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15. Trump victory a lesson in brand power

Love him or loathe him, Donald Trump (pictured below right) will be the next President of the United States. Mortgage industry pioneer Mark Bouris talks about meeting Trump and how the incoming President's rise from reality TV star is built on branding.

14. 'How personal experience led me to disrupt an industry'

After a somewhat unimpressive experience in getting married, Sebastian Lee decided to enter the wedding industry and shake it up from the inside. The Eternal Bridal co-founder speaks with My Business about disrupting bridal fashion, how exclusive stockist agreements have transformed his business and why retailing isn’t just about ‘sell, sell, sell’.

13. Thousands of SMEs at risk of super compliance failure

The ATO is warning that many SMEs risk breaking the law come 1 July, as changes to superannuation reporting take effect.

12. From start-up to global market leader in under a decade

From The Reject Shop reject to global business baron, Carl Krumins is a prime example of how to seize an opportunity to disrupt a marketplace and deliver real value for customers.

11. How often should you speak to your accountant?

It’s one of the age-old questions in business – so My Business asked an award-winning accountant to set the record straight.

10. How much should a new website cost?

If you're like most businesses, you will have received quotes to update your website that are wildly different. How can you tell what is a fair price and what is extortion?

9. ‘Bizarre’ tax claims for 2016 revealed

Don't think your tax deductions will automatically be rubber stamped. Here are some of the most ‘bizarre’ tax claims notched up over the last tax year. 

8. Is selling your business really your best option?

A prominent business adviser has warned that there could be a glut of small businesses for sale in future years as Baby Boomer SME owners look to cash out and retire.

7. How to avoid getting bogged down in managing staff

How do you spend more time on what you enjoy in business and less on managing your employees? One SME owner shares her methods in this instalment of the My Business Podcast.

6. How I built an international business from a $500 outlay


In this episode of the My Business Podcast, internationally renowned jewellery designer Samantha Wills (pictured left) discusses how to take your business from start-up to global empire.

5. Tips to keep your tax bill down

With the end of the tax year approaching, it’s time to take action to minimise the tax liability for your business. Mark Chapman provides a second round of tips and tricks to keep your tax bill down.

4. The secrets to attracting new customers

In this episode of the My Business podcast, our guest Tom Panos – real estate auctioneer and sales educator – discusses the secrets to getting more customers through the door.

3. 4 myths about selling a business debunked

Looking to sell your business? Don't fall into these common traps that can eat away at your hard-earned capital!

2. ‘What I learnt hanging out with Richard Branson’

All it takes to start a business is one idea. For this SME owner, it was the words of none other than world-famous entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson.

1. How to deal with ‘tyre-kicker’ customers

Sadly, some customers can take up more of your time and energy than they return. But exactly how can you identify them and deal with them accordingly?

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