to our Business News Update for this week.  Please read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Should You Mix or Match Your Booster Dose? In Australia, Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines are recommended as booster shots, regardless of which vaccine you had for your first two doses. Some research has indicated that “mixing and matching” vaccines could give your immune…  Read more

How to Choose the Right Software for Your Business

These days, businesses have plenty of options when it comes to choosing software. There are hundreds of developers creating and perfecting new products designed to help you more effectively and efficiently run your business. With so many options available, it’s important to focus so you know where to start looking and how to make the best decision. Here are some factors to keep in mind when you choose software for…  Read more

Cash Flow Advice for Small Businesses

Solid cash flow management is vital to ensuring your business survives and unfortunately not everyone understands what cash flow is or how to manage it, which is likely why this is a leading cause of stress for small business owners. In fact, a Capital One study found  42% of small business owners say cash flow management is a major concern for them. Cash flow refers to the movement of money…  Read more

Business News Update – 13 January 2022

Welcome back to our Business News Update this week!  Please read on for the latest updates and ideas to help us all move forward.  Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment People who are forced out of work to isolate due to being infected or being a close contact are eligible for the Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment. You are also eligible if you are caring for a child under 16 years who is…  Read more

Why Smart Business Owners Never Stop Marketing

When money gets tight the classic mistake business owners make is to stop marketing or cut their marketing budget. At first glance, it seems logical to cut down your expenses during tough economic conditions, however, in reality, it’s the opposite of what you should do. When your business is struggling, cutting your marketing budget will further hurt your business. It is during this time you should go the extra mile…  Read more

4 Money Saving Tips for Business Owners

Running a successful business requires you making smart decisions about everything from who you hire to how you spend your money. There are many legitimate expenses to cover, but it’s easy to overspend in areas which aren’t helping you or your business. Spending wisely is key to owning a sustainable business. Here are four practical money saving tips for business owners. 1. Cancel unproductive subscriptions Today there are many apps,…  Read more

4 Things to Consider Before Expanding Your Service Offerings

If you are looking to grow your business, you might consider expanding your service offerings.  Adding additional services is a good way to increase your profitability, diversify your income and expand your market but there are important things to consider before adding to your income streams. Here are 4 important things to keep in mind when you consider adding to your services. 1. Does the expansion complement your business? The…  Read more

3 Tips for Working Smarter and Gaining Personal Time

You’ve probably heard the maxim “it’s better to work smarter than harder“…… Working smarter means allocating your time, energy and money so vital tasks are completed more efficiently, freeing up your personal time. Too many business owners think they must keep working harder, taking on more responsibilities and working longer hours to be successful but it’s  a route which leads to work overload and burn out. Ultimately, your business will…  Read more

Business News Update – 24 December 2021

Thank you for your amazing support during this incredibly busy and challenging year.  We hope you and your loved ones enjoy a safe and healthy festive season.  We look forward to working with you next year and hope 2022 is a fantastic year for all! As usual, here are the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. Government Rules Out Lockdowns Despite Omicron Surge Prime Minister…  Read more

Business News Update – 16th December 2021

Welcome back to our Business News Update. Read on for the latest updates plus a few ideas to help us as we all move forward. Moderna and Australian Government Partnered to Bring Manufacturing to Australia Moderna, Inc. announced an agreement with the Australian Government to build a state-of-the-art messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine manufacturing facility in Victoria, including access to Moderna’s mRNA development engine. Up to 100 million mRNA vaccine doses…  Read more

5 Ways to Recover After a Financial Setback

You started your business with plans of earning a living and being successful, but an unfortunate fact of business life is that companies suffer financial hardships. Whether those hardships are pandemic-related or linked to other urgent situations, the effect is still the same. Your finances are negatively affected and it’s up to you to lead the recovery. Here are 5 steps you can take to help refine your business recover…  Read more

Do You Know How Much Cash Your Business Needs To Survive?

Every business needs cash in order to operate successfully and to and enable it to grow.  As a business owner this should be something you should know as without cash your business may not survive.  Although many people think the answer is linked solely to operating expenses, this isn’t the case. There are several factors that may determine how much cash each business needs to have on hand.   Usually we…  Read more

Business News Update – 9th December 2021

Welcome back to our Business News Update. Read on for the latest updates plus a few ideas to help us as we all move forward. Queensland Border Reopening Requirements The Queensland border will open earlier than expected at 1:00am on Monday 13th  December.  Fully vaccinated people from declared “hotspots” – which include NSW, Victoria and South Australia- will be able to enter by road or air.   However  they will require…  Read more

Business News Update – 1 December 2021

Welcome back to our Business News Update. Read on for the latest updates plus a few ideas to help us as we all move forward. Delayed International Border Reopening for Skilled Workers and Students Plans to reopen international borders to skilled workers and students have been halted due to concerns over the COVID-19 Omicron variant. The 1 December opening will be delayed by at least two weeks, this delay also…  Read more

Business News Update – 24 November 2021

Welcome back to our Business News Update. Read on for the latest updates plus a few ideas to help us as we all move forward. Australia to Reopen on December 1st 2021 to Foreign Visa Holders In a bid to revive the economy Australia will allow foreign visa holders to enter the country from the beginning of December 2021. International borders have been shut since May 2020 and Australia has…  Read more

5 Benefits to Hiring a Bookkeeper for Your Business

Bookkeepers can be highly beneficial for businesses of any size. They offer expertise and insight into areas which you may not have experience in. They can also take some tasks off your to-do list, freeing up your time and energy to focus on other matters, giving you back time ….and we all know time is money. Here are 5 benefits to hiring bookkeepers to help you manage your business. Expertise…  Read more

4 Reasons Your Business Should Move To Digital Receipts

Receipts are vital to successfully running a business. You need receipts to track your purchases and expenses, for both tax purposes and to manage your finances. Paper receipts have been around a long time, so many people are comfortable with them and often resistant to change. Thanks to technology, paper receipts are definitely becoming a thing of the past. One of the big reasons outside your own business affairs is…  Read more

Business News Update – 17 November 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Business Update. Read on for the latest updates and some ideas to help us all move forward. New Milestone as Australia Hits 90% Single-Dose Mark Australia has hit a new milestone, with 90% of  residents 16 years and above having received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.   The good news is every state and territory is currently on track to hit 80% fully…  Read more

Business News Update – 10 November 2021

Welcome back to our Weekly Business News Update.  Read on for the latest updates and ideas to help us all move forward. The Melbourne Money Scheme is returning to the CBD The Melbourne Money scheme is returning to the CBD, with the state government and City of Melbourne launching a $200m “revitalisation fund”. From 15 November, those dining in the CBD between Monday and Thursday can claim a 30% discount…  Read more