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At a time when innovation and technology is dominating the media, political and economic agendas, the latest results from Bentley’s Voice of Australian Business Survey show Australian small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are looking to invest in technology, automate business processes, and ultimately turn their attention to innovation.Add a comment
While demand for business banking services is growing at a rapid pace, established brands and startups in the ‘fintech’ space are missing out, research from banking analysts East & Partners (E&P) reveals.Add a comment
Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn one Qantas Point per dollar spent on taxi fares over $10. In addition, new goCatch customers will be entered into a competition to win a share of 500k Qantas Points when they add their Qantas Frequent Flyer membership details to their goCatch account and book and pay for taxi travel over $10 between 9 October and 9 November 2015.*Add a comment
Picture it – you have outsourced a key business function to a third party supplier.
The relationship starts well, you enjoy the service and the flexibility that it brings. Then you get the invoice: a confusing document including surprise items and higher than you bargained for.Add a comment
Imagine the scene - you’re in a meeting discussing how to get better performance from your workgroup, sports team or employees…. AGAIN. You’ve tried recruiting over priced ‘talent’ and you’ve invested in training interventions but both are expensive and neither lives up to the promise.Add a comment
While big cyber incidents and breaches make national and international news, there are many more breaches and attacks that never make the headlines. In 2014 alone, the National Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT Australia) responded to 11,073 cyber security incidents affecting Australian businesses, according to the Australian Cyber Security Centre.
Minister for Small Business launches new tool to help Australian business optimise free trade agreements and Asia growth opportunities
The Federal Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Small Business, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP, encouraged more Australian businesses to tap into growth opportunities in Asia by making use of a new and innovative tool developed by Asialink Business, at a business forum in Melbourne today.Add a comment
Last week we introduced this new series of blog posts on 4 key trends most likely to affect SME’s. Each week we will look at how we can translate those ‘trends’ into actionable implementation strategies to maximise profitability and growth within your business and improve what we like to call your ‘business fitness™’.Add a comment
The number of workers turning to online platforms to earn extra income has doubled since January, study reveals. Australian workers expecting a pay rise next year may want to temper their expectations.
Airtasker’s second Future of Work study can reveal that more than 55 per cent of Australian workers expect a pay rise in the next 12 months - but fewer than half actually received one in the past year.
Corporations are tracking your movements via mobile devices almost before you leave your front door, and while it seems a bit like Big Brother, small businesses are at risk of getting left behind unless they also embrace social media.Add a comment
Since the introduction of a dedicated business dispute resolution service in 2012, the Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) has seen an upward trend in small business owners seeking alternatives to court proceedings as a way to solve business to business and business to government disputes.Add a comment
Australian small business owners are collectively working on the road for more than 15 million hours every week in a bid to boost productivity and improve their work/life balance.
A Galaxy Research study commissioned by Optus SMB reveals six-out-of-10 Australian small business owners believe they can run their business more effectively when they are out on the road instead of driving a desk.Add a comment
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