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Attracting talent and recruitment

Writing an Effective Expression of Interest Letter

An expression of interest letter is a brief, introductory letter sent by a person interested in a... read more

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Legal

Recent Changes in Law for Small Businesses in the Home Building Industry

If you are in the home building industry, or building or renovating your home, be aware of the... read more

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Yee TrinhCo-founder at SavvySME
Thanks for the heads up Katherine! This will come in handy.
Growing and scaling

Fun in Business is all that matters

Are you sick of the one-dimensionality of the profit motive too? If you are like most people on... read more

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Hamish AndersonFounder and Director at Mesh Consulting
As small business owners i think we all have to remember why we jumped into starting our own venture - a passion to do what we do, well. If we lose that passion under the stress of everything else, then you're right, no matter the money, we have lost what got us into the game in the first place. My Mantra- perspective is everything
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
I agree that fun is important. I also believe that passion (for the space your business is in) and wanting to help / add value to people are strong forces for having a business as well.
Import and Export

Choosing the Right Freight Forwarder

New to import or export and looking to ship products overseas? International freight can be complex... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
This isn't a topic I knew much about (as I'm not currently in a position to need such a service), but reading the article was educational for me. Thank you.
Sales and marketing

Articles Strategy Summary: How to Write Articles that Get Your Phone Ringing

Articles, whether they appear in magazines, newspapers, content websites, blogs or e-newsletters... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
I've found this to be true as I've written with more frequency. I try to tweak and improve with every article and newsletter. I've come to enjoy the challenge of trying to create engaging content.
Social media

Facebook Likes: How Important Are They to Your Business?

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Sales and marketing

Business Tips: 5 Ways To Grow Your Revenue This Year

I had big dreams for my business when I first started. My vision was to help accountants, coaches... read more

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Arrnell GapusanCommunity Manager at SavvySME
Wonderful article. Thanks Jenny.
Great article Jenny.
Search engine marketing

AdWords and Analytics - Like Peas in a Pod!

On its own, AdWords is a fantastic marketing tool to drive relevant traffic to your website. It... read more

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Running your business

Inefficiency in Business: Don’t Lose a Ferrari or A House Through the Back Door

What's the worst thing that could happen if there is inefficiency in your business? Every business... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Another great share. Mind the leaks.
Cashflow management

How Small Businesses Can Leverage Currency Fluctuations

Whether you have an international or local business, it’s likely you’d still be affected by... read more

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Business coaching

If Today Is Your Last Day What Would Your Regrets Be?

If today is your last day, what would your regrets be? This is an interesting question, isn’t... read more

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Leadership

Walking The Leadership Talk

In theory, there's no difference between theory and practice - in practice there is. Yogi... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Really well thought out article. I tend to agree with all the key points you've made. I do think in both junior roles and initial management/leadership roles, there is a chicken and egg problem. Many people don't want to give you experience because you have no experience (so all you have is book knowledge at that point). The key to resolving this is partnering them with more experienced people in similar roles to help them excel. However, I can agree that in my experience I've worked with many people who tout their years of experience but cannot execute on the smallest tasks. A large problem I see is valuing years of experience and culture fit over people that can produce. I'm not saying having years of experience is bad (if you have great examples of how you applied it, that's awesome), but many times people use that to just get a higher salary/rate without being able to prove why they deserve it. Also, there is nothing wrong with hiring for a culture fit, but if you do so blindly you'll have unhappy people in roles they don't enjoy or even understand. Yes, most job skills can be learned, but hiring for culture fit and ignoring everything else about an applicant/work you'll do to the detriment of your company. I'm certain that using business methodologies like Lean and Agile where the focus is on production will lead to more meaningful results if you adhere to the core guidelines behind them. Produce quickly, get feedback and make updates quickly (rinse and repeat). The problem about talking is you'll never know if you are making progress or just arguing and wasting time for no reason.
Online marketing

Seven Deadly C's of Marketing

Create --------> Captivate --------> Capture --------> Connect --------> Convert... read more

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Lauren O'ConnorSocial & Digital Content Writer at SponsoredLinX
I think when it comes to 'story-selling', there is no point simply skimming over the details - it's just too important. Engaging stories should always open up a two-way communication stream; this way, you know you have been truly successful in your storytelling.
Phil KhorFounder at SavvySME
Great stuff Lauren. So much value in this article. It's a lot to absorb and even more to implement. Taking things step by step is key I suppose!
Lifestyle and health

The Pursuit of Appyness - Apps on How to Deal With Stress

Australia is a great place to live, but the actual ‘living’ part is one area that’s not looking so... read more

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Ling LeeDirector at Japanese Sword Auctions Australia
A very comprehensive list! I personally like fortissimo :D
Running your business

My Story: Business - Always Learning, Always Growing

Family Business Lessons I've been around business in one form or another my whole life. When I... read more

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Arrnell GapusanCommunity Manager at SavvySME
It's worth reading... Very inspiring! thanks Claire
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Very inspiring, keep it going.
Online marketing

The Many Branches of Google Analytics: Treemaps

Measuring performance of any online marketing strategy can be difficult at the best of times.... read more

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Ling LeeDirector at Japanese Sword Auctions Australia
Great article David, thanks for the update on Treemaps!
Business coaching

Protect Your Focus or Face the Consequences

“I am amazed at the number of business owners who are saying that they are too busy –‘doing... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
This is a great article. It is true that many people lose their focus. I would say this is important not just for the business owner and/or the executive team, but for every person within the company (management and lead roles specifically). If there is not a clear focus from the top down, you can't expect each team member to have a laser focus either.
Running your business

Time to Plan: How Can I Make the Budget Work Best for Me?

The financial year has ended and whether we like it or not, this means it is time to reassess our... read more

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Running your business

My Story: From $450 to Scaling a Dream

Marketing Bee came into my mind, while I was in a well-paid, yet unsatisfying corporate job.... read more

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Sales and marketing

Marketing Mistake #20 | Not Using A Risk Reversal

Suppose a customer is not happy with a purchase they made from you. What do you do?  Do you make... read more

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Leadership

How to Keep Calm in the Face of Last Minute Projects

One of the main bugbears of modern office life is that you are very rarely in total control of your... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Lots of great tips, thanks for sharing.
Online marketing

Question about Google Search: To Google or Not to Google Yourself

A common problem that comes up in the day to day running of many digital accounts is when clients... read more

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Ling LeeDirector at Japanese Sword Auctions Australia
I only search myself up to see how I'm faring on SEO :D
Yee TrinhCo-founder at SavvySME
Really informative article. Some great tips here that I hadn't known before. Thanks.
Cashflow management

Is Cost Cutting Now Costing Your Business Later?

In business and in life, there are two kinds of people. A folder or a scruncher. Pasta twirler or... read more

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Business structure

What is a Shareholders Agreement and How Does It Work?

A Shareholders Agreement is a legally binding contract entered into by the shareholders of a... read more

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Wendy HuangFull Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes
Great article Kate :)
Running your business

The 4 Struggles of Working from Home - and How to Overcome Them

A departure from the daily grind of 9-5 can mean the freedom to choose your own schedule and save... read more

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Thanks Iona, great tips.
Business coaching

My Story: I Come First - My Business Comes Second

I am an entrepreneur who has set up 8 businesses, selling two of these, currently running three... read more

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Thanks for sharing your story Hitesh
Business coaching

7 Steps to Managing a Work-Free Weekend

What are your weekends like? Are they filled with fluffy clouds, pool splashing friends and family... read more

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Yes, I find that by 8pm most nights I am done and dusted on anything intellectual, so I tend to keep most evenings free for unplanned activities. I figure if I work my butt off during the day when I have the energy and motivation to do it, I'll eventually achieve the goals! And spouse time - oh my goodness, so very important! I think the best part about working for myself is that I can chose how much or how little to get through each day and this helps especially since my other half works for himself as well. Without the flexibility we would probably struggle a lot more!
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Because of my multiple venture approach, I also try to take one week night each week (not always the same night) and work on nothing work related or even work related to my side projects. I just watch some tv or movies, enjoy a good meal, maybe play video games for a short bit or do some reading. I also use it to give my spouse some undivided attention.
Lifestyle and health

Are You Too Busy to be Well?

Are you too busy to be well? As a small business owner you love having the freedom of being your... read more

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A good reminder Kellie - thanks!
Training and development

The 12 Challenges Of Building A VIP Team: Hiring The Right Individuals

In my recently launched book, The VIP Principle, I speak about the twelve challenges of building a... read more

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Kate BrownOwner at Raise the Bar- HR
Sounds like a great book Michelle with a lot of insights on managing all the challenges with building a team. We have used DiSC profiling with a great deal of success in selecting the right team and building the right culture and undertanding within the team
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
This article is very insightful and well written. I don't often go this far, but I feel like this article is worth bookmarking for easy revisiting.
Running your business

My Story: From Professional Musician to Successful Business Owner

By Lisa Ormenyessy of Straight Talk Group   Before I tell you what I do, let me tell you why I... read more

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Business coaching

My Story: Almost Losing My Life, Starting a Business, and Finding Myself Along The Way

I literally was a girl waking up from a coma trying to find her place in a big world. I didn't... read more

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Phil SealyOwner at Pro Leaders Academy
Great story and it is an inspiration to others that hope and the mind are amazing things that can make all the difference in a persons life. Thank you for sharing and inspiring others with the talents you have.
Career planning and job search

5 Principles for Women Re-Entering the Workforce: Is It Too Late?

There are so many myths concerning women in business. But in today's market, women are actually... read more

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Ling LeeDirector at Japanese Sword Auctions Australia
Great article Barbara! Your article is such an inspiration to all women, whether they are re-entering the workforce, or changing careers.
Yee TrinhCo-founder at SavvySME
Great read Barbara. It's just a matter of summoning the courage to get back into it. Not as easy to do as it is to say unfortunately!
Customer acquisition

Why Everyone Should Buy From You Instead of the Competition

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Cashflow management

How To Get Your Money Faster - Without The Hassle

Get Paid Sooner & Boost Your Cash flow Today’s strategy is a no-brainer, but one that can... read more

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Public relations

Why Your Business Needs PR

Why Your Business Needs PR   Public Relations is arguably one of the most effective aspects of... read more

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Maria Bellissimo-MagrinOwner at Belgrin
Thanks Jef.
Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Thanks for sharing this helpful information.
Customer acquisition and retention

5 Steps To Mystery Shopping Your Competition

Say what? “Mystery Shopping” might bring to mind images of Nancy Drew and her teen friends hitting... read more

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