Sales and marketing



Time to organise your Christmas party!

10:03PM | Wednesday, 9 October 2013 | Taskmaster

Christmas is just around the corner. And, when it comes to organising your Christmas party, there are a number of options you should consider.

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Businesses and retailers expecting merry profits this Christmas

10:26PM | Tuesday, 1 October 2013 | Patrick Stafford

More businesses are hopeful of a profitable Christmas season despite a relatively downbeat year, with expectations rising to some of their highest levels of the past 12 months.

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Trademark registration for start-ups: The basics

10:02PM | Tuesday, 1 October 2013 | Jacqui Pryor

If you are starting a new business it’s important to consider the registration of trademarks early on. Here are the key details you need to know.

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Top four tips to get the most out of Google AdWords

9:40PM | Thursday, 26 September 2013 | Rose Powell

Debbie O’Sullivan, senior industry manager at Google, shared her top tips for start-ups and a range of useful extensions at a Google for Entrepreneurs event this week.

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Solo tradies tap website to buy and sell unwanted building materials

9:08PM | Tuesday, 24 September 2013 | Gavin Lower

Fed up with the waste and expense of unused building materials going into landfill, builder Neil Turrell and wife Leisa came up with the idea of an online platform to buy and sell construction site leftovers.

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The BlackBerry Messenger fiasco: How not to handle a major product launch

9:09PM | Monday, 23 September 2013 | Taskmaster

Over the weekend, BlackBerry attempted to roll out a version of its messaging app for Android and Apple. What happened next is a case study in how not to handle a major product launch.

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Eight key tips to selling online – without being slimy

9:51PM | Monday, 23 September 2013 | Adam Franklin

The good news is you don’t need to become a jerk to sell your products on line. Here are eight key tips to selling online while maintaining your integrity.

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Three tips for online community management that boost sales and improve products

9:13AM | Wednesday, 18 September 2013 | Rose Powell

Hundreds of social media and community managers are in Sydney for the Swarm Conference, which examines how to build communities online and what role these play in customer acquisition strategies.

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Six ways to generate publicity (that you may not have tried)

9:23PM | Tuesday, 17 September 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

Are you looking to generate some extra publicity for your business? If so, here are six proven options you should consider.

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Start-ups should be wary of the celebrity endorsement brand-building shortcut: Branding expert

9:24AM | Friday, 13 September 2013 | Rose Powell

While a celebrity endorsement can be a boon for a start-up keen to get their name out there, it can be a treacherous and challenging task for a new company to manage, says brand consultant Michelle Hogan.

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How to speak designer: 99designs executive shares his tips for getting the best out of designers

9:19PM | Thursday, 12 September 2013 | Rose Powell

Jason Sew Hoy, the chief operations officer for 99designs, reveals the best way to encourage designers to create the kind of results you’re after.

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How to master brand and online reviews to boost your business: Tips from an insider

9:32PM | Friday, 6 September 2013 | Rose Powell

Start-ups who work closely with their first 100 customers, encourage online reviews and manage bad online reviews can significantly increase their business, according to the founder of one of Australia’s leading business review sites.

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Making the most of spring with seasonal marketing

9:29AM | Wednesday, 4 September 2013 | Rose Powell

Australians are readying themselves for spring, with marketers preparing for or already rolling out seasonal campaigns that tap into the coming warmer months.

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Soaring to success with group buying sites: Trapeze entrepreneur shares his tips

8:20PM | Friday, 30 August 2013 | Rose Powell

With decades of experience in trapeze training, Steen Shoar decided to launch an indoor centre for trapeze training two years ago.

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Meet the Facebook group so popular it spawned a business

8:55PM | Friday, 30 August 2013 | Rose Powell

Three of the administrators of the Queensland Business Group on Facebook have this week launched a business on the back of their popular community group.

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Don’t market based on price: It’s the biggest mistake you can make says marketing expert

8:00AM | Friday, 30 August 2013 | Rose Powell

The biggest marketing mistake a start-up can make is relying on low prices to compete and attract new customers, says marketing consultant John Dwyer.

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How Aimee Marks created a new market in an established category

8:17PM | Wednesday, 21 August 2013 | Melinda Oliver

It’s the “grudge purchase” that no one wants to talk about, but it’s proving a prosperous sector for savvy 27-year-old businesswoman Aimee Marks.

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Content marketing isn’t a buzz word, it’s here to stay

8:04PM | Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | Nina Hendy

Online consumers want to be presented with interesting new content, not mindless advertising. Thankfully, reaching potential customers by creating engaging customised media is easier than you might think.

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Four marketing mistakes that could be costing you big money and business

8:23AM | Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | Amanda Jesnoewski

From failing to follow up with customers to not establishing your value, these four simple yet common marketing mistakes are costly. Here’s how to prevent them.

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I’ve just been stung! How not to grow a business

8:16AM | Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | Jonathan Weinstock

Want to grow your business? Be sharp, and make sure your customers aren’t stung by a bad experience.

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