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SavvySME® is a community marketplace for local businesses to discover and hire service providers, whilst enjoying the power of a community for personalised tips and expert advice on everyday challenges. Whether it's for accounting, marketing, technology or other business services, the powerful social platform connects its community members to a vast network of industry experts and service providers, both locally and abroad.

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Henrik Larsen

Henrik Larsen I have found Savvysme to be the site I turn to when I need help with a lot of my business related questions be it help with the dark arts of SEO, advise on creating landing pages or the boring legal stuff.. There is always a fellow "SME'er" that has a good answer or a helpful hint.. And the best thing... No question is ever stupid in this forum!!

Peter Montgomery

Peter Montgomery SavvySME is an incredible network of Australian business owners dedicated to freely sharing their knowledge, information and expertise. It's a great place to connect, network with and find business partners. SavvySME is tops!

Eric Phuah

Eric Phuah SavvySME is a great central place to gather entrepreneurs such as myself and small to medium businesses. The community is friendly and helpful and I have learned a lot from the articles and Q&A's. There is a lot of potential for businesses and individuals to get what they are looking for as members increase.

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Make every moment memorable

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The 6 pack abs you need to succeed in your business and career

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Challenge yourself to blog

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Are you all bitter and twittered? You're not alone.

Are you all bitter and twittered? You're not alone.

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An engineer and the balloonist

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Is This The New Secret Weapon for Promoting Your Business Online?

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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

Phil Khor answered a question

Is blind recruitment always effective in getting the best people for the job?

Hi Kellie,To add a bit more context, can you expand on what you mean by "blind recruitment", and specifically why you're thinking of adopting this strategy for your business?I know for certain businesses or positions e.g. modelling...

Yee Trinh answered a question

What happens when a business owes you money but is insolvent?

You should be aware of late payments and your debtor’s situation before they get to an insolvent stage, so you can negotiate directly and have a better chance of recovering money owed to you. A business can be restructured and undergo a...

Phil Khor answered a question

How to tell if an app developer is good when outsourcing your app?

There are several things you should organise before you even approach, talk to and hire app developers. These are your requirements, a budget and pricing model you are comfortable with, and get a person who is experienced or knows app development on...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

How much is the average cost for payroll services for a small business?

It depends on the type of payroll services you need and the size of your business. When comparing costs for outsourcing, take into account how much it would cost you to hire an internal HR expert or manager instead, including recruitment, salary,...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

Do you need to tip your caterer?

Generally, if you think your caterer has done a smashing job for your event, then you’re more than welcome to tip them on top of paying for their catering services. It’s also perfectly fine to not tip your caterers in Australia. Tipping...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

Who are the best cloud computing experts worth following on social media?

There are loads of tech experts and journalists online. If we are talking about experts specific to cloud computing, Amazon’s people are pretty active on Twitter, giving updates on their Amazon Web Services and also technology commentaries....

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

What are the benefits of using a business broker to sell your business?

Just like using a real estate agent to sell your house, enlisting the help of a business broker saves you time, stress and can get the job done right. They take a commission of the sale price, but they do a lot of work that you may not have the...

Narine Poghosyan answered a question

What is better - SEO, Google Adwords or social media?

I agree with James It depends on your budget  and  your features goals.

Narine Poghosyan answered a question

What is a reasonable price for a small business website?

Yes, first you need to think about what you want and why.But the average price of developing and designing a website ranges from $1000 to $100,000. That’s a broad price range, which can make company leaders hesitant about investing in a...

Narine Poghosyan answered a question

What accounting software package should a small business use?

Hi Phil Khor that's an interesting question.There are various accounting software packages which most of the small businesses use such as QuickBooks, Zoho Books, Xero, Sage and many more. These software packages offer a broad range of...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

How late can you hire a caterer?

I'd imagine that you can get last-minute catering services if it is a small event, meeting, lunch break or tea. I know you can order Subway catering online with less than 24 hours notice, provided the Subway store is nearby your office....

Narine Poghosyan answered a question

Your opinion on sites like Wix, Square Space, BigCommerce

With my experience Wix is the best all-around website builder: However, they all have many advantages and disadvantages.

Yee Trinh answered a question

Should you outsource your graphic design or hire a graphic designer in-house?

It really depends on your business. If you're a restaurant, it doesn't make sense, however if you're a branding agency - then perhaps! The question is how often are you going to be requiring graphic design work done? Agreed with...

Narine Poghosyan answered a question

How do you measure marketing success?

Great question!Firstly you need to decide your aim for marketing. Is it about branding or conversion?If it's about Branding, There is no actual way of tracking it if it's now digital. If it's digital then you can track it by...

Narine Poghosyan answered a question

What makes a successful marketing strategy?

One of the most important questions The key is developing a marketing strategy that forms a solid foundation for your promotional efforts. Implementing promotional activities such as advertising, direct mail or even networking and one-to-one...

Narine Poghosyan answered a question

What is branding?

Defining your brand is like a journey of business self-discovery. It can be difficult, time-consuming and uncomfortable. It requires, at the very least, that you answer the questions below:What is your company's mission?What are the benefits and...

Narine Poghosyan answered a question

How much do web design services cost?

That's a Really Good QuestionWith professional web design prices ranging from $1000 to more than $100,000, there are a variety of factors that influence the cost of web design.

Narine Poghosyan answered a question

What are smart and low-cost PR strategies for a startup?

Great question)Start by simply stating your goals. Then, define your audience target and execute your plan. First define your Audience and PR Goalsthen brainstorm and Create a CalendarCreate a PR calendar, this will help establish a...

Narine Poghosyan answered a question

How much does it cost to print marketing materials like brochures, stickers and banners?

The cost of printing brochures actually depends on the specification of the print and the quantity. from $170- 300 for per 1000  Piece

Narine Poghosyan answered a question

Who here utilizes letter drops for professional services?

I have used several services including Elastic Email, Mailchimp, SendInBlue, Mailshake, and Hubspot.If you want to generate much interest there are several key points to remember before choosing sending automated emails. Get personal, use their...

Narine Poghosyan answered a question

Anyone know any reliable app development platform like wordpress or website builder for web?

Hi Uttam, Checked the article, I was only familiar with AppMakr. Which one would you suggest using from all of these apps? Which is easier to use? 

Narine Poghosyan answered a question

How much do app developers charge to build a mobile app?

Agree with SonamDepending on the experience, programming language, and requirements the App cost may differ. If you are okay with hiring a mid-level app developer the pricing starts at  $20 US dollars an hour.In case you want a senior...

Narine Poghosyan answered a question

What are the differences between hiring foreign and local app developers?

There is a huge difference between local and remote developers.ForeignYou are able to find really good remote developers on TopTal, Upwork and Indeed. Just be sure to test their skills when hiring them. The price range is different depending on the...

Narine Poghosyan answered a question

Why do Australian startups fail?

I agree with both Brian and Michael... I have a few things to add from my sideStartups Fail because the product they have created doesn't meet market needsFounders have been trying to sell the product or service to a wrong target audience...

Narine Poghosyan answered a question

Do you schedule your Facebook posts or not?

Consistency is the key to success with your Social Media pages.When your business is not only local and the target audience is spread worldwide, you need to post 2 times for different time-zones. Because when they wake up and scroll their...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

Why should you engage with a small business loan broker?

Small business loan brokers have access to all the available loans out there for your small business. They can compare rates, benefits and packages to get you the best one. It saves your time researching and talking to every single lender.However,...

Narine Poghosyan answered a question

What's the best way to plan a Facebook marketing strategy?

Hi Jamie Ryan,Before planing your Facebook Page strategy, recognize your target audience and make market research. As soon as you understand who are the people you want to be engaged on your Facebook page it will be easier to decide on...

Narine Poghosyan answered a question

What Was Your Experience With Using Twitter For A Business?

John Belchamber, What kind of businesses do you use Twitter for?I would always suggest at least having a Twitter account and posting from time to time. It doesn't bring huge traffic to your website first, but when you start interacting with your...

Narine Poghosyan answered a question

When can you see result of organic traffic from SEO on a site?

Agree with all of the answers! If you have really corrected all the technical issues, and your website DA/DR is growing with each backlink, this means you are on the right way, just keep doing it.Of course with every Google Update, you...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

What is inbound marketing? How can it help your company?

Inbound is the opposite of outbound marketing. So, instead of cold calling and actively promoting yourself, inbound marketing's goal is to get new customers to enquire about your business or buy from you, which is inbound, through a...

Justine Garcia answered a question

What are the pros and cons of using online printing services?

One of the biggest advantage is the convenience.

Justine Garcia answered a question

How to use a personal virtual assistant to be more productive?

Virtual assistants can be of great help. There are a lot of time consuming tasks that you can delegate to your virtual assistant so you can be more productive in other things specifically those in your expertise. You can also get some help from them...

Yee Trinh answered a question

How much does an australian virtual assistant (VA) cost?

I agree with Ace Data. Blog commenting can come across as spam if you do it too much or harp on about the same thing, especially if you pepper them with links. Authors may end up just deleting them, so you have to write something insightful and...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

Does anyone know how much TV advertising costs?

I think the TV advertising rates above is a good starting point. But the cost to advertise on tv is not as straightforward. For example, if a slot is $300, you don’t advertise once. It is a waste of your money and ineffective. You need take a...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

Is Ozbargain Profitable Enough For You To Make A Living?

Great insight into how Ozbargain makes money, though I’m not surprised that it is mostly ads. Their traffic is mostly organic and there are hardcore Ozbargain-ers out there who follow deals religiously. I have several friends who are always...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

How to raise funding to buy a business?

If you don’t have enough funds, you can look at bank loans, line of credit, angel investors or do a vendor loan. A vendor loan is when the seller extends you a loan to buy the business, and the loan is paid from the profits of the...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

What's the difference between insolvency and bankruptcy?

Insolvency is when a person or company is unable to pay their debts, due to reasons such as cash flow, economic downturn, fraud, etc. An insolvent business does not have to cease operations. It has several options to resolve the insolvency....

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

Is there any financial assistance for exporters in Australia?

There’s the export market development grant, or EMDG. You can claim up to 50% of expenses used to promote your export. You must be a small business exporter with an income less than $50 million. You can also use export consultants to help...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

How to avoid misleading statements and advertising?

Misleading and false statements is not only about lying or exaggerating, it’s also about concealing an information. Social media has also made it easier to manipulate or create a false impression to people. According to the ACCC, a business is...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

When is redundancy pay not required by law?

Casual and contract employees are not entitled to redundancy payments. You also don’t need to pay for making full-timers redundant, if they worked less than 12 months or there was a serious misconduct such as fraud. Some small businesses may...

Justine Garcia answered a question

What’s the cost to create a business logo and other visual branding for a new business?

There are some businesses that offers a package starting at $79-$100. It depends on the logo design, concept and how many revisions you need. The package can go up to $899 up to $1000+.

Yee Trinh answered a question

How do I increase sales on my online fashion business?

Michael Ginsburg Michael Ginsburg thoughts? 

Maria Harutyunyan answered a question

How much computer programming experience did you have before starting OzBargain?

Good to know about Ozbargain. Nowadays, many entrepreneurs start a business without programming experience and background. For one, the skill can be learned if they have the drive. And another reason is the abundance of local and overseas...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

Is it necessary to have physical address for online business?

We now live in a gig economy where people freelance or run a profitable business from home. Therefore, I don’t think there is a need for a physical address for businesses. People may be able to guess you are a small business based on your...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

What were your experiences with Australian VOIP providers?

Almost all the big broadband providers like iiNet, TPG, Engin  are also VOIP providers in Australia. You can bundle your NBN or ADSL with VOIP services, and that cost usually starts from AUD $10 a month. It may be easier to configure...

Yee Trinh answered a question

What are the most popular accounting software for SMEs?

The most popular accounting software for small businesses are ones from MYOB, Xero, Quickbooks, Reckon, Saasu and Sage. There are some smaller names like Cashbook and Zoho for Australia. Which one is the best for you depends on your business, its...

Phil Khor answered a question

Who knows how much do copywriters charge to write a web page?

There are a lot of good points made so far. I might add that there's a HUGE difference between web content copywriting and copywriting that is SEO-friendly. Good website copywriters must have a good grasp of SEO and how to write copies...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

Do you know sustralian business that buys second-hand jewelry?

I haven’t heard of any such business in Australia, though it does sound like a good business idea. Your options are jewellery stores, consignment stores and pawnshops. Some jewellery stores will buy second hand jewellery, but they may not buy...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

How to come up with good business name ideas?

What’s in a business name? Not too much if you execute well, and there is a need in the market for your product or service. Having said that, coming up with a good business name can help your marketing. It involves going down to the essence of...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

Is there an australian version of Alibaba website for products?

No, unfortunately there is no version of Alibaba in Australia but that’s certainly a business idea as there is a need. You will have to google according to your category and product and do your research yourself. There are a lot of Australian...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

What is the best way to market to tradies?

Bridget’s answers are spot on. Marketing to tradies is about marketing where they are at, such as in local papers or magazines because chances are, they are advertising there too. They will definitely see you. Try direct marketing with letter...

Maria Harutyunyan answered a question

What is a SEO reseller?

 Digital marketing and advertising companies or agencies typically use SEO resellers, who do SEO work for your business, which is then passed off as your agencies' work to your clients. They are a great option if you own a marketing...

Yee Trinh answered a question

When do you need to trademark your business name or logo?

I’d say as soon as you have a viable product or service that is generating revenue or profit for you. Too often, people get overzealous before testing that they have a profitable business idea. At the start, just registering a business name is...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

Does either .com or .com.au domain have an advantage? ✅

Good question. With more and more businesses going online, you need to consider the domain name for your website early on when you’re brainstorming business names to register. I’d argue that your business name, and subsequently your...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

What's the difference in cloud and desktop accounting software

Cloud accounting or online accounting allows multi users to work at the same time, is accessible across multiple devices such as laptop, PC and mobile phone and all that’s needed is an internet connection, unlike a desktop accounting...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

What are the best SEO tools for a small business?

There are plenty of SEO tools available that cover different areas of SEO such as keyword analysis, site checker, link building, competition spying, local listing and SEO-friendly content ideas. It really depends on what you need to do with your...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

When do you need to do online advertising for a small business?

The straightforward answer would be when your target buyers or clients are buying or transacting online. This applies even if your business doesn’t buy or service online. The other part of the answer would be when you have the right strategy...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

Why should your small business outsource SEO?

If you don’t know what you’re doing, outsource your SEO. Sure, you can learn and do it yourself. But if you’re serious about getting results and SEO is a key strategy in your marketing, then get SEO experts in as soon as...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

Who can help you prepare and lodge a BAS statement?

A bookkeeper needs to be a BAS agent to provide BAS services. You can easily check if they are registered, as Kristy mentioned. This is only if you are outsourcing your bookkeeping to a third party. If you are preparing and lodging BAS statements...

Maria Harutyunyan answered a question

How do you choose the best digital marketing agency for your small business?

 I agree with Eric. While it’s natural to choose based on price, awards and reputation, I think one of the most important factors in selecting a digital marketing agency, is their willingness to listen and collaborate towards a shared...

Yee Trinh answered a question

Are newsletters dead in email marketing?

I don’t think newsletters are dead in email marketing, but maybe it has gotten competitive in certain industries. It’s why your newsletter need to have a point of difference instead of doing a run of the mill job. You must think of...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

How to source products from AliBaba to sell in Australia?

I've actually used AliBaba to find products. Firstly, to save you a lot of headache, make sure you do a thorough research on your product before you source for suppliers on AliBaba. This goes beyond knowing your target customer and product spec....

Yee Trinh answered a question

Which dropshipping companies are great for ecommerce business?

When it comes to dropshipping, you can try the big and famous ones. First there’s Oberlo, which is one of the biggest suppliers and ships to many countries including Australia. The next, of course, is AliExpress, a little sister site of...

Phil Khor answered a question

How much does it cost to create a 30-second TV advertisement?

The cost to create a 30-second tv ad can be as low as a few thousand dollars or as high as in the millions.It depends on what you’re creating.A simple product shot with a voice over should be affordable for small businesses, provided you...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

What's the best social media marketing strategy for a restaurant?

As more and more people use online delivery services and search online, I think a social media marketing strategy for a restaurant should place a big emphasis on reviews. Encourage them, solicit them, share them on social media. You must also...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

What's the difference between a copywriter and an SEO copywriter?

A copywriter is someone who writes content or copy to advertise or market something, whether a product, service, business or personality. It can be in many forms such as print advertising, billboards, tv, radio ads or website copy. Their job can be...

Maria Harutyunyan answered a question

How much do CPAs cost per hour on average?

An accountant with a CPA would have years of experience under their belt to get to where they are. You can bet that they won’t be fresh eyed graduates or junior accountants. To be a CPA, an accountant would need to complete the CPA program,...

Phil Khor answered a question

What word or phrase do you use when you search on Google a bookkeeper or accountant for Adelaide?

I don’t live in Adelaide but I usually use the service provider and location keyword, for example, “bookkeeper Adelaide” or “accountant Adelaide”. I may also use task or project specific keywords such as “tax...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

What are some of the best marketing ideas you've seen by small businesses?

I like what the Thank You brand has done, though they are more non-profit business. They’ve expanded their products from just “Thank You” water bottles to body care and baby stuff today. When they first started a few years...

Maria Harutyunyan answered a question

How to choose the best accounting firms for your small business?

It depends on what your current needs are, your project or task size and scope, and plans but here are a few factors you should consider when choosing between accounting firms. First, there are different types of accounting firms to consider....

Yee Trinh answered a question

Would hiring virtual accountant work well for small business?

Yes, I think working virtually or online with an accountant is easier done nowadays, thanks to tools such as cloud accounting software, online meeting apps, cloud storage and all that jazz. In this digital age, you don’t necessarily need to...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

How to increase the conversion rate or ROI of your advertisements?

There are a few time-tested principles that can persuade people to click on your ads. First, you must know your audience so that your ad feels like it is speaking to them. They should be able to see themselves in your ad. This is by addressing...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

Which is more effective: TV advertising vs YouTube advertising?

Yes, I agree with Tom. It depends a lot on who you are trying to reach out to. TV still has a wider reach or higher penetration in Australia than YouTube but that number is slowly declining as the younger demographics between 18- 49 year olds...

Phil Khor answered a question

How much does it cost to outsource your social media marketing?

I reckon there are at least 2 factors to consider here. The first is obvious - it depends on the level of social media marketing experience and skills you need, as well as your specific requirements. But that said, costs can vary a...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

Any memorable radio Ads by businesses stuck in your mind?

I don’t think National Tiles qualify as a small business, but their Frank Walker voice and accent stays in your head. There are a few lessons small businesses can learn from their radio ad. Their message is simple, and important...

Yee Trinh answered a question

Should you keep your social media marketing in-house or outsource?

I think it’s best to ask, which is more time and cost effective for your business? In running and growing a business, usually, it comes down to time and money. Both options are viable with their own pros and cons. Hiring social media...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

How much does it cost to hire an accountant for a small business?

The cost to hire an accountant for a small business will depend on many things1.  Your small business structure. If you’re a sole trader with a relatively simple business and accounts, it will be way cheaper than a company or trust.2....

Phil Khor answered a question

What do you look for in a lawyer?

Great question Deborah!I like lawyers whom I can trust and build a good rapport with. I hire lawyers who has my back, and who is able to attend to issues in my business, however complex those may be. He/she should be someone I...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

What are the advantages, disadvantages and risk of using cloud accounting?

There are a lot of advantages in using cloud accounting. You can work and access your accounts anywhere with an internet connection and use it across many devices from desktop to mobile phone. Your accountant can access your files and collaborate...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

How would drone delivery help your small business, if at all?

I think yes, absolutely – if the price point is right. It’s handy for small businesses with small packages. For bigger packages, maybe we can expect driverless cars to deliver in the future? But, of course, we need to look at issues...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

What do retailers like Masters and Dick Smith have in common?

I think it comes down to two things:1.       No point of difference or unique selling proposition (USP)2.       High overhead costs either from rapid expansion or poor financial...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

Who can I get in touch with about advertising?

Hi Ramit! Advertising is broad, and I'm not sure which type you are looking for: online, print, tv or radio. Can you clarify?Otherwise, your best bet would be to contact an advertising agency. They would be able to cater for all types of ads....

Yee Trinh answered a question

Whats the best method when advertising via Instagram?

When it comes to restaurants/cafe, I feel that nothing is more effective as word of mouth. You would visit a coffee store because people rave about it. I'd definitely recommend looking at influencers for Instagram. You don't have to get...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

Business names between AUS & NZ?

As far as I know, there aren't any shared registries. You can register and use that name in Australia, but you will run into problems if you decide to expand into NZ. That's why some big corporations have different names in different...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

What Do You Find The Best Strategy For Twitter Advertising?

It depends on what you use Twitter for, whether for branding purposes or to update your customers on discounts, promos, etc.With Twitter ads, visuals tend to do really well. Try to convey your message with a video, image, animated gif instead...

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

How much do Facebook ads cost?

Yes, I agree with Paula. Boosting post is great if you are a brand that’s well-established, ppl or fans will tend to click on your content. Small business? Not quite, because there’s a big deluge of content out there, it’s...

Yee Trinh answered a question

What's your best advice for those starting a business for the first time?

Not sure if it's my "best" advice, but I'd definitely say one of them is just to get started already! The sooner you start, the sooner you fail and the closer you are to success. 

Phil Khor answered a question

What's the best marketing campaign that you've seen?

Great question! I'm always fascinated by Unilever's series of 'Real Beauty' campaign for Dove. I think Dove’s campaign went viral because it resonated with people's general realisation that female beauty as...

Phil Khor answered a question

What's one inspiring quote you live by as an entrepreneur?

It always seems impossible until it is done.I think it was by Nelson Mandela.

Aishah Mustapha answered a question

How Much Does A Bookkeeper And A BAS Agent Charge Per Hour?

A lot of bookkeepers offer a package nowadays. Eg: a starter package for new businesses or businesses who want to establish a new accounting software. They will install, configure, transfer your books and get everything up and running including...

Maria Harutyunyan answered a question

What Are Best Ways To Create Content And Reach Your Audience?

The trend stays the same throughout the years: find where your target audience "hangs out" and chase them there. After you find out where it is they spend the majority of their time on the internet, it's easier to then understand what...

Yee Trinh answered a question

How can you stop your staff from making careless errors?

Hey Andrea! :DAgree with all 3 responses. 100% behind Louise's point on processes. With any business, we should focus on creating processes and systems because fact of the matter is that until such time that we have those in place, us as...

Yee Trinh answered a question

How to take a product to Asia

@Greg Vekar Do you have some thoughts on this?

Yee Trinh answered a question

For a small business, is Facebook worth the time and effort?

For most businesses, it's worth the time and effort if backed up with a solid plan and purpose. Know whether you're using it to connect with existing customers, grow brand awareness or convert into leads. Then do your research, plan accordingly,...

Yee Trinh answered a question

Where can I find angel investors?

Great to have you on board Greg. I think you are far from funding stage, of any sort. With simply a business idea. You don't need a lot of money, if any, to do some initial mockups or tests to assess results and viability of your business idea....

Yee Trinh answered a question

How much would you pay to receive a 12 month marketing plan?

It would really depend on what results the marketing plan would be able to deliver. If it can generate x number of clients or leads, x increase in traffic, x% increase in profit... From the client's point of view, it's all about ROI. They might be...

Phil Khor answered a question

What are the best kept secrets of successful business people?

I reckon it's grit, some people have it, others don't. Grit is a personality trait of passion and perseverance for very long-term goals. I wrote about it here...

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Is there an advantage to email over other online marketing channels?

Email marketing is MASSIVELY powerful and in my opinion, perhaps more powerful than other online marketing techniques. Email marketing allows you to tailor messages to different customers based on the actions they take and their stage in the...

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Brand strategy for a sole trader?

Just because you operate as a sole trader, does not mean you need to be the face or brand of the business. It really depends on the business. There are few businesses that would require you to be the face of the business. The most obvious one...

Yee Trinh answered a question

What is the most common headache of fast growing SME's?

I would have to agree with the two of you. maintaining company culturemaintaining quality hiring practicesmaintaining clear communication across the larger organisation with procedures and processes

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What are your top 3 tips for managing unpredictable issues that affect your workflow?

Add in your daily to do list a time when you deal with certain things. E.g. A time for checking and responding to emailsSimilar to the first point, if people constantly come to you throughout the day to speak to you, make it a point and make it...

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What is your Conflict Response Style?

Naturally, I avoid conflict. I prefer pushing away an issue, hoping it won't happen a second time so as to prolong the need to deal with it. This is especially true in my personal life and have yet to really overcome this.At work however, the stakes...

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How do you split out your time daily?

I like to have a routine day to day, but it's hard getting into a routine. I don't sleep much. ~5hours/day. I should sleep more but I like to get up early, get some exercise in, sort out the important emails and prioritise calendar tasks for the...

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How does promotional article work on the Savvy platform?

Hi John, thanks for the question. Thought I'll re-post the answer to your question via PM again here for the benefit of other members too.The number of views on promotional articles vary a lot depending on the article's title, content, relevance,...

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Does SavvySME organise business networking events?

Hi Leah!Thanks for your question. Good to see interest in offline events! We're setting up a few for later this year. Stay tuned and let us know what you'd like to achieve from such events, so that we can provide as much value to the community as...

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What's your favourite case to read?

If one drinks too many bottles of Big Mac, I'm sure they could very well be confused by the burger of the same name.

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How do I start a business?

Check out leanstack.com. This is the first thing I do before jumping into any business idea.

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How do you promote a restaurant located away from the main road?

With any hospitality establishment, the best way to market your business is the hard, old-fashioned way - word of mouth. You need to get your current customers to spread the word. What do you need for this? 1. Exceptional product, exceptional...

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What is the difference between hype and speculation?

The term "hype" suggests one's success is a temporary spike purely due to herd behaviour rather than being derived from the performance of the actual product itself. "Speculation" on the other hand, although also an aggregate of opinions, is based...

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What is your favourite or preferred project management system?

We use Asana a lot here at Savvy because it's incredibly powerful in tracking multiple initiatives, but it's also a great team communication tool, even with satellite teams. It can get quite a bit overwhelming if you're not used to working in a...

Yee Trinh answered a question

How can a virtual assistant help you?

Virtual assistants would be great for random tasks however I suppose it's the unfamiliarity factor that deters most of us from using them. We're not sure how reliable they are. Doing business face-to-face is just something we're used to. Putting a...

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What is the number one skill required to build a successful SME?

#1 trait will have to be grit i.e. passion and perseverance for long term goals. Anyone can learn and become an expert at anything but there are inevitably hurdles in business, many of which might even seem insurmountable at the time. And without...

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How often do you upgrade your gadgets?

I probably update my phone every couple of years. Laptops and tablets probably less frequently - as long as they're functioning. I don't see the need to update for a device with better features all the time, if it fulfills my basic requirements!

Phil Khor answered a question

What is wrong with this sentence?

Great brain teaser on an Easter weekend! Thanks Steve. I'm by no means an expert but would love to have a go.  How about this? "There are skills to help you handle stress, including dealing with those who are causing you stress."

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Who would be the business mentor you would love to learn from?

I met with one of our top influencers, Neil Steggall and suffice to say, it was time well spent. Neil has a refreshing insight into the SME market, how business really works and a great ambassador for our community. Highly recommended. In addition,...

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How should I rebrand my business?

Hi Liz, Thanks for your great initiative in asking the question. Branding is one of the hardest but also one of the most exciting challenges to overcome. I had a look at your website, and you do have a great range of herbs and spices. I can see...

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Are you interested in building a strategic alliance?

This is great initiative, Mahua. I don't have expertise you mentioned, but I can see these are logical complementary skills for a strategic alliance with you, so this sounds like a great opportunity for both parties! BTW I wrote a post on...

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Do you prefer an "all done for you" accounts process, or not?

Great question Michael. It's a personal choice but I think a 'done-for-you' service offerings makes sense with a few caveats. I'd suggest that the scope of processes included should be those either inextricably linked or has plenty of scope for...

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Is an echosign contract coverable?

Hi Andrew, great question. I have heard about Echosign but haven't used it yet. I was interested in the answer too, so I posted this question to my network and Echosign responded "Yes, in Australia e-sigs have the same legal status as handwritten...

Phil Khor answered a question

What is one thing every business should outsource to an expert?

Great question Hazel! We know that we can't do it all ourselves, but the first step is always the hardest. Love to hear what other savvies come back with! :)

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Do you have contacts in Government who help small businesses?

Hey Peter, great question. I'm keen to know who other savvies might know in gov depts who can help. I have just rephrased your question title so that it's more visible to others.

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How do you increase blog comments and interaction?

Great question Gosia, I think this is a common challenge many bloggers struggle with. I'm keen to hear what people think as well.

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How do you pitch a creative idea to a client?

Great question Kealey, I'm just as keen to hear what people think is the right approach.

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Where do you get the leads for your business?

Excellent question, Linda. Wendy has a good point that success in B2B lead generation combines online and offline channels but with respect to online, I don't see enough sites out that caters effectively to B2B, so results can vary a lot.

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What is the best way to advertise spare offices for rent?

Hi Cherie, I know someone who is looking to lease some space in Chatswood. Will forward your query to them.  

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What is your favorite app and why?

I like Cheap Parking on my iPhone. Finding parking in the city is a nightmare, so the app solves a real problem for me. It's simple to use because it's intuitive and knows what I want - either 'cheapest' or 'closest' (from my destination). It's...

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How do I calculate how much my business is worth?

Hey Nick,  Great question. I think as business owners we often wonder about our business valuation but perhaps never get around to ask it. I'm neither a qualified business valuer nor have extensive experience in this field, but I can talk to some...

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Do you have any tips for creating a mobile app for a business?

Hi Linda, I came across this Infographic this morning, and thought you may find it useful - especially with some "best practices" summarised at the bottom of the page [Infographic] Time to go mobile

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What automated platforms or tools to use for social media?

Hi Henrik, I love Hootsuite - it's easy, intuitive and helps me manage across different networks. The Hootlet extension works really well for me and can even be addictive, if you're not careful :) And then there's the beast.. SocialBro, which I call...

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Where can I submit my press release for online public relations?

Here's a list of press release submission services in Australia, which you may find useful as a starting point. Australia PRWire PRWire offers free distribution services to qualified users. They offer RSS functionality wherein users can have...

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Which Ones Are Exactly The Top Law Firms In Australia? ✔️

The top law firms in Australia are often referred to as the "Big Six". These firms are considered Australia’s most prestigious law firms. They handle some of the largest mergers and acquisitions globally, not just in Australia. Allens Arthur...

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Where can I find good lawyers in Australia?

Here is a list of online directories of lawyers in Australia you may find helpful: Australian Lawyers Directory  Australian Lawyers Directory is one of the more popular lawyer directory websites in Australia. Its search function is user...

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