Tips and Advice for SMEs


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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Unleashing the value of intellectual property

Welcome to the third and final instalment in our series on intellectual property (IP). Our recent podcast, Intellectual Property 101, addressed fundamental questions about IP, its role, the types, benefits, and strategies for small and medium-sized businesses. This article recaps the essential insights from the

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How to get promoted, secure raises, and attract new job offers

In the competitive Australian job market, achieving promotions and securing raises can be a daunting task. However, with strategic planning, proactive engagement, and consistent effort, you can significantly increase your chances of career advancement. Here’s a comprehensive guide to help you navigate the promotion landscape

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How Optus butchered handling a crisis: a lesson for businesses

Millions of Optus customers are in the wilderness of a nationwide network outage that began at 4am. The initial response from Optus delivered by an unnamed company spokesperson on Facebook and X at 6.47am AEDT told Australians little they didn’t already know, that the network was down, and that

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How to stop poor spending before it happens

For businesses of all sizes, every spending decision holds potential; it’s an investment opportunity that, if managed correctly, can propel the company forward. The flip side is that it can also present a risk, especially if the business doesn’t have a system in place to

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