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Marcus Tjen

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In every business, sales are number's game. You start with how much revenue you want for your business then you work out how many sales you need to do, then you work out how many appointments/meeting you need to setup then you work out how many leads you need, then you work out how many people you need to contact or call. My aim is to help your business improve these numbers so that you get more sales and grow your business.

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How can I insure rentals from damage?

Go see an insurance broker and tell them what insurance you need. It shouldn't be too different from Uber insurance or Air BnB insurance.

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Sales and Marketing

What can I do with a $100 marketing budget?

Google Adword, if you're new with Google Adword, you'll get $50-$100 Free Credit from Google on top so you have just increase your budget by 50-100%.  Pick the keyword that is relevant to your business and drive traffic to your website. 

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Ling Lee
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Product Development

Is there an australian version of Alibaba website for products?

You can go to Alibaba and search by country Australia and by type manufacturer/wholesaler

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Business names between AUS & NZ?

If you search a business name in ASIC and it's available then you can register it.  If it's registered in NZ and not in AU then it's probably because they are not planning to operate in AU anytime soon.    

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Is e-commerce a dying industry?

If anything e-commerce is going stronger.  Look at Amazon, Alibaba, Ebay, etc, I'm worried about brick and mortar retailers that sell the same thing those e-commerce sites sell.  

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Official FAQ, Inquisitor at SavvySME

Accounting

What's the difference between using small accounting firms vs big firms like H&R Block?

When you eat in McDonalds Restaurant in Melbourne or in Shanghai, you have the expectation that the Big Mac will taste the same.  In the same way, if you're using a franchise such as H&R Block, you can expect the same level of standard whether you use them in Melbourne or Perth or Hong Kong.  Small accounting firm that is local to one city or a few cities in a country can have a higher level of standards than H&R Block but the key is that you don't know the standard until you engage them whereas if you're already using H&R Block in one city and you open a new business in another city, you can expect the same level of service you're currently getting.  

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Official FAQ
Official FAQ, Inquisitor at SavvySME

Accounting

What's the best accounting software for a sole trader without employees?

If you're sole trading or freelancing without employee, you don't have to use accounting software.   You can consider using Excel spreadsheet for your accounting record.  Unless you have a lot of inventory, most of the things you are going to record are purchase orders and invoices and Excel can do all that easily.  You can record your expenses as well.  Any accountant can work with Excel spreadsheet, convert it to financial statements and work out your tax.

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Is it necessary to have physical address for online business?

Think of this from your customer point of view.  How can your potential customers differentiate a fraudster website from a genuine website? Does fraudster website normally has a physical address on it?  What would your customer think if they can't find an address on your website?  

You certainly don't need a physical address for a website but if are selling something on your website and you want to attract more customers, you should have one.

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How can I insure rentals from damage?

Go see an insurance broker and tell them what insurance you need. It shouldn't be too different from Uber insurance or Air BnB insurance.

Marcus Tjen answered this question

Tim Gardner
Tim Gardner, Owner at Apprahensiv

Sales and Marketing

What can I do with a $100 marketing budget?

Google Adword, if you're new with Google Adword, you'll get $50-$100 Free Credit from Google on top so you have just increase your budget by 50-100%.  Pick the keyword that is relevant to your business and drive traffic to your website. 

Marcus Tjen answered this question

Ling Lee
Ling Lee, at Digital Marketing and Personal Branding

Product Development

Is there an australian version of Alibaba website for products?

You can go to Alibaba and search by country Australia and by type manufacturer/wholesaler

Marcus Tjen answered this question

Marcus Tjen answered this question

Business names between AUS & NZ?

If you search a business name in ASIC and it's available then you can register it.  If it's registered in NZ and not in AU then it's probably because they are not planning to operate in AU anytime soon.    

Marcus Tjen answered this question

Is e-commerce a dying industry?

If anything e-commerce is going stronger.  Look at Amazon, Alibaba, Ebay, etc, I'm worried about brick and mortar retailers that sell the same thing those e-commerce sites sell.  

Marcus Tjen answered this question

Official FAQ
Official FAQ, Inquisitor at SavvySME

Accounting

What's the difference between using small accounting firms vs big firms like H&R Block?

When you eat in McDonalds Restaurant in Melbourne or in Shanghai, you have the expectation that the Big Mac will taste the same.  In the same way, if you're using a franchise such as H&R Block, you can expect the same level of standard whether you use them in Melbourne or Perth or Hong Kong.  Small accounting firm that is local to one city or a few cities in a country can have a higher level of standards than H&R Block but the key is that you don't know the standard until you engage them whereas if you're already using H&R Block in one city and you open a new business in another city, you can expect the same level of service you're currently getting.  

Marcus Tjen answered this question

Official FAQ
Official FAQ, Inquisitor at SavvySME

Accounting

What's the best accounting software for a sole trader without employees?

If you're sole trading or freelancing without employee, you don't have to use accounting software.   You can consider using Excel spreadsheet for your accounting record.  Unless you have a lot of inventory, most of the things you are going to record are purchase orders and invoices and Excel can do all that easily.  You can record your expenses as well.  Any accountant can work with Excel spreadsheet, convert it to financial statements and work out your tax.

Marcus Tjen answered this question

Is it necessary to have physical address for online business?

Think of this from your customer point of view.  How can your potential customers differentiate a fraudster website from a genuine website? Does fraudster website normally has a physical address on it?  What would your customer think if they can't find an address on your website?  

You certainly don't need a physical address for a website but if are selling something on your website and you want to attract more customers, you should have one.

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