Blog

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

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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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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I wish someone had told me that… David King, Sticky

16 February 2021 | 5 min read

Early in 2020, David King’s lolly shop Sticky was facing bankruptcy. Now, after generating a massive online following, the business has become an award-winning international brand.

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How to make your business Insta-worthy

08 February 2021 | 5 min read

Instagram marketing can be a powerful tool for small businesses wanting to find new customers and build relationships. Here’s some tips on how you can make it work for you.

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How to capitalise on Valentine’s Day (even if you don’t sell chocolates or roses)

01 February 2021 | 4 min read

You don't have to own a florist or chocolate store to bring in coin for Valentine's Day – just ask this vet, sign maker and circus company founder.

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I wish someone had told me that… Ben Pyka, 41 Degrees South

29 January 2021 | 5 min read

Salmon farmer Ben Pyka shares the best (and challenging) parts of owning a small business with your family, as well as the advice he wishes he'd had when he first got started.

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Infographic: 2021's small business trends

18 January 2021 | 4 min read

From an increase in mutually beneficial partnerships to conducting business with empathy and purpose, here are some 2021 small business trends to know about.

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What to consider when launching a dark kitchen or virtual brand

11 January 2021 | 6 min read

Virtual dining and dark kitchens are the hottest hospitality trend. With little investment needed, you could establish a new food brand and maximise profits. Experts share what to consider.

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How to create healthy work/life boundaries as a small business owner

07 January 2021 | 5 min read

As a small business owner, you’re no doubt used to being run off your feet, but it’s important you know how to draw a clear line in the sand in order to protect your mental health.

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"How I’m making 2021 mine for the taking"

04 January 2021 | 6 min read

We asked three owners to share their small business ideas, grand plans and secret weapons to make 2021 theirs for the taking.

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How building and trade plan on nailing 2021

21 December 2020 | 5 min read

Thanks to government grants and subsidies, the building and trade sector is booming. Here's how small businesses plan to make 2021 just as big.

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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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