Blog

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

How these two popular businesses squeezed delivery times

03 May 2021 | 7 min read

When customers want their dresses or scented candles, they want them now. Here’s how two businesses are winning at last-mile delivery.

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The best EOFY investment I ever made

30 April 2021 | 3 min read

From coaching to equipment, these four small business owners used the EOFY to make investments that transformed their businesses.

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“I wish someone had told me that”: Mary Read, Reads of Woollahra

23 April 2021 | 7 min read

Mary Read, founder of Reads in Sydney’s Woollahra, has experienced the highs and lows of Australia’s fashion retail industry up close.

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Infographic: end of financial year checklist 2020-2021

12 April 2021 | 2 min read

From final BAS lodgement to potential tax benefits you didn’t know about, use this checklist of key dates to help prepare your small business for EOFY.

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The small business resilience project: cash flow management

07 April 2021 | 7 min read

An accountant and a small business owner on why cash flow forecasting is critical to business success, and their tips to get started.

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“I wish someone had told me that”: Renae Kunda, Cape York Motorcycle Adventures

31 March 2021 | 7 min read

Renae shares how her ‘accidental’ family business of guiding motorcycle enthusiasts on remote roads has changed over three decades.

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How to fuel growth with brand collaboration

23 March 2021 | 6 min read

Two small business owners share how they supercharged growth with partnerships and collaboration, and an expert shares her top tips for getting it right.

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How sustainability and hospitality can (and should) go hand in hand

18 March 2021 | 6 min read

3 cafe owners share their tips for sustainable hospitality, including reducing takeaway cup use and getting customer support.

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5 pearls of business wisdom from rockstar women entrepreneurs

08 March 2021 | 5 min read

These women in business have experienced your challenges. Get their small business growth tips – think building resilience, bouncing back and staying inspired.

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How to stop chasing invoices and start getting paid

03 March 2021 | 2 min read

Practical tips from small business owners to help you manage the COVID-related surge in late payments and reduce an outstanding balance.

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Fish, chips and a side of sprinkles: How Kate and Chris turned their dessert cabinet into a growing small business

02 March 2021 | 2 min read

See how the owners of one of South Australia’s best fish and chippers Fish out of Water turned one aspect of their business into a whole new small business.

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5 ways to prepare your business for the end of JobKeeper

22 February 2021 | 4 min read

We spoke to accountant Peter Knight and small business owner Louise Lashlie about how to prepare now for the end of JobKeeper on 28 March 2021.

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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

Fish, chips and a side of sprinkles: How Kate and Chris turned their dessert cabinet into a growing small business

02 March 2021 | 2 min read

See how the owners of one of South Australia’s best fish and chippers Fish out of Water turned one aspect of their business into a whole new small business.

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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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