Small business


Time to get revolutionary about social media

10:03PM | Wednesday, 26 October 2011 |  Harness the power of social media and use it to engage in meaningful dialogue with all your stakeholders – your business will reap the benefits.

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.

Adelaide entrepreneur goes global with Speed Striker

10:31PM | Tuesday, 25 October 2011 |  An Adelaide entrepreneur has struck a deal with a major global distributor for his agility training invention, which he developed while suffering a long-term illness.

10 pearls of wisdom from the Future Makers

10:43PM | Tuesday, 25 October 2011 |  Wisdom, as they say, comes with age. But when it comes to starting up, the lessons not only come thick and fast, they also come early. We’ve picked out 10 of the best start-up tips from Australia’s premier under-25 entrepreneurs.

We’ve just had our first year and our cashflow was very bumpy. What can I do about it?

10:38PM | Tuesday, 25 October 2011 |  The first thing for you to do is compare your cashflow on a month-by-month basis with the purchase patterns three months before and three months after.

Eight in 10 SMEs set to combat skills shortages with pay rises

10:41PM | Tuesday, 25 October 2011 |  More than 80% of Australian SMEs will offer staff pay rises in the next 12 months to combat skills shortages, a new report reveals, while political uncertainty continues to dampen business confidence.

SA gives green light to SME commissioner and franchising code

10:22PM | Monday, 24 October 2011 |  South Australia will receive its own Small Business Commissioner and a new code to protect franchisees, after a hotly contested bill passed through state Parliament.

Are there any particular investor questions I should prepare for?

10:13PM | Monday, 24 October 2011 |  Investors’ potential questions are a good roadmap for how you should present your business opportunity.

Meet the Future Makers

10:51PM | Monday, 24 October 2011 |  Increasingly, age isn’t a barrier to starting a successful business. Indeed, in some areas – think technology, social media and online retail – youth can be a valuable commodity.

Australia second easiest place in world to start-up: Report

10:26PM | Friday, 21 October 2011 |  Australia remains one of the easiest places in the world to start a business, although conditions have worsened in the past two years, according to a new World Bank report.