Take Your Business to the Next Level

Take Your Business to the Next Level

Do you feel that your business has, of late, got itself stuck in a rut? Or do you simply feel that your business is ready to take the next step in its existence? Then you need to be brave enough to take it to the next level.   This may mean doing things you’ve never … Continue reading

Smashing Work With Satisfied Staff

satisfied staff

Satisfied staff is what many businesses rely upon to get work DONE! Employees give a company the power to accomplish much more than it would with just you by yourself. But, employees will cost top dollar. And, it will take some work to make sure that you get the right ones.   Once you’ve gone … Continue reading

Where Your On-line Business Budget Needs to Go

on-line business budget

Do you have an on-line business budget? Monies specifically set aside for your on-line business needs?   One of the most attractive reasons to start a business mainly online is because you will always hear of how cost-effective it is. You don’t have to spend on a big, fancy storefront. Sometimes you don’t even need … Continue reading

How To Make Your Staff Laugh

Make Your Staff Laugh

Have you ever thought about how to make your staff laugh? Or at least happy. The hardest part of being an employer is juggling the mammoth task of keeping your business operational whilst also ensuring the cogs that keep the system running (the people you employ) are running happily themselves.   Unfortunately, you don’t rely … Continue reading

Keep Your Enemies Close: Why Competition Is Good For Business

Keep Your Enemies Close

Keep your enemies close? Really? Well, you have to be better than average to make it in this industry. In fact, you have to be pretty exceptional. Why? Because there are so many rivals on the market that consumers have a lot of choice. If business standards aren’t up to scratch customers will simply choose … Continue reading

Where the Heck is Your Branding? Get It Recognized Now!

your branding

Marketing is essential for any business – as you must surely be aware if you’re on this blog! But a key aspect of memorable marketing is your branding. When you’re developing your brand, you need to think about at least three things. Your branding is about creating a personality and look for your business that … Continue reading

How To Stop Reputation Issues Damaging Your Business

reputation issues

Do you have reputation issues? On our little section of the web, we love exploring new ideas to make sure your business is seen and noticed on the market. From offline tricks to online solutions, we have the answer to your marketing problems. Yet, you should realise that making your business a success is as … Continue reading

Does Your Startup Have What It Takes To Be A Good Earner?

Does Your Startup Have What It Takes To Be A Good Earner?

I know better than anyone that when you launch a business, you do so with the impression that it will become a success. Of course, you do, it’s only natural to be positive about your new venture – But does your startup have what it takes to be a good earner? If it doesn’t, what … Continue reading

Payslips – 10 things that must be included

payslips

Originally posted on The savvy bookkeeping blog:
I’ve noticed that whenever someone in a movie is being set up on a blind date, it is always with “such and such from payroll”…which is followed by an eye-roll and much protesting.  Are payroll people that bad? We do, after all, process your pays – shouldn’t you…

Weird Tax Return Claims

Weird Tax Return Claims

Have you ever tried to claim something unusual on your tax return only to be stunned that the ATO actually said ‘Yes’? Sex toys, x-box consoles and even breast implants have been some of weird tax return claims approved by the Australian Tax Office (ATO). Whilst savvy taxpayers are learning more about that they can, … Continue reading

What NOT to do when business is tough

What NOT to do when business is tough

Do you know what NOT to do when business is tough? Being in business is both liberating AND challenging especially when cash-flow, and customers, ebb and flow. It’s like standing on the beach seeing the waves come towards you and thinking you’re going to get to drenched. And then the tide goes out and you … Continue reading

A Warning on Blogging

Insanely Clever Marketing

Have keyboard, will blog. The rise and rise of bloggers has been swift and powerful. Keyboard warriors, citizen journalism, mummy bloggers; it seems everyone with an opinion and a laptop can get on-line. And they do. Some bloggers are entirely independent who create content only for their own purposes. However, many bloggers now see their … Continue reading

Crisis Communication : Would You Bet On An Orange Or A Salami?

Crisis Communication – Case Study – *This is a true case study and all details are correct, except the names have been changed to protect the identities. Would you Bet on an Orange or Salami? Frank* grew up on an apple and orange orchard in the Riverland where his parents owned a small fruit juice … Continue reading

Don’t Make This Rookie Marketing Mistake #1

A friend of mine is an avid golfer. He plays twice a month, on weekends, with a group of 25 – 30 people and they regularly play different courses across the State. One weekend, they decided to go to a Hotel and Spa resort about two hours from their City because it had been getting … Continue reading