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A collection of articles, stories, tips & tools designed
to keep your small business moving.

How this automotive business drove 60% growth in 2020

26 November 2020 | 4 min read

Here’s how a focus on community and training opportunities helped automotive repair business Karinya Diesel Services carve a niche for themselves in rural Queensland.

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Big, bold moves small business owners have made in 2020

26 November 2020 | 5 min read

From making a savvy business investment and continuing with growth plans to pushing through the fear – these four small business owners haven't let 2020 hold them back.

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Stocked up: A small business inventory management guide

25 November 2020 | 3 min read

Inventory management can feel mind boggling, but it doesn't have to be. Here is an expert’s advice on looking after your stock and planning for the future.

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Creative ways to chase unpaid invoices

23 November 2020 | 4 min read

Chasing up unpaid invoices while also maintaining good client relationships can be tricky. Four small business owners share the nifty tricks they use to do just that.

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How to use the cocooning trend to your advantage

17 November 2020 | 5 min read

Consumers don't just want to buy a loaf of sourdough anymore. They want to learn how to make it. So how can you jump on the 'cocooning' trend?

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Small business loan vs line of credit

10 November 2020 | 4 min read

There are many different finance options out there for small businesses. Learn more about two of the most common – a small business loan and line of credit.

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I wish someone had told me that… Shane Henning, Noddy’s on King

09 November 2020 | 5 min read

Shane Henning is a 30-year veteran of growing a business’s reputation. Here’s his best advice on building a brand that lasts and making sure people remember you for all the right reasons.

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A guide to small business marketing during the coronavirus recession

02 November 2020 | 6 min read

Getting your small business marketing approach right during a downturn could help you prosper in the future. Experts share tips for positioning your brand after COVID-19.

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How to make the most of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale days

26 October 2020 | 4 min read

November’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales days are a good opportunity to ramp up trade and improve cash flow. Here’s how you can prepare.

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Hiring end of year staff: 5 things to consider

22 October 2020 | 5 min read

If you’re expecting trade to ramp up towards the end of the year, you'll likely need to bring on seasonal staff. Here are some hiring tips to consider.

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Infographic: The temporary uncapped instant asset write-off scheme explained

21 October 2020 | 3 min read

The Federal Government’s temporary uncapped instant asset write-off scheme, aka temporary full expensing, offers extra incentive for eligible Aussie businesses to invest in new equipment.

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A small business guide to going cashless

19 October 2020 | 4 min read

Consumer trends indicate we're heading towards a cashless society. Experts share what small businesses should consider before adopting a cashless payments system.

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Resources

eBook: How to nail the pricing of your products

02 August 2020 | 2 min read

Few things are as important to business profitability as setting the right price for your products. Learn the key pricing strategies you need to know.

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eBook: How to nail the pricing of your services

02 August 2020 | 2 min read

Are your prices right? Here’s what you need to know about setting your pricing strategy.

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eBook: Your 5-step guide to sales forecasting

12 December 2019 | 8 min read

An accurate sales forecast is a powerful tool for any small business. Here’s how to develop sales forecasting techniques to help you own your future.

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Success stories

How this automotive business drove 60% growth in 2020

26 November 2020 | 4 min read

Here’s how a focus on community and training opportunities helped automotive repair business Karinya Diesel Services carve a niche for themselves in rural Queensland.

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How this salon made online retail a key part of their business

24 September 2020 | 5 min read

Hair salon owners Amanda and Peter Rickman wanted to grow their online retail shop by investing in more inventory. In turn, revenue has increased by 10-15%.

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Lockdown opportunities unlocked for a commercial tiling business

02 July 2020 | 4 min read

Quick access to finance allowed commercial tiling business, On Time Developments, to say ‘yes’ to growth opportunities that presented during COVID-19.

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