Small business


How do you stay motivated during the early phase of a business?

7:00AM | Tuesday, 23 July 2013 |  The most important thing to do is remain positive. Being negative when faced with an obstacle is like taking the easy way out.

I want to break into a monopolised market. What should I do?

5:00AM | Tuesday, 14 May 2013 |  Be prepared for the big guys to come after you if you are successful, so ensure that whatever you offer will be sustainable with competition.

How can I encourage my staff not to bring their cars to work?

3:00AM | Thursday, 28 March 2013 |  Actively encouraging environmentally friendly practices among employees is an extremely commendable act for any small business owner.

Is it possible to grow a regional business without regularly jumping aboard a plane?

3:00AM | Friday, 22 March 2013 |  We have such huge distances to travel in Australia but the good news now is that we can now travel digitally.

I’ve found the perfect supplier, but how do I safeguard my business?

3:00AM | Wednesday, 20 March 2013 |  When you find a good supplier, it’s imperative you work to build a solid relationship.

How can I best work out my “elevator pitch”?

3:00AM | Tuesday, 19 March 2013 |  The keys to any elevator speech are immediacy of the business opportunity, clarity of what makes it a profitable venture and passion.

I’ve got a staff member who is consistently late. Help!

9:50PM | Tuesday, 6 September 2011 |  It is time to have a critical conversation to address her behaviour.

When working from home, should I have a set routine or not?

11:29PM | Wednesday, 16 November 2011 |  There are a number of reasons why a routine can be beneficial to you and the people around you.

How do I set sales targets for my team?

5:08PM | Friday, 20 May 2011 |  Personal experience is a good place to start when you're thinking about setting sales targets.

I’m a bad public speaker. How can I successfully pitch for capital?

5:02PM | Tuesday, 17 May 2011 |  If you’re naturally shy, it might be worth finding a business partner who can sell your idea to investors.