Shop local for small business

Shop local: they need you now more than ever

There are over 2.1 million small businesses in Australia, accounting for 33% of Australia’s GDP, employing over 40% of Australia’s workforce, and paying around 12% of total company tax revenue. They are the lifeblood of the Australian economy. As the number of COVID-19 cases increases daily in Australia and now non-essential businesses forced to close across the country, small business owners are being hit hard. Social distancing, cancelled events, self-quarantine and working from home all contribute to the challenges small [...]

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Self care in a time of crisis

Self-care: finding peace in a time of crisis

We are over 50 days into the Coronavirus pandemic, and I don’t know about you but I’m just exhausted. Constant media updates, stock prices tanking and no loo roll – just flushable wet wipes, mmm lavender. It can’t be overstated, the way we lead our lives is changing. As small business owners, it’s a truly difficult time. Tourism, hospitality and retail have been severely affected. In fact, all industries have been affected. With customer behaviour changing rapidly – stockpiling, streaming, [...]

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Collaboration tools for small businesses

5 collaboration tools small businesses should know about

Collaboration is key to achieving sustainable growth and longevity for many businesses. Connecting with co-workers is easier than ever thanks to modern collaboration tools for small businesses. Who would have thought you could communicate with your team through a video call, group chat and share documents all at once with the click of a button. The best part? You don’t have to be in the same room or even country. There are hundreds of options in the market today, so [...]

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Business Planning: Executive Summary

The purpose of an executive summary is to outline the company’s purpose and goals. It needs to clearly define each section of your plan so the reader is prepared for the upcoming content. Your summary is considered as the most important part of your business plan, it sets it up for success. Even though your summary is generally at the start of your business plan, it is often written last. Think of it as the trailer for a new Hollywood [...]

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Social listening: know your customers

Customers are now spending more time than ever on social platforms – averaging at 2 hrs and 23 mins a day. Not only used as an escape from everyday life, social media has become a research, comparison, review and enquiry tool to check before and after buying. Both the rise in usage and change in behaviour is why social media has become vital part of every marketing and customer engagement strategy. According to Smart insights, 90% of social media users [...]

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Why business plans are the recipe for success

A business plan is the recipe you are going to follow to construct and develop your business. Have you ever baked a cake without checking what ingredients are needed or finding out the correct measurements? If you have, the chances are it didn’t turn out as you’d expect. Running a business is much like baking a cake, without following the recipe your business can end up crumbling. Companies that write and review their business plan regularly grow 30% faster  than [...]

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How to keep good client relationships

Whether you’re an agency, a contractor, or solo consultant, strong client relationships are essential to success. After getting the customers, you need to keep them happy. If you’ve ever had client-facing role, it’s easy to spot the differences between a good and a bad client relationship. A good client relationship makes you feel like you are partners in crime and true team players. Your relationship shows trust, mutual respect, and honesty. If you’ve reached this point, then you couldn’t ask [...]

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Chair yoga: how to help your physical health at work

Chair yoga is an effective way to help your physical health at work. You’ve probably felt the effects of spending a long period of time at your desk; strained neck, sore shoulders and back, stiff spine. Sitting for hours a day puts a lot of strain on your body causing imbalances in your spinal structure, disc damage, and a stiffened back.  Alongside the aches and pains, there is a significant amount of research addressing the long-term health effects associated with desk-based work; high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, increased risk of diabetes, impacted blood flow and [...]

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Small business leadership - like a boss

Leadership mastery: Knowing your weaknesses

Apparently, employees leave managers, not companies. Bridgette Hyacinth, an expert in HR and leadership writes “In spite of how good a job may be, people will quit if the reporting relationship is not healthy”. Despite evidence that 50% of American workers voluntarily leave their jobs because of bosses, the statement remains questioned. According to data gathered by Culture Amp, only 12% of the decision-making process made by an employee before leaving a job, was down to the manager. Their opinion: development opportunities. In fact, their [...]

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Customise customer invoices

How To Customise Your Customer Invoices

Sending invoices is a major role for a business owner, without them, you don’t get paid. Cashflow Manager has the functionality to customise your customer invoices. By using a customised layout, you can add on a logo or image, personalized messaging, payment terms and payment information. The Customised Layout function is located in the Invoice Manager module under the Tools menu. In there you have the option to customise Invoices, Adjustment Notes, Picking Slips, Purchase Orders, Purchase Invoices, Receipts and Statements. To [...]

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