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3 Essential features every ecommerce business needs

One of the hardest parts of starting an ecommerce business is finding the right tools with all the right functionality for the right price. With the ecommerce software industry overflowing with solutions that promise to cater to your every need and help you grow, finding the

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5 Key tips for mumpreneurs: start your own business today

While COVID disrupted many parts of our life, it also accelerated others. Consumers flocked to online shopping sending ecommerce soaring. It also did something else – it created a new wave of mumpreneurs. According to Karina Nagel, Australia like many other parts of the world,

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The benefits of outsourcing for small businesses

Over the last few decades, outsourcing has emerged as an ideal solution for businesses dealing with an overwhelming number of processes, allowing them to continue to innovate and stay ahead of the curve. Because the outsourcing industry constantly evolves to meet and beat geopolitical challenges,

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How to protect your brand with a trade mark

A strong brand helps small businesses to establish an identity and stand out from competitors. One way to protect your brand is with a registered trade mark. With only 4% of small business in Australia owning a registered trade mark, many businesses are unaware of the

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Creating a more inclusive working environment

Diversity and inclusion are no longer optional for businesses. To create a healthy work environment and comply with a variety of laws and policies, organisations must prioritise and actively promote diversity and inclusivity. A 2019 study conducted by McKinsey & Company revealed that highly diverse companies are more likely

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What can you do with workplace incivility?

You’re in a meeting, with something important to say. Just as you begin, a colleague sighs and shares an eye-roll with their buddy. And not for the first time. Workplaces aren’t always harmonious. Whether it’s a cafe, factory or parliament, people do and say hurtful

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