Category Archives: Small Business Advice

Dissatisfied Customer = Business Harassment

As a business, we need to be cost effective, make profit, staff care and the list go on. So part of this has meant that we have automatic phone systems and services e.g. reminders. Nevertheless, have we gone over the top? I recently had an incident that meant I...

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Accounting Software Packages Which way to go?

Welcome back to work and 2015. I get this question so often, and this year is no exception, that I have decided to blog about this. The question I get, We are reviewing our accounting and have heard about, what you think about this? In the Market place there...

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When Startups Failed, How will you bounce back?

Budding entrepreneurs take the first test on the entrepreneurial ladder but not all of them succeed. According to Small Business Association, 7 out of 10 entrepreneurs survive at least two years of operating their business. Experts are everywhere spreading their advice on keeping your startup afloat the entrepreneurial seas....

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Making the most out of Client-Staff Relationship

This is the stuff nightmares are made of – or at least this is how I feel right now. For those business owners who manage staff who sell the outcomes of their intellect, this is the hardest part of owning a business. I feel this is a total load...

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How to Deal with Family Members in Business

Family and business. What a huge topic. We have all heard these statements: Family Business Family and business just don’t mix It is business not personal. Well all of the above have a place, but the facts are, a lot of us run businesses, have families, and want to...

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R and D Grants – how to make them work for your growth

As a SME who has been successful, employing people and gone through 3 decades of business in Adelaide Australia. I have found there are some really important facts that as a business one has to do. The logical items would be planning, cashflow, decisive, keep up sales and marketing,...

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Sports Competition for Young Students – Good or Bad?

Today on the news, it was reported that SANFL – South Australian Football are going to remove goal scoring for the junior students who play local football. I am writing to express my opinion on this matter, and in fact on the matter of not having healthy competition in the...

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How To Stop Staff “Back-Biting”

Recently reading a document from a Business Consultant – Brett Williams, he mentioned how he had done quite a bit of work with businesses who are trying to get the staff to stop “back biting”. I found this interesting, as this has never been a problem that I have...

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Preparation – Procrastination or Essential in Business

Up until last Friday – I would have said, preparation is necessary, but don’t go over the top. Realise this is said from experience and a business perspective. However an experience last week, taught me a whole new slant on Preparation, that I had honestly never considered. My perspective was...

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Tips on how a small business can improve Cashflow

Cash flow is the blood of small business. Without it, you go out of business. It doesn’t matter how good you are, how great your products are and even how great your customers and staff are. Cash flow is the essential item to staying in business. So your business...

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