When will you hire an IT person or Outsourcing Services?

To answer this question as a business owner, you firstly need to understand the options available. Employing an IT Person. When a student leaves uni, with their IT degree, what we have found is that that person is able to learn IT. Most of what they need to know...

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Carbon Tax – A Real Option or Additional Expense?

This morning, I read another article from our government about Carbon Tax. In short, I believe that what was presented some years ago by the Labour Government of Australia, was really nothing short of a new tax dressed up. But in the end all the monies were going in...

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Should Companies risk everything to get Investors?

Over the 30 years of business, there have been good times and bad. I have questioned what I am doing, made course changes, made good decisions and bad. One of the areas I have questioned has been investors? I have also spent a lot of time reviewing this option,...

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What you Need to Know about Virtual Products

Do any of these ring true to your business? Space is limited Staff are reducing or need to reduce Must increase profits Need to service a wider area Need to give more to get /keep your staff Wasting time due to poor efficiency These reasons and others have brought...

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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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Why Use MS Access

I am writing about this question, because I would be asked this question hundreds of times in a year. So here are the reasons. MS Access was a really intelligent product that Microsoft added to its professional office pack. The reason that it is intelligent is really due to...

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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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Super + Tax + Paperwork increase = ABUSE

As a business owner and employer of 32 years experience in South Australia, I am angry and tired of being abused by our Governments. For 32 years, I have done the right thing by staff, government and the Australian people and what is the outcome ABUSE!!!  Even worse than...

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Product Development

Product development is something I have a lot of experience in. I have gone through this with stress, frustration, hope and exhaustion. I have developed products for myself, for others and in partnership. The products I have developed have been both physical and non physical (e.g. Software and Web...

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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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