Business operations


What advice do you have for tackling new competitors in your industry?

11:55AM | Tuesday, 1 November 2011 |  Do not rest on your laurels or past successes. You need to constantly innovate and improve every aspect of your business.

Working out your best assets

10:42PM | Monday, 31 October 2011 |  Starting up may mean launching your own venture. But it can also involve buying another business. However, be aware that the latter option isn’t hassle-free.

Businesses hopeful of New Year recovery: Report

10:13PM | Monday, 31 October 2011 |  Australian businesses have growing optimism over their prospects in the New Year, ahead of an anticipated cut in interest rates, according to a new report.

Small businesses urged to rethink Eftpos provider

10:01PM | Friday, 28 October 2011 |  An independent Eftpos provider has attempted to convince small businesses to consider alternatives to ePAL in light of new interchange fees, as research shows Eftpos transaction volume continues to grow.

The top 10 Shonky “winners”

10:03PM | Thursday, 27 October 2011 |  Choice’s Shonky Awards have become the one prize that every Australian business doesn’t want to receive. We’ve picked 10 of the worst and outline what start-ups can learn from these business’ slip-ups.

Our market is sluggish and nothing we do seems to be cutting through with customers. Help!

10:37PM | Wednesday, 26 October 2011 |  Your mental mindset plays a tremendous role in your success. While it is difficult to maintain a positive perspective during times like this, it is essential to keep focused on your main objective.

Small businesses warned over sickie impact

10:09PM | Tuesday, 25 October 2011 |  Start-ups are being encouraged to preserve their health and that of their employees, after it was revealed the average Australian takes almost 10 sick days a year.

Getting social with staffing

10:09PM | Friday, 21 October 2011 |  The changing recruitment market can provide some good opportunities for entrepreneurs.

Top 10 coolest offices in the world

10:34PM | Thursday, 20 October 2011 |  How can you make your office a place that your staff will relish, rather than dread, turning up to? These 10 businesses have got it down to a fine art.

New tech and economic woes blamed for leap in retail theft: Report

10:37PM | Tuesday, 18 October 2011 |  Losses from retail theft have had their sharpest increase in three years, a new report reveals, with new technologies and economic uncertainty contributing to the problem.