Business Management Q&A

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Amanda Haynes added an answer to this question
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Amanda Haynes

Amanda Haynes, Marketing Manager at

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It's a bit difficult to recommend some specific tools. Primarily because "the best" and "most easy-to-use" aren't always synonymous. Are you looking for certain features or a specific category of tool? 

Some things to keep in mind. Productivity tools is a pretty ...  Continue Reading
Hatty Bell

, Community Manager at

Thanks @Amanda Haynes . It's worth looking at your business as a whole and seeing what you need 

Mark Reisinger added an answer to this question
Mark Reisinger

Mark Reisinger, Owner at

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I've been encouraging clients to start either preparing or applying for the myriad of local, state and federal grants that are available now or will be available in the coming year. Think about where there will opportunities based on the year we've just gone through.

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Hatty Bell

, Community Manager at

Hi @Mark Reisinger , this is a great point. There seems to be lots of grants in the works that might help so many people. Really useful!

Orna Binder added an answer to this question
Orna Binder

Orna Binder, Orna Binder Wedding Celebrant at

For me as a marriage celebrant, it was a bit of a shock at the beginning of the lockdown as we really didn't know what we are facing, as well as weddings were limited to only 5 people for some time, then 10, 20 and we can now see how it's slowly opening up for outdoor venues - at least in NSW.

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Hatty Bell

, Community Manager at

Thanks @Orna Binder - it's brilliant to hear how you have pivoted during this time 

Amanda Hoffmann - Certified Bookkeeper, BAS Agent added an answer to this question
Amanda Hoffmann - Certified Bookkeeper, BAS Agent

Amanda Hoffmann - Certified Bookkeeper, BAS Agent, Owner / Manager ★ Certified Bookkeeper ★ BAS Agent at My Office Books - Virtual Bookkeeper & BAS Agent

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Particularly with Covid_19, everyone is using Wifi when they work from home. When you work virtually, reliable fast wifi has never been more important. When the NBN slows down to a crawl, so too does your time management and scheduling plans. Definitely slow, unreliable NBN. Broadband was so much faster and reliable. 

Yee Trinh

, Cofounder at

In the vein of COVID... poor audio quality and connection issues are a real pain in the butt. When you're doing Zoom/Skype calls. 

Hatty Bell

, Community Manager at

Definitely! Spending 10 minutes saying "hello...hello...are you there...lost you there" is never fun!

Jef Lippiatt added an answer to this question
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Jef Lippiatt

Jef Lippiatt, Owner at Startup Chucktown

Hey @Jane Jones that is a great question. I actually mentor startups on this topic all the time. I can’t give everything away from my proprietary approach, but I will say that many entrepreneurs overestimate their large competitors and don’t consider their small competitors enough.

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Hatty Bell

, Community Manager at

Really interesting response, it sounds like you have a lot of experience in this field. Do you think being agile and perhaps more flexible in business is key in the current situation? 

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Lisa Ormenyessy

Lisa Ormenyessy, Business Coach and Marketing Specialist at

HA HA HA - no such thing exsists - it is like a mythical unicorn :-) 

Ideal - one that works without you as much as possible with happy (or no) staff.

Phil Khor added an answer to this question
Phil Khor

Phil Khor, Founder at

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Great question! Personally I just wish I have more time to spend with each of my team member to better understand and support them. We have an awesome team, all of whom are mostly sefl sufficient and are very good at what they do. And I am humbled every day by their amazing dedication and creativity in problem solving. Granted I have a lot to juggle, but I really should do a much better job at being more present for my team. Does anyone else feel the same? Love to hear some of your tips.

Yee Trinh added an answer to this question
Yee Trinh

Yee Trinh, Cofounder at

You need experience having some guts. If you're easily scared, don't do it.